Squint Opera

Senior CG Artist

Job Added: 07 February 2020
Applications Close: 08 March 2020
Level: Senior
Contract: Full Time
Based: London
Salary: Undisclosed
Website: squintopera.com
Twitter: @squintopera

Reporting to Production Ops Director

Squint Opera are a creative company, a large and talented team crafting extraordinary and unique work across many disciplines – from video content and animation, to interactive exhibitions, branding, websites, design, games and strategy.

We work across different sectors, from the built environment, to arts and culture, children’s entertainment, events and placemaking. Our goal is to always produce great work, and to have fun.


Summary

The Senior CG Artist is responsible for producing high quality CG shots and stills collaborating closely with the Creative Director, Producer and CG Teams. You will lead projects and mentor less experienced artists. Please note: 3DS Max knowledge a must.


Main Responsibilities

  • Working up shots and/ or stills on projects to achieve the high quality results that are true to the creative vision.
  • Working closely with producers to help estimate time for tasks and changes from clients
  • Owning your tasks within production from inception to delivery, responsible for the rendering of your output within expected render times
  • Complete understanding of the project from the design aspect as well as creative vision.
  • Ability to have an overview of the final goal for the shot/ stills and what its trying to achieve
  • Assist the 3D Lead in setting up scenes on projects
  • Paying attention to creating assets that can be made available in our library working with the CG Lead and Visual Director to develop
  • Acting as a 3D Lead on projects as required
  • Ability to lead projects with internal and external teams


Character Traits

  • Flexible, can-do attitude. Adapts well to changing priorities
  • Confident and friendly
  • Sets standards of behaviour and acts as a role model
  • Ability to work both autonomously and collaboratively
  • Strong attention to detail, high quality standards
  • Enthusiastic about learning and sharing with team-mates
  • Able to spot issues in production and proactive about resolving issues in production


Qualification/ Experience

Required

  • Demonstrable experience (6+ years) within a post-production or Creative Content agency environment
  • Exceptional 3D skills
  • Good understanding of the technical process involved in producing shots or stills that include 3D
  • Able to lead projects and collaborate with team
  • Skills in animation and compositing
  • Proficient in modeling, texturing, and light with 3Ds Max and V-Ray
  • Working knowledge of the following plugins and software: Forest Pack, Rail Clone, Nuke, After Effects, Premiere, AutoCAD, SketchUp, and Rhino
  • Knowledge of camera matching and workflow of shots with CGI and Live action integration


Desirable

  • Understanding of the architecture and/or cultural market in the UK and internationally

How to apply

Email us at [email protected].

Please include a CV, your portfolio/showreel and any links to your work online.

In the subject line please include your full name and the role you are applying for and salary expectations.

If some of the work in your portfolio was done by a group of people please list your direct contributions to the final piece.