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HIRING: VFX Compositor Intermediate/Senior

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We are searching for an experienced VFX Compositor to join our team.


Responsibilities:
• Responsible for creating high quality digital composites and visual effects
• Take shots from start to finish and working elements generated by others to create more complex scenes
• Taking briefs and direction from VFX supervisors to complete assigned shots
• Integrate the various layers or elements of a live-action shot
• Follow production process and develop creative approaches and problem-solving
• Ability to work closely with visual effects supervisors and producers
• Work with creative team to ensure shots are delivered to the very highest standard
• Take lead in problem solving

Requirements:
• 4+ years’ experience a must
• College diploma in visual effect compositing
• Must have knowledge working with 4K files
• Must have film, grain, colour, rotoscopting and 2D tracking experience
• Must have in depth knowledge of the tools available in Nuke
• Must have knowledge of working in 3D space with Nuke
• Must have knowledge of working with 3D cameras and projection systems within Nuke
• 3D tracking skill with Nuke, Syntheyes or PFtrack
• Must have a keen eye for detail, composition, light and color to create photo real scenes
• Must be able to take direction and work well in a fast paced environment
• Solid knowledge of current art techniques and willingness to learn and adapt to new skills/tools
• Ability to apply design principles in producing graphic arts reflecting instruction and guideline with a minimum supervision
• Excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills
• Excellent organizational and time management skills for multi-tasking in a dynamic working environment

We appreciate the time taken by all applicants, however due to the volume of applications we receive, we cannot guarantee a reply. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Portfolios and extra materials will not be returned or kept on file, but may be brought in for interview purposes if necessary.

Job Location:
Switch VFX
128 Sterling Road, Suite 301
Toronto, ON M6R 2B7

POSITION TYPE:
Permanent, Full-Time
40 hours per week

We thank you for your interest; however, please take note that we will be contacting only those candidates that have been selected for the next steps.

Please submit your resume and link to portfolio by email to info@switchent.com

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

3D Generalists (Maya) – Switch VFX

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Switch VFX is looking for an experienced intermediate level 3D Generalist who will join our team in executing feature and series work. Please note, only applicants living and working in Ontario will be considered.


If you are interested please attach a link to your demo reel and a CV show reel. Please contact info@switchent.com.

REQUIREMENTS

Modeling: Create high quality 3D assets according to established art direction of each episode
Attention to detail and ability to create photo real scenes
A strong eye for detail
Must be experienced primarily in Maya  but also Vray, Z brush, Photoshop (Hres texture mapping)
Ability to work collaboratively with artists and take direction from supervisors
Strong communication skills, experience in a production environment
Understands 3D workflow and compositing requirements
Technical and aesthetic problem solving required
Graduate of 3D computer animation, visual effects program with strong portfolio
Self-motivated, enthusiastic and good time management skills

VFX Compositor – Switch VFX

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Switch VFX is looking for Nuke compositors to join our team.  We are looking for artists who are good problem solvers and work well with others.  This role will be responsible for taking shots from start to finish, as well as working elements generated by others to create more complex scenes.  Please note, only applicants living and working in Ontario will be considered.

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If you are interested please attach a link to your demo reel and a CV showreel. Please contact info@switchent.com.

REQUIREMENTS

– Attention to detail and ability to create photo real scenes
– Ability to work with a team to create seamless sequences
– Must be organized and all comps are streamlined
– Ability to be adaptable and solve problems with varied approaches
– Must be willing to learn new skills/tools
– Basic compositing skills a must: Film grain, color, rotoscoping and 2D tracking experience are essential.
– Must have in depth knowledge of the tools available in Nuke
– 3D tracking skill with Nuke, Syntheyes or PFtrack
– Must have knowledge of working in 3D space with nuke
– Must have knowledge of working with 3D cameras and projection systems within Nuke.

Additional Skills:

– Experience working on Television or Film
– Experience with particle systems within Nuke a plus
– Nuke script writing skills an asset
– Experience in other compositing platforms (Fusion or After Effects)

VFX Coordinator – Switch VFX

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Switch VFX is looking for a production coordinator to work on exciting projects in both television and feature films

Start date: immediately
End date: TBD (long term)
Term of employment: full-time in-house
Salary: based on experience

Job Responsibilities
The coordinator will be assisting with managing the production and will be responsible for tracking all the incoming and outgoing assets and scenes; liaise with clients when needed; sitting in on reviews and ensuring all the notes are assigned and address in due time. The coordinator will also be responsible for all the data management (tracking shots, scenes, imputing information in tracking software etc.), as well as processing and sending footage.

Job Requirements
– Must be an Ontario resident
– Prior production experience as coordinator is a plus
– Understanding of film-making process, pipeline (vfx and digital animation)
– Must be familiar with Shotgun software
– Knowledge of Filemaker Pro is a plus
– Must have some experience with After Effects
– Experience with Nuke or Maya a plus
– Excellent organizational, time management and communication skills a must
– Must be willing and eager to learn new skills
– Must be familiar with different file transfer methods (FTP, WeTransfer, Dropbox, Google Drive, etc)

About the Studio
Switch is a company consisting of Animation and VFX division, both with over a decade of work under its belt. Check out our work at www.switchent.com

The studio is located just off Dundas and Lansdowne (free parking, street-car access #306, 505, 506; nearby Bloor GO Station and Dundas West Subway station).

Applying
Please submit your resume and references to opportunities@switchent.com. No walk-ins or phone calls please. Only those being considered will be contacted for interview. Thank you in advance for your interest and we hope to hear from you soon!