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Cinesite Animation Vancouver

Vancouver, British Columbia - Canada
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Lead Environment Modeler


Cinesite Vancouver Inc. is looking for a Lead Environment Modeler to help us on an exciting new animated theatrical feature film, The Addams Family!

Position Overview:

The Lead Environment Modeler is responsible for delivering high-quality assets in an efficient manner. They will manage their team effectively to ensure tasks are completed within the assigned time frame. They will identify and troubleshoot problems as needed and will ask for assistance when necessary to ensure effective use of time and resources. They will participate in all team meetings when necessary. Applicants will have excellent communication skills, attention to detail, and the ability to work collaboratively with multiple tasks in a production.


*Work with Modeling Supervisor and Art Director to realize aesthetic vision of the production

*Manage time and resources to meet weekly targets

*Create complex 3D environment models to be used in production

*Demonstrated ability using Maya for the creation of both hard surface and organic models

*Work within the defined pipeline

*Produce the highest quality work possible within a given amount of time

*An understanding and experience in the creation and use of geometry assets in a production setting.

*Work closely with the other departments in the asset team.

*Promote interdepartmental collaboration.

*Ensure all email correspondence and scheduling is up to date, responding to emails in a timely manner.

*Mentor and help train junior modelers.

*Participate in meetings and asset reviews.

*Utilize multitasking ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously.



*5+ years' experience creating high-quality models for film

*Thorough understanding of traditional art skills (Form, architecture, anatomy, topology, color theory and UV mapping).



Technical Skills

*Proficiency in Maya required.

*Experience with UV Mapping desired.

*Proficiency in Zbrush desired.

*Proficiency in LINUX/UNIX desired.

*Experience in Photoshop desirable.

Core Skills

*Ability to provide Supervisor with estimate of time to support Supervisors in the bidding process.

*Ability to troubleshoot and deal with competing priorities.

*Ability to take direction quickly to new technologies and applications.

*Ability to complete quality control on individual work.

*BC residents preferred, but not required.

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