LEAD CROWDS TD

Minimum 1 year contract

Stargate Studios Malta is looking for a Lead Crowds TD to join our team. The role calls for a talented  artist who will be joining our 3D department. Our artists work on high-end VFX for a wide range of projects so we are looking for an adaptable artist that has experience in creating the motion of crowds in high-end visual effects including simulation for planning and previs purposes.. The ideal candidate should be extremely organised and motivated, with the desire to work within a team in our studio in Malta.

Responsibilities:

  • Create digital crowd behaviors and simulations to achieve the look, movement, and style envisioned by the client
  • Collaborate and communicate with VFX/CG Supervisors and Producers in order to implement efficient and effective ways to integrate crowd pipeline tools and techniques and problem solve issues in feature film development
  • Establish on-going communication with artist, leads, production and supervisors regarding schedules, deadlines, and shot/sequence feedback
  • Able to troubleshoot and find solutions to technical challenges and execute them effectively
  • Propose creative approaches and solutions for any specific shots
Qualifications:

  • Two (2) to five (5) years of crowd/motion experience in live action feature film or TV
  • Maya and Python (required)
  • Rigging and animation experience is a plus
  • Experience with MoCap Retargeting in Maya or MotionBuilder is a plus
  • Experience with MiArmy, Massive, Houdini Crowds, or other crowd software packages is a plus
  • Able to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Strong troubleshooting and problem-solving skills
  • Team player who excels within a collaborative environment