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Compositing Artist

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About the job

  • The compositing artist works in pairs with the lighting artist, and also within a team with a lead and a supervisor.
  • Transcribe and interpret artistic requests in a technical environment.
  • Sublimate the lighting by building on visual references (photography, concept art, etc…) to achieve a cinematographic look (grading, effects, etc…).

Must have

  • Thorough understanding of Nuke, its 3D environment and tools.
  • Thorough knowledge of 3D related issues (aliasing, granurality, etc…).
  • Understanding of color and colorimetric management.
  • Technical knowledge of photography.

Nice to have

  • Professionnal experience on animated films.
  • Experience in lighting.
  • Knowledge of Python and TCL.
  • Knowledge of optics science.
  • Knowledge of deep compositing.

About you

  • French and/or English fluency is required
  • Strong communication skills and ability to take notes and direction
  • Ability to work within a team, prioritize tasks and meet tight deadlines
  • Onsite work and remote work available .
  • 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.

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.