Opportunities

Current Openings

We’d love to hear from you if you’ve got what it takes to join our team! Take a look at the postings below to find out if one of the positions available at Mavericks VFX might be the right fit for you.

VFX Producer

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Connect with prospective clients in efforts to bring in new business.
  • Produce sales/pitchvis material to assist with obtaining client awards.
  • Create and communicate VFX bids/breakdowns based on client supplied documents – scripts, QuickTime edits, .pdf/Excel breakdowns, etc.
  • Maintain and communicate VFX budges throughout the course of the project; including change orders, and full client accounting VFX reconciliation upon show end.
  • Facilitate and manage (with clients as well as internally) with bringing new projects online – Turnover requirements, show specifications (resolution, color space, etc.), delivery requirements (both DPX and QuickTimes), etc.
  • Maintain and communicate project delivery dates (screenings, temps, finals, etc.) with client and with the internal Mavericks VFX team
  • Work with the VFX Coordinators to create internal project milestones for all departments, to assure that the client delivery dates are met, and that these milestones are communicate with all artists.
  • Oversee that the client’s notes and needs are being met, and are being properly communicated in dailies and to the artists.
  • Supply the client with weekly project status reports to keep them informed on the status of all shots, as well as the client delivery dates.
  • Manage and assign the VFX Coordinators to all projects.
  • Assist with outlining, establishing, and maintaining production workflows to help assure productivity and effectiveness of all departments.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Highly organized with excellent scheduling and task management skills.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience within the VFX or Film production industry.
  • Conversant with visual effects terminologies and processes.
  • Ability to liaise and collaborate with clients, artists and producers.
  • Working experience with Shotgun (project software)
  • Strong knowledge of MS Office package (including word, excel)
  • Must have the ability to work autonomously and meet tight deadlines
  • Strong communication skills critical
  • Candidate must be able to work within a team environment
  • Should be legally allowed to work in Canada.

Please send your resume and cover letter via email to jobs@mavericks-vfx.com  with the subject line: VFX Producer

Bidding Producer

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Connect with prospective clients in efforts to bring in new business.
  • Produce sales/pitch material to assist with obtaining client awards.
  • Create and communicate VFX bids/breakdowns based on client supplied documents – scripts, edits, breakdowns, etc.
  • Maintain and communicate VFX budgets throughout the course of the project; including change orders, and full client accounting VFX reconciliation upon show end.
  • Facilitate and manage (with clients as well as internally) with bringing new projects online.
  • Maintain and communicate project delivery dates (screenings, temps, finals, etc.) with client and with the internal Mavericks VFX team.
  • Work with the VFX Coordinators to create internal project milestones for all departments, to assure that the client delivery dates are met.
  • Assist with outlining, establishing, and maintaining production workflows to help assure productivity and effectiveness of all departments.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Highly organized with excellent scheduling and task management skills.
  • Minimum 2-5 years of experience within the VFX or Film production industry.
  • Conversant with visual effects terminologies and processes.
  • Ability to liaise and collaborate with clients, artists and producers.
  • Working experience with Shotgun (project software)
  • Strong knowledge of MS Office package (including word, excel)
  • Must have the ability to work autonomously and meet tight deadlines
  • Strong communication skills critical
  • Candidate must be able to work within a team environment
  • Should be legally allowed to work in Canada.

Please send your resume and cover letter via email to jobs@mavericks-vfx.com  with the subject line: Bidding Producer

VFX Supervisor

DESCRIPTION:

The Visual Effects Supervisor is responsible for achieving the creative aims of the Director and/or Producers through the use of visual effects. Responsible for the VFX Post Production process, creatively leading the artists throughout the show ensuring that good and clear communication occurs at all times between the artists, editor and client. 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Requires understanding of production process, as approves work of all crew on a show. 
  • Verifies technical solutions proposed by other crew members. 
  • Works closely with film director to develop and interpret their creative vision. 
  • Briefs entire crew on director’s creative vision to enable artists to produce desired results. 
  • Communicates with external production companies. 
  • Management responsibility – to coordinate management of show, project schedules to ensure work is delivered to deadlines, managing crew. 

REQUIREMENTS:

  • At least 10+ years VFX post-production experience. 
  • Creative eye and aesthetic judgement – knowing composition, cinematic design and animation timing 
  • Needs to have an understanding of Directing/Lighting/Camera work/Practical Effects/Camera Gripping/Art Department/Production Design and Props 
  • Innate sense of composition, light, colour and excellent attention to detail 
  • On-set supervision experience. 
  • Ability to work to and meet strict deadlines often under pressure 
  • Excellent communication, organization skills and financial and budget management skills 
  • Expert in industry standard software packages such as Maya, Houdini. A thorough understanding of the CG & 2D principles and pipeline is essential 

NEEDS TO BE:

  • Proven team leader with strong motivational qualities 
  • Technically and creatively astute 
  • Highly organised 
  • Able to effectively communicate with people at all levels 

Please send your resume and showreel (if applies) with breakdown via email to jobs@mavericks-vfx.com  with the subject line: VFX SUPERVISOR

Character Rigging/FX TD

DESCRIPTION

We are looking for a talented CG Rigging/Character FX TD to join our VFX department and work on 3D feature films and television series. 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Responsible for character features such as hair, fur, muscle systems cloth and rigging.
  • Able to create efficient character simulations for multiple types of character features including hair/cloth and skin.
  • Collaborate with production, supervisors and colleagues in order to problem solve
  • Work closely with VFX Supervisors and Leads to determine the best approach to solve fx challenges and develop final look in shot development
  • Have a very good knowledge of the following software: Maya, Houdini, Nuke, V-Ray, Linux

BONUS

  • Participates in writing utility scripts (Mel/Python) that streamlines the simulation development process. 
  • Self-driven great team player and be resourceful and innovative

REQUIREMENTS

  • Candidate should have at least five (5) years of experience as Character FX/Rigging TD in a VFX studio
  • Follow creative & technical briefs with regard to the production schedule and set milestones
  • A demo reel showing a strong sense of composition, light and color
  • Excellent communication skills and technical knowledge
  • Must have the ability to work autonomously and meet tight deadlines
  • Maintain positive, supportive and collaborative team dynamics
  • Knowledge of particles, fluids (smoke, dust, water), fracturing, MEL/Python
  • Thorough knowledge of VRay (Mantra a plus)
  • Work with animation, lighting & compositing as necessary in order to meet FX animation objectives

Please send your resume and showreel with breakdown via email to jobs@mavericks-vfx.com  with the subject line: Rigging TD

CG Generalist

DESCRIPTION:

We are looking for a talented CG Generalist to join our VFX department and work on 3D feature films and television series.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Work will strongly be centered around Assets, and Look Development
  • Conduct research in accordance with current projects
  • Gather, manage and organize references used for modeling
  • Digital model creation according to the developed concept or according to the obtained references
  • Make UVs on selected objects
  • Create textures on objects
  • Create lighting for scenes
  • Prepare layers expected by the compositing team
  • Start renders and check the quality of the renders
  • Identify, analyze, solve and document problems encountered
  • Being able to work with the visual effect supervisor and the lead CG artist to determine the best possible techniques and creative approaches.
  • Deliver work within established project targets and the high quality standards of the company.
  • Organize and manage his/her work to be able to function in a VFX production pipeline and be able to receive comments and criticisms and communicate well with members of his team.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Have at least five (5) years of experience as CG Generalist in a VFX studio
  • Have a very good knowledge of the following software: Maya, Nuke, V-Ray, Mari, Substance Painter and Photoshop
  • Self-driven
  • Great team player and be resourceful and innovative

Please send your resume and showreel (if applies) with breakdown via email to jobs@mavericks-vfx.com  with the subject line: CG Generalist

Senior Compositor

DESCRIPTION

We are looking for a talented Senior Compositor to join our team and work on feature films and television series. The Senior Compositor reports directly to the Compositing Supervisor.

RESPONSIBILITIES

• Working closely with Compositing Supervisor to determine best approach to solve compositing challenges and develop final look.

• Performing tasks such as tracking, matte extraction, colour correction, paint fixes, roto and assembly of live action and 3D elements.

• Producing a final overall look that exceeds client expectations.

REQUIREMENTS

• Must have at least 5+ years experience in compositing digital visual effects for feature film.

• Knowledge of basic concepts of filmmaking, including: cinematography, lighting, camera movement, editing.

• Must have thorough knowledge and ability to use the tools that produce Digital Composites such as NUKE, Fusion, Flame and Photoshop.

• Must present a show reel highlighting eye for colour, lighting, attention to detail and composition.

• Must have the ability to work independently and meet deadlines.

• Strong communication skills are critical.

• Candidate must be able to work within a team environment.

Job Type: Full-time

Please send your resume and showreel (if applies) with breakdown via email to jobs@mavericks-vfx.com  with the subject line: Senior Compositor

Senior 3D Animator

DESCRIPTION

We are looking for a talented Senior 3D Animator to join our team and work on feature films and television series. The Senior 3D Animator reports directly to the CG Supervisor.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Create feature level key-frame animation 
  • Work closely with the CG Supervisor on the creative vision 
  • Strong understanding of the principles of animation as well posing, timing and weight 
  • Create believable animation with convincing performances and motion 
  • The ability to complete digi-double, creature, character and rigid body animation

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must have 5+ years animation experience for live action feature film and/ or animated television series
  • College diploma or equivalent in 3D animation 
  • Must have thorough knowledge of MAYA software 
  • Knowledge of V-Ray or RedShift is a plus 
  • Must have the ability to work autonomously and meet deadlines 
  • Good organization and communication skills 
  • A high attention to details 
  • Candidate must be able to work within a small team environment 
  • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada

Please send your resume and show reel with breakdown via email to 

jobs@mavericks-vfx.com with the subject line: Senior 3D Animator

 

Visual Effects

VFX Production Coordinator

DESCRIPTION:

Working alongside the artists and producers, the VFX Production Coordinator ensures that shots are being followed closely and delivered corresponding to well-formed goals and/ or objectives and deadlines. The VFX Production Coordinator will assist in making sure that projects run efficiently and support to set-up the daily operations of the team.

This position requires effective project management and communication skills. Capability of remaining composed under pressure and working effectively in fast-paced environments and dealing with tight deadlines. Demonstrated ability of multitasking, prioritizing, showing attention to detail, organizational skills and a ‘can do’ attitude is highly desirable.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Planning and/ or coordinating project meetings, dailies and rounds
  • Tracking and logging all shot notes from dailies, rounds and cinesync and from clients
  • Making sure teams understand daily delivery goals 
  • Successfully managing and observing numerous assignments
  • Organizing and giving precedence to tracking project details and internal technical assignments 
  • Managing and coordinating media for cinesync and/ or client review meetings
  • Ensuring work is finished on time, approved and meets the needs of the specific project
  • Providing frequent team updates and communicating effectively
  • Shotgun Management: updating project scope, status and completion details
  • Organizing and putting together shot deliveries along with submission paperwork
  • Preparing reports, monitoring and handling progress, issues and recording findings and requirements
  • Determining quality control and project closure processes


REQUIREMENTS:

  • Minimum 2-5 years of experience within the VFX or Film Production industry
  • Knowledge of visual effects pipeline, visual effects processes and terminologies  are considered an asset
  • Proficient with Shotgun (database-management/ project software)
  • Extremely organized with outstanding scheduling and project management skills
  • Ability to liaise and collaborate with clients, artists and producers and thrive in a fast paced environment.
  • Capable of working autonomously or within a team dynamic
  • Effective communicator with problem-solving skills and ability to meet tight deadlines
  • Strong knowledge of MS Office Suite (Word, Excel and PowerPoint)
  • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada

Please send your resume and cover letter via email to jobs@mavericks-vfx.com with the subject line: VFX Production Coordinator

Senior Matte Painter

DESCRIPTION:

The Senior Matte Painter will create and design concepts firmly rooted in the story and style of the film. Recreate photo realistic matte paintings to be used as an element to either embellish or replace live action footage, digital still photography, rendered CG elements and digital paint.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • The artist must be comfortable in a variety of implementations: 2D backdrops, textured elements/fixes and complex 2.5D/3D projections
  • Thorough knowledge of advanced matte painting techniques including colour, space, digital paint techniques and Photoshop file management (file format, bit depth resolution, appropriate layering of elements)
  • A good understanding and application of fundamental perspective as a basis for a form building/correcting strategy in the creation of the digital environments
  • Technical expertise in photography with an importance on lighting, depth, colour and composition

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Minimum 4 years of experience on feature films/televisions/commercials
  • Working knowledge of the basic principles of 3D texture projections in Maya and Nuke
  • Must have the ability to work both autonomously and within a team environment
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills are critical
  • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada

Please send your resume and cover letter via email to jobs@mavericks-vfx.com with the subject line: Senior Matte Painter

Head of Production

DESCRIPTION:

The VFX Head of Production is responsible for the management of all production throughout the studio as well as the team of Producers. Alongside the VFX Supervisors and Lead Creatives, the Head of Production is a key management role, integral to the success of the studio. The HOP acts as an ambassador and promotes a professional, creative and vibrant environment to the local industry.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Manage and mentor Producers, Production Managers, Production Coordinators and HR Department to enable them to fulfill their roles successfully
  • Handle all global schedules with the producers and troubleshoot issues as they arise
  • Maintain an overview of all VFX producers’ schedules , ensuring projects are completed within given targets
  • Responsible for working with Producers to set approved budgets at start of project
  • Oversee liaison with clients in areas of responsibility and budgets
  • Work with the finance department to monitor all budgets on projects in collaboration with Producers
  • Evaluate production needs, allocate relevant Producers, production teams and resources to each project
  • Assess crew needs and asset allocation for the studio as a whole
  • Propose and execute long-term strategic plans for studio capacity and resource planning
  • Make decisions on production priorities and communicate these to the various teams
  • Share information on the upcoming projects currently being bidding on
  • Work with the HR Department and Heads of Departments in the review and selection of prospective production candidates
  • In collaboration with the HR Department, participate to the remuneration review process, the contract renewal process for the VFX team as well as the revision process of the salary grid
  • Engage the production team with mentoring and support
  • Promote a professional, creative and vibrant working environment within the company
  • Lead Producers, Supervisors and Heads of Departments to enable them to achieve results through their respective teams
  • The key point of contact for escalating issues arising in productions and recommendations to senior management
  • Supervise and support producers with clients when show specific issues arise
  • Identify, flag and provide potential solutions on issues on the floor (teams/resources, operations, production, clients, etc.
  • Manage and monitor the production pipeline and workflows to ensure compliance of projects
  • Distinguish and implement measures to improve efficiency in all areas of production
  • Collaborate with the support teams and heads of departments to ensure interdepartmental processes and procedures are seamless
  • Ensure standardization and consistency of work and efficient communication

REQUIREMENTS:

  • 10 years+ in VFX Industry and in a Senior Production role
  • Comprehensive knowledge of and post-production process and the VFX pipeline
  • Demonstrated track record of a dedicated and supportive leader that can promote positive change and development within an establishment
  • Exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal; capable of communicating successfully with producers, clients, leadership team and vfx artists
  • Excellent organizational skills, proficient at using scheduling, project & resource management tools, and handling several projects at once
  • Composed in high-pressure situations, takes initiative, used to meeting tight deadlines, creative problem solver and out of the box thinker

Please send your resume and cover letter via email to jobs@mavericks-vfx.com with the subject line: Head of Production

Asset Artist - Mid

DESCRIPTION:

The Asset Artist – Mid; Confirms technical and artistic attributes of all CG assets.  Accountable for the sets and props, look development and rigging of characters, modeling, texturing and surfaces.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Uphold both aesthetic guidelines and technical constraints within a render pipeline while producing high-quality 3D models.
  • Work in Partnership with CG team and CG Supervisor in designing and the development of assets.
  • Able to work under tight deadlines and troubleshoot to solve creative and technical issues
  • Achieve the required appearance of complex CG assets.
  • High-level of attention to detail, a great awareness of form, scale and proportion, and understanding of spatial recognition

REQUIREMENTS:

  • 3 to 5+ years’ experience in live-action VFX pipeline as an intermediate to senior-level Texture Artist, 3D Artist and Modeler
  • In-depth knowledge of surfacing and modeling custom photo realistic 3D props, environments and vehicles
  • A demonstrated sense for realism, scale and detail
  • Solid proficiency in Maya and Vray
  • Mari, Zbrush, Substance and Nuke are required
  • Understanding of Houdini, MEL and Python is an asset
  • Aptitude to succeed in a solutions-focused pipeline
  • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Well-developed competencies in prioritizing, organization, time management, and communication skills
  • Excellent personal motivation with a proven ability to build and work collaboratively in a strong team concept environment, and independently
  • Ability to take on a delegated task with minimum supervision and complete tasks with speed and accuracy

Please send your resume and cover letter via email to jobs@mavericks-vfx.com with the subject line: Asset Artist – Mid

 

Senior Asset Artist

DESCRIPTION:

The Senior Asset Artist Confirms technical and artistic attributes of all CG assets.  Accountable for the sets and props, look development and rigging of characters, modeling, texturing and surfaces.

 RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Uphold both aesthetic guidelines and technical constraints within a render pipeline while producing high-quality 3D models.
  • Work in Partnership with CG team and CG Supervisor in designing and the development of assets.
  • Able to work under tight deadlines, troubleshoot to solve creative and technical issues
  • Achieve the required appearance of complex CG assets.
  • High-level of attention to detail, a great awareness of form, scale and proportion, and understanding of spatial recognition

REQUIREMENTS:

  • 5+ years’ experience in live-action VFX pipeline as senior-level Texture Artist, 3D Artist and Modeler
  • Possess strong commitment to team environment dynamics with the ability to contribute expertise and follow leadership directives at appropriate times
  • A solid demo reel showcasing artistic awareness, and innovative trouble shooting
  • A genuine desire to achieve, excel and evolve
  • In-depth knowledge of surfacing and modeling custom photo realistic 3D props, environments and vehicles
  • A demonstrated sense for realism, scale and detail
  • Solid proficiency in Maya and Vray
  • Mari, Zbrush, Substance and Nuke are required
  • Understanding of Houdini, MEL and Python is an asset
  • Aptitude to succeed in a solutions-focused pipeline
  • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Well-developed competencies in prioritizing, organization, time management, and communication skills

Please send your resume and cover letter via email to jobs@mavericks-vfx.com with the subject line: Senior Asset Artist