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Massive Artist - Toronto


JOB DESCRIPTION

A fast paced exciting position, the Massive Artist needs to have exceptional VFX crowd skills as well as strong organizational abilities and a mastery of communication clarity. The Massive Artist will use their expertise in Massive Software to implement the Director's specific vision by working closely with the Crowd Supervisor, Animation Director, Studio Supervisors, Production and Animation teams.
To achieve the highest quality possible within the parameters of production schedules and budgets, the Massive Artist will need to both technically and creatively produce shots, facilitate communication between all levels of production, be flexible, be able to multi-task, trouble-shoot, and add creative value in all areas through development and design.


RESPONSIBILITIES
Strive to create the most realistic crowd motion possible.
Anticipate production problems and collaborate with other department peers to identify solutions.
Provide input towards the vision of the future direction of technology in maintaining a world-class Crowd pipeline.
Collaborate and communicate with Supervisors and Producers in order to ensure deadlines are met.
Troubleshoot creative/technical issues as they arise. Provide hands-on assistance to the Animators and lighters.
Attend dailies and ensure creative direction is clear and through.
Lead by example, foster a good working atmosphere and ethics.


QUALIFICATIONS
5+ years hands-on digital production experience.
Possesses a broad creative skill set that encompasses all facets of a VFX crowd production.
Expert understanding of Massive crowd simulation software (Houdini a bonus)
Excellent understanding of rigging, motion capture, animation and in particular their relationship to Crowds.
Strong artistic aptitude for crowds and other types of physically based motion.
Exercise a high level of focus, communication and knowhow in a fast-paced production environment.
Excellent knowledge of Maya.
Strong understanding of Motionbuilder.
Solid Python / C++ experience desired.
Experience building a pipeline a plus.

Details
Group Benefits Coverage included

Location:
Mr. X Inc.
720 King Street West, 10th Floor
Toronto, ON M5V 2T3
Canada


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