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MatchMove/Layout Artist

Company Overview

Rocket Science VFX is an internationally recognized studio, collaborating with top tier film and TV clients to design and create compelling stories and images.  Our credits include Hannibal, Resident Evil: The Final Chapter, Hell on Wheels, Killjoys, and The Expanse.

 

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Convert background plates to different formats compatible with specific software to create digital motion files that match the plate photography; animate any live action character/object in the scene
  • Proactively undertake complex matchmove tasks (camera tracking, character matching, resolving lens distortion/native stereo plates, deformation matching of surfaces
  • Creating sets other models for Animators and relevant teams
  • Independently set up the technical and aesthetic approaches of the matchmove work for a shot, sequence, or an entire aspect of a show
  • If required, light, render and composite files with the background to judge the move 
  • Responsible for Previz, postviz and techviz (prep for location shooting or ride development
  • Photomodels, executes scene setup : verifying correct assets and ranges, and generating initial data for downstream artists including animation/TDs/comp, lidar processing,
  • Other tasks assigned by Supervisors

Qualifications and Skills

  • Expertise in PfTrack or 3dEqualizer and advanced knowledge of Maya.
  • Proficiency in delivering high-quality camera tracking and layouts (both single shots & multiple camera setups).
  • Ability to interpret storyboards and pre-vis work from clients.
  • Ability to manage and QC shots from other artists or vendors, providing useful and precise feedback.
  • Ability to manage and understand lens distortion, survey geometry and set alignment.
  • Broad 3D generalist experience and comfortable with matchmove, asset build and lighting is a plus
  • Stereo experience and body/facial matchmove, Python programming skills or ability to create tools and scripts to facilitate workflow are a plus.
  • Capacity to share techniques with peers and communicate effectively.
  • Excellent communication and collaborative skills to react and respond quickly to the needs of management and clients.
  • A multi-tasker, team player and a self-starter with high trouble-shooting skills

 

Rocket Science is an equal opportunity company which values diversity in the workplace. We would be happy to accommodate individual needs in keeping with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. If you require accommodation in order to participate in our recruitment process, please contact us to make your needs known in advance.

We are always interested in meeting motivated and talented artists.

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