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.

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.

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.

Graphic designer

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About the job

  • Design visuals for posters, products packaging, magazine covers, shop signs, user interface designs (control rooms, dashboards, etc…) that appear in the sets of animated feature films currently in production.
  • Harmonize drawing, typography and color within the design to create a ready-to-use image.
  • Think creatively and propose funny, striking and original concepts, graphics and layouts, to enrich the visual content of the film while remaining faithful to the artistic spirit of the film.
  • Adapt to the period of the films, whether it is old or modern designs.
  • Work closely with Art Director and Directors

Must have

  • Strong artistic skills in design, drawing, painting, perspective and composition.
  • Advanced software skills in Photoshop.
  • In-depth knowledge of typography, characters’ anatomy and color science is required.

Nice to have

  • Knowledge of basic animation and visual effects using After Effects.
  • Knowledge of Illustrator.
  • Background in art history.

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.
  • Remote work is possible in the long term, but the position has to be filled primarly in Paris.
  • 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.