Production

VFX Producer - Mauritius

Location: Mauritius
Project: Feature Film
Relocation: Yes

Dates: ASAP
Salary: DOE

They are responsible for constructing the overall show schedule, ensuring the production supervision staff is meeting the schedule, and watching over the day-to-day operations of the show within the facility.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Interview, select and train Production Managers
  • Engage in the performance management process such as performance reviews, daily feedback, and mentoring for direct reports (2-5 people)
  • Administer VFX productions internally and with the client(s)
  • Manage workflow to balance production schedule and employee resources
  • Manage the production schedule with the VFX Supervisor to ensure the right balance between time spent & quality of shots
  • Maintain the ‘bid’ in coordination with the VFX Executive Producer
  • Represents the company externally and internally
  • Work closely with VFX Supervisor and/or CG Supervisor(s)/ Sequence Supervisor(s) to:
    • Hold team dailies
    • Perform rounds at artists desks
    • Provide schedule visibility to the team and the executives
    • Help the supervisors ‘sell’ the shots to the clients(s)
    • Help manage resources: renderfarm, licenses, R&D, etc.
    • Discipline the artists on a day-to-day basis to maintain a high standard of work within the deadlines
    • Bid shots with help from the VFX Supervisor and the team and present to the VFX Executive Producer to review
  • Communicate with external vendors for outsourcing purposes
  • Manage, mentor and empower Production Managers in their respective areas
  • Use time management skills to schedule meetings and tasks effectively
  • Manage time and resources to meet weekly targets
  • Other duties and responsibilities consistent with your position may be assigned to you from time to time

 

Technical skills

  • Ability to train and coach production staff
  • 5+ year’s credited work experience as a VFX Producer on major feature films
  • Experience on a large (300+ shots) multi-vendor production
  • Supervisory experience is an asset
  • Excellent client and crew management skills
  • Thorough understanding of live-action and CG based VFX workflows
  • Proven ability to manage high revenue budgets
  • Expert knowledge of Microsoft Office applications (specifically Excel)
  • Existing industry contacts
  • Experience with Shotgun database
  • Production-side experience a bonus
  • Outsource experience not required, but definitely preferred

 

Core skills

  • Highly organized, first-class time/project management skills
  • Excellent client and crew management skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Capable of motivating and leading a large team, with enthusiasm and clarity
  • Ability to stay calm under pressure
  • Excellent time management skills
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VFX Coordinator - Mauritius

Location: Mauritius
Project: Feature Film
Relocation: Yes

Dates: ASAP
Salary: DOE

The VFX Coordinator works with producers and artists to ensure shots are being tracked and delivered according to established targets and milestones.
This position coordinates our cross-functional production teams and requires effective project management skills.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Ensure the highest level of productivity of the artists and make sure that they are aware of upcoming deliverables and schedules
  • Use time management skills to schedule meetings and tasks effectively
  • Organize internal dailies and remote sessions
  • Take and distribute detailed meeting notes from supervisors or clients
  • Work with the Production Manager and Supervisors to adhere to schedule and keep schedules and artists on track during all productions
  • Track the status of all shots in the pipeline, maintaining an accurate and up-to-date database and shotlist/asset management
  • Communicate successes and challenges faced by the team to the Production Manager, providing updates on team morale every month
  • Ensure artists have the information and materials required to complete their work efficiently and effectively
  • Facilitate communication between all departments
  • Follow up on any outstanding issues or concerns that may arise during a Production
  • Ensure all email correspondence and scheduling is up to date, responding to emails in a timely manner
  • Work with the Supervisors and artists to manage render priorities
  • Make sure Production documentation for both projects and the facility is kept up to date. Provide training documentation for new Production staff
  • Be professional internally and externally at all times

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • 3-5 years of solid production experience coordinating feature film
  • Must be an expert project coordinator/scheduler
  • Must be extremely knowledgeable in database management. Past Shotgun experience is a plus
  • Proven experience identifying and providing solutions to production issues

SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Technical skills

  • Expert level MS Excel skills
  • MS Project and Filemaker knowledge is an asset
  • Shotgun experience is an asset
  • Ability to train and mentor Coordinators
  • Understanding of the production pipeline

Core skills

  • Must be able to multi-task and maintain a positive attitude when working under pressure
  • Highly organized, able to transform detail-oriented work into action
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Capable of motivating and leading a large team, with enthusiasm and clarity
  • Ability to stay calm under pressure
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Absolute fascination and dedication to post-production work is essential
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Supervisors

CG Supervisor - Mauritius

Location: Mauritius
Project: Feature Film
Relocation: Yes

Dates: ASAP
Salary: DOE

The CG Supervisor is essential to the final delivery of high quality digital effects for our clients. The CG Supervisor will work in partnership with the VFX Supervisor to ensure the creative and technical visions of our clients are realized. The CG Supervisor will familiarize themselves with all aspects of the show, the capabilities of Sophoria’s existing tools and capabilities of the team to assess what will be required to deliver exceptional quality work for our clients.

In addition, they will identify gaps in abilities and work with the R&D and Pipeline Teams to spec tools or methodologies to ensure our Artists can complete the brief. They will work with the VFX Supervisor and Producer to assess all needs during the pre-production schedule and ensure that they have the appropriate staff and workflow capabilities to get the job done.

In contrast to the VFX Supervisor who acts as the client facing creative Supervisor, the CG Supervisor will act as the internal facing technical Supervisor. They will provide supervision and support to various teams of artists/developers as well as delegate to department Leads/Supervisors. The CG Supervisor will provide both creative and technical problem solving approaches to their work.

The CG Supervisor will also contribute to the overall operation and improvement of SOPHORIA by setting and maintain SOPHORIA’s standards. This will include, but will not be limited to engaging in cross-department communication or training, keeping abreast of new technologies, documentation, taking part in interviews and participating in the buddy system for new employees.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Act as the primary technical leadership on the project
  • Manage the techniques used to generate and edit CG elements from asset creation to final composition
  • Work with Production to determine what information may be required from clients to ensure a smooth show setup and execution
  • Determines technical approaches needed to achieve desired look and behaviours of the production’s assets within agreed technical pipeline
  • Work with R&D and Production to define future direction of technology development at Sophoria.
  • Work with pipeline to write, edit, install, and maintain show-specific configuration files and scripts. (Outputs configuration – dailies, videouts, color pipeline etc.)
  • Identifies, defines, prioritizes and oversees the implementation of tools that automate production tasks
  • Set up Workflow Templates (WFTs) at the show level
  • Provide references, recommendations or technical solutions for effective task completion
  • Review scope of work and assign tasks based on artist skills/abilities
  • Utilize effective communication skills to receive client notes and deliver instructions/feedback to the VFX Supervisor and artists
  • Assist the team in debugging problematic shots and assist in optimizing shots for efficiency
  • Evaluate artist workflow with an eye on improving productivity and automating processes
  • Deliver final shots that are creatively and technically excellent
  • Be actively involved in mentoring juniors throughout productions
  • Builds consensus among technology, creative and production management to create efficiencies
  • Serves as key technical expert on productions

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • A minimum of 5 years CG experience in high-end film
  • 2 years of experience as a Supervisor
  • Is a proven leader in setting direction for a production and for inspiring and motivating production staff
  • Demonstrated experience teaching/mentoring co-workers and assume leadership role
  • Assess and optimize render performance to make optimal use of available renderfarm allocations

SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Technical skills

  • Strong ability in defining a cg strategy for a show considering team and time at disposal
  • Ability to lead and coach your various department leads about said cg technique and approach
  • Expert knowledge of Arnold or of a similar physically-based renderer
  • Proven experience with Maya and Nuke
  • Experience with programming/scripting languages (such as python, etc.) is a plus
  • Strong aptitude for technical workflow challenges such as directory structure, file formats, naming conventions, scripts, automation tools, automated dailies, etc.
  • Thorough understanding of a linear color-space workflow
  • Excellent eye for detail for quality control

Core skills

  • Strong leadership skills. Both in spoken and written form
  • Ability to complete bids; determine the timeframe and scope required for each brief
  • Ability to interface with Production staff about scheduling or resources challenges
  • Ability to troubleshoot and deal with competing priorities. Able to delegate as well
  • Capable of managing a full team of artists and technologists; setting high expectations, and encouraging and supporting the staff when in needs
  • Ability to assess Sophoria resources and talent pool to ensure workflow can be completed
  • Excellent time management and communication skills
  • Excellent problem solver who can focus on detail, while maintaining the whole picture
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VFX Supervisor - Mauritius

Location: Mauritius
Project: Feature Film
Relocation: Yes

Dates: ASAP
Salary: DOE

The Visual Effects Supervisor is responsible for the design and execution of visual effects work on a given project. This can include both on set supervision for acquisition of plates and elements and supervision of the shot work through post production. In conjunction with the Visual Effects Producer, the Visual Effects Supervisor is responsible for the management and successful completion of the project. The Supervisor’s input will be required for issues such as artist performance and team selection, liaising with the overall project supervisor, producer, or director as required, scheduling of effects production, and estimating/bidding new work.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Understand the entire production process and approving the work of all crew on the show.
  • Verify technical solutions proposed by team members.
  • Work closely with film director to develop and interpret their creative vision.
  • Brief entire crew on the director’s creative vision and enable artists to produce desired results.
  • Communicate with external production companies.
  • Coordinate the management of a show and project schedules to ensure that work is delivered to deadlines.
  • Manage teams.

 

Technical skills

  • Solid knowledge of Maya, Mari, and Nuke.
  • Solid previous experience as CG/2D Supervisor and most recently VFX Supervisor experience on 2 or 3 major projects.
  • Creative eye and aesthetic judgment with a deep understanding of composition, cinematic design and animation timing
  • Must have an understanding of Directing/Lighting/Camera work/Practical Effects/Camera Gripping/Art Department/Production Design and Props
  • Excellent understanding of composition, light and color with strong attention to detail
  • On-set supervision experience is a plus
  • Ability to meet strict deadlines often under pressure
  • Excellent communication, organization skills and financial and budget management skills
  • A thorough understanding of the CG & 2D principles and pipeline
  • Proven team leader with strong motivational qualities
  • Highly organized
  • 5+ year’s credited work experience as a VFX Supervisor on major feature films
  • Experience on a large (300+ shots) multi-vendor production
  • Excellent client and crew management skills
  • Thorough understanding of live-action and CG based VFX workflows
  • Existing industry contacts
  • Experience with Shotgun database a bonus
  • Production-side experience a bonus
  • Outsource experience not required, but definitely preferred

 

Core skills

  • Highly organized, first-class time/project management skills
  • Excellent client and crew management skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Capable of motivating and leading a large team, with enthusiasm and clarity
  • Ability to stay calm under pressure
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Ability to handle and give feedback to multiple individuals in different areas of practice during dailies.
  • Manage dailies and provide feedback to artists based on clients notes
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CG Artists

CG Generalist - Mauritius

Location: Mauritius
Project: Feature Film
Relocation: Yes

Dates: ASAP
Salary: DOE

The CG generalist must be a confident applicant that considers themselves a talent in many areas of the production process. The applicant must be able to show skills in many different forms in their online portfolio/demoreels. We offer a permanent relocation role for this position to Mauritius.

JOB DESCRIPTION
  • Conduct researches in accordance with the project
  • Gather, manage and organize references used for modeling
  • Create the digital modeling according to the developed concept or according to the references obtained
  • Make UVs on selected objects
  • Create textures on objects
  • Create lighting for scenes
  • Character/vehicle rigging
  • Prepare layers expected by the compositing team
  • Start renders and check the quality of rendered pictures
  • Identify, analyze, solve and document problems encountered
  • Being able to work with the visual effect supervisor and the lead CG artist to determine the best possible techniques and creative approaches.
  • provide support and advice to juniors
  • Deliver work within established project targets and the high quality standards of the company.
  • Organize and manage his work to be able to function in a VFX production pipeline and be able to receive comments and criticisms and communicate well with members of his team.

The ideal candidate:

  • Have at least five (5) years of experience as CG Generalist in a VFX studio
  • Have a very good knowledge of the following software: Maya, Arnold and Photoshop; Houdini knowledge is a plus.
  • Must have a good knowledge of English, both spoken and written
  • Excellent communication skills, English and/or French

 

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Texture Artist - Mauritius

Location: Mauritius
Project: Feature Film
Relocation: Yes

Dates: ASAP
Salary: DOE

The Texture Painter is responsible for delivering high quality assets across multiple shows in a quick and efficient manner. They will apply notes provided by the Asset Supervisors/Texture Leads. They will manage their time effectively to ensure tasks are completed within the assigned timeframe and to the specifications requested by Sophoria’s clients. They will identify and troubleshoot problems as needed and will ask for assistance when necessary to ensure effective use of time and resources.

They will quality check their own work and develop new concepts and approaches to improve work quality. They will participate in all team meetings when necessary.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Address your Leads critiques and comments while providing solutions to aesthetic issues to improve the assets; and maintaining a quality level as described by your Supervisor/Lead
  • Process requests from other departments in the pipeline
  • Manage time and resources to meet weekly targets
  • Responsible for painting characters or assets for multiple shows simultaneously
  • Provide dailied versions for assigned tasks in an agreed upon time by your Supervisor/ Lead
  • Attend dailies, reviews, and team meetings as required
  • Keep supervisors apprised of issues arising in pre-production and shot production and offer creative solutions to those issues
  • Work closely with Lead Texture Painter, Lead Lighting TD’s and supervisors to ensure that all assets work within the scope of lighting & color pipeline requirements
  • Work with a team of artists in a hands-on capacity to ensure technically and artistically proper implementation of textured assets
  • Work closely with look development artists to create necessary texture maps for application to creatures, props and environments

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • 3+ years’ of texture painting experience with high end film
  • Demonstrated proficiency in defining and creating photo-realistic assets
  • Experience with rendering large datasets
  • Thorough understanding of traditional art skills (Form, architecture, anatomy, topology, color theory) and how to apply those skills in a digital medium
  • Excellent attention to detail when finalizing, approving or quality controlling assets
  • Ability to balance quick turnaround while achieving a high degree of aesthetic quality

SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Technical skills

  • Experience in MEL / Python / C++ a bonus
  • Proven experience in Maya, Mari, Photoshop, and UV layout

Core skills

  • Ability to troubleshoot and deal with competing priorities and projects
  • Ability to adapt quickly to new technologies and applications
  • Ability to push assets to the next level
  • Excellent time management and communication skills
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Modeller - Mauritius

Location: Mauritius
Project: Feature Film
Relocation: Yes

Dates: ASAP
Salary: DOE

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Create high quality models and UVs for use in production; implement improvements/changes based on review feedback and Supervisor/Lead direction
  • Design and implement high level conceptual to practical modeling
  • Proactively recommend ongoing pipeline improvements; Identifies potential issues and provides solutions, and escalates as needed
  • Maintain positive relationship with all stakeholder departments; attend meetings as needed
  • Work within the defined pipeline
  • Ensure continuity and support other asset departments such as texture, lookdev, Generalists and rigging
  • Complete assigned tasks in a timely manner

QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE

  • Minimum three (3) years of VFX experience modeling photorealistic assets for live action feature films
  • Expert in Maya; could teach a class on how to use it and trouble shoot
  • Excellent knowledge of Zbrush and/or Mudbox. Mari knowledge (a plus)
  • Excellent technical trouble shooting skills and problem solving abilities
  • Demonstrated ability to take design from ambiguous to full design implementation
  • Strong understanding of rigging process and displacement map work flow
  • Experience working on creatures, digi doubles, topology and blend shapes (preferred)
  • Eye for detail and able to QA own work to ensure highest quality before handing off assets
  • Excellent time management and prioritization skills; experience working under tight deadlines
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Team player who is able to work independently with minimal supervision
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Layout / Matchmove Artist - Mauritius

Location: Mauritius
Project: Feature Film
Relocation: Yes

Dates: ASAP
Salary: DOE

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Creates visually striking composition based on shot description and/or storyboard
  • Matches references such as previs and/or images
  • Supplement shots with simple but convincing animation, lighting and FX to aid story-telling
  • Stitches plate-based shots into a full CG environment and vice versa
  • Assembles the correct combination of assets in a shot for use in downstream departments
  • Includes proof of scale and continuity in a virtual layout set up
  • Debugs technical problems and escalate issues as needed
  • Takes directions and applies notes from supervisors

QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE

  • Three (3) to five (5) years of layout experience in visual effects for feature film or television (required)
  • Bachelor’s degree or Diploma in the field of arts, film and/or animation (preferred)
  • Advanced software skills in Maya (required)
  • Basic to Intermediate skills in 3ds Max, Photoshop, Shotgun, Nuke and Scripting (preferred)
  • Extensive skillset in camera animation, staging and set dressing
  • Great sense of presentation via lighting, texturing and/or FX
  • Solid animation grounding for story-telling purposes
  • Background or experience in traditional Fine Arts demonstrating a thorough understanding of framing and composition
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills; a team player with great attitude
  • Great eye for detail with excellent and consistent quality assurance
  • Strong troubleshooting and problem solving skills
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
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FX Lead - Mauritius

Location: Mauritius
Project: Feature Film
Relocation: Yes

Dates: ASAP
Salary: DOE

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Creates a wide variety of realistic effects, including but not limited to destruction, smoke, fire, and water
  • Works under the guidance of multiple supervisors to achieve the desired level of aesthetic quality and technical accuracy, often exploring different approaches and looks
  • Works with the FX leads to produce various elements using presets and templates, and to expand and improve upon these templates
  • Revises simulations based on client and supervisor feedback in a timely manner
  • Coordinates with the lighting department to ensure seamless integration of FX elements
  • Works within the established pipeline and offer constructive suggestions to improve the process
  • Helps develop and explore new ways to enhance results
  • Helps team debug issues and learn new methods

QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
  • Previous experience in live action visual effects for feature films or high level television
  • Creative ability and artistic talent, demonstrated by previous work
  • Knowledge of Houdini and/or 3ds Max (required)
  • Strong experience in creating a wide variety of simulations (destruction, atmospheric, fluid, supernatural, etc.)
  • Understanding of physics, realistic motion, and assorted natural phenomena on different scales
  • Exceptional technical skills, the ability to learn new software quickly, and a keenness to stay on the leading edge
  • Strong willingness to grow, learn new methods and share knowledge with others
  • Ability to work and solve technical issues independently
  • Ability to take direction positively, work well within a team and thrives under the pressure of tight deadlines
  • Excellent communication skills and an open mind
  • Team player able to work in a collaborative and fast-paced environment
  • Compositing and scripting experience is a plus
  • Flowline experience is highly desirable
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Lighting TD - Mauritius

Location: Mauritius
Project: Feature Film
Relocation: Yes

Dates: ASAP
Salary: DOE

DESCRIPTION

  • Apply lighting rig and HDRI setup to scenes
  • Adjusting shaders and lighting levels to add realism and match CG elements to live action plates while maintaining consistency across shots.
  • Work with texture artists, animators and shader writers to resolve technical issues and optimise scenes for render. Work closely with compositors to ensure all required passes and layers are supplied.
  • Maintain the required standard of work, using the established pipeline for the sequence.
  • Communicate effectively with colleagues and management, keeping them appraised of shot progress, technical issues and recommended solutions.
  • Liaising with the show supervisor and producer, on a daily basis, for feedback and allocation of work
  • Accurately manage your workload and inform the production when some tasks are more complex than expected or when it takes longer to complete so the schedule can be updated.
  • Experience on high-end productions (feature films/commercials/TV)
  • Production experience with Maya and/or Houdini and/or Clarisse /Vray
  • Showreel demonstrating experience in shot lighting and rendering on high quality productions
  • Experience troubleshooting pipeline issues
  • Experience using production quality renderers (e.g. Mantra, Renderman, Clarisse, Arnold, VRay…)

Nice to have

  • High end live-action VFX production experience, producing photoreal work
  • Production experience using Clarisse and/or Katana and/or Houdini
  • Basic compositing experience, using Nuke or equivalent
  • A broad Generalist TD background

About you

  • Passionate about film
  • Pro-active
  • Technically adept
  • Team oriented
  • Adaptable
  • Able to take direction
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Compositor - Mauritius

Location: Mauritius
Project: Feature Film
Relocation: Yes

Dates: ASAP
Salary: DOE

Minimum Requirements:

  • 3+ years of compositing experience
  • Expert knowledge of Nuke
  • Ability to roto and work in tight schedules
  • Knowledge of 3D and stereo compositing, CG integration with multi-pass EXR
  • Reel showing strong artistic skills including a sense of color, lighting, composition
  • Knowledge of After Effects is a plus
  • Strong artistic skills including a strong sense of color, lighting, perspective, scale, and composition
  • Excellent attention to detail and desire to deliver consistently high-quality work, and encourage those around you to the same standards
  • Experience with Shotgun an asset
  • General problem-solving skills
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work within a strong team environment

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Create high quality digital composites and visual effects for assigned shots, seamlessly integrating the various layers of a shot
  • Establish looks and/or follow set style direction
  • Understand and follow production guidelines, solving design and/or effect challenges for key visual effects shots as needed
  • Review and implement feedback quickly and effectively
  • Collaborate with Supervisors and other compositors to ensure shots are delivered to highest standard and on schedule
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Digital Matte Painter - Mauritius

Location: Mauritius – Remote
Project: Feature Film
Relocation: Yes

Dates: ASAP
Salary: DOE

The Matte Painter is in charge of establishing the technical work planned create the necessary support or assets required for the projection of images. They will be using Mari, Maya and Photoshop in order to create the assets, or other preferred software. Nuke is used to build the scenes and finalize the task. This position requires a solid understanding of Matte Painting techniques as well as strong creative talent.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

  • Create the necessary support or assets for the projection of images;
  • Collaborate with the Layout Department in order to determine the matte painting requirements and locations;
  • Create matte paintings for sometimes complex camera-mapping;
  • Obtain a level of realism based on the art direction of the project;
  • Ability to adapt to the show’s artistic style;
  • Maintain the schedule and quotas given by the Production Coordinator;
  • Perform tasks and corrections given by the Supervisor and Director by demonstrating analytical skill and productivity;
  • Organize the workload and prepare the presentation elements for validations;
  • Communicate and search for solutions and information when necessary;
  • Maintain a good team dynamic

 

The ideal candidate should have:

  • College diploma or equivalent in Visual Effects/3D Animation
  • At least three (3) years of experience working as a matte painting artist in film production/animated series or in visual effects
  • Excellent knowledge of MAYA/MAX
  • Strong knowledge of PHOTOSHOP and NUKE
  • Knowledge of an asset manager such as SHOTGUN is a plus
  • Knowledge of MARI and UV LAYOUT is a plus
  • Knowledge of 2.5D projection techniques in NUKE is a plus
  • Knowledge of traditional painting and drawing techniques is a plus

Great team player and be resourceful and innovative

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FX TD - Mauritius

Location: Mauritius
Project: Feature Film
Relocation: Yes

Dates: ASAP
Salary: DOE

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Creates a wide variety of realistic effects, including but not limited to destruction, smoke, fire, and water
  • Works under the guidance of multiple supervisors to achieve the desired level of aesthetic quality and technical accuracy, often exploring different approaches and looks
  • Works with the FX leads to produce various elements using presets and templates, and to expand and improve upon these templates
  • Revises simulations based on client and supervisor feedback in a timely manner
  • Coordinates with the lighting department to ensure seamless integration of FX elements
  • Works within the established pipeline and offer constructive suggestions to improve the process
  • Helps develop and explore new ways to enhance results
  • Helps team debug issues and learn new methods

 

QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
  • Minimum five (5) years of live action visual effects experience building, debugging, and supporting complex effects setups
  • Minimum five (5) years of experience in scripted tools development
  • Knowledge of Houdini and/or 3ds Max/Maya (required)
  • Knowledge of C++ and Python
  • Knowledge of Mel
  • Creative ability and artistic talent, demonstrated by previous work
  • Strong experience in creating a wide variety of simulations (destruction, atmospheric, fluid, supernatural, etc.)
  • Understanding of physics, realistic motion, and assorted natural phenomena on different scales
  • Exceptional technical skills, the ability to learn new software quickly, and a keenness to stay on the leading edge
  • Ability to work and solve technical issues independently
  • Ability to take direction positively, work well within a team and thrives under the pressure of tight deadlines
  • Excellent communication skills and an open mind
  • Team player able to work in a collaborative and fast-paced environment
  • Compositing and scripting experience is a plus
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Editors

VFX Editor - Mauritius

Location: Mauritius
Project: Feature Film
Relocation: Yes

Dates: ASAP
Salary: DOE

VFX Editors work in conjunction with the Executive Producers and Central Production Manager to ensure all tasks are managed to meet client show delivery requirements. In addition, VFX editors will work with the Marketing Manager to develop demo reels to help promote SOPHORIA’s work and secure new business. They will ensure that all work completed is brand aligned and highlights the areas of work specified by the Executive Producer/Marketing Manager.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Setting up a show’s editorial components, and working with pipeline/workflow team to ensure correct client show specs are in place
  • Help ingest and setup/process all client editorial material, including client cuts, Avid bins, VFX line-up sheets, plates, CDLs, etc.
  • Set up Shotgun with all editorial related information from client VFX line-ups, such as frame ranges, retimes, and all other client editorial information, then communicate and manage this information for a show’s duration
  • Set up editorial references for artists to match retimes, repositions, and other client editorial vfx indications, and provide additional details where required
  • Update sequences with any changes to the cut from client editorial and clearly communicate these changes to the team
  • Keep cuts updated with latest VFX versions of shots, and create review media of these cuts for team and supervisor review on a regular basis
  • Maintain databases and logs of work progress as required to efficiently track the status of all work and provide easy updates to managers and coordinators
  • QC all shot deliveries to client and other material, such as plates for outsource vendors
  • Setup and run RV for dailies and additional screenings (remote and/or theatre reviews)
  • Create and update demo reels of VFX material for specific needs as assigned by Marketing and Production
  • Other duties and responsibilities consistent with your position as may be assigned to you from time to time

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Minimum 2 years of film editing experience
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent technical school certification in film editing or computer graphics, or equivalent work experience (Experience must be in animation, film or digital effects)

SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Technical skills

  • Advanced knowledge of Avid Media Composer/preferred software
  • Familiarity with RV, Resolve, Nuke, Adobe Premiere (+CS) is an asset
  • Good understanding of Autodesk Shotgun production tracking system
  • Comfortable using Windows, and Mac operating systems

Core skills

  • Ability to work well in a team environment in a professional manner within tight deadlines
  • Effective troubleshooting skills and ability to deal with competing priorities and projects
  • Able to manage multiple projects and tasks efficiently and accurately
  • Capable of learning new workflows quickly and accurately, and adapting workflows to fit new project needs.
  • Able to make independent decisions and exercise creative judgment in the development of projects
  • Ability to adapt quickly to new technologies and applications
  • Excellent time management and communication skills
  • A passion for editing
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Pipeline

Pipeline TD - Mauritius

Location: Mauritius/Remote
Project: Feature Film
Relocation: Yes

Dates: ASAP
Salary: DOE

SOPHORIA is recruiting a Pipeline TD – Feature Film to maintain and develop SOPHORIA’s production pipeline. The Pipeline TD must be able to work with Sophoria and build new plug-ins and setups to help run the production process for the artists. Developing custom scripts and management portals for the VFX production is a must. We offer a relocation package for this position but the artist can also work remote if desired. The pipeline must be maintained and kept up to date with technical improvements in software and scripts along with hardware changes. The TD must be able to develop workflows and identify ways of streamlining the asset management in all departments.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide technical troubleshooting support to end users to the Sophoria pipeline, implementing bug fixes or solutions and work arounds.
  • Maintain and develop libraries (python) and API’s for our pipeline tools to meet the requirements of the production line.
  • Build and develop a custom pipeline to work seamlessly with a wide range of software such as Maya, Max, Houdini, Mari, Zbrush, Nuke, Arnold or similar.
  • Test and document new software and tools along with their adaptability
  • Provide support to the users; diagnose bugs and issues artists experienced with the pipeline, provides alternatives and solutions, enter and filter development and support requests in the database
  • Assist Supervisors and Leads in the evaluation and selection of new technologies

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • University degree in Computer Science, Animation, Arts and/or equivalent experience
  • 3 to 5 years’ experience in a similar role
  • Advanced knowledge of Python programming
  • Advanced Knowledge of Mel
  • Basic knowledge of C/C++ programming language is a plus
  • Experience with software/technologies Maya, Nuke, Arnold (or similar renderer), Houdini, Mari, ZBrush
  • Good understanding of the pipeline and workflow specific to animated film industry
  • A proactive attitude and great team spirit are essentials

Core skills

  • Ability to work well in a team environment in a professional manner within tight deadlines
  • Effective troubleshooting skills and ability to deal with competing priorities and projects
  • Able to manage multiple projects and tasks efficiently and accurately
  • Capable of learning new workflows quickly and accurately, and adapting workflows to fit new project needs.
  • Able to make independent decisions and exercise creative judgment in the development of projects
  • Ability to adapt quickly to new technologies and applications
  • Excellent time management and communication skills
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Speculative Applications

UE4 *(Unreal Engine) Developer/Artist

Required skills:

  • Minimum 3 years experience as a UE4 developer/Artist
  • advanced knowledge of ue4 software and pipeline from Maya/Max
  • Perfect eye for detail and realism
  • Skills in Maya a bonus
  • Comfortable in working within tight deadlines
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Modelling / Texturing Artist

Responsibilities

  • Eye for detail and realism
  • Experience creating photo-realistic models
  • Knowledge of rigging and shading is a plus
  • Comfortable in working with deadlines
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Lighting/Shading Artist

Responsibilities

  • Minimum two years experience as a lighter
  • advanced knowledge of both traditional lighting and hdri based lighting using fg and gi techniques
  • Perfect eye for detail and realism Excellent skills in Maya, 3ds Max, Arnold / V-Ray
  • Comfortable in working with deadlines
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Become a Mentor - Mauritius / Remote

Description:

  • Create course content for students in the Academy
  • Earn passive income from $800+ per month
  • Monitor progress of students once a week
  • Pre-record your courses and lessons
  • Create “Short Courses” which are independent from !Mentored Courses”
  • Must be of professional quality and well spoken
  • Create any course in any field
  • Manage students communities and questions in the forums

Required skills:

  • 3 years+ of professional experience in your field
  • Expert knowledge of the area of focus/software you will use
  • Should be able to work independently and communicate effectively.
  • Must be available to communicate with Students and manage assignments
  • Excellent writing and communication skills
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Representation

Rep - VFX/ Company development

Responsibilities:

  • Strengthen our relationship with clients and company partnerships
  • Responsibility for identifying and developing new business opportunities.
  • Development of new client relationships and successfully maintaining existing relationships
  • Plan and execute campaigns and events
  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • Create online and offline marketing content
  • research up and coming work in the Film and Advertising industry and secure contracts

Required skills:

  • 1-3 years’ of marketing experience
  • Knowledge of Production/operational environments: VFX/Digital knowledge essential
  • Should be able to work independently and communicate effectively.
  • Skilled user of resources management tools and Excel
  • Excellent writing and communication skills
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A few notes...

If you would like to apply for a general position not listed above, then please do so select “GENERAL APPLICATION” from the drop-down list. We are always on the lookout for talented individuals!

We normally hire on a freelance basis per project so please bear that in mind when applying.

Our studio is based in Mauritius, so if living and working by the sea gets you excited the apply for a general inquiry role, stating your skill level and a link to your online portfolio/showreel.

If you have an up to date CV then please attach it to the application. Please allow our team some time to peruse the mass amount of applications we get, we will be in touch.

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