Imaging PA
Nerd Corps Entertainment Inc., - Vancouver, BC

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Wanted ASAP: Imaging PA

Department: Visual Effects

About the position:

The Imaging PA sets up render passes, prepare layers for rendering, monitor the rendering process and rendering submissions, and liaise with compositors on rendered elements.

Responsibilities and duties:

Report regularly to the Visual Effects Supervisor informing him/her of any concerns
Identify to the Visual Effects Supervisor problems that could potentially present with respect to timelines and delivery schedules
Respect and adapt to the Nerd Corps system of data storage and retrieval through the use of the in-house software
Make sure that all work done is accounted for and entered in the tracking system (SPARCX)
Communicate to Animators about elements that may be needed or used for their sequences
Watch animatics of his/her episode for errors & shots missing composites, stay current with the show and what stage of production it is at
Balance the creative needs, technical resources and time available
Check Softimage XSI scene and setup render passes, layers and partitions for rendering
Check render results and flag improper images
Follow the creative direction of the production as communicated by the Visual Effects Supervisor
Work with the senior staff of the Visual Effects Team to learn as much as possible about the methods and software used when compositing
Qualifications and competencies:

Basic understanding of 3D texturing, Modeling and Lighting
Basic understanding of Compositing Methods
Intermediate knowledge of SoftImage XSI; in particular XSI FX-Tree
Creative with timing and Color
Work well within the team
Able to take directions and work independently
Able to communicate creative and technical thoughts and ideas
Able to multi-task and prioritize
Good at improvising and problem solving
Thrive in a high pressure, deadline oriented environment
Enjoy working in team atmosphere
Animation experience an asset
About us:

Nerd Corps is one of the largest animation studios in Canada boasting a diverse portfolio of award-winning original properties such as Slugterra, League of Super Evil, Storm Hawks and Rated A for Awesome. But we’re more than just an animation studio. We build stories, worlds, and experiences for kids that cut across platforms from television to online, games, toys, mobile—wherever kids are spending time. We handle all stages of our process in-house, including IP creation and development, animation production, finance, sales and distribution, licensing and consumer products, and interactive development. We’re a rarity in the industry, and are looking for the best talent to join our team!

We would like to convey our sincere thanks to all those who express interest in being a part of the Nerd Corps team. Unfortunately, due to the volume of applications we receive, we may be unable to reply to all applicants. If we feel that you may be a good match for one of our current openings you will be contacted.

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