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Surfacing Artists - Mainframe TV - Barbie Dreamhouse

We are looking for Surfacing Artists (general and hair specialist) to help out on our Barbie Dreamhouse TV Series!  If you are a digital painter GURU who loves to enhance the appearance of characters, props and environments…then this job is perfect for you!  Past experience in animation is a definite plus!

PRIMARY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY

  • Under the leadership of the Surfacing Supervisor and the Leads, the Surfacing Artist Designs, creates and implements textures by using digital painting, image mapping or photographic techniques based on the determined look of a show.
  • Collaborates with the lighting and shading teams to ensure techniques are being achieved and processes are followed.
  • Collaborates with modeling, lighting, rigging and effects teams to troubleshoot creative and technical issues.
  • Quality checks that all elements are final, approved and ready for lighting department.
  • Collaborates with compositing artists in order to manage render time required and final delivery.
  • Interprets and implements notes and feedback from Director(s) and or supervisors in a timely and qualitatively acceptable way.
  • Adheres to digital file management protocols.
  • Supports and integrates the values of Rainmaker that being a commitment to innovation, creativity, professionalism and inspiration.
  • Interacts respectfully and professionally with colleagues, staff members and clients.
  • Additional duties as requested.

QUALIFICATIONS

Education/Experience: 

  • Degree and/or diploma in fine arts or animation or equivalent experience preferred
  • 2-3+ years of experience working in a professional environment within their discipline.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

  • Experience in UV mapping and texture layout using Maya.
  • Proficiency using a variety of rendering tools including Mental Ray, Renderman, Maya and Mudbox is required.
  • Advanced painting skills with a strong understanding of color theory and application.
  • Eye for detail and good design sense is essential.
  • Experience in advanced surfacing techniques such as global illumination and subsurface scattering.
  • Strong verbal and presentation skills with the ability to communicate ideas clearly. Practices attentive and active listening.  Incorporates feedback and direction received from the Director/Supervisor.
  • Open to and encourages feedback and new initiatives. Shares information and techniques with team members.
  • Solid work ethic and positive attitude. Ability to work under pressure. Self-motivated and pro-active. Consistently strives to expand knowledge base.
  • Efficient and detail oriented.
  • Strong problem solving skills and ability to work collaboratively.
  • Makes decisions in a timely manner. Accepts accountability for own actions.
  • Ability to deliver work on time and meet set performance objectives.

 


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