Job description

_StylePhotos is an e-commerce photography and videography studio.
Arthrex is actively searching for a Virtual Production Stage Operator.
We're looking for inspiring and dynamic people to build StylePhotos with us._

Main Objective:

Produce high-quality video content in a virtual production studio environment for e-commerce. Develop projects through content management, asset creation, and environmental setup on an LED volume.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Create, maintain, and manage 2D and 3D digital assets in Unreal Engine to create levels optimized for ICVFX production in an LED stage volume.

  • Translate virtual environments using nDisplay and media servers to the virtual production LED volume and ensure quality and integrity of all digital assets.
  • Prepare UE plugins, systems, camera calibrations, livelinks and other tasks related to ICVFX.
  • Develop Blueprints, evolve tools, create custom code, automate tasks, work with shaders, and integrate all post-process materials in Unreal Engine
  • Utilize traditional and virtual cinematography to create cinematics within Unreal, using Sequencer, Take Recorder and Livelink
  • Understand and propose in-camera visual effects using Unreal Engine, and media servers.
  • Manage color correction, space transforms, LUTS, color correct regions, and other color correction tools in collaboration with the production specialists.
  • Update and provide maintenance for hardware and software used for Unreal Engine.
  • Guide best practices for real-time asset optimization, promoting efficient workflows, and offer innovative technical solutions to maintain quality and maximize performance
  • Communicate and collaborate in real-time with production specialists to update and enhance environments during live productions
  • Contribute to research and development projects, providing creative solutions to production challenges
  • Must be able to work on stage in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Education and Experience:

  • High school diploma or equivalent required
  • Bachelor’s Degree or 2+ years of related industry experience working in Unreal Engine 4 or 5 required
  • Experience with programming languages such as Python and C++ preferred
  • Experience with Quixel Suite - Megascans, Bridge, and Mixer preferred

Knowledge and Skill Requirements/Specialized Courses and/or Training:

  • Working knowledge of visual effects terminologies and workflows
  • Basic understanding of Film/TV production set environments
  • Foundational knowledge of Media production cameras, lighting, and systems
  • Strong knowledge of all aspects of the Unreal Engine with emphasis on scene assembly and asset creation, including materials, lighting, layout, modeling, animation, and Sequencer
  • Experience in fast-paced VFX, animation or production set environments preferred
  • Advanced understanding of nDisplay and livelink systems
  • Knowledge of camera tracking systems like Mo-Sys
  • Experience with lighting and environmental creation
  • Experience working with Digital Command Control software like Maya, 3ds Max, Cinema4D, Houdini, or MotionBuilder preferred
  • Knowledge of Unreal Engine blueprints and C++ preferred
  • Experience with Perforce and UGS preferred
  • Effective communication and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to remain calm and confident in a fast-paced environment
  • Advanced-level video production language skills to communicate to cinematography and provide direction on-set
  • Research and understanding of the developments and applications of state-of-the-art virtual production technology
  • Must be flexible and possess the ability to balance the management of multiple projects simultaneously
  • Capacity to work under pressure and adhere to tight deadlines
  • Initiative, problem solving, and troubleshooting skills
  • Team player with a willingness to collaborate

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: $50,000.00-$70,000.00 per year

Benefits:

  • On-site parking
  • Store discount

Flexible Language Requirement:

  • French not required

Schedule:

  • Monday to Friday
  • Weekend availability

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Mississauga, ON: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (required)

Work Location: One location

Application deadline: 2023-01-29
Expected start date: 2023-02-01



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