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Virtual Production Tech Artist, Compositing and Color Specialist

  • Virtual Production
  • Full-time
  • Glastonbury, CT

2021-09-27 19:57:17 UTC

Job Summary:

SequinAR is a full-service virtual production studio creating content for the Metaverse. We develop, create, and produce AR, XR, virtual sets and XR stages to get projects up and running quickly, with less complexity.  In the role of Virtual Production Tech Artist, you will be hands-on in the creation, execution, and support of real-time virtual productions. We use a variety of tools, software, and hardware to deliver creative solutions on set with the director and crew as they film.

The Tech Artist is the primary user responsible for operating the real-time software stack, ensuring scenes are fully working and performant. Additional tasks include manipulating and aligning the scenes to match the shot list, and the matching of look and color, to create a seamless blend between the physical and virtual world in camera. The role reports to the Virtual Production Supervisor, and also collaborates and provides feedback to the CG Supervisor.

Responsibilities:

  • Operation and troubleshooting of Virtual Production systems

  • Assist with asset ingest, scene setup, optimization, and validation of look and performance of scenes in Unreal Engine

  • Evaluate CG work, identifying strengths and weaknesses, potential pitfalls

  • Match look and placement of digital environments, characters and set dressing to real world counterparts

  • Make scene adjustments to achieve the goals of the key creatives on-set, including lighting, animation, set dressing, and color correction

  • Perform tasks including: shading, lighting, vfx, procedural creation, simulations, performance profiling and optimization

  • Troubleshoot technical production issues in time-sensitive and high-pressure situations 

  • Be aware of new technologies, techniques and processes that could benefit the studio

Basic Qualifications:

  • Strong artistic skills including a strong sense of color, lighting, perspective, scale, and composition

  • Excellent attention to detail and desire to consistently deliver high-quality work, and encourage those around you to the same standards

  • Demo Reel showing a strong sense of color, lighting, perspective, scale, and composition

  • Knowledge of Unreal Engine workflows, including knowledge of lighting, post-processes, material setup, and optimization

  • Understanding of Perforce and/or other source control software

  • Knowledge of traditional digital content creation software systems and workflows

  • Willingness to travel

  • Must be highly motivated, self-organized, and detail oriented

Bonus Qualifications:

  • Experience with client communication and interaction

  • Knowledge of cameras, lenses, camera tracking systems and methods

  • Experience in  film/tv virtual production 

  • Experience or understanding of real-time Virtual Production pipeline

  • Experience with motion capture shoots

  • Technology specializing in any of our disciplines

Please provide your resume, a link to a demo reel, and a cover letter.  As someone pursuing a career in Virtual Production, you should understand how important it is to be a thoughtful and effective communicator. Tell us who you are and why we should pick you!

Due to the requirements of this position, SequinAR requires as a condition of employment for this position that a candidate be fully vaccinated for COVID-19.  If a candidate is offered this position with SequinAR, such offer is contingent on the candidate providing proof of full vaccination status by the start date.

Pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, SequinAR will consider reasonable accommodations to a candidate’s inability to vaccinate due to disability or religious belief, but SequinAR’s consideration of potential reasonable accommodations does not guarantee commencement of employment.

SequinAR is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other basis prohibited by federal, state or local law.