Responsible for the successful animation of a series of shots on a specific project
Participate as a team member in determining various aesthetic solutions; provides feedback to other members of the production by attending dailies on a regular basis
Maintain or exceed a consistent level of productivity while meeting deadlines and producing high quality work
Responsible for acting as a “mentor” to Entry Level Animators and must be able to assist them with their shots
Perform other tasks related to the creation of computer-generated animation
WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR
You probably have 3 or more years of relevant professional VFX experience and a Bachelor's Degree or equivalent in traditional animation or computer animation
Demonstrate experience working in computer animation with a focus on detailed, hyper real mocap and facial performance
Expert knowledge of traditional animation principles, acting, film production and compositional design while demonstrating exceptional skills as an animator based as evidenced by a portfolio, demo reel and/or references
Knowledge of UNIX and shell scripting; expert knowledge of Maya, proprietary and other software programs
Ability to take on a delegated task with a minimum of supervision
ILM’s R&D and Core Pipeline groups develop the ground-breaking technology that our artists use to create dazzling visuals. Our technology roadmap:
Modernize our core infrastructure, integrating the latest technologies
Increase the throughput of our global compute and storage processes
Streamline our guru artist tools so they’re easier to learn and easier to use
Develop ever more powerful techniques that push the bounds of visual complexity and cinematic fidelity, and continue to create images no one has seen before
We push the state of the art in technology, but always in service of the latest creative challenge.
WHAT YOU’LL DO
Develop tools, structures, and pipeline systems that define how artists assemble and manage massively complex 3D scenes
Design user interfaces for authoring, validating, publishing, and tracking 3D and 2D data as it moves through the production pipeline
Extend, optimize, and simplify a complex network of automated batch processes
Integrate commercial applications such as Maya, Houdini, Katana, Shotgun, etc.
Work with and extend ILM’s proprietary content creation systems
Work in a collaborative team of software engineers, and work directly with highly specialized and supremely talented artists
Split your time between long-term software development projects and day-to-day support of active shows
What We’re Looking For
BS or advanced degree in computer science or related field, or equivalent experience
3+ years of experience in professional software development and/or VFX production
A passion for developing tools for master artists
A knack for simplifying complex processes
Experience with visual effects production pipelines
A solid background in software engineering and a thorough knowledge of computer graphics. You don’t need to be a professional UX designer, but you should have a keen sense for how creative people use technology to work together under pressure.
An intuitive understanding of the demands of a fast-paced, creatively-driven visual effects production environment
Readiness to place confidence in others, be trustworthy, and play nice
An ability to express yourself concisely, a willingness to speak up, and a conviction to keep everyone informed of progress and issues
An ability to listen intently and interpret artists’ needs
An insightful and analytical thinker; a creative problem solver
Expert knowledge of programming in python and/or C++ on Linux
Thorough knowledge of computer graphics and animation concepts: character rigging, geometric deformations, dynamic simulation, shading and rendering, etc.
Experience with commercial animation and VFX software applications: Maya, Houdini, RV, Shotgun, etc.
Knowledge of industry-standard scene data formats: Alembic, USD, etc.
Experience with GUI toolkits: Qt, PyQt/PySide, etc.
Thorough knowledge of software design/development principles: design patterns, object-oriented design, agile development, etc.
Experience with revision control and release management: Perforce/SVN, Git, etc.
Experience working with a large, complex, mature, and dynamic code base
Responsibilities are varied, extensive and timely:
Media monitoring/clippings, distribution of periodic clip reports, reporting/metrics and distribution; event research and editorial calendar development.
Coordinate and maintain press website and all network and series assets.
Maintain, update, and lead the department’s media contact lists.
Maintain departmental files including broadcast and editorial calendars, assignment/project calendar, series promos/social assets and series press quotes.
Distribution of press releases over the wire and uploading to the BET Press Room.
Management and processing of all vendor invoices.
Assist events production team as needed.
Development of key materials including but not limited to Press Releases, Internal Memos, visually compelling PowerPoint presentations and meeting agendas.
Providing key-onsite support at all BET tentpole evets, handling press logistics for the team including leading production logistics, signage; recruiting and handling press escorts; co-management of media and staff credentials; coordination and distribution of show assets for promotional use; facilitating red carpet press interviews; leading/coordinating press room; uploading show assets to press site in real time and pulling award show clips for wide distribution immediately following show taping.
Serving as back up administrative support for the Chief Communications & Social Impact Officer. Duties will include but are not limited to:
Periodic coverage of the Chief Communications & Social Impact Officer phones and calendar, including when Executive Assistant is out of the office.
Onsite or offsite assistance on events, large meetings, etc.
Handle confidential and proprietary information with discretion.
Order and coordinate office supplies.
1+ years of professional work experience, preferably in PR, Communications, Marketing in-house or agency; television, entertainment or streaming.
Motivated self-starter skilled in multitasking, communication, time management and strong organizational skills with acute attention to detail.
Great Teammate, personable, social, enthusiastic, reliable, proactive, humble, diligent and resourceful.
Excellent written and verbal communications.
Strong initiative and solid ability to establish relationships both internally and externally.
Experience with monitoring tools such as Muck Rack, Cision and Critical Mention; Proficiency in Microsoft Outlook, Excel, Word, & PowerPoint; Mailchimp; Google Suite experience a plus.
Media relations experience as well as experience crafting and writing press releases.
Interest and understanding of the media and entertainment business and industry, as well as the Black consumer and content landscape.
Ability to work under tight deadlines across multiple projects.
Able to learn and adapt quickly to new and challenging situations, plus ability to receive, retain and apply key takeaways.
If you are interested in joining the team, we are looking for applicants that have thorough knowledge of filmmaking, Maya, Motion Builder, Unreal Engine, and of course, storytelling. This is a remote-work opportunity.
Responsibilities and Duties
Work with Supervisors and the creative team
Work on software and tools of a high degree of complexity, requiring thorough understanding of the overall pipeline.
Familiarity with version control systems: Git, SVN, P4
Integrate off the shelf and custom applications into an efficient production pipeline
Develop new programmatic solutions to visual effects processes
Create technical and end user documentation for assets, tools, techniques and workflows
Providing user support, procedural documentation and relevant reports.
Develop comprehensive knowledge of studio software and systems, keep up to date with evolving industry standards.
Educate and involve crew in pipeline tool use
Support artists during shot production
Work closely with Artists to troubleshoot and fix problems arising in the course of production
Requirements Skills and Experience
3+ years industry experience in Technical Director role
Maya, Unreal Engine and Nuke
Experience with Monitoring & logging tools.
Experience Shotgun and Shotgun API
Experience scripting in Python, PyQt, C/C++
Knowledge of Unreal Engine is a must
Working knowledge of programs and their APIs: Nuke, Maya, Houdini, Shotgrid
Able to multitask and manage time efficiently
Able to take direction, collaborate and be a team player
Good problem solving skills is a must.
Experience in designing and creating systems, tools and assets for projects
Extensive production and technical knowledge
Outcome driven and highly efficient
Ability to operate autonomously as well as part of a team
Detailed understanding of the production process and equipment
To start, we need someone willing to show up at the same time every day, working 9 am to 6 pm but we’re always available to our clients and crews. You’ll identify new clients while leveraging existing clients to build on success.
The big thing is, we need someone to WIN with us. If you understand crew positions for video shoots, video production gear and aren’t just an order taker then this is probably your position. We need someone with a great attitude. This is a logistics and operations position in need of a personality that clients want to work with. Candidate MUST have suitable office space and reliable internet.
The Production Coordinator will support the Managing Partner, COO, GM, Production Manager and Production Staff in all aspects of video production and office management.
100% in person in our Mount Pleasant, SC office.
This position is similar to a News Assignment Desk in a News Station
There’s an ON CALL component to this position
Individual will be required to schedule camera crews, field production personnel and equipment locally, regionally and nationally under heavy time pressure.
Booking and researching crew positions, including making phone calls to crew, negotiating rates and confirming shoot requirements.
Maintain strong communication with crew members, clients, and production staff.
Following-up with crew on invoices and accurately entering invoices into Quick Books.
Maintain database of crew and client information.
Assist in marketing the company through various social media, giveaways, mailers, and promotions.
Candidate Requirements Skills and knowledge:
Must be hardworking and be able to work great with a team
Proven ability to organize, manage multiple tasks, and adhere to strict schedules.
Knowledge of video production, freelance and/or broadcast news a plus.
Must be detail oriented and resourceful
Self-motivated, with the ability to take initiative when needed
Able to articulate ideas in a clear and concise manner
Ability to analyze and solve problems in a constantly changing work environment
Marketing or sales experience and prior TV/film/video production experience a plus
Working knowledge of Internet, Google Mail, Google Calendar, MS Office and QuickBooks necessary
Sits for long periods of time.
Types and reads on a computer.
Communicates in-person, by telephone, email and written correspondence.
Organized & Hard Working
Can Google before asking a question when the answer can probably be found on Google
Will pick up the phone and call a human
Actually likes content on television, digital, their phone… wherever
Gives a damn – going deep with clients and associates to push for bigger and better ideas.
Is fearless – thriving in an environment where failure is accepted as a stepping stone to greatness
Cares deeply – building personal relationships with co-workers, clients and within the community
Has integrity – doing the right thing no matter how hard it may be at times
Never stops learning – taking the journey beyond their job title
Applicant must submit a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
Job Position(s): All Positions available Project Type: Short film Job Date: Aug Compensation: tbd Union Status: Non-Union
Looking for crew for an upcoming short film starting in Aug. Everyone is welcome. No experience ok. Great opportunity to build your portfolio. If interested reply with contact information and what position you are interested in.
To apply for this job email your details to email@example.com
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Creative Services & Morning Blend Associate Producer, KTNV
Las Vegas, Nevada Area
• Emerging Level
The Associate Producer’s primary focus is to assist with the daily operations of the Scripps promotion department with a focus on supporting and work with the Morning Blend Segments.
WHAT YOU'LL DO:
Work with Wide Orbit and scheduling of on air web logs, promotional spots and web ads.
Manage and maintain supervisor and department calendars
Assist the Creative Services Director with administrative support.
Post content on station websites and social media platforms and/or purchase facebook ads.
Write press releases for CMS and upload them onto the web and general distribution.
Maintain current press listings to communicate to the public as needed.
Assist with writing, shooting and editing promos and public service announcements
Coordinate and help organize/execute events, promotions and contests
Brand ambassador at on-site events as needed
Write clearly plus shoot video and still photographs and edit video for community events and for multiple platforms.
Must be able to work a flexible work schedule including evenings and weekends
Participate in promotional events as needed.
Assist in writing, shooting and editing video at community events for multiple platforms.
Other duties as assigned.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED:
High School Diploma/College degree preferred or related background
At least one (1) year professional broadcasting marketing/promotions/creative services experience
WHAT YOU'LL BRING:
Personal Computer skills including MS Office applications
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Organization and time management skills
Ability to multitask and perform well under deadline pressure
Must be familiar with all aspects of Scripps programming and operations, as well as knowledge of station contesting, formats and events.
Understanding of Facebook ads and written communication for social media platforms.
Knowledge and demonstration of creativity, editorial judgment, journalistic ethics and libel laws
Knowledge of editing software
Customer service skills
Knowledge of Facebook, Twitter, PR web services, blogging
Ability to work alone and in groups as a member of a team
Fast thinking, energetic and able to meet or exceed deadlines
Must be able to lift 50 pounds as necessary.
Valid driver’s license, good driving record and proof of insurance required
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