Imaging PA

Category: Other
Company: Nerd Corps Entertainment
Location: Vancouver (Canada)
Start Date: immediately

Job Description

Department: Visual Effects

About the position:

The Imaging PA sets up render passes, prepare layers for rendering, monitor the rendering process and rendering submissions, and liaise with compositors on rendered elements.

Responsibilities and duties:

  • Report regularly to the Visual Effects Supervisor informing him/her of any concerns
  • Identify to the Visual Effects Supervisor problems that could potentially present with respect to timelines and delivery schedules
  • Respect and adapt to the Nerd Corps system of data storage and retrieval through the use of the in-house software
  • Make sure that all work done is accounted for and entered in the tracking system (SPARCX)
  • Communicate to Animators about elements that may be needed or used for their sequences
  • Watch animatics of his/her episode for errors & shots missing composites, stay current with the show and what stage of production it is at
  • Balance the creative needs, technical resources and time available
  • Check Softimage XSI scene and setup render passes, layers and partitions for rendering
  • Check render results and flag improper images
  • Follow the creative direction of the production as communicated by the Visual Effects Supervisor
  • Work with the senior staff of the Visual Effects Team to learn as much as possible about the methods and software used when compositing

Qualifications and competencies:

  • Basic understanding of 3D texturing, Modeling and Lighting
  • Basic understanding of Compositing Methods
  • Intermediate knowledge of SoftImage XSI; in particular XSI FX-Tree
  • Creative with timing and Color
  • Work well within the team
  • Able to take directions and work independently
  • Able to communicate creative and technical thoughts and ideas
  • Able to multi-task and prioritize
  • Good at improvising and problem solving
  • Thrive in a high pressure, deadline oriented environment
  • Enjoy working in team atmosphere
  • Animation experience an asset

About us:

Nerd Corps is one of the largest animation studios in Canada boasting a diverse portfolio of award-winning original properties such as Slugterra, League of Super Evil, Storm Hawks and Rated A for Awesome. But we’re more than just an animation studio. We build stories, worlds, and experiences for kids that cut across platforms from television to online, games, toys, mobile—wherever kids are spending time. We handle all stages of our process in-house, including IP creation and development, animation production, finance, sales and distribution, licensing and consumer products, and interactive development. We’re a rarity in the industry, and are looking for the best talent to join our team!

We would like to convey our sincere thanks to all those who express interest in being a part of the Nerd Corps team. Unfortunately, due to the volume of applications we receive, we may be unable to reply to all applicants. If we feel that you may be a good match for one of our current openings you will be contacted.

Please email your resume and cover letter explaining why you feel you would be a great fit:
[email protected]

(Please ensure that you state the position you are applying for in the subject line of your email.)

Created on the 21-08-2013
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