Scanline VFX is seeking an experienced Matchmove/Layout artist for our newly established Montreal office as the primary point of contact for Vancouver and Los Angeles studios. While Matchmove tasks will be the primary daily responsibility of the Artist however, in addition this role provide support to the Compositing and Matte Painting departments in addition to the Matchmove/Layout tasks.
Performs complex matchmove tasks such as camera tracking, character matching (rotoanim), solving lens distortion, deformation matching of surfaces, solving native stereo plates
Creates creative camera work for non-plate shots and camera takeover shots with minimal guidance
Solves facial animation from face reference cams (i.e. face-capture)
Models set geometry used to create the matchmove and environment when LiDAR/photogrammetry are unavailable.
Mentor Junior matchmove artists and liaison with layout and animation
Follows direction and takes ownership of tasks – seeks clarity, completes on time etc.
Ensures continuity between scenes when working with other Roto Animation Artists on the same character/rig
Collaborates effectively with teammates and Supervisors
QUALIFICATIONS & SKILLS
Degree, Diploma or equivalent experience
Equivalent role with 3+ years within the visual effects industry.
Knowledge of 3D animation toolsets - Expert - knowledge of Maya, 3DS Max and 3D Equalizer required
Must have an eye for detail - capable of problem solving and Quality Control of their own work.
Confident grasp of overall visual effects workflow required
Ability to be adaptable and accepting of changes in a production schedule
Aware of project schedules and capable of delivering work to deadlines
An understanding of animation principles and work methods
Good communication skills both technically and creatively
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