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Intrepid Creative

San Rafael, California - United States
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Unreal Engine On-set Operator

Description

About Us

Intrepid Creative is a hybrid creative agency and production company working at the intersection of art, technology and culture—creating bold, unexpected ideas that cut through the clutter to drive business success. 

As early adopters of xR virtual production during the pandemic, Intrepid has established itself as the premier studio for virtual production in the Bay Area. We are currently building a new state-of-the art Virtual Production facility featuring a 100’ x 20’ semicircular volume with ROE BP2V2 walls and a ROE CB5 ceiling with Optitrack tracking, Arri mini LF cameras and Arri signature zooms and prime lenses. We are also planning to add motion control robotics in the near future.

The studio will support commercial, episodic and feature productions. Building on decades of production experience and reputation for innovation, we are expanding into original content creation for streaming platforms. We are also forging deep partnerships across the UE, VFX, AR and gaming communities to incorporate motion capture and metahumans into our pipeline.  Our studios feature full digital cinema production packages, as well as complete post-production facilities with 4K and 8K RAW pipelines.

Your Role

The UE On-set Operator plays a vital role in the successful execution of Unreal scenic environments, supporting graphics, and related Visual Effects for Virtual Production on our LED stage. The UE On-set Operator will collaborate closely with the VFX Supervisor and Producer, VAD Content Supervisor, creative leads, clients and external vendors, ensuring creative goals are executed across all phases of production. Candidates should be continually looking to future technology while having a strong grasp of traditional VFX and filmmaking techniques.

Responsibilities

• Manage and operate content delivery to the LED wall 

• Work with Virtual Production Supervisor to adjust UE scenes as needed in real time during production

• Blend Unreal assets with practical objects on set

• Work with 3D creation team during content creation to both optimize scenes for playback and also exposing proper parameters and controls for use on set while also familiarizing yourself with the content 

• Handle animation, process shots or other content playback

• Adjust and optimize scenes on set when necessary

• Train other operators when necessary

Skills

• Highly proficient in Unreal Engine and capable of making adjustments to any asset in the scene—from textures to complex blueprints

• Experience working in UE 4.27 

• Working knowledge of virtual production and/or camera tracking and its integration into Unreal and the post pipeline

• Working knowledge of virtual production tools and software (nDisplay, Switchboard, Live Link, Level snapshots, Stage/performance monitor, etc.)

• Working knowledge of traditional VFX pipelines

• Familiar with asset management methodologies and platforms like Perforce

• Familiarity with film equipment, DMX lighting and LED hardware

• Experience with media servers like Disguise, Touch Designer, Pixera, etc. is a plus

• Experience with traditional 3D tools like Maya, 3Ds Max, Blender is a plus

• Familiarity with green screen compositing techniques

• Extremely computer literate and be able to communicate and diagnose issues with systems engineers 

Diversity and Inclusion at Intrepid

Creativity has diversity at its core. We celebrate the value of each unique experience by fostering a diverse, equitable and inclusive culture where every employee feels empowered and safe to show up to work as their full self. It is our policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees.