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Department: Previs
Location: Remote - UK/GMT timezone
Reports To: Previs Supervisor

Start date: February 2021

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Key Purpose of the Job:

Previs Animators work with the Previs 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:

  • Junior, Mid & Senior levels
  • Referencing and importing assets into Maya
  • Motion studies of key assets, animation cycles, body mechanics, performance with a realistic style, keyframe posting - all finished to a high level
  • Scene layout with asset environments, position and timing of assets and camera layout
  • Animating character rigs, camera rigs and basic fx animation

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Required skills & experience:

  • 3+ years production experience.  Feature film experience is preferred.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of animation in Maya
  • Ability to clean up and accentuate mocap animation
  • Knowledge of animation and channel layering
  • Excellent cinematic skills - colour, composition, framing, depth of field, motion blur and timings
  • Understanding of physical limits in real-world cinematography
  • Ability to visualise shots and understand screen direction
  • Experience of virtual camera systems
  • Knowledge of geometry caching
  • Basic particle animation skills
  • Understanding of basic lighting
  • Team orientated and able to take direction from Supervisor
  • Adaptable and flexible - accepting of changes

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Please send your CV to recruitment@nviz-studio.com specifying “Previs 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: Technology
Location: London / Remote (UK time zone)
Reports to: Head of Technology
Start Date: March 2021

About the role:

The Systems Administrator reports to the Head of Technology for our London studio locations. The role involves actively maintaining existing systems and the implementation of new hardware and software to meet the future needs of this busy and exciting visual effects company.
As Systems Administrator, expect to work with all studio levels/departments in a fast paced environment. The Systems Administrator’s key function is to support a diverse multi-platform network and infrastructure.


Responsibilities:

  • Maintaining current and building/deploying new systems and hardware
  • Installation of software updates and patches
  • 2nd and 3rd line support escalation via ticketing system
  • General upkeep of server room and patch panels, including keeping up to date documentation
  • Applying authorised configuration changes to core servers and hardware
  • Monitoring systems infrastructure to ensure continued healthy operation
  • Reporting concerns and issues to the Head of Technology
  • Occasional heavy lifting

Required Skills:

  • 3+ years Linux experience
  • 3+ years Windows experience
  • Experience of PC hardware builds, troubleshooting and support
  • Experience maintaining large multi-platform environments - ideally mixed Windows/Linux/Mac OS environments
  • Knowledge of networking protocols and services, such as TCP/IP, DNS, DHCP, LDAP, VLANS
  • Knowledge of file sharing/transfer protocols such as SMB, NFS, FTP
  • Basic scripting knowledge (e.g. python, bash, tcsh or Powershell)
  • Experience of monitoring and supporting backup strategies, including LTO

Preferred Skills:

  • Experience maintaining high performance network attached storage environments
  • Experience of supporting render farms, Deadline/AWS
  • Experience of using configuration management tools such as CFEngine, Puppet, Salt or Ansible
  • General understanding of common visual effects packages such as Nuke, Maya, Shotgun and Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Knowledge of license server software such as RLM, flexLM

Additional Skills:

  • Excellent organisation, communication and time management skills
  • Strong atttention to detail
  • Methodical approach to problem solving
  • Able to manage own workload and balance conflicting priorities
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment

Please send your CV to recruitment@nviz-studio.com specifying "Systems Administrator" within the subject line.

Applicants must be eligible to work in the UK

Department: 2D
Location: London
Reports To: Head of 2D
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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.