Full Time Job

Character Finalling Artist

Animal Logic

Vancouver, BC 09-04-2020
  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description

Character Finalling Artist (Shot Finalling)

Are you a Character Finalling Artist with an artistic eye and strong attention to detail? The Character Finalling Artist will implement character shot based clean-up and deformation effects, post Animation.

What you'll get to do:
• Manage shot based deformation enhancements post Animation. This includes :
• Deformation clean-up due to rigs pushed beyond capability
• Adding deformation effects simulating interaction
• Collaborate with adjacent departments on deformation requirements
• Understand the visual requirements for the film and in consultation with your Lead and/or Supervisor, provide input into the procedures and techniques that will enable these to be met
• Adhere to deadlines and anticipate, communicate and troubleshoot technical issues with Production
• Help provide solutions to creative briefs through existing tools & processes
• Understand department pipeline including all assets and tools, and their purpose

What you bring:
• 3+ years' experience in feature animation, VFX, and/or animated television with a focus in Character Finalling or Shot Sculpting
• Proficiency demonstrated through past project work and/or reel/portfolio
• Knowledge of Character Finalling/Shot Sculpting in Maya
• Knowledge of human/animal anatomy and form
• Production knowledge of pipeline, process, tools and techniques with an understanding of industry standards, conventions, formats and common practice
• Production experience in creating and delivering shot based deformation corrections in a timely manner
• Ability to efficiently organize and prioritize assigned tasks
• Attention to design and artistic detail
• Strong communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to efficiently organise and prioritise work across multiple areas
• Strong written and verbal English language skills
• Ability to work solo as well as collaboratively within a team environment and when necessary to pass knowledge to other staff members
• Excellence in problem solving and balancing quick turnaround with long term quality
• Ability to take direction and feedback and apply this to assets or shots moving forward; anticipating the supervisors and leads preference

The following would be considered a bonus:
• Experience with sculpting package (i.e. Z-brush) helpful but not mandatory
• Knowledge of both mechanical and organic type rigs in a production environment is a bonus
• Software development experience using Python, and relevant application API is a plus

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Company Profile
Animal Logic
Animal Logic is one of the world's most accomplished digital studios producing award winning, ground breaking and trail blazing animation, visual effects and design.
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