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Matchmove / Rotoanim - Key Artist

The Mill

Mumbai, India 02-13-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
Job Description

Matchmove / Rotoanim (MMRA) - Key Artist

Trace was founded in 2010 by former staff from The Mill. Trace provides the best, most consistent VFX (Visual Effects) outsourcing to the world's top companies.

Initially focused on the VFX service of rotoscoping, the breadth of Trace services quickly grew to include paint, tracking, 3D, and pipeline development. Today, Trace has producers in New York, London and Los Angeles, with a staff of over 1000 in Mumbai, Trace is the world's leader in visual effects prep outsourcing.

We believe that running a successful visual effects company is dependent on attracting and retaining the best talent. Recently named the number one VFX company to work for in India, we produce the highest quality work by nurturing the best people. Trace is not a factory. At Trace we aim to be best in the world at whatever we do – and settle for nothing else. We are a consistent and responsible partner for the world's VFX industry.

• Camera Tracking and match moving objects in live action plates for VFX projects
• Work collaboratively with other members of the 3D team and other VFX departments
• To roto-animate a variety of characters and / or objects that match the film backplates for various film projects and maintain consistent shot quality
• To work closely with Roto Animation Supervisors / Leads to create convincing performances and motion of characters and objects in both screen and 3D space within the animation package for the addition of CG effects
• To be able to follow direction and take ownership of your tasks
• To be able to confidently flag when there are issues and lack of clarity of your tasks informing relevant supervisors and production managers
• Do their best to stay positive and accept direction changes in an intense production environment
• To be conscious of continuity between scenes when working with other Roto Animation Artists on the same character/rig.

• Feature film experience using 3d Equalizer & Maya is essential
• Experience with 3D Roto Animation; matching digital models to live-action plates will be a plus
• Experience using other tracking packages are advantageous (e.g.: Boujou & Syntheyes)
• Thorough understanding of camera and rigid-body tracking, and use of survey data when generating camera and object tracks
• Experience working with Lidar and other onset data
• Understanding of real-world camera attributes such as apertures, lenses and distortion.
• Previous film industry experience will be preferred
• Ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects in a fast-paced environment
• Able to take direction and feedback well from the Leads & Supervisor