RIGGER SUPERVISOR - VAN

Job No: SVFX914
Location: VANCOUVER

COMPANY SUMMARY

Celebrating over 25 years in the industry, Scanline VFX specializes in creating complex visual effects for high end, block buster feature films with studios worldwide: Vancouver, Los Angeles, Munich, and Stuttgart. Founded in Germany, the company expanded to Los Angeles in 2007 and opened the largest studio in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia in 2011.  In 2015 it won the Emmy for Outstanding Visual Effects for their work on Game of Thrones.  Scanline VFX has received multiple Academy Award Nominations for Best Achievement in Visual Effects: 2014 for Iron Man 3 and in 2010 for its work on director Clint Eastwoods Hereafter.  We are also well known for our proprietary, in-house fluid effects software Flowline, for which it received a 2008 Scientific and Technical Achievement Academy Award.

Today, it is one of the biggest names in the industry and the go-to studio for creating epic, breathtaking cinematic moments.  Current productions include: Justice League: Part 2, Meg, Black Panther, Tomb Raider, Aquaman, and several other projects to be announced soon.

Recent projects include Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2, King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, Power Rangers, The Promise, Batman vs Superman: Independence Day Resurgence, Ben Hur, Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, Dawn of Justice, Game of Thrones, Furious 7, San Andreas, The 5th Wave, Point Break, Hateful 8, and In the Heart of the Sea.  Past films include Exodus, The Hunger Games Mockingjay, 300: Rise of an Empire, Captain America: Winter Soldier, White House Down, Godzilla, The Wolf of Wall Street, Snowpiercer, Journey 2, Blackhat, Man of Steel, Iron Man 3, Looper, Cloud Atlas, A Good Day to Die Hard, The Amazing Spiderman, Divergent, Pompeii, Iron Man 3, Into the Storm, The Avengers, Battleship, The Invasion, Poseidon, Immortals,  Super 8, 2012, Hereafter, 300, Poseidon, and The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian.

Scanline VFX offers a leading edge creative, collaborative team environment working with brilliant talent from around the globe. Located in the heart of downtown Vancouver, BC the studio is steps from transit, the best in the city's trendy Yaletown dining and Robson high street shopping. On site amenities include a lounge/nightclub with big screen projector tv, pool table and foosball tables, over-sized patios and rooftop deck kitchen & BBQ areas, secure bicycle storage, massage chairs, showers and lockers. Experience fun team events, parties, sporting activities, local business discounts and much more.

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RIGGER [SUPERVISOR]

JOB SUMMARY

Facilitate and manage resources planning and task assignment in collaboration with studio leadership. Oversee and mentor junior team members. Responsible for coordination and scheduling task deliverables. Design, develop, test, trouble shoot, maintain, and implement rigs for all aspects for VFX and 3D animation projects related to film, television and commercials. Support studio wide and production project requirements including characters, vehicles, environment and other various accessories.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Overall team management and resource planning; recruitment, resource allocation, training, development and performance management.
  • Collaboratively work with studio leadership; prioritize and escalate show and overall studio pipeline tasks/tools.
  • Develops studio tools improvements to rigging pipeline.
  • Works with production team to create the desired animation controls and qualities for objects and characters.
  • Tests, trouble shoots animation controls and makes adjustments as necessary throughout the production cycle as they arise.
  • Receives direction from leadership and escalates issues quickly, as needed.

QUALIFICATIONS & SKILLS

  • Post Grad Diploma/Certificate (preferred)
  • 5+ years VFX in feature film rigging using Maya
  • Leadership/management experience – a must.
  • 5+ years working with Maya knowledge – a must, Excellent Python/Mel scripting (a must), C++ (bonus), 3Ds Max (bonus)
  • Experience delivering complete milestone/tasks under tight deadlines
  • Strong written + verbal communication skills.
  • Eye for detail, initiative and excellent organizational skills.
  • Team player and able to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Strong trouble shooting/problem solving ability.

 

BENEFITS INCLUDED
+Extended Medical
+Disability Insurance
+Dental Insurance

 

HOW TO MAKE YOUR APPLICATION STAND OUT

  • APPLY ONLY ONCE.
    We keep your resume on file for 6 months so no need to apply again unless there are significant changes or unless you're applying for a different position.
  • ALWAYS APPLY WITH THE SAME EMAIL
    We want to be able to reach you easily and much of our correspondence is via email and this helps us keep your information together in one file. That way you're not lost in the system.
  • Resume - Include in your resume the names of the company's you worked with and the dates you were there. Max 2 pages.
  • Cover Letter - tell us a little about yourself and what makes you the ideal candidate.
  • Reel Breakdown - demonstrates what you did on each shot and the tools used - Go ahead! Show off your talent/skills here.

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