OVERVIEW OF THE COMPANY
Blue Sky Studios
One of the world's largest producers and distributors of motion pictures, 20th Century Fox Film produces, acquires and distributes motion pictures throughout the world. These motion pictures are produced or acquired by the following units of 20th Century Fox Film: Twentieth Century Fox, Fox 2000 Pictures, Fox Searchlight Pictures, Fox International Productions, and Twentieth Century Fox Animation. Blue Sky Studios is the animation studio behind the wildly successful ICE AGE and RIO franchises, along with this year's FERDINAND animated feature film!
Responsible for translating the screen story into the visual language of cinema. Translate scripts from print to visual medium that simply and briefly illustrates the film’s key scenes and events, establishes the mood, characters plot, the setting and anything else that will help the audience understand the story. Invent and stage action. Work with modelers to design functional garments that meet the aesthetic needs of the film and technical needs of the software. Assign physical properties to the cloth and work with Character Technical Directors to create non-physical controls so they can be animated in an appealing, predictable and efficient way. Work closely with animators to achieve the desired performances in shots where garments appear. Responsible for the final delivery and support of the asset to the show. Create organized and efficient compositing scripts to be handed off to the Stereo department.
Requires a Master’s degree in Fine Arts, Computer Science, Computer Visualization or related field, plus one (1) year of experience in character simulation technical direction or related technical experience working with dynamic simulations such as cloth, particle or fluid, including experience in technical animation and simulating movie shots.
*Specific skills: Also requires experience or knowledge in the following: 1) Knowledge of scripting for Maya using MEL or Python; 2) Knowledge of pattern making; 3) Using standard industry tools including Photoshop, 3ds, Max, Vray, Arnord, After Effect and Nuke; and 4) Working with Marvelous Designer, Qualoth and Zbrush
*Any level of experience or knowledge in the specific skills is acceptable.
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with applicable law.