WildBrain

Lead Modeler, CG

Job Locations CA-BC-Vancouver
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(11/19/2021 12:26 PM)
Job ID
2021-4823

Overview

WildBrain Studios is looking for a Lead Modeling Artist to join our Vancouver studio!

 

In this role, you have exceptional skills and experience in surfacing and texturing in Substance. You create characters, props, and set models that accurately represent the artistic goals and story concepts of the production. You test tools created by the pipeline team for modeling and provide feedback.

 

Find a job that let’s your imagination run wild!

WildBrain Studios produces fan-favorite animation and award-winning content that kids and families love in every corner of the globe. We love what we do and it shows in the quality content we produce! Our custom-built Vancouver studio in beautiful British Columbia is a wonderful backdrop for our artists, but it doesn’t end there, we have employees working remotely across BC, Canada, and the world!  Our artist-centric culture means we invest in our people, we provide training and growth opportunities, a healthy work-life balance, and fun activities throughout the year to meet, mingle and get creative with your team. If you like what you are reading so far, well buckle up, we’re just getting started!

 

Responsibilities

What You’ll Do:

  • Balance aesthetic standards and technical requirements to create quality models
  • Excellent visual skills and attention to detail
  • Uphold the art direction defined by the Art Director
  • Interpret and implement notes and feedback from directors and supervisors in a timely and qualitative manner
  • Work and communicate with the modeling and rigging teams to ensure assets are built to achieve the intended lighting/lookdev requirements
  • Communicate with Supervisor and CG Supervisor on concerns ahead of time
  • Assist with mentoring artists as needed
  • Update modeling/shading documents as needed
  • Meet production deadlines and maintain regular communication with the production team
  • Carry out duties in a professional and positive manner

 

Qualifications

What You’ll Bring:

  • 4+ years of experience in animation or film industry in lookdev/shading/modeling
  • Experience working with the Unreal Engine is a must
  • Excellent knowledge in Substance
  • Highly motivated, pro-active, with a solid work ethic and positive attitude
  • Good knowledge of the production process and pipeline
  • Ability to predict potential problems and troubleshoot as necessary
  • Able to communicate creative and technical thoughts and ideas
  • Ability to multitask, prioritize, and manage time efficiently
  • Ability to communicate in a professional and positive manner
  • Practice attentive and active listening
  • Encouraging feedback and new initiatives
  • Ability to make decisions in a timely manner
  • Ability to accept accountability for own actions
  • Ability to share information, methodologies and ideas with others
  • Ability to deliver work on time and meet set performance objectives
  • Excellent communication and collaborative skills

Nice to have:

  • Experience in Mudbox is a benefit
  • Knowledge of various renderers like Vray or Renderman is an asset
  • Knowledge of Arnold is an asset
  • Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts, Computer Animation, or other relevant area of study and/or equivalent job experience

 

Why WildBrain?

We make sure to take care of all our hard-working Wild Brains by offering a comprehensive benefits package and a workplace culture that values our employees’ wellbeing.  Our staff enjoy RRSP matching, multi-tiered benefits so you can pick the coverage that’s best for you, free mental health resources, and additional perks like half-days in the summer, extra holidays in the winter and regular events to connect our teams virtually, and in-person.

 

In short – life is good on the Wild side!

 

Visit wildbrain.com/studios to learn more!

 

COVID-19 Update:

We are currently working virtually because of the COVID-19 pandemic. During this time our hiring teams are ready to support interviews via video conferencing, and we are enabling artists to work from home until the studio can reopen. We’d love to hear from you! #stayhomestaysafe!

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" WildBrain Studio provides an atmosphere free from barriers to promote inclusion, equity and diversity. We demonstrate our commitment to this by providing a supportive work environment and a culture that welcomes and encourages equal opportunities for all employees. WildBrain Studio also accommodates people with disabilities throughout the selection process. Should you require accommodation, please let us know your requirements when contacted.”

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