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Department: Visualisation
Location: Remote - UK/GMT timezone
Reports To: Head of Visualisation

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Key Purpose of the Job:

Visualisation Animators work with the Visualisation Supervisor and VFX Supervisor to design and create shots for complex action sequences.  We are looking for talented animators, capable of working in a fast-moving environment and with a proven track record in the film production industry.  Skills in layout, timing and great cinematography are essential, as well as excellent communication skills.
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Job description:

  • Using a variety of techniques to compose and animate sequences, delivering high quality storytelling animations, and well composed shots to a client brief
  • Motions studies of keys assets, animation cycles, body mechanics, performance with a realistic style, keyframe posing
  • Creating shots and sequences from storyboards and/or script pages to enhance story
  • Animating of cameras, creatures, props, and vehicles through both keyframe animation and utilizing motion capture data
  • Creating techvis for onset reference and postvis following a shoot
  • Scene layout with asset environments, position and timing of assets and camera layout
  • Basic FX animation

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Required skills & experience:

  • We're open to hearing from juniors, mids and seniors, with a range of production experience in a VFX, visualisation, or games environment.
  • Able to work at one of the major UK film studios (work may be home based, or at the UK studios – all based within the M25)
  • Comprehensive knowledge of animation in Maya including use of animation layers
  • Knowledge of geometry caching
  • Understanding of cinematic language and its application to: composition, framing, timing, lighting and colour
  • Understanding of physical limits in real-world cinematography
  • Basic knowledge of physical shoot setups, and familiarity with on-set equipment
  • Team orientated and able to take direction from Supervisor
  • Adaptable and flexible and accepting of changes
  • Good communication and organisational skills
  • Creative problem solver with good attention to detail
  • Ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines, whilst maintaining high quality results
  • Experience with the following are desirable:
    • Unreal Engine
    • Basic particle animation
    • Generalist 3d skills i.e. simple modelling / texturing
    • Virtual camera systems
    • Motion Capture Suits

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Please send your CV to recruitment@nviz-studio.com specifying “Visualisation Animator UK” within the subject line.

Online showreels and links to websites are welcome. Please also include a shot breakdown showing specifically what your role entailed per shot/sequence.

Applicants must be eligible to work in the UK.

Department: Visualisation
Location: Remote - UK/GMT timezone
Reports To: Head of Visualisation

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Job Description

  • Creating all required hard surface and environmental assets to the clients brief
  • Developing assets to work seamlessly within the shot pipeline
  • Understanding and interpreting Art Department plans and conceptual illustrations
  • Modelling:
    • Decimation and optimisation of assets from high resolution models i.e. Lidar from the Art Department
    • Ensuring models have have clean topology, UVs and appropriate polycount
    • From scratch modelling, optimised for as near real-time performance as possible
  • Texturing:
    • Texture creation (including all associated maps i.e. colour, normal) for high resolution assets
    • Working with PBR texturing workflows to generate textures using image and procedural based techniques
  • Lighting / LookDev / Layout:
    • Creating asset turntables to present assets for client sign-off
    • Look development and lighting of assets in Unreal Engine / Maya

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Requirements

  • We're open to hearing from juniors, mids and seniors, with a range of production experience in a VFX, visualisation or games environment
  • Comprehensive knowledge of Maya, zBrush, Substance Painter and Photoshop
  • Experience with Unreal Engine
  • Strong creative eye for building high quality photorealistic assets
  • Team orientated and able to take direction from Supervisor
  • Excellent communication and problem-solving skills
  • Adaptable and flexible, and accepting of changes in a fast-paced environment
  • Experience with the following are desirable:
    • Ability to visualise shots and understand screen direction
    • Rigging
    • Marvellous Designer
    • Scripting (Python, Mel)

Please send your CV to recruitment@nviz-studio.com specifying “3D Artist” within the subject line.

Online showreels and links to websites are welcome. Please also include a shot breakdown showing specifically what your role entailed per shot/sequence.

Applicants must be eligible to work in the UK.

Department: 2D
Location: Remote - UK/GMT timezone
Reports To: Head of 2D

Start date: Ongoing start dates for 2021/2022
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Key Purpose of the Job:

To support the compositing team to produce excellent shots for film and television.

Mid Level Compositors work on anything from Paint and Prep through to compositing their own shots. They are expected to work on less complex shots as well as provide support to the more senior members of the team.
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Required competencies:

• You must have a minimum of 4 years VFX industry experience
• Experience using Nuke
• Proven experience with Plate Preparation and Rotoscoping
• Proven experience with Chroma Keying
• Be able to provide examples of seamless integration of multiple live action plates
• Be able to follow production methodologies, develop creative approaches and problem solve
• Have a critical eye for detail
• Have strong communication and interpersonal skills
• Consistently deliver excellent results with minimal supervision and have good time management even when under pressure
• A knowledge and interest in photography and practical lighting is helpful
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Please send your CV to recruitment@nviz-studio.com specifying “Mid Level Compositor” within the subject line.

On-line showreels and links to websites are welcome. Please also include a shot breakdown showing specifically what your role entailed per shot/sequence.

Applicants must be eligible to work in the UK.

Department: 2D
Location: Remote UK/GMT timezone
Reports To: Head of 2D

Start date: Ongoing between December 2021 & March 2022


Key Purpose of the Job:

To seamlessly integrate all the layers or elements of a shot, including live-action and CGI.

Senior Compositors work closely with Visual Effects and 2D Supervisors to composite the numerous elements that complete a visual effects shot. Taking on the more complex shots in a sequence, senior compositors are expected to quality check their own work to a high standard, communicate and then solve any issues arising and are expected to maintain continuity between shots in a sequence.


Required competencies:

  • You must have a minimum of 6 years VFX industry experience
  • Be expert level in Nuke
  • Have proven experience with chroma screen extraction and integration, seamless integration of live action, miniature and CGI sources and fx design and implementation
  • Be able to take part in client reviews
  • Be able to follow production methodologies, develop creative approaches and problem solve
  • Consistently deliver excellent results with minimal supervision and have good time management even when under pressure
  • Confidently perform setup tasks for a small team
  • Have a critical eye for detail
  • Have strong communication and interpersonal skills

Please send your CV to recruitment@nviz-studio.com specifying “Senior Compositor” within the subject line.

On-line showreels and links to websites are welcome. Please also include a shot breakdown showing specifically what your role entailed per shot/sequence.

Applicants must be eligible to work in the UK.

Department: Production
Location: London
Reports To: Management Team


Key Purpose of the Job:

As VFX Producer you'll be responsible for managing all aspects of a VFX project: managing the clients as well as the crew, the schedule and the budget. You will be working very closely with the VFX Supervisor and reporting to the Management Team.


Job Description:

  • Creating and / or maintaining bids, with the VFX Supervisor
  • Producing budgets and schedules, that take into account VFX work required, ensuring projects are delivered to the highest standard achievable
  • Working with the operations team and show supervisors to plan and schedules shows, creating an effective approach to the visual effects work
  • Key point of contact for the client for all budget and bid discussions and ensuring the progression of work is to the client’s satisfaction
  • Running internal and client reports including payment schedules, change orders, schedule revisions and budget analysis
  • Managing the day-to-day work of the show production team and production pipeline
  • Liaising with key support departments and HoDs to facilitate the smooth running of shows through the facility, following up where required
  • Overview of the show schedule, key milestones and deliverables
  • Motivating and leading a team with enthusiasm and clarity

Requirements:

  • Proven experience as a producer on feature film projects in an established VFX facility
  • Thorough understanding of VFX production pipelines and post production in general 
  • Strong scheduling experience
  • Very good knowledge of Microsoft Office (including Excel and Word), FMPro and production databases, including ShotGun
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Very good client and crew management skills
  • Highly organised with first-class time / project management skills

Please send your CV to recruitment@nviz-studio.com specifying “VFX Producer” within the subject line.
Please also include references if available.
Applicants must be eligible to work in the UK.