Assistant Editor

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About the job

  • Provide technical and day-to-day support to the Edit team.
  • Daily responsibilities include:
    • Importing dailies from various departments (storyboards and shots).
    • Processing temporary dialogues and production records.
    • Publishing cutlists.
    • Importing and exporting media.

Must have

  • Mastery of Avid Media Composer and Mac OS.
  • A good aptitude for technology.

Nice to have

  • Previous editorial experience.
  • Previous experience working in animation.

About you

  • Only fluent English-speakers can apply. Applicants without full professional proficiency in English will not be considered.
  • Ability to work within a team, prioritize tasks and meet tight deadlines.
  • Strong communication and organizational skills.
  • Precise attention to detail.
  • Available or willing to relocate to Paris (remote work unavailable).
  • We favor European Union citizens or candidates with French work permit. We will not be able to obtain a visa for this position.

About us

Illumination Mac Guff is the leading studio for animated films in Europe. Based in Paris, the studio is known for its blockbusters such as the franchise “Despicable Me”, “Minions”, “The Secret Life of Pets” and “Sing” – all produced by Illumination Entertainment for Universal Pictures.

PRODUCTION TECHNICAL DIRECTOR

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About the job

  • Technical ambassador specially dedicated to production management issues in the production of a 3D animation film, the Production Technical Director develops tools for visualization/extraction of data, triggering of scripts, etc. Our system is based on a web service system and Shotgun for tracking each film. TD speaks daily with supervisors and producers. TD Production also supports all tools developed in-house (web tools and asset manager).
    This year, we are working  on a redesign of our software, which promises a lot of new features and explorations on future development work.

Must have

  • Bachelor’s degree or 1 to 2 years of work experience
  • Good knowledge of programming in general
  • Good knowledge of Python (2.7 and 3)
  • Knowledge of frontend and backend programming (react, node.js, graphQL…)
  • Knowledge of databases (SQL and NoSQL)
  • Ability to quickly manage the production tools developed in-house

Nice to have

  • Knowledge of LINUX
  • Knowledge of git

About you

  • French and conversational English knowledge is required
  • Ability to work within a team, prioritize tasks and meet tight deadlines. Must also be autonomous and pragmatic.
  • Must communicate well and be able to take notes and direction
  • Available or willing to relocate to Paris (remote work unavailable)

About us

Illumination Mac Guff is the leading studio for animated films in Europe. Based in Paris, the studio is known for its blockbusters such as the franchise “Despicable Me”, “Minions”, “The Secret Life of Pets” and “Sing” – all produced by Illumination Entertainment for Universal Pictures.

VFX Houdini Artists

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About the job

  • Responsible for effects works in Houdini and Maya.
  • Create either stylized or photorealistic effects based on the concept art.
  • Accurately interpret concept art and designs from the Art Department.
  • Work in partnership with effects specialists to ensure that shots are delivered to the highest possible standard.

Must have

  • A thorough understanding of Houdini and Maya
  • Previous experience creating FX elements and working with fluid & particle dynamics
  • Ability to quickly master custom in-house production tools

Nice to have

  • Basic knowledge of lighting and compositing (Nuke)
  • Basic knowledge of Python, Mel and Hscript
  • Feature film experience

About you

  • French and/or English fluency is required
  • Good communication skills and ability to take notes and directions.
  • Ability to work within a team, prioritize tasks and meet tight deadlines.
  • Available or willing to relocate to Paris (remote work unavailable).
  • We favor European Union citizens or candidates with French work permit. The process of obtaining a visa being so complex and timeconsuming, only foreign candidates with a significative experience will be considered, for a selection of senior jobs.

About us

Illumination Mac Guff is the leading studio for animated films in Europe. Based in Paris, the studio is known for its blockbusters such as the franchise “Despicable Me”, “Minions”, “The Secret Life of Pets” and “Sing” – all produced by Illumination Entertainment for Universal Pictures.

Layout Artist

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About the job

  • Interpret 2D storyboards or scripts and create 3D shots.
  • Block the posing and timing of the characters in a given environment.
  • Be responsible of the selection of cameras angles and camera moves.
  • Work with Layout Supervisor and Leads to find the best creative/technical problem solving approach for assigned sequences/shots.
  • Be able to help the Director(s) in a cinematic staging way.

Must have

  • Knowledge of lenses, positioning and camera movement.
  • Experience in character animation.
  • Strong eye for framing composition and perspective.
  • Capability to interpret a design and modify some modeling if needed.
  • Familiarity with pipeline issues.

Nice to have

  • Experience in editing.
  • Knowledge in lighting, compositing and VFX.

About you

  • French and/or English fluency is required.
  • Good communication skills and strong ability to take notes and direction.
  • Ability to work within a team, prioritize tasks and meet tight deadlines.
  • Available or willing to relocate to Paris (remote work unavailable)
  • We favor European Union citizens or candidates with French work permit. We will not be able to obtain a visa for this position.

About us

Illumination Mac Guff is the leading studio for animated films in Europe. Based in Paris, the studio is known for its blockbusters such as the franchise “Despicable Me”, “Minions”, “The Secret Life of Pets” and “Sing” – all produced by Illumination Entertainment for Universal Pictures.

Associate Production Manager

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About the job

  • To assist the production and supervision team in the smooth running of projects by ensuring an accurate and efficient flow of information.
  • To coordinate the flow of information and elements between artists and departments.
  • To manage the day-to-day work of an assigned department team.
  • To keep databases up to date with elements and shot status.
  • To coordinate dailies and take notes.

Must have

  • Experience in 3D animation.
  • Experience in working with databases.

Nice to have

  • Knowlegde of Shotgun.
  • Knowledge of Maya.

About you

  • French and English fluency is required.
  • Ability to work within a team, prioritize tasks and meet tight deadlines.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Available or willing to relocate to Paris (remote work unavailable).
  • We favor European Union citizens or candidates with French work permit. We will not be able to obtain a visa for this position.

About us

Illumination Mac Guff is the leading studio for animated films in Europe. Based in Paris, the studio is known for its blockbusters such as the franchise “Despicable Me”, “Minions”, “The Secret Life of Pets” and “Sing” – all produced by Illumination Entertainment for Universal Pictures.

Hair&Fur Grooming Artist

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About the job

Grooming hair & fur, feathers and organic character elements using a proprietary software and Maya for NURBS modeling.

Must have

  • In-depth knowledge of Maya.
  • A good understanding of 3D computer graphics theory.
  • Ability to quickly master in-house production tools.
  • An artistic eye for styling and grooming.

Nice to have

  • Previous experience in animation, visual effects and/or video game production in hair&fur or modeling departments. We will accept junior artists if their demoreel shows work with excellent technical and artistic skills.
  • Experience in cartoon character grooming.

About you

  • French and/or English fluency is required.
  • Ability to work independently and within a team, to prioritize tasks and meet tight deadlines.
  • Available or willing to relocate to Paris (remote work unavailable).
  • We favor European Union citizens or candidates with French work permit. We will not be able to obtain a visa for this position.

About us

Illumination Mac Guff is the leading studio for animated films in Europe. Based in Paris, the studio is known for its blockbusters such as the franchise “Despicable Me”, “Minions”, “The Secret Life of Pets” and “Sing” – all produced by Illumination Entertainment for Universal Pictures.

Environment/Asset Artist Houdini

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About the job

  • Collaborate with Sets supervisors to create assets for sets and props
  • Create assets and modular kits for buildings,terrain ,foliage and vegetations
  • Procedural modeling /Set Assembly,set dressing and scattering
  • Create texture maps
  • Learn and adapt to new tools and pipeline processes

Must have

  • Expert knowledge of Houdini
  • Good technical knowledge of Maya,Substance Designer and Zbrush(or similar)
  • Strong understanding of UV layout and UDIM workflow
  • A technical understanding of colour space and PBR pipelines

Nice to have

  • HDA/OTLS and engine experience are a plus
  • TD skills (Python, C++) are a plus

About you

  • French and/or English fluency is required.
  • Good communication skills and strong ability to take notes and direction.
  • Ability to work within a team, prioritize tasks and meet tight deadlines.
  • Available or willing to relocate to Paris
  • We favor European Union citizens or candidates with French work permit. We will not be able to obtain a visa for this position.

About us

Illumination Mac Guff is the leading studio for animated films in Europe. Based in Paris, the studio is known for its blockbusters such as the franchise “Despicable Me”, “Minions”, “The Secret Life of Pets” and “Sing” – all produced by Illumination Entertainment for Universal Pictures.

3D Animator

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About the job

  • Responsible for expediting high quality character animation for feature films.
  • Work closely with Animation Supervisors and Leads to create skilled animation with strong acting performances and convincing motion.

Must have

  • Thorough knowledge of Maya.
  • Creativity!
  • Strong knowledge of posing, weight, timing, animal and human motion.

Nice to have

  • Previous experience on animated films.
  • Have a good technical understanding of models and rigs.

About you

  • French and/or English fluency is required.
  • Good communication skills and ability to take notes and direction.
  • Ability to work within a team, prioritize tasks and meet tight deadlines.
  • Available or willing to relocate to Paris (remote work unavailable).
  • We favor European Union citizens or candidates with French work permit. The process of obtaining a visa being so complex and timeconsuming, only foreign candidates with a significative experience will be considered, for a selection of senior jobs.

About us

Illumination Mac Guff is the leading studio for animated films in Europe. Based in Paris, the studio is known for its blockbusters such as the franchise “Despicable Me”, “Minions”, “The Secret Life of Pets” and “Sing” – all produced by Illumination Entertainment for Universal Pictures.

Environment Artist

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About the job

  • Collaborate with Environment and Set supervisor to create models for environments and props
  • Create assets and modular kits for terrain ,foliage and vegetations
  • Assembly,set dressing and scattering
  • Learn and adapt to new tools and pipeline processes

Must have

  • Modeling in maya and speedtree
  • Houdini experience
  • Knowledge of PBR pipelines

Nice to have

  • Texturing and shading in Substance Designer and Painter are a plus

About you

  • French and/or English fluency is required.
  • Good communication skills and strong ability to take notes and direction.
  • Ability to work within a team, prioritize tasks and meet tight deadlines.
  • Available or willing to relocate to Paris (remote work unavailable)
  • We favor European Union citizens or candidates with French work permit. We will not be able to obtain a visa for this position.

About us

Illumination Mac Guff is the leading studio for animated films in Europe. Based in Paris, the studio is known for its blockbusters such as the franchise “Despicable Me”, “Minions”, “The Secret Life of Pets” and “Sing” – all produced by Illumination Entertainment for Universal Pictures.

3D Character Modeler

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About the job

  • Work closely with the Character Modeling Supervisor to create appealing characters.
  • Accurately interpret concept art and design from the Art Department, keeping the appeal and the essence of the concept.

Must have

  • Thorough knowledge of Maya.
  • A good understanding of 3D computer graphics theory.
  • A strong understanding of volumes, shapes, structures, and physical movements.
  • Ability to quickly master custom in-house production tools.

Nice to have

  • Previous experience in animation, visual effects and/or game production in character modeling.
  • Experience in cartoon character modeling and facial blendshape setup.
  • We would like you to include wireframes, turnovers, blendshapes, facials and breakdown in your showreel.

About you

  • French and/or English fluency is required.
  • Ability to work independently and within a team, to prioritize tasks and to meet tight deadlines.
  • Available or willing to relocate to Paris (remote work unavailable).
  • We favor European Union citizens or candidates with French work permit. We will not be able to obtain a visa for this position.

About us

Illumination Mac Guff is the leading studio for animated films in Europe. Based in Paris, the studio is known for its blockbusters such as the franchise “Despicable Me”, “Minions”, “The Secret Life of Pets” and “Sing” – all produced by Illumination Entertainment for Universal Pictures.