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Manhattan Beach, California - United States
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Tracking Artist


Project: Avatar Sequels

We are a Los Angeles based feature film production company. We are in search of a 3D Tracking / Matchmove Artist that has experience with workflows covering a variety of different digital cameras and lens packages, both spherical and anamorphic. The candidate should have experience in handling difficult camera photography as well as experience with survey tracking with LIDAR.

Primary Responsibilities
  •     Use relevant 3D software to work out the co-ordinates and movement of the physical camera and / or objects in a live action shot.
  •     Be able to develop solutions for the tracking of 3D cameras and solve problems that may arise.
  •     Understand Anamorphic Lenses for the creation of undistorting/re-distorting of plates.
  •     Be able to deliver work within established project targets and the high-quality standards of the company.
  •     Support and advise other artists with their tracking tasks.

Education / Experience
  •     Proven production experience in VFX, commercial, computer graphics, animation or video.
  •     Bachelor's degree in Graphic Design, Drawing, Animation or equivalent artistic background and education.

Required Skills / Competencies
  • Substantial production experience working in a photo-real/live-action VFX pipeline; commercial, TV, or feature film.
  • A thorough understanding of 3D camera principles such as lenses, distortion, parallax etc.
  • Must be able to track cameras and objects quickly and effectively.
  • Ability to work under pressure and take direction under tight production schedules while maintaining a high quality of work.
  • Experience with PF Track or SynthEyes.
  • Experience with Maya and Nuke.
Candidates must be US citizens or Permanent Residence card (Green Card) holders.

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