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  •  Office Assistant (Animal Logic Entertainment)

    Animal Logic Entertainment (ALE) is the development and production counterpart to Animal Logic.  ALE identifies and develops innovative and commercially minded properties in the family space, while developing collaborations with filmmakers and maintaining strategic and creative partnerships with studios.
     
    The Role
    A unique opportunity has opened up for an Office Assistant at our ALE office in Los Angeles.  This is a varied and exciting role, with a strong administrative and customer service focus. We need an energetic, dynamic individual to manage Front of House, our various properties in the area, organise the maintenance of the Company cars, support the Chief Business Officer and look after the day to day needs of our staff and buildings.  We are looking for a hard-working, friendly professional who embraces our company values of cooperation, courtesy and respect for all, to be a front line ambassador for the Animal Logic family in Los Angeles.
     
    On any given day you could be answering the FOH phone, greeting a studio executive, discussing plant selections with one of our gardeners, organising catering and printed materials for a creative meeting, welcoming some of our visiting crew from Sydney or Vancouver, booking business travel and meetings for the CBO, then heading out in one of the company cars to pick up flowers and kitchen supplies.
     
    It is going to be busy, but we want you to have fun making everything about Animal Logic Entertainment, LA look and feel great!
     
    Key responsibilities:
     
    • Managing FOH reception desk
    • Administrative support
    • Assistance to the Chief Business Office (CBO)
    • Manage LA-based company buildings


    Requirements:

    • Great organisational skills – you need to thrive under pressure!
    • Excellent interpersonal communication skills, both verbal and written
    • Previous experience in client facing roles
    • Experience in the Entertainment industry, preferably in a Production or Coordination role
    • Intermediate level Microsoft Office suite skills
    • Clean, current driver’s license
    • Some flexibility around working hours (to allow for multiple timezones)
    • A knowledge and love of interior design, food and wine a definite plus
    • A kind, friendly professional manner at all times and with all people
    • A sense of humour!
     
    If this sounds like the opportunity you have been looking for please forward your resume and cover letter to devapplications2015@gmail.com
  •  Support Engineer

    We're looking for an enthusiastic and outgoing person to join our IT Support team in our LA office. You will be working with a vast and complex array of technologies for one of the world's leading visual effects and animation studios.  You will work out of Venice/Hollywood/Burbank locations and also interface with our Sydney and Vancouver studios.  The majority of the work will be face-to-face with producers/head of departments and will require some email correspondence with our Sydney support team during their business hours.  Ideal candidate should have knowledge of the animation production process, excellent communication and follow-up skills, understanding of the demands of production, and have a willingness to support production as dictated by their schedules.
     
     
    Duties and responsibilities include:
     
    • Provide 1st/2nd level technical support.
    • Assist in the planning and implementation of additions, deletions and major modifications to the supporting local infrastructure.
    • Follow IT procedures as established by the Sydney studio.
    • Oversee the administration and maintenance of the company's Los Angeles infrastructure, including workstations, servers, storage, network, tape backups and video equipment.
    • Ensure the reliable and efficient handling of video media and image data to meet the needs of staff and clients through all service areas (transfer, duplication, display, editing, archiving).
    • Maintain video & data capture & transfer systems (Mac, PC or other).
    • Perform maintenance on a broad range of video equipment, including display set-ups and alignment through to cabling and routing, if required.
    • Manage the company's IP telephone and Video Conferencing systems at the local level.
    • Occasional requirement to perform after hours and/or weekend support.
    • Relocation of IT equipment (moving machine/s, monitors etc).
    • Ensure that asset management, licensing, OH&S, and other company policies are being adhered to.
    • Get quotes and manage vendors as required
    • Assist with project tasks driven by the Sydney studio.
    • Generate and maintain both internal and end user documentation, as required.
    • Take calls from Editorial when issues arise and respond appropriately;
    • Strong knowledge of and experience with Avid Media Composer;
    • Escalate issues to vendors if required;
    • Assistance with daily office duties:  includes phone coverage, opening/closing of the office, office moves, etc.; position is considered part of the office administration rotation (when coverage is necessary).

    Requirements:

    To be successful in this role, the following will be required:
     
    • Must have relevant technical skills and experience
    • Previous experience in either a senior support role or mid-level system engineering role
    • Must have strong communication skills
    • Strong troubleshooting skills
    • Linux, Windows and OSX Operating System exposure.
    • Networking and connectivity skills
    • MAC/PC maintenance and software installation
    • Installation and upgrading of MAC/PC hardware
    • Film/VFX Industry experience, a plus.
     
    Additional Skills and Attributes:
     
    • Exhibit a passion for learning new skills, techniques and technologies.
    • Have a positive, can-do attitude.
    • Good verbal and written communication skills.
    • Effectively communicate with people with varying levels of technical knowledge.
    • Be able to work autonomously and as part of a larger team in Sydney.
    • A keen focus on attention to detail and customer service.
    • Ability to work remotely with multiple technical departments in Sydney
    • Able to adapt to a fast-paced, high-pressure environment with fluid requirements and deadlines.
    • Exhibit a strong interest in technology and the entertainment industry.
    • Ability to work under pressure.
    • Good organisational skills.
    • Good analytical and problem solving skills.
    • Ability to “think on your feet” to come up with creative ideas and solutions to technical problems.
     
    Education:
    • College, University or industry certification/training in the field of IT.
     
    Please apply if you are eligible to work permanently in the US.
     
    If you are interested in applying for this position please send your resume to la.reception@animallogic.com with the subject line ‘Support Engineer – your name’

Vancouver

  •  SIGGRAPH 2017

    At Siggraph 2017 we will be in the Job Fair (Booth 11 – Tuesday to Thursday) and also interviewing as many people as we can in the time available.
     
    For the Vancouver studio we are particularly interested in talking to Stereographers, Rough & Final Layout Artists and any Supervisor level candidates.
     
    If you are interested in talking to us, please fill out the online application form to request an interview during Siggraph 2017, or swing by and see us at the Job Fair booth.
     
    We look forward to meeting you!
     
  •  Assistant Editor - LEGO® 2

    Animal Logic is looking for an Assistant Editor to work on our first Animated Feature in Vancouver!
     
    Key Responsibilities Include
     
    • Publishing scene edits to production
    • Communicating edit changes to production
    • Updating edits with the latest production shots
    • Creating change lists & scene reports
    • Maintaining Avid project structure
    • Ingesting and conforming media
    • Managing Avid Media
    • Exporting and delivering files as required
    • Troubleshooting shot queries from production
    • Prepping sequences for review
    • Running internal crew and supervisor screenings
    • QC of shots and sequences
    • Ensuring Edit Tools are functioning correctly and reporting issues to the Edit TD
     

    Requirements:

    • 2 + years’ experience on feature films or TV (animation experience preferable)
    • 2 + years’ experience in Edit
    • Proficiency in Avid MediaComposer
    • Strong understanding of feature animation / vfx project setups and workflows
    • An ability to quickly acquire a working understanding of industry software and customized tools
    • Knowledge of both technical and creative editing skills
    • Ability to work cohesively, efficiently and positively within a team environment
    • Strong communication and a professional, respectful manner
    • Ability to problem solve and handle quick turnarounds
    • Excellent attention to detail
    • Accurate and proactive attitude
    • Ability to efficiently organize and prioritize work
    • Maintain confidentiality of information/knowledge gained within the company and project
  •   Junior Modeller - LEGO® 2

    Animal Logic is one of the world's most accomplished digital studios producing award winning, ground breaking and trail blazing animation, visual effects and design.
     
    We are currently looking for a Junior Modeler to join the team for our first Animated Feature in Vancouver! You will be working closely with a variety of departments; including R&D, Art, Rigging and Surfacing.
     
     
    Key Responsibilities’ Include:
     
    • Translate approved 3D sculptural form or concept art into production ready geometry
    • Produce complex models to a high standard with a thorough understanding of shape, scale and form
    • Understanding of the needs of surfacing and an ability to provide good UV layouts of your models
    • Demonstrates and utilizes understanding of photo realistic and hard surface modelling techniques and topology
    • Work within a large and complex CG environments while producing topology/wire frame, turntables, character and/or environment
    • A strong understanding of the topological requirements of subdivision surface for both static and deforming models
    • An understanding of proper edge flow and polygon density
    • Solving puzzles and problems using Lego
    • Engineer functionality and simple mechanics using Lego

    Requirements:

    • Production experience using Maya, Z Brush and/or Mudbox
    • Excellent attention to detail
    • Ability to work to deadlines
    • Proven strong technical and visual skills
    • Proven strong communication and interpersonal skills
    • Ability to multi-task, prioritize and problem solve
    • Ability to work well with other in a team environment and when necessary to pass knowledge to other staff members
    • Interest in 'set dressing'
    • Interest in pipeline and process
    • Technically aware of the requirements of rigging
    • Interest in the Lego building system
    • Ability to abstract and interpret design down to its' fundamentals
    • Experience with other software such as 3D coat, Speedtree and Vue would be an advantage 
     
     
    The primary software used for Modelling on The Lego Movie 2 is Lego Digital Designer. To try this software out for yourself, you can download LDD for free at: http://ldd.lego.com/en-us/
     
    It would be a great asset to an application if a candidate provided their own design using this software. Please attach a Jpeg of your design to your application.
     
     
     
    Please note that we are only able to consider candidates that are eligible to work in Canada for this vacancy
  •  Pipeline TD (Assets) – LEGO® 2

    Working collaboratively with the Vancouver Department Supervisors, Sydney Department TDs and R&D teams to ensure a common and standardised approach to the workflow, tool development and support.
     

    Key Responsibilities Include:

    • Responsible for creative problem solving in relation to complex pipelines and assets, user support, environment and character pipeline development, environment shot assembly and technical direction
    • Support the artists in the department with the tools and trouble shoot problem scripts and other technical difficulties
    • Take responsibility for the optimisation of the workflow of the department
    • Work closely with the Department Supervisor to research and develop department specific tools, maintain existing tools and plan for the future show/studio needs
    • Ensuring the department is technically well supported
    • Liaise with the R&D team to ensure compliance with current internal best practices
    • Ensuring the optimization of the workflow of the department
    • Provide training to the artists for new tools
    • Maintain existing tools

    Requirements:

    • 3 + years’ proven TD experience on feature films, TV and/or animated feature
    • 3 + years’ experience using and troubleshooting in software packages such as Maya, XSI, Mari, Houdini, Nuke, etc.
    • Experience with a large facility pipeline
    • Programming experience in Python
    • Excellent attention to detail and ability to follow through on solutions
    • Ability to multi-task, prioritize and problem solve
    • Ability to work within a strong team environment
    • Excellence in problem solving and balancing quick turnaround with long term quality
    • Strong communication skills and the ability to efficiently organise and prioritise work across multiple areas
  •  Receptionist

    Being the first point of contact for a business is a very important one, as you’ve probably heard, first impressions count!  If you agree, have Front of House (FOH) experience and are looking to work within a creative, fun, friendly yet professional environment then read on.
     
    For our receptionist, a typical day might include the following:

    • Welcoming clients and visitors to the Animal Logic Studios in Yaletown
    • Taking calls and messages, booking couriers and engaging with suppliers
    • Managing the client suites, FOH area, as well as organising meetings
    • Fulfilling stationery or catering orders
    • Assisting with the planning and organization of Company and staff events
    • Providing FOH and management with administrative support

    Requirements:

    • You are warm and professional and want to ensure that all our clients and visitors feel welcome when they are greeted by you in any medium (phone, email or in person)
    • You like helping people. To you, providing a top-notch visitor or client experience makes you happy
    • You communicate clearly, both verbally and in writing. You can make sure those you come into contact with feel informed because of the way you communicate
    • You have strong organizational skills and pay attention to the details. You are focused and are good at crossing t’s and dotting i’s, particularly with clients, visitors, suppliers and for events
    • You are self-motivated and driven. You can see a work improvement opportunity a mile away, you seek out new challenges without waiting to be asked. You are able to navigate through tight deadlines, being comfortable working under pressure and reprioritizing tasks on the fly


    To land this opportunity, you will need to have at least a years' administrative or customer service experience, be self-motivated, enthusiastic and client focussed. You will have an excellent phone manner, good understanding of switchboard systems and Microsoft Office. Your experience will have taught you to be an excellent communicator and adept at great first impressions.
  •  Rigging TD - LEGO ® 2

    We are currently seeking an exceptional Rigging TD to join us on our first animated feature in Vancouver!
     
    You will be working closely with a variety of departments including; R&D, Art, Modelling, Layout and Animation, to develop, implement and maintain character and prop assets for use in both Layout and Animation.

    The following skills and experience will be highly regarded:

    • Experience on feature films and/or animated features
    • Developing and maintaining procedural rig components using a custom Python Rigging API
    • Ability to follow a brief and produce complex production ready rigs of a high standard
    • Working with the Modelling Department to ensure that models are suitable for rigging and performance requirements
    • Working with Animators to develop and prototype rigs for a broad range of creative and technical requirements
    • Supporting rigs as they move through the animation pipeline and develop supplementary Animation tools and processes.
    • Interest in pipeline, process, tools and techniques with a high level understanding of industry standards, conventions, formats and common practice
    • Thorough understanding of Python
    • Experience implementing Python in production pipeline
    • Basic or advanced C++ knowledge helpful but not mandatory
    • Understanding and ability to apply foundation knowledge of pertinent mathematical disciplines (basics of linear algebra and trigonometry as required)
    • Experience with hard surface and mechanical type rigging


    Requirements:

    • At least 2 years’ experience required
    • Excellent attention to detail
    • Ability to work to deadlines
    • Strong technical and visual skills
    • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
    • Ability to multi-task, prioritize and problem solve
    • Ability to work well with others in a team environment and when necessary to pass knowledge to other staff members
    • Strong knowledge of rigging in either XSI or Maya
    • Knowledge of the Python scripting language.
  •  Stereographer – LEGO ®2

    We are currently looking for a Stereographer to work on LEGO® 2. 
     
    The Stereographer is responsible for supervising, defining and implementing the successful technical and creative execution of the final stereoscopic output for the film while working closely in collaboration with the Layout Supervisor, CG Supervisor, Production and R&D.

     
    Responsibilities Include:
     
    • Ensuring that the films Stereoscopic execution and its final output support are in alignment with the film director’s vision for the film and its narrative
    • Encouraging a broader awareness and understanding of stereoscopic techniques and opportunities to enhance the creative and narrative success of the film
    • When required, partner with the Layout Supervisor, CG Supervisor, R&D, Systems and Production management team to efficiently schedule stereoscopic work to ensure production budgets, milestones and delivery expectations are met
    • Establish the depth script treatment for the film, including feedback regarding framing and staging with the Director, Layout Supervisor, CG Supervisor, and the Animation Director
    • Attend all stereoscopic reviews with the Director and crew as required providing technical and creative guidance as it relates to stereography
    • Work with related craft areas, including Layout, Animation, Editorial, FX and Lighting, to encourage a solid understanding and awareness of stereoscopic techniques, the opportunities it provides and potential technical challenges it may raise
    • Mentors their team to continually grow and learn by sharing their expertise and guidance
    • Understands the overall brief and goals of a project and communicates this clearly to each member of the team
    • Delegates work responsibly to ensure successful completion of shots across team members of all skill levels
     

    Requirements:

    • 5 years minimum working on feature animation, VFX projects or TV Series in a senior position.
    • Previous experience leading successful stereoscopic teams on digital feature film or VFX projects
    • Previous experience working with large digital feature film production pipelines
    • Professional experience and understanding of 3D software packages used in digital film production, in particular Maya, XSI and Nuke
    • Expert knowledge of stereoscopic techniques and principles in a digital feature film environment including multi camera stero rigs
    • Knowledge and thorough understanding of the cinematographic process and layout as it applies to digital feature films and stereography
    • Ability to multi-task, prioritise and problem solve
    • Ability to work collaboratively within a team environment
    • Ability to work towards, and meet, deadlines while under pressure
    • Strong communication & interpersonal skills and excellent attention to detail
  •  Surfacing Artist – LEGO ® 2

    We are currently looking for a talented Surfacing Artist to work on Lego 2 in Vancouver!
     
    Surfacing Artists at Animal Logic are responsible for giving models the visual surface qualities that make them appear believable. Surfacing can encompass texture painting, procedural texturing, shading networks, sculpting, grooming and UV layout.
     
    Responsibility highlights include:

    • Produce high quality digital texture/lookdev work that meets all technical and aesthetic standards for the project
    • Collaborate​ with other departments to ensure all surfacing works through the pipeline

    Requirements:

    • Experience working in Mari on high quality texturing, shading and look dev (preferably photo-realistic) for feature films, TV and/or animated features
    • Experience in Maya and experience in a modern raytracing package
    • Experience with Adobe Illustrator
    • Excellent attention to detail
    • Ability to work to deadlines
    • Possess excellent organizational and verbal communication skills
    • Ability to multi-task, prioritise and problem solve
    • Willingness to learn and contribute to the success of the team and the project
    • Sculpting experience with Mudbox is a bonus
    • Experience scripting in Python is a bonus
    • A traditional arts background in a relevant field is an advantage
  •  Surfacing Artist (Technical) – LEGO ® 2

    We are currently looking for a technical Surfacing Artist to work on Lego 2 in Vancouver!
     
    Surfacing Artists at Animal Logic are responsible for giving models the visual surface qualities that make them appear believable. Surfacing can encompass texture painting, procedural texturing, shading networks, sculpting, grooming and UV layout.
     
    Responsibility highlights include:

    • Produce high quality digital texture/lookdev work that meets all technical and aesthetic standards for the project
    • Collaborate with other departments to ensure all surfacing works through the pipeline

    Requirements:

    • 3+ years’ experience working on high quality texturing, shading and lookdev (preferably photo-realistic) for feature films, TV and/or animated features
    • Production experience with procedural shading, scripting and/or node based grooming/instancing tools
    • Extensive production experience with Mari
    • Extensive production experience in Maya and experience in a modern raytracing package
    • Experience with Adobe Illustrator
    • Excellent attention to detail
    • Ability to work to deadlines
    • Possess excellent organizational and verbal communication skills
    • Ability to multi-task, prioritise and problem solve
    • Willingness to learn and contribute to the success of the team and the project
    • Sculpting experience with Mudbox is a bonus
    • Experience scripting in Python is a bonus
    • A traditional arts background in a relevant field is an advantage
  •  Expression of Interest - Animation

    As we grow our studio in Vancouver we will be recruiting for Animation roles and we would like to hear from people who are interested in working with us at our Vancouver facility in the future.  Please fill out our online application form and we will contact you should a suitable role become available.

    Software currently in use is XSI and Maya.


    Requirements:

    If possible, we would like to see the following on your reel:
    • Good demonstration of weight, strong poses with excellent timing
    • Variety of styles – realistic to cartoony
    • Acting with dialogue
    • Physical actions
    • Cycles – walk, jump, fly etc.
    Please provide a demo reel and shot breakdown or link to a web site or blog and appropriate password if required.

    Note: we are unable to view material that is downloaded through 'Dropbox'.  Our preferred platform is Vimeo.

    Please update this application as your circumstances or details change and inform us at jobs@al.com.au if you do so.
  •  Expression of Interest - Art Department

    Please note this includes: design, concept, illustration and storyboarding.

    As we grow our studio in Vancouver we will be recruiting for Art Department/Storyboard roles and we would like to hear from people who are interested in working with us at our Vancouver facility in the future.   Please fill out our online application form and we will contact you should a suitable role become available.                                 

    Software currently in use is Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign, and After Effects. Experience with Maya will be viewed favourably.


    Requirements:

    Skills in traditional media (drawing, painting, photography etc) are valued highly.

    If possible we would like to see the following on your reel or in your portfolio:
    • Strong Artistic skills
    • Visual diary/sketch books
    • Examples of quick sketch material through to more finished work
    • A broad range of styles
    • A variety of projects
    • A storyboard candidate should have an understanding of character and camera, and developing visual storytelling from the written word
    Please provide a demo reel and shot breakdown or link to a web site or blog and appropriate password if required.

    Note: we are unable to view material that is downloaded through 'Dropbox'.  Our preferred platform is Vimeo.

    Please update this application as your circumstances or details change and inform us at jobs@al.com.au if you do so.
     
  •  Expression of Interest - Assembly

    Assembly – LEGO® 2 (Vancouver)
     
    Animal Logic is one of the world's most accomplished digital studios producing award winning, ground breaking and trail blazing animation, visual effects and design.
     
    We are looking for Assembly Prep Artist’s to join the team for our first Animated Feature in Vancouver!
     
    Candidates with the following skills are encouraged to apply:
     
    ·         1 year experience in Animated Features, VFX or Games
    ·         Experience with assets (modelling, rigging and surfacing)
    ·         Experience with Maya or XSI
    ·         Knowledge and experience with asset management and tracking software
    ·         Excellent attention to technical details and ability to deliver accurate work
    ·         Experience in MEL or Python scripting


    Requirements:

    To be successful in this role, the following is required by all candidates:
     
    • Proven ability to multi-task, prioritize and problem solve
    • Ability to communicate and interact positively in a collaborative group environment
    • An ability to focus on the big picture without losing track of the details
    • A passion for Animation and Layout
    • A technical education or background will also be considered favorably
     

     
    Animal Logic is one of the world's most accomplished digital studios producing award winning, ground breaking and trail blazing animation, visual effects and design.  If you think Animal, think Moulin Rouge, House of Flying Daggers, 300, The Great Gatsby, Happy Feet, Legend of the Guardians, BBC’s Walking with Dinosaurs 3D, Avengers: Age of Ultron and of course the blockbuster and BAFTA winning hit, The LEGO® Movie. Yes, that’s all us!
    We are based in Sydney, LA and are now very excited to be establishing a presence in Vancouver within the creative precinct of Yaletown. If you want to create GREAT WORK with GREAT PEOPLE then this is your GREAT opportunity to join our Vancouver studio.
  •  Expression of Interest - Department TD's

    As we grow our studio in Vancouver we will be recruiting for Department Technical Directors and we would like to hear from people who are interested in working with us at our Vancouver facility in the future.  Please fill out our online application form and we will contact you should a suitable role become available.
     
    As a Department TD you will be working closely with the Department Supervisor to research and develop department specific tools, maintain existing tools and plan for the future.  You will liaise with the R&D team to ensure compliance with current internal best practice.
     
    You will also support the artists in the department with the tools and troubleshoot problem scripts and other technical difficulties.


    Requirements:

    You will have expert knowledge in Python and knowledge of VCS, SVN, GIT, Mercurial or others; and PyQt or other GUI toolkit.

    Please update this application as your circumstances or details change and inform us at jobs@al.com.au if you do so.
  •  Expression of Interest - Editorial

    As we grow our studio in Vancouver we will be recruiting for Editorial roles and we would like to hear from people who are interested in working with us at our Vancouver facility in the future.  Please fill out our online application form and we will contact you should a suitable role become available.

    The software currently used is Avid.  


    Requirements:

    Please update this application as your circumstances or details change and inform us at jobs@al.com.au if you do so.
  •  Expression of Interest - Finance

    Over the next several months we will be recruiting for various finance roles for our new Vancouver facility. Whilst we are not currently actively recruiting we would still like to hear from people who are interested in working with us in our Corporate Finance and Production Accounting teams at our Vancouver facility in the future. 

    Please fill out our online application form and we will contact you should a suitable role become available.


    Requirements:

    Please update this application as your circumstances or details change and inform us at jobs@al.com.au if you do so.
  •  Expression of Interest - FX

    As we grow our studio in Vancouver we will be recruiting for FX roles and we would like to hear from people who are interested in working with us at our Vancouver facility in the future.  Please fill out our online application form and we will contact you should a suitable role become available.

    Software currently in use is Maya and Houdini.


    Requirements:

    If possible we would like to see the following on your reel:
    • Simulation examples – fire, water and smoke
    • Rigid body dynamics
    • Particles
    • Fluids
    • Completed shot to illustrate context/scale

    Please provide a demo reel and shot breakdown or link to a web site or blog and appropriate password if required.

    Note: we are unable to view material that is downloaded through 'Dropbox'.  Our preferred platform is Vimeo.

    Please update this application as your circumstances or details change and inform us at jobs@al.com.au if you do so.
     
  •  Expression of Interest - Human Resources

    As we grow our studio in Vancouver we will be recruiting for more HR, Training and Recruiting roles and we would like to hear from people who are interested in working with us at our Vancouver facility in the future. 
     
    Please fill out our online application form and we will contact you should a suitable role become available.


    Requirements:

    Please apply if you are interested in pursuing a HR, Training or Recruiting career as this is not a path into Production Management.
     
    Please update this application as your circumstances or details change and inform us at jobs@al.com.au if you do so.
  •  Expression of Interest - Layout

    As we grow our studio in Vancouver we will be recruiting for Layout roles and we would like to hear from people who are interested in working with us at our Vancouver facility in the future.  Please fill out our online application form and we will contact you should a suitable role become available.

    Software currently in use is XSI and Maya.

    Requirements:

    If possible, we would like to see the following on your reel:
    • Entire sequences
    • Where possible, animatics, followed by layout and then the final sequence
    • Evidence of strong understanding of staging, composition and editing

    Please provide a demo reel and shot breakdown or link to a web site or blog and appropriate password if required.

    Note: we are unable to view material that is downloaded through 'Dropbox'.  Our preferred platform is Vimeo.

    Please update this application as your circumstances or details change and inform us at jobs@al.com.au if you do so.
     
  •  Expression of Interest - Lighting

    As we grow our studio in Vancouver we will be recruiting for Lighting roles and we would like to hear from people who are interested in working with us at our Vancouver facility in the future.  Please fill out our online application form and we will contact you should a suitable role become available.
                                         
    Software currently in use is Maya and our proprietary renderer.


    Requirements:

    If possible we would like to see the following on your reel:
    • Moving images not stills
    • Layers
    • Camera plate if live action
    • HDRI
    • Finished shot
     
    Please provide a demo reel and shot breakdown or link to a web site or blog and appropriate password if required.

    Note: we are unable to view material that is downloaded through 'Dropbox'.  Our preferred platform is Vimeo.
     
    Please update this application as your circumstances or details change and inform us at jobs@al.com.au if you do so.
     
  •  Expression of Interest - Matte Painting

    As we grow our studio in Vancouver we will be recruiting for Matte Painters roles and we would like to hear from people who are interested in working with us at our Vancouver facility in the future.  Please fill out our online application form and we will contact you should a suitable role become available.

    Software currently in use is Photoshop. An understanding of Nuke and/or Maya will be viewed favourably along with photographic skills.


    Requirements:

    If possible we would like to see the following on your reel:
    • Strong artistic skills
    • Staged development of the finished matte painting from original camera plate if live action
    • Experience with 2.5 D (projection work)
    • Completed Shot
    • Concept art

    Please provide a demo reel and shot breakdown or link to a web site or blog and appropriate password if required.

    Note: we are unable to view material that is downloaded through 'Dropbox'.  Our preferred platform is Vimeo.

    Please update this application as your circumstances or details change and inform us at jobs@al.com.au if you do so.
     
  •  Expression of Interest - Modelling

    As we grow our studio in Vancouver we will be recruiting for Modellers and we would like to hear from people who are interested in working with us at our Vancouver facility in the future.  Please fill out our online application form and we will contact you should a suitable role become available.    
               
    Software currently in use is Maya, XSI, Modo, ZBrush and Mudbox.


    Requirements:

    If possible we would like to see the following on your reel:
    • Topology/wire frame
    • Turntables
    • Reference material
    • Character and/or environment
    Please provide a demo reel and shot breakdown or link to a web site or blog and appropriate password if required.

    Note: we are unable to view material that is downloaded through 'Dropbox'.  Our preferred platform is Vimeo.

    Please update this application as your circumstances or details change and inform us at jobs@al.com.au if you do so.
     

    Please note that we anticipate recruiting for these positions during the summer.
  •  Expression of Interest - Production

    As we grow our studio in Vancouver we will be recruiting for Production Management roles and we would like to hear from people who are interested in working with us at our Vancouver facility in the future. 

    Please fill out our online application form and we will contact you should a suitable role become available.              


    Requirements:

    Please note ‘Production Management’ roles include Production Assistants, Production Coordinators, Production Supervisors, Production Managers and Producers.       
                                  
    Software currently in use is Microsoft Project and our proprietary tracking system.
    Please update this application as your circumstances or details change and inform us at jobs@al.com.au if you do so.
     
  •  Expression of Interest - Render Wranglers

    As we grow our studio in Vancouver we will be recruiting for Render Wranglers and we would like to hear from people who are interested in working with us at our Vancouver facility in the future.  Please fill out our online application form and we will contact you should a suitable role become available. 
                  
    The Render Wrangling team ensures the render-queuing system (farm) is constantly monitored to help achieve efficient and trouble free rendering.

    Requirements:

    To join the team you should demonstrate:
    • Knowledge of scripting - python preferred
    • Experience using Linux, Windows and mac platforms
    Previous experience in a technical support position and in a computer graphics and/or rendering environment will be highly regarded.

    Please update this application as your circumstances or details change and inform us at jobs@al.com.au if you do so.
  •  Expression of Interest - Rigging

    As we grow our studio in Vancouver we will be recruiting for Riggers and we would like to hear from people who are interested in working with us at our Vancouver facility in the future.  Please fill out our online application form and we will contact you should a suitable role become available.           
        
    Software currently in use is XSI and Maya.

    Requirements:

    If possible we would like to see the following on your reel:
    • Rig
    • Sped up rig play through
    • Animation using the rig (does not have to be fully rendered)

    Please provide a demo reel and shot breakdown or link to a web site or blog and appropriate password if required.

    Note: we are unable to view material that is downloaded through 'Dropbox'.  Our preferred platform is Vimeo.

    Please update this application as your circumstances or details change and inform us at jobs@al.com.au if you do so.
     
  •  Expression of Interest - Software Development

    Whilst we do not have any Software Development roles currently available we would still like to hear from people who are interested in working with us at our Vancouver facility in the future.  Please fill out our online application form and we will contact you should a suitable role become available.

    Software Developers at Animal Logic work on three broad areas; production systems, pipeline engineering and graphics tools using Java, Python and C++.

    Requirements:

    Apart from software engineering skills, applicants with maths, physics or engineering backgrounds are also sort.

    Please update this application as your circumstances or details change and inform us at jobs@al.com.au if you do so.
  •  Expression of Interest - Technology / IT

    Whilst we do not have roles currently available we would still like to hear from people who are interested in working with us at our Vancouver facility in the future.  Please fill out our online application form and we will contact you should a suitable role become available.

    Please note Technology/ IT includes Systems Engineering and Support Engineering, along with Supervisory IT roles.

    Our Systems team support Linux, Windows, PC and Mac.



    Requirements:

    Please update this application as your circumstances or details change and inform us at jobs@al.com.au if you do so.

Sydney

  •  SIGGRAPH 2017

    At Siggraph 2017 we will be in the Job Fair (Booth 11 – Tuesday to Thursday) and also interviewing as many people as we can in the time available.
     
    For the Sydney studio we are particularly interested in talking to Animators and Compositors.
     
    If you are interested in talking to us, please fill out the online application form to request an interview during Siggraph 2017, or swing by and see us at the Job Fair booth.
     
    We look forward to meeting you!
     
  •  Assembly/Layout (Anim Prep) Artist – Peter Rabbit

    We are looking for Assembly/Layout Artists to join the team for our our hybrid feature ‘Peter Rabbit’.

    http://www.animallogic.com/News/Current-News/Made-in-NSW-lures-major-new-film-Peter-Rabbit-to-S

    The primary Assembly responsibility is to maintain the “shot breakdown” - facilitating distribution of assets between various departments, with a special emphasis on supporting the Layout and Animation teams.

    The primary Layout responsibility is to help define the visual language of the film, working to realize the director’s brief and cinematic vision for a hybrid live action/cg feature film.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Work within a team of assembly/layout artists under the supervision of a layout lead and assembly supervisor.
    • Responsible for helping establish the cinematic staging and camera positioning as guided by the film's director.
    • Ability to pose and/or roughly animate characters.
    • Ability to work within a production schedule, delivering shots and/or sequences to the editorial department. 
    • Ability to provide the technical set-up of shots to departments further down the production pipeline (e.g. Animation, Lighting).
    • Ability to follow direction and embrace change.

    Requirements:

    Candidates with the following skills are encouraged to apply:

    • 1 + years experience in Animated Features, VFX or Games
    • Experience in post viz
    • Experience with Maya
    • Knowledge and experience with asset management and tracking software
    • Excellent attention to technical details and ability to deliver accurate work
    • Experience in MEL or Python scripting is a bonus
    • Proven ability to multi-task, prioritize and problem solve
    • Ability to communicate and interact positively in a collaborative group environment
    • An ability to focus on the big picture without losing track of the details
    • A passion for Animation and Layout
    • A technical education or background will also be considered favorably
    • A recognized qualification in film, animation or fine arts would be helpful but is not essential.

    Candidates should understand storytelling, shot structure and cinematography.

    On your show reel, please have whole, or large parts, of sequences, as this will help demonstrate your ability to construct a sequence in terms of camera and framing. 

  •  Animation/Layout (Pipeline) TD (Short Term) – Peter Rabbit

    We are currently looking for Animation/Layout (Pipeline) TDs for our hybrid feature ‘Peter Rabbit’.  This is a short contract commencing as soon as possible till Mid-December.
     
    Working with other Animation/Layout (Pipeline) TDs you will be involved and responsible for pipeline development and support.  Ultimately, this role is ensuring the optimization of the workflow of the Performance departments which include Edit, Assembly, Tracking, Layout and Animation.

    The following will be highly regarded:

    • 3 years minimum working on animated features or VFX projects
    • Competency using and troubleshooting Maya in a production environment
    • Experience with a large facility pipeline
    • Experience supporting animators and layout artists
    • Experience using Linux in production
    • Experience interfacing with an R&D department

    Programming experience in C++ and/or a degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Physics or equivalent will be considered a bonus

    Requirements:

    The following is required of all candidates:

    • Programming experience in Python
    • Experience in PyQt
    • Excellent attention to detail and ability to follow through on solutions
    • Ability to multi-task, prioritize and problem solve
    • Ability to work within a strong team environment
    • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
     
    Due to the length of contract we encourage people who are Australian citizens or Permanent residents; or who are eligible for a working holiday visa to apply.
  •  Compositors (Short Term) – Peter Rabbit

    We are seeking experienced Compositors for our hybrid feature film, Peter Rabbit. Contracts are from September through to the end of the year.

    We are particularly interested in Compositors with experience integrating performance based, realistic CG characters into live action plates.

    Requirements:

    To join us on this exciting project you will need the following:

    • A minimum of 5 years+ experience as a Compositor for visual effects films or high end television projects.
    • Outstanding production knowledge of Nuke.
    • A passion & infectious enthusiasm for creating outstanding visuals on an international stage.
    • Excellent ability to integrate 2d, 3d and live action elements.
    • Proven ability to follow an established look and meet deadlines.
    • Excellent attention to detail.                                    
    • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
    • Ability to multi-task, prioritize and problem solve.
    • A good understanding of a range of supplementary software typically found in digital production, such as Maya, is desirable.

    If you are interested in joining us on Peter Rabbit please fill out our online application form or send us an update if you are already have a profile with us. 

    We would really like to see your latest material including:
     
    • Current show reel (please include camera plates, individual layers and finished shots)
    • Comprehensive shot breakdown (including software used)

  •  Senior Production Coordinator (Short Term) – Peter Rabbit

    We are looking for a Senior Production Coordinator who is available as soon as possible to work on our hybrid feature ‘Peter Rabbit’
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5117670/
     
    You’ll be joining an established team to work on our first Animal Logic Entertainment (ALE) film till the end of the year!

    Requirements:

    If you have:
     
    • 5 years or more Production Coordination experience working on Animated, VFX feature films, commercials or games;
    • Technical knowledge/experience of film formats, digital media and film techniques; and
    • Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft office, and scheduling and database software; and experience working with highly creative and/or technical people,
     
    Then we need you!
     
    You will excel in this role, if you have:
     
    • A sincere enthusiasm for facilitating the work of artists in high pressure environments
    • A passion for Animated and/or VFX feature projects
    • Ability to multi-task, prioritize and problem solve
    • Strong administrative and organisational skills
    • Highly developed written and oral communication skills and the ability to connect with a wide variety of personalities
    • An ability to remain focused on the big picture without losing track of the details
     
    Due to the length of contact and start date we are ideally looking for Australian citizens or permanent residents or candidates who are eligible for a work and holiday visa.

  •  Senior Character FX TDs (Short Term) – Peter Rabbit

    We are currently looking for Senior Character FX Technical Directors/Artists.  Members of the CharFX team are responsible for the generation of shot-based hair, feathers and cloth with Houdini. Contracts are for start dates as soon as possible, running through to mid December.

    Requirements:

    The following is required of all candidates:
     
    • 8 + years production experience in television commercials, film or animated features
    • A good understanding of Houdini and have ideally specialised in the following sub disciplines:

        Cloth solvers (houdini's own solver or Carbon cloth plugin) + Sop solvers
        Wire solvers (DOP and SOP workflows)
        Vex/python code
        Skin deformation techniques
        Creation of Digital assets for other artists

    • Senior candidates possessing the ability to create their own setups for simulation and deformation
    • Excellent attention to detail
    • Ability to work to deadlines
    • Ability to work within a strong team environment
    • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
    • Ability to multi-task, prioritize and problem solve.
     
    The following will be highly regarded, and ideally demonstrated in your reel
     
    • Houdini shot production
    • Cloth Simulation
    • Hair and or feather Simulation
    • Tool Creation, modification of Digital Assets
    • Previous experience in character finaling, character FX or FX work in film, animated features, or TVC

    A technical education or background will also be considered favourably. Experienced candidates may also possess skills in VEX, Python (with C or C++ a bonus).
     
  •  Senior Creature Performance Animators (Short Term) - Peter Rabbit

    Fantastic opportunities for Mid - Senior Creature Performance Animators on Peter Rabbit, now in production at our Sydney facility. We are looking for experienced, gifted Animators for this full keyframe, performance-based, hybrid (VFX/Animation) feature film. Contracts are for start dates in July/August/September, running through to mid December.
     


    Requirements:


    • 5+ years’ experience in animating for feature films.
    • A demonstrated passion and ability in animating naturalistic creatures.
    • A demonstrated passion and ability in animating character performance and lip sync.
    • Ability to motivate and support others in the group toward realising the director’s vision, while taking an active role in providing creative input and solutions.
    • A fervent desire to produce the best quality animation on the planet and keep raising the bar!
    • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
    • The ability to multi-task and proritise.
    • The ability to work to deadlines.

  •  Senior HR Operations Administrator - Facility

    We are seeking an experienced Senior HR Operations Administrator to join our team for a one year period, with a possibility of ongoing employment. The Senior HR Operations Administrator reports to the Head of Human Resources and works within a team of dedicated HR Operations crew responsible for coordinating the establishment of the employment relationship from on-boarding to exiting.
     
    This is a hands-on position and requires exceptional organisational and time management skills. There is always a lot to juggle with a large volume of work and the pace is fast!

    Some of the key responsibilities include:
     
    • Coordinating the on-boarding of new staff including preparation of employment letters, executing new starter documentation, and being a central point of contact for queries
    • Preparation and application of Temporary Skills Shortages visa (formerly 457 visas)
    • Advising and assisting employees with accommodation, travel and immigration matters, superannuation, health insurance, including booking hotels and flights
    • Oversee Work, Health and Safety matters
    • Case management of Worker’s Compensation claims 
    • Creating and maintaining personnel files in an accurate and structured manner
    • Coordinating the exiting of staff including exit interviews, repatriation, separation documentation
    • Administrative responsibilities as required including processing invoices, relocation expense claims 
     

    Requirements:

    This role is not for the faint hearted so if you are extremely organised, meticulous and process driven we would like to hear from you! To succeed in the role, you will need strong interpersonal skills, an excellent eye for detail and the ability to co-ordinate the full range of the HR experience. You will have an active and enthusiastic interest in Human Resources within a creative environment. You will also possess the following experience and skills:

    • Minimum 2 years’ experience in a HR generalist, operations or administration background
    • Tertiary or business college qualified in related field
    • Previous experience in a Film/TV industry desirable but not essential
    • Proven track record of working to deadlines with competing priorities
    • Impeccable attention to detail with an accurate and methodical approach to work practice
    • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
    • Ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic team environment with highly confidential information
    • Strong computer literacy, including Word and Excel proficiency
    • Eligible to work permanently in Australia

    This is a fabulous opportunity to expand or develop your HR career within a close knit team and a fantastic organisation! If you have what it takes and want to do Great Work with Great People, please send your CV to: seniorhrops@al.com.au 


  •  Financial Planning Analyst – Animated Features and Visual Effects - Facility

    The Animal Logic group Corporate Finance team is responsible for all the corporate financial functions of the company, including financial control, accounting, financial reporting, FP&A, tax, treasury, tax, insurance, payroll and corporate governance.
     
    FP&A is responsible for the budgeting / forecasting and decision support processes within the Corporate Finance team.
     
    The FP&A role is a newly created role that will be a key asset in the future growth of the company, working closely with the Production Accounting function to obtain detailed knowledge and understanding of the Company’s production planning and tracking processes to integrate into its  financial forecast and annual budgeting processes. 
     
    The FP&A will be required to provide operating plan variance analysis and financial consulting and strategic support to senior management, including capital expenditure analysis, industry/peer group comparisons, new business opportunities, acquisition analysis and other projects requested from time to time. 
     
    This function acts as the analytical engine of the company to provide insights and support ‘optimal’ business decision making. 
     
    The position reports to the Chief Financial Officer.

    Position Responsibilities:

    • Detailed involvement in helping CFO and senior management budget and re-forecast operations / financials of the group.
    • Work closely with Production Accounting to prepare consolidated company forecasts and budgets
    • Perform detailed financial analysis including advanced financial modelling, profitability analysis, return on investment/discounted cash flow analysis, monitoring business issues and impact to bottom line.
    • Develop financial models and analyses to support strategic initiatives.
    • Oversee and manage the continued development of Budgeting, Financial Forecasting, Operating Plan and Modelling tools
    • Analyse trends in revenue, expense, capital expenditures and other related areas.  Research industry trends, competitors, etc. as necessary.
    •  Other specialist planning and analysis projects as required, including M&A, capital expenditure and other business proposals

    Requirements:


    Qualifications

    • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or Finance or equivalent
    • ACA / CPA qualified
    • At least 5 years Finance or Accounting experience with at least 3 years in the area of FP&A.
    • Experience in the film or media entertainment industry preferred.
    • Advanced Microsoft Excel and financial modelling skills required.
    • Experience in a multi-entity, multi-currency group structure preferred. 
    • Strong analytical and problem solving skills. Ability to think creatively, highly-driven and self-motivated.
    • Highest standards of accuracy and precision; highly organized.
    • Excellent time management skills.
    • High written and verbal communication skills.
    • Ability to work independently and as a team member with excellent interpersonal skills. 

  •  Expression of Interest - Art Department/Storyboard

    Please note this includes: design, concept, illustration and storyboarding.

    Whilst we do not have any roles available in our Art Department we would still like to hear from people who are interested in working with us in the future.  Please fill out our online application form and we will contact you should a suitable role become available.                         

    Requirements:

    Software currently in use is Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign, and After Effects. Experience with Maya will be viewed favourably.

    Skills in traditional media (drawing, painting, photography etc) are valued highly.

    If possible we would like to see the following on your reel or in your portfolio:

    • Strong Artistic skills
    • Visual diary/sketch books
    • Examples of quick sketch material through to more finished work
    • A broad range of styles
    • A variety of projects
    • A storyboard candidate should have an understanding of character and camera, and developing visual storytelling from the written word.

    Please provide a demo reel and shot breakdown or link to a web site or blog and appropriate password if required.

    Note: we are unable to view material that is downloaded through 'Dropbox'.  Our preferred platform is Vimeo.

    Please update this application as your circumstances or details change and inform us at jobs@al.com.au if you do so.
  •  Expression of Interest - FX

    Whilst we do not have any FX roles available we would still like to hear from people who are interested in working with us in the future.  Please fill out our online application form and we will contact you should a suitable role become available.                                    

    Requirements:

    Software currently in use is Maya and Houdini.

    If possible we would like to see the following on your reel:

    • Simulation examples – fire, water and smoke
    • Rigid body dynamics
    • Particles
    • Fluids
    • Completed shot to illustrate context/scale

    Please provide a demo reel and shot breakdown or link to a web site or blog and appropriate password if required.

    Note: we are unable to view material that is downloaded through 'Dropbox'.  Our preferred platform is Vimeo

    Please update this application as your circumstances or details change and inform us at jobs@al.com.au if you do so.
  •  Expression of Interest - Lighting

    Whilst we do not have any Lighting roles available we would still like to hear from people who are interested in working with us in the future.  Please fill out our online application form and we will contact you should a suitable role become available.                                     

    Requirements:

    Software currently in use is Maya and Renderman.

    If possible we would like to see the following on your reel:

    • Moving images not stills
    • Layers
    • Camera plate if live action
    • Finished shot


    Please provide a demo reel and shot breakdown or link to a web site or blog and appropriate password if required.

    Note: we are unable to view material that is downloaded through 'Dropbox'.  Our preferred platform is Vimeo

    Please update this application as your circumstances or details change and inform us at jobs@al.com.au if you do so.

  •  Expression of Interest - Matte Painting

    Whilst we do not have any Matte Painting roles available we would still like to hear from people who are interested in working with us in the future.  Please fill out our online application form and we will contact you should a suitable role become available.       
                                  

    Requirements:

    Software currently in use is Photoshop. An understanding of Nuke and/or Maya will be viewed favourably along with photographic skills.

    If possible we would like to see the following on your reel:

    • Strong artistic skills.
    • Staged development of the finished matte painting from original camera plate if live action.
    • Experience with 2.5 D (projection work).
    • Completed Shot.
    • Concept art.

    Please provide a demo reel and shot breakdown or link to a web site or blog and appropriate password if required.

    Note: we are unable to view material that is downloaded through 'Dropbox'.  Our preferred platform is Vimeo

    Please update this application as your circumstances or details change and inform us at jobs@al.com.au if you do so.
  •  Expression of Interest - Modelling

    Whilst we do not have any Modelling roles available we would still like to hear from people who are interested in working with us in the future.  Please fill out our online application form and we will contact you should a suitable role become available.                                    

    Requirements:

    Software currently in use is Maya, XSI, Modo, ZBrush and Mudbox.

    If possible we would like to see the following on your reel:
    • Topology/wire frame
    • Turntables
    • Reference material
    • Character and/or environment

    Please provide a demo reel and shot breakdown or link to a web site or blog and appropriate password if required.

    Note: we are unable to view material that is downloaded through 'Dropbox'.  Our preferred platform is Vimeo

    Please update this application as your circumstances or details change and inform us at jobs@al.com.au if you do so.
  •  Expression of Interest - Production Management

    Whilst we do not have any Production Management roles available we would still like to hear from people who are interested in working with us in the future.  Please fill out our online application form and we will contact you should a suitable role become available.

    Please note ‘Production Management’ roles include Production Assistants, Production Coordinators, Production Managers and Producers.            
                           

    Requirements:

    Software currently in use is Microsoft Project and proprietary tracking system.

    Please update this application as your circumstances or details change and inform us at jobs@al.com.au if you do so.
  •  Expression of Interest - Rigging

    Whilst we do not have any Rigging roles available we would still like to hear from people who are interested in working with us in the future.  Please fill out our online application form and we will contact you should a suitable role become available.                                    

    Requirements:

    Software currently in use is XSI and Maya.

    If possible we would like to see the following on your reel:

    • Rig
    • Sped up rig play through
    • Animation using the rig (does not have to be fully rendered)

    Please provide a demo reel and shot breakdown or link to a web site or blog and appropriate password if required.

    Note: we are unable to view material that is downloaded through 'Dropbox'.  Our preferred platform is Vimeo

    Please update this application as your circumstances or details change and inform us at jobs@al.com.au if you do so.
  •  Expression of Interest - Roto

    Whilst we do not have any Roto roles available we would still like to hear from people who are interested in working with us in the future.  Please fill out our online application form and we will contact you should a suitable role become available.

    Requirements:

    Software currently in use is Nuke.

    If possible we would like to see the following on your reel:

    • Moving images, not stills
    • Camera plates
    • Mattes
    • Finished shot

    Please provide a demo reel and shot breakdown or link to a web site or blog and appropriate password if required.

    Note: we are unable to view material that is downloaded through 'Dropbox'.  Our preferred platform is Vimeo

    Please update this application as your circumstances or details change and inform us at jobs@al.com.au if you do so.
  •  Expression of Interest - Roto Training

    To register your interest for future Roto Training, please fill out the online application form.

    Please register your interest if you are an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident only.

    The Animal Logic Roto Training course is an unpaid 4 week full time course held in our Studio located in Fox Studios Australia.

    This program is designed to fill our need for Roto trainees on future projects.  It is Nuke based and allows people to progress naturally onto a Compositing 2D based career path. 

    The course is Roto based, but basic compositing techniques, tracking, keying and a bit of the 3D camera system is covered too.  We will also cover 3D stereo techniques as this is skill set that is required for many projects.

    Knowledge of Nuke is handy but not necessary.  We tend to look for art based skills rather than technical based software skills.

    Whilst we conduct this training during downtime at the studio, it is also in preparation for possible upcoming projects.  However, completing this training does not guarantee you a role on our next project and unfortunately we cannot guarantee when the next project will commence.

    Requirements:

    If possible we would to see the following on your reel:

    • Roto or compositing examples with any software
    • Photography/art work/design/concept/illustration/life drawing examples

    Please provide a demo reel and shot breakdown or link to a web site or blog and appropriate password if required.

    Note: we are unable to view material that is downloaded through 'Dropbox'.  Our preferred platform is Vimeo

    Please update this application as your circumstances or details change and inform us at jobs@al.com.au if you do so.
     
  •  Expression of Interest - Software Engineering

     
    We welcome applications from Engineers interested in software development at Animal Logic.
     
    As a Software Engineer in one of the five specialist areas at our Sydney facility, you work as part of a large multi-site department on software developed for our facilities in both Sydney and Vancouver.
     
    Experience in software development for visual effects and animation is what we look for primarily, however we are open to hearing from people in related visual industries, or with applicable knowledge and an interest in actualising beautiful computer generated imagery. 
     
    An overview of the various software development areas can be found below.  With your application please also let us know your area/s of interest and your availability (current or future).  Please also include any relevant supplementary materials e.g: Github, publications, website/blog etc.

    Requirements:

     
    Rendering:   Rendering is responsible for the development and enhancement of our proprietary rendering software (Glimpse): including our state-of-the-art rendering engine, shading system and scene representation.
    For more information on the development of our renderer Glimpse check out this article in fxguide: https://www.fxguide.com/featured/a-glimpse-at-animal-logic/

    Tech:                       rendering    C++   mathematics   path tracing   Monte Carlo    OSL 

    Pipeline:  Pipeline is responsible for creating software used by artists in the craft departments; building tools and interfaces, enabling asset flow, scene assembly and scene manipulation, to support and manage complex workflows in a highly iterative pipeline.

    A significant project for Pipeline at present is upgrading our facility to make use of a more consistent scene description format, and adapting every stage of our production pipeline to take full advantage of the benefits offered by that approach.

    We are very interested in hearing from software engineers who have API design experience, exposure to high-performance computing environments and prior experience working with compact representations of large in-memory scene graphs in film production or games environments.

    Tech:                       Python   Maya API   XSI   Nuke    

    Production Systems: Production Systems develops and maintains production tracking and reporting systems, digital asset management systems and database systems that play a key role in automating our production pipeline. A particular Production Systems focus is working on our proprietary render farm software, which is utilised to manage a large private compute cloud.

    Tech:                       Java   Spring   JMS    AKKA   Agile   TDD  HTML5   ES6
      
    Animation & Rigging:  Animation and Rigging (Software Development) is responsible for the evolution of production tools and processes, especially in the areas of character animation and rigging; supporting the development of improved tools and techniques in collaboration with our artistic staff.

    Tech:                       C++   Python   UIs   Rigging   Animation 

    Computer Graphics/Simulation :  Computer Graphics, which includes Simulation, is responsible for continually evolving and integrating our visual effects production tools and processes and making our technical achievements meaningful and useful for our Artists. This is particularly important in areas of natural phenomena simulation, procedural geometry generation/amplification, and creature effects. 

    Tech:                       C++   C++11   Python   APIs   Houdini   Maya   UIs   UNIX/LINUX  
    OpenGL   Bullet   OpenVDB   CUDA   Boost   TBB   QT   PyQt   vtune   valgrind  

     
    Please update this application as your circumstances or details change and drop us a line at jobs@al.com.au if you do so.

  •  Expression of Interest - Surfacing / Look Dev / Grooming

    Whilst we do not have any Surfacing roles available we would still like to hear from people who are interested in working with us in the future.  Please fill out our online application form and we will contact you should a suitable role become available.                                    

    Requirements:

    Software currently in use is Maya, Mari and Renderman.

    If possible we would like to see the following on your reel:
    • Reference plate/material
    • Turntable
    • UV layout
    Please provide a demo reel and shot breakdown or link to a web site or blog and appropriate password if required.

    Note: we are unable to view material that is downloaded through 'Dropbox'.  Our preferred platform is Vimeo.


    Please update this application as your circumstances or details change and inform us at jobs@al.com.au if you do so.
  •  Expression of Interest - Tracking/Matchmove Training

    To register your interest for future Matchmove Training, please fill out the online application form.

    Please register your interest if you are an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident only.

    The Animal Logic Matchmove Training course is an unpaid 3 - 4 week full time course held in our Studio located in Fox Studios Australia. 

    This program is designed to fill our need for Matchmove trainees on future projects.  Using 3DEqualizer and Maya.  You will need basic Maya skills.

    The learning outcome is for you to be able to take a shot from start and assess it, problem solve (to a degree), produce a successful track, export a camera and line the shot up in Maya to produce a finished camera track; then to pass that onto other departments.

    Whilst we conduct this training during downtime at the studio, it is also in preparation for possible upcoming projects.  However, completing this training does not guarantee you a role on our next project and unfortunately we cannot guarantee when the next project will commence.

    Requirements:

    If possible we would to see the following on your reel:

    • Maya skills in any department
    • Photography/art work/design/concept/illustration/life drawing examples

    Please provide a demo reel and shot breakdown.

    Please update this application as your circumstances or details change and inform us at jobs@al.com.au if you do so.
  •  Expression of Interest - VFX and CG Supervision

    Whilst we do not have any VFX or CG Supervision roles available we would still like to hear from people who are interested in working with us in the future.  Please fill out our online application form and we will contact you should a suitable role become available.

    Requirements:

    Please note Supervision includes experience in television commercials, television series, on set, live action VFX films and/or animated features.

    Please provide a demo reel and shot breakdown or link to a web site or blog and appropriate password if required.

    Note: we are unable to view material that is downloaded through 'Dropbox'.  Our preferred platform is Vimeo.


    Please update this application as your circumstances or details change and inform us at jobs@al.com.au if you do so.
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