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CG Lead Environment Artist (Star Trek: Prodigy)

33061

Burbank, CA, US, 91502

Production
Burbank
Full-Time

For over 30 years, the Nickelodeon Animation Studio continues to be one of the largest producers of television animation in the world, reflecting all kids today. Based in Burbank, Calif., with offices in New York, the Studio, designed by our artists and for our artists, is home to the world's greatest creative talents. Our campus of creativity houses top-notch talent, storytellers, artists, production teams, voice actors, cartoon experts and more. At Nickelodeon, we are always looking to recruit dedicated craftspeople to help bring groundbreaking new ideas to life and that starts with you! We are leading the way in animated content for TV series, TV movies, shorts and  theatrical features. Some of our new upcoming original animated series include, Kamp Koral: SpongeBob's Under Years, Rugrats, Middlemost Post, Star Trek: Prodigy, Big Nate and Santiago of the Seas, among others.Our content development teams are creator-driven, our work culture is collaborative, our mentorship of new talent is second to none, and we are committed to hiring inclusively to reflect authenticity in the diverse stories we want to tell.Join us!

 

 

Responsibilities:

  • Work with Supervisors to create Models, UVs and Rigs for environments, props, and vehicles based on script and animatic requirements.
  • Prepare assets to meet requirements for animation and rendering through a Maya/Redshift pipeline.
  • Possess advanced knowledge of modeling both organic and hard surface environments and props, Maya’s Scene Assembly system, organizing complex hierarchies, creating low res proxies, and utilizing IK – FK – and Deformer based rigs.
  • Conduct the first approval evaluation of all assets created by team members and vendors.
  • Create “Build” notes that accompany approved designs for asset launches. Notes should satisfy the pipeline, the episode’s needs, and address the requirements of the artist.
  • Give clear and direct instructions and feedback, including reference images and annotations.
  • Work with the Lead Character Modeler and Lead Character TD to make the episode manageable within the CG Department’s parameters.
  • Complete tasks within the time allotted and maintain communication with Production team on asset schedules and timelines.
  • Create thorough modeling and rigging guidelines for each set design (built at vendor studio), and review set models when completed.
  • Lead team of Environment Artists by enforcing aesthetics, technical quality, and timelines for each assignment.
  • Review animatics/designs and give suggestions and/or solutions to the Supervising Producer to make the episode fit within the given parameters.
  • Build block-in assets and logic out temporary camera placement and set locations to ensure set is built to support action based on script and animatic reference.

Qualifications:

  • Extensive knowledge, experience, and skill set working in a Maya production pipeline.
  • Proficient modeling and UVs skills, and some rigging experience.
  • Ability to lead a small team of other generalists, in both aesthetics and time management.
  • A great "can do" attitude and open-mindedness to non-traditional solutions is essential.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • The candidate should have problem solving skills and be comfortable thinking outside of the box.

Additional Qualifications:

  • A minimum of 3-5 years of industry experience in film, broadcast, and/or games.
  • Experience with Rigging props and vehicles.
  • Maya/Python scripting experience.

 

 Paramount is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) including disability/vet. 

 

At Paramount, the spirit of inclusion feeds into everything that we do, on-screen and off. From the programming and movies we create to employee benefits/programs and social impact outreach initiatives, we believe that opportunity, access, resources and rewards should be available to and for the benefit of all. Paramount is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, creed, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, marital status, disability, gender identity, gender expression, and Veteran status.

 

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