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Department:  Visualisation
Location:  London
Reports to:  Head of Visualisation


Job Description:

  • Creature concepting through to full asset delivery
  • Creating bespoke human characters with specific likenesses
  • Developing assets to work seamlessly within the shot pipeline
  • Understanding and interpreting Art Department plans and conceptual illustrations
  • Modelling:
    • Scan clean-up and optimisation of supplied high resolution models ie. scans or photogrammetry
    • Working with base meshes from software such as Character Creator or Mixamo
    • From scratch modelling/sculpting
    • Ensuring all models have clean topology, UVs and appropriate polycount for use, all optimized for real-time usage
    • Cloth sculpting and prop creation 
  • 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

Requirements:

  • 3+ years production experience in a VFX, visualisation or games environment
  • Strong creative eye for building high quality photorealistic assets with a strong understanding of anatomy and physiology
  • Experience with Unreal Engine
  • Comprehensive knowledge of Maya, zBrush, Substance Painter and Photoshop
  • 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
  • Organized and able to work independently
  • Experience with the following are desirable:
    • Hair systems, creating custom grooms with Xgen
    • Marvellous Designer and Character Creator
    • Rigging
    • Scripting (Python, Mel)

Please send your CV to recruitment@nviz-studio.com specifying “3D Character 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: Tools
Reports To: CTIO
Location: UK (remote) or Soho, London

About NVIZ

NVIZ was founded in 2004 as a previsualisation company. In 2009 we started offering VFX as well. Most of our time has been offering creative services for film and television. The films we have worked on include Skyfall, Kingsman, Jurassic World, Solo and The Midnight Sky.
We have built a variety of real-time tools, currently mainly for internal use, but also with a few external users. These have been primarily based on Unreal Engine.

About the role

NVIZ’s Tools department is a new avenue for the company, and as such is currently a very small department with broad responsibilities. You will primarily be involved with further development on our AR tool inside of Unreal.
You would also be part of the team who would be developing other tools for internal use only, including our ARENA virtual camera system.
As we expand the Tools department, you would be a core member, with input into how the department grows and develops.


Responsibilities

In this role you will be part of a team focusing on designing, developing and supporting new and existing tools, for both users inside NVIZ and externally.
As the team grows, we will be bringing in more support, but initially, as part of a small team, all members of the team will be involved with support as well as design and development.

Requirements

Essential:

  • 5+ years of professional C++ experience
  • Knowledge of C++14 or newer
  • Object-oriented software design experience
  • Experience developing in Unreal Engine 4
  • Experience using source control (git, svn, Perforce)
  • Experience working as part of a team

Nice to have:

  • Experience with Virtual Production tools
  • Experience working with networking inside Unreal Engine
  • Knowledge of image processing and colour workflows
  • Knowledge of the film and television industry
  • Experience writing Python

Please send your CV to recruitment@nviz-studio.com specifying “Unreal Engine Developer” within the subject line.

Applicants must be eligible to work in the UK.

Department: Technology
Location: London / Remote (UK time zone)
Reports to: Head of Technology
Start Date: August 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, OpenVPN, 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: Virtual Production
Location: London / Remote (UK time zone)
Reports to: CTIO


About NVIZ:

NVIZ was founded in 2004 as a previsualisation company, and then added VFX services in 2009. In 2016, we added Virtual Production as a service that we offered clients. Our Virtual Production department has worked on films including Life, The Nutcracker, Solo and The Midnight Sky.

We have built a variety of real-time tools, currently mainly for internal use, but also with a few external users. These have been primarily based on Unreal Engine.


About the role:

Since 2016, NVIZ has been at the cutting edge when it comes to Virtual Production tools. Using Ncam’s tracking solution and our own proprietary Conductor software running inside Unreal Engine, NVIZ’s Virtual Production Team works seamlessly with any shooting crew, giving directors, cinematographers, and VFX Supervisors a live view of CG assets and characters integrated into the real-world elements.

As part of the Virtual Production Team, you will be working “on-set” with our clients on Virtual Productions, delivering NVIZ’s expertise.


Responsibilities:

In this role you will be part of a team responsible for supporting customers “on-set” using NVIZ’s proprietary Conductor software and Ncam’s tracking solutions.

  • Working “on set” with clients, demonstrating, operating, and supporting all Virtual Production services offered
  • Act as key technical liaison for clients
  • Arrange, deliver and run all client demonstrations
  • Product testing for all new products and versions
  • Relay all product feedback internally, being an advocate for improvements and suggestions
  • Assistance with logistics for equipment shipping and inventory control
  • Offering demonstrations and acting as NVIZ ambassador at all times

Requirements:

Essential

  • Prior experience in a similar role within the broadcast or film production markets
  • Knowledge of the film and television industry, and experience of working “on-set”
  • Engineering profile and computer literate – competent with computer and camera hardware
  • Knowledge of virtualised production technologies
  • Knowledge of Unreal Engine 4 and Maya
  • Computer networking skills
  • Familiarity with Linux and Windows Operating systems
  • Strong logical troubleshooting skills
  • Calm under pressure
  • Good team player, who is self-motivated and autonomous
  • Able to travel to film studios and work remotely
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Comfortable presenting in front of individuals and or groups
  • Sets high standards in their own performance

Please send your CV to recruitment@nviz-studio.com specifying "Virtual Production Technician" within the subject line.

Applicants must be eligible to work in the UK.

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

Start date: immediate
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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: London
Reports To: Head of 2D

Start date: immediate


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.