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At Gradient Effects, you’ll get a challenge, not a box. The right and left brain can coexist, contact us if you agree.
We prioritize talent over seniority, so if you can wear many hats, produce high-end creative or specialize in a rare skill set, we want to hear from you.

VFX PIPELINE ENGINEER - Los Angeles, California

Gradient Effects, Los Angeles, California is looking for experienced VFX Engineer, who are not only great at their craft, but are also capable of training, critiquing and mentoring others.

Job Description

The VFX Pipeline Engineer is responsible for pipeline tools creation and providing software solutions to support production and artists.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Scripted Tool Development, Customization and Support
  • Creation and maintenance of new scripted tools that support production needs
  • Integration of scripted tools with existing in-house tools and code base.
  • Creation of documentation and tutorials for tools and integrations.
  • Customization of existing scripted tools to suit the needs of the studio, projects, and artists.
  • Provide help desk assistance to production for scripted tools.
  • Uphold quality standards and vision set forth by Creative Supervisors.

Pipeline Workflows and Collaboration:

  • Work with artists, leads, and supervisors to understand day to day production workflow needs
  • Collaborate with the artists and TDs to map out and optimize common workflows and tool integration.
  • Research and recommend improvements to existing workflows or new workflows that will improve productivity or communication.

Skills Required:

  • Competent in Python and familiarity with other scripting languages used in production.
  • Extensive knowledge of film visual effects production workflows.
  • Knowledge of film/video post production techniques, software, hardware and workflows. Must be able to prioritize requests and have effective communications skills.
  • Detail oriented with a strong ability to multi-task
  • Knowledge of : Unix / Linux.
  • Object Oriented Programming
  • Familiarity with Databases
  • Familiarity with Network Render Queuing systems.
  • General understanding of networking and performance issues that arise with automated tools.

**NO PHONE CALLS
** Walk-in applications will not be accepted or considered

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3D MODELER - Los Angeles, California

Gradient Effects, Los Angeles, California is looking for artists who are not only great at their craft, but are also capable of training, critiquing and mentoring other artists.

Requirements:

  • Expert knowledge of Maya, ZBrush, Mud Box
  • Expert knowledge of Photoshop, Mari
  • Knowledge of Python and MEL is a plus
  • Must understand Deformers and basic knowledge of Rigging techniques
  • Strong knowledge and experiences in materials/shader/look development
  • Ability to break a complex task into simpler subtasks
  • Team player with strong communication skills desired
  • Must be pro-active and able to take direction/criticism
  • Must work well with deadlines

**NO PHONE CALLS
** Walk-in applications will not be accepted or considered

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VFX COORDINATOR - Los Angeles, California

Gradient Effects, Los Angeles, California is looking for VFX Coordinators who are not only great at their craft, but are also capable of training, critiquing and mentoring others.

Requirements include:

  • Previous experience as a VFX Production Coordinator
  • Highly organized, exceptional time/project management skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Proven ability to prioritize conflicting tasks and juggle multiple projects
  • Ability to remain calm and composed in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work within a team atmosphere
  • In depth understanding of live-action and CG based VFX workflow
  • In depth understanding of common file formats and resolutions

Responsibilities:

  • Works closely with VFX Producer and Supervisors to schedule, track and manage the workflow in order to meet deadlines
  • Organize Dailies, rounds and meetings, taking notes and following up on information as necessary
  • Ensure production database is kept updated daily with notes and key information before departing for the day
  • Communicate any client sessions or meeting changes to the appropriate team member
  • Communicating information quickly and concisely to crew and other departments in person, not just via email
  • Maintain accurate summaries of progress from previous day’s work by artists
  • Anticipate and communicate issues to Producer and Supervisor to resolve problems promptly
  • Manage edits along with editorial department
  • Take responsibility for knowing details of schedule and advising production crew members accordingly
  • Manage resources and communicate clearly within each department
  • Provide superlative support under dead-line driven timelines
  • Helping maintain a upbeat professional production office

**NO PHONE CALLS
** Walk-in applications will not be accepted or considered

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NUKE COMPOSITOR - Los Angeles, California

Gradient Effects, Los Angeles, California is looking for experienced Nuke Compositing Artists, who are not only great at their craft, but are also capable of training, critiquing and mentoring other artists.

Requirements:

  • Expert knowledge of Nuke
  • Expert knowledge of 3D Principles and Techniques in Nuke
  • Experience with Linux, Photoshop, Mocha, Boujou , PFTrack is desirable
  • Must be able to learn and effectively use proprietary tools and pipeline
  • Must have an excellent artistic eye
  • Ability to break a complex task into simpler sub tasks
  • Team player with strong communication skills desired
  • Must be pro-active and able to take direction/criticism
  • Must work well with deadlines

**NO PHONE CALLS
** Walk-in applications will not be accepted or considered

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SENIOR EFFECTS TD/DEVELOPER - Los Angeles, California

Gradient Effects, Los Angeles, California is looking for a Senior Effects TD/Developer to join our team.

Required skills and duties:

  • 5+ years experience in Feature Film Effects in a production Environment using Maya
  • Thorough understanding of Computer Graphics Principles
  • MEL Scripting experience and developing tools is required
  • Python scripting experience is preferred
  • Excellent troubleshooting and problem-solving skills
  • Must be able to work in a team
  • Self-guided triage and follow-through skills to best respond to assigned duties
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Realflow experience and scripting is a plus
  • Linux Operating System experience is a must
  • C/C++ experience is a plus

**NO PHONE CALLS
** Walk-in applications will not be accepted or considered

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ASSISTANT VFX EDITOR - Los Angeles, California

Gradient Effects, Los Angeles, is looking for an Assistant VFX Editor to join our team.

Requirements include:

  • Experience with Final Cut Pro
  • Good knowledge of file formats, useful software and IT skills
  • Experience with film and HD delivery formats
  • Good understanding of the post production process, editing procedures and video fundamentals
  • Interest with Quantel Pablo Digital Intermediate color correction system a bonus
  • Familiarity using Cinesync, Shotgun and Avid a bonus
  • We are a Linux based facility, so knowledge of Linux is required (tcsh, Bash, Python)
  • Must be extremely well organized, punctual and have a good attitude

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Maintaining sequence edits and inserting visual effect shots into the timeline
  • Ensuring the production database is maintained with accurate shot counts, reference QTs, network location of production media and lineup sheets
  • Preparing sequence edits for internal review and client approvals
  • Organizing and running the dailies shot review sessions and/or client reviews/cinesyncs
  • I/O duties; ftp and Aspera postings and downloads, QCing incoming reference QTs
  • Cutting final and technical breakdown reels for each show upon completion

**NO PHONE CALLS
** Walk-in applications will not be accepted or considered

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MATCHMOVERS - Los Angeles, California

Gradient Effects, Los Angeles, California is looking for artists who are not only great at their craft, but are also capable of training, critiquing and mentoring other artists.

Requirements:

  • Strong vector, matrix, and 3D math skills with the ability to derive unique solutions to 3D Stereo Tracking tasks
  • Strong knowledge about 3d/3d Stereo perspective projection math required
  • Expert knowledge of 3D Equalizer or PFTrack
  • Manual matchmoving experience using lidar data is a plus
  • Ability to break a complex task into simpler subtasks
  • Python Shell and Linux OS scripting is a plus
  • +3 years of production experience is a plus
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work in a team environment.

**NO PHONE CALLS
** Walk-in applications will not be accepted or considered

APPLY HERE