Facial Modeler - Montreal

Montreal /
3D – Modeling /
Contract - Artist
Reporting to the Modeling and/or Creature Supervisor, the Face Shape Modeler produces photo-realistic models from scratch for live-action, major feature films, and partners with team leadership to create high-level milestones and task estimates. Working with the in-house modeling pipeline, the Face Shape Modeler is able to solve technical issues and assist in mentoring junior team members through their work and troubleshooting skills.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Creates high-quality face shapes using FACS; implements improvements/changes based on review feedback and Supervisor/Lead direction
    • Proactively recommends and helps with testing and proper implementation of ongoing pipeline improvements; Identifies potential issues, provides solutions, and escalates
    • Maintains positive relationship with all stakeholders and departments; attend and fully participate in meetings
    • Trains, mentors and assists in overseeing junior modeling team members
    • Communicates with production with changes to scope, time, and challenges to make adjustments to milestones if needed to achieve project and department goals

QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE

    • Minimum five (5) years of VFX experience modeling photorealistic characters for live-action feature filmS
    • Expert Maya and excellent knowledge of Zbrush and/or Mudbox.
    • Mari and Wrap4D knowledge (a plus)
    • Excellent technical troubleshooting skills and problem-solving abilities
    • Strong understanding of rigging process and displacement map workflow
    • Strong demonstrated understanding of facial anatomy and creating blend shapes for facial expressions using FACS
    • Understanding of FACS, Visemes, Phonemes blendshape methodology
    • Experience working on creatures, topology, and blend shapes
    • Eye for detail and able to QA own work to ensure the highest quality before handing off assets
    • Excellent time management and prioritization skills; experience working under tight deadlines with multiple priorities an asset
    • Able to breakdown large goals into achievable milestones with production support
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills
    • Team player and able to work independently with minimal supervision
BENEFITS
We offer extended medical, disability and dental insurance.

APPLICATION 
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