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Technical Animator

MPC Filmby on Feb 7, 2018
Vancouver, Canada
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Annual Salary : $54,080.00 - $80,000.00
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With offices all over the globe, Moving Picture Company (MPC), is one of the world's leading visual effects (VFX) studios, creating award winning, high-end VFX for the advertising industries. We are constantly looking for the best talent in the world, enthusiastic people that come in everyday to be a part of some of the best work in the industry. Our teams in Vancouver, and throughout our global network of studios, produce creative, visually stunning and technically challenging VFX and digital projects of the highest quality, and we are looking for candidates with a desire to be involved in the success of these projects.

Job Description

Technical Animators are responsible for delivering high quality cloth simulations, fur simulations and other character finishing tasks.

If you have a passion for character effects and can use Maya, nCloth and nHair then we want to hear from you.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Deliver final shots that are creatively and technically strong with guidance from senior artists
  • Understand and execute direction from leads and supervisors
  • Communicate well with other departments when passing on work
  • Produce and deliver final shots to meet the scheduled deadlines
  • Contribute to the design and development of our tools and pipelines
  • Participate in dailies sessions by giving creative and constructive feedback
  • Provide technical assistance to upstream and downstream departments


Extensive knowledge and experience in:

- VFX pipeline for feature films

- Mel and/or Python as a minimum, knowledge of C++ an even greater bonus!

- Maya, nCloth and nHair a minimum, knowledge of Houdini a bonus

  • Previous experience in a Linux-based environment
  • Knowledge of Marvelous Designer
  • Previous education or experience with Rigging
  • Good problem solving skills
  • General knowledge of physics, mathematics and anatomy

Language of work will be in English.

This is a project based contract position. Employees receive 5 days paid sick leave prorated per calendar year and 10 days’ vacation per calendar year. Employees will be entitled to benefits after either a 3 or 9 month wait period (depending on eligibility), in which time they will receive the following benefits: health, medical, dental, 1x life insurance, and MSP support.

This position is based in our office, located at 5th Floor, 1132 Hamilton Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 2S2, Canada.

Salary range: $54,080 - $80,000 CAD per annum with eligibility for an annual salary review.

Hours of work: Standard hours are 40 hours per week. Overtime hours may be required.

Mailing Address: 5th Floor, 1132 Hamilton Street, Vancouver BC V6B 2S2, Canada

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