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5 Minutes With... Head of 2D Cale Pugh

Supporting a compositing team and supervising VFX on films like Superfly is all in a day's work for our Head of 2D

5 Minutes With... Junior Compositor Felicia Petersen

Stop by for a quick chat with Felicia, who moved over from Sweden to join Outpost VFX in 2017

Current Vacancies
  • CG Supervisor

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    Essential Requirements
    • Excellent organisational, communication and project management skills
    • Thorough understanding of the visual effects process and the ability to interpret an artistic brief from the VFX Supervisor
    • Technical understanding of the CG pipelines and the ability to develop efficient workflows and identify additional tools required
    • Excellent Maya skills and a strong understanding of modelling, texturing, look development, lighting, particles, fluids and dynamics
    • Previous film industry experience, including experience with team management and task assignment
    • Proven ability to ensure artists’ work is of a high standard on both technical and creative levels
    • Excellent working knowledge of Arnold. Basic Mel and Python programming skills (advantageous)
    • Previous experience in training, mentoring, and recruiting CG artists (advantageous)

    Please apply by sending your demo reel and CV to [email protected] clearly stating the position you are applying for.

    All applicants must be eligible to work in the UK at the time of application and for the duration of the contract.

  • Pipeline TD

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    Become an important part of the pipeline team at a growing VFX studio.

    As a Pipeline TD you will be part of a team responsible for developing and maintaining tools to assist artists and manage the data flow across projects.

    Responsibilities
    Developing and maintaining software (predominantly Python)
    Building on existing systems such as Shotgun to finesse pipeline workflow
    Collaboration with developers and senior production supervisors to develop new systems

    Essential requirements
    Previous experience in Visual Effects or related industry
    Excellent Python development skills
    Solid understanding of the Visual Effects pipeline
    Shotgun and Digital Asset Management
    Experience in developing tools for DCC packages such as Maya, Houdini and Nuke
    A proactive attitude and great team spirit are essential

    Desirables
    A degree in Computer Science, Computer Graphics or other related field
    Experience with source control systems and team development
    A good handle on software development best practices, such as TDD, continuous integration and agile methodologies
    Experience with global pipelines across multiple sites

  • Pipeline Assistant

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    Responsibilities
    Frontline artist support
    Testing and documenting new tools
    Providing technical support for artists
    Help with show setup
    Collaboration with developers and senior production supervisors to develop new systems
    Liaising with external software vendors

    Essential requirements
    Good Python and Maya skills
    Solid understanding of the Visual Effects pipeline
    Knowledgeable in debugging, testing and problem solving
    Able to complete tasks without direct management
    Flexible and able to work in a frequently changing environment
    Detail oriented with strong ability to multi-task
    General understanding of networking and performance issues
    Able to work flexible hours to provide occasional weekend / evening support

    Desirables
    A degree in Computer Science, Computer Graphics or other related field
    Shotgun development experience
    Experience with version control (git and/or SVN)

  • Commercials Producer

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    Are you currently in a production role in the VFX industry looking for your next step? If you are London based and able to split your week between the city and coast this could be the role for you. We are looking for an established producer with excellent contacts to join us during an exciting growth period for the company. Candidates will be focused on building and maintaining great client relationships, and using their existing knowledge of commercials and VFX they will drive sales to support our regional studio.

    Essential Requirements
    • 4+ years of relevant experience in a VFX environment
    links with existing and potential clients with an established Black Book of contacts at companies including Ogilvy & Mather, Publicis, TBWA, BBH, AKQA and others
    • Previous exposure to and/or proficient knowledge of
    Microsoft Office applications, Clearcast, Adstream/IMD, FTP software (Filezilla/CyberDuck), Mac and Windows literate, Basic Linux, ShotGun, 7Zip and Aspera/Mediashuttle/SohoNet/MediaSilo etc

    The Role
    • Based in London three days and Bournemouth two days a week
    • Proficient client sales and communication
    • Highly motivated with a proven track record in sales and exceeding targets
    • Create and deliver presentations tailored to client needs
    • Relationship management skills and openness to feedback before, during and after live projects

    About You
    • Excellent organisational, communication and negotiation skills
    • Clear confident communicator
    • Adept in skilfully juggling tasks
    • Able to perform in a client-driven deadline environment

    Please apply by sending your CV to [email protected] clearly stating the position you are applying for.

    All applicants must be eligible to work in the UK at the time of application and for the duration of the contract.

  • VFX Producer

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    Are you currently in a production role in the VFX industry looking for your next step? Outpost VFX are looking for a VFX producer to lead some of the industries most anticipated projects of 2019.

    Why Outpost VFX? We are a leading VFX studio based in Bournemouth, UK. Outpost is a VFX team built on a foundation of getting the right people and offering them a totally different environment to work in, empowering us to deliver astonishing visual effects for film, broadcast and commercials.

    Essential Requirements
    • 2+ years of relevant experience in a VFX environment
    • Thorough understanding of the VFX pipeline and production process
    • Experience of bidding on new VFX jobs
    • Ability to plan and schedule resources effectively with VFX Supervisors
    • Excellent client liaison and relationship skills
    • Daily planning and foresight essential
    • Previous exposure to and/or proficient knowledge of:
    Microsoft Office applications, Clearcast, Adstream/IMD, FTP software (Filezilla/CyberDuck), Mac and Windows literate, Basic Linux, Shotgun, 7Zip and Aspera/Mediashuttle/SohoNet/MediaSilo etc

    About You
    • Excellent organisational, communication and negotiation skills
    • Clear confident communicator
    • Adept in skilfully juggling tasks
    • Able to perform in a client-driven deadline environment

    Please apply by sending your CV to [email protected] clearly stating the position you are applying for.

    All applicants must be eligible to work in the UK at the time of application and for the duration of the contract.

  • VFX Production Coordinator

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    Our Production team are responsible for managing the artists, schedules and client expectations of all our film, TV and commercial VFX work. If you have a passion for supporting and organising creative projects, then this could be the role for you. Our VFX Production Coordinators are fundamental to our studio’s process.

    Essential Requirements
    • 1+ years of relevant experience in a VFX environment
    • Experience in VFX scheduling and high level of organisation/maintenance of databases pertaining to shots or assets
    • Previous exposure to and/or proficient knowledge of:
    Microsoft Office applications, Clearcast, Adstream/IMD, FTP software (Filezilla/CyberDuck), Mac and Windows literate, Basic Linux, ShotGun, 7Zip and Aspera/Mediashuttle/SohoNet/MediaSilo etc
    • Proficient client communication.

    The Role
    • Provide support to and organisation for VFX Supervisors and Producers
    • Participate in client Cinesync/blue jeans or Skype calls, note taking during these sessions and providing relevant information and setup support
    • Organising, running and proficient note taking during department and show dailies sessions
    • Liaising with overseas vendors and experience in a global multi-site studio
    • Client sends, submission forms and collating material to be sent by our Data IO team

    About You
    • Organised and focused
    • Clear confident communicator
    • Adept in skilfully juggling tasks
    • Engaged and strong desire to learn
    • Able to perform in a client-driven deadline environment

    Please apply by sending your CV to [email protected] clearly stating the position you are applying for.

    All applicants must be eligible to work in the UK at the time of application and for the duration of the contract.

  • VFX Production Assistant

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    Our Production team is responsible for managing artists, schedules and client expectations for all of our film, TV and commercial VFX work.

    If you have a passion for supporting and organising creative projects, then this could be the role for you. Our VFX Production Assistants are fundamental to the smooth operation of our studio.

    Key attributes that make for a strong and dependable VFX Production Assistant: organised, strong communicator, proactive and cohesive teamwork. You'll need to have a personable nature and the ability to motivate teams during deliveries.

    Essential requirements:
    Clear confident communicator
    Adept at skilfully juggling tasks
    Organised and focused
    Engaged with a strong desire to learn

    Desirables:
    Experience in a VFX environment
    Ability to provide support to and organisation for VFX and Production team
    Capable note-taking during meetings, daillies sessions and client sessions, providing relevant information and setup support
    Relevant degree indicating interest in Film, TV, Media, VFX or Animation
    Previous experience – including internships and work experience – at creative production companies or post production facilities.

    Ideally, you'll have had previous exposure to and/or proficient knowledge of:
    Microsoft Office applications, Mac and Windows literate, and strong ability to pick up new software or applications.

  • VFX Editor

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    Are you currently in a junior Editor role in the VFX industry looking for your next step? Outpost VFX are looking for a VFX Editor be involved in some of the industry’s most anticipated projects of 2019.

    Why Outpost VFX? We are a leading VFX studio based in Bournemouth, UK. Outpost is a VFX team built on a foundation of getting the right people and offering them a totally different environment to work in, empowering us to deliver astonishing visual effects for film, broadcast and commercials.

    Essential Requirements
    • 2+ years of relevant experience in a VFX environment as an Editor
    • Thorough understanding of the VFX pipeline, terminology, colour space and LUT’s
    • Experience using Nuke Studio and Adobe Premiere, plus knowledge of industry tracking and review tools
    • A working knowledge with a variety of film and video formats, files, frame rates, codecs and resolutions
    • Strong technical background and experience

    Please apply by sending your demo reel and CV to [email protected] clearly stating the position you are applying for.

    All applicants must be eligible to work in the UK at the time of application and for the duration of the contract.

  • Senior Groom TD (HBO Production)

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    Contract start: 03/12/18
    Contract end: 24/12/18

    We are looking for a senior-level Groom TD to join us on a freelance basis. The position will be based at our Bournemouth studio in an exciting VFX environment working on a brand-new HBO production. You will be working closely with the Head of 3D and CG supervisors ensuring creature fur is delivered to a high standard for hero characters.

    Essential Requirements
    • 4+ years' industry experience as Groom TD working on high-end film, TV or commercials
    • Expert in creating high quality fur on creatures
    • Fluent with Maya and Houdini

    About You
    • Excellent eye for detail
    • Independent problem solver
    • Excited to share knowledge and techniques with other artists
    • Ready to participate in creative and technical discussions

    Please apply by sending your demo reel and CV to [email protected] clearly stating the position you are applying for.

    All applicants must be eligible to work in the UK at the time of application and for the duration of the contract.

  • Mid Compositor (HBO Production)

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    Contract start: ASAP
    Contract end: 28/12/18

    We are looking for Mid-Level Compositors to join us on a freelance basis. The position will be based at our Bournemouth studio in an exciting VFX environment working on a brand-new HBO production. You will be working closely with the VFX, 2D and CG supervisors ensuring various elements complete the VFX shot.

    Essential Requirements
    • 2+ years' VFX industry experience as a compositor working on high-end film, TV or commercials
    • Experience of compositing live-action, VFX and CG elements
    • Excellent knowledge of Nuke
    • Thorough understanding of compositing techniques
    • Able to understand and apply shot notes

    About You
    • Avid interest in photography, practical lighting and cinematography
    • Independent problem solver
    • Excited to share knowledge and techniques with other artists
    • Ready to participate in creative and technical discussions

    Please apply by sending your demo reel and CV to [email protected] clearly stating the position you are applying for.

    All applicants must be eligible to work in the UK at the time of application and for the duration of the contract.

  • Mid Animator (HBO Production)

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    Contract start: ASAP
    Contract end: 23/11/18

    We are looking for Mid-Level Animators to join us on a freelance basis. The position will be based at our Bournemouth studio in an exciting VFX environment working on a brand-new HBO production. You will be working closely with the head of 3D and VFX supervisors ensuring animated elements are integrated into the 3D and VFX pipeline.

    Essential Requirements
    • 2+ years' industry experience as 3D animator working on high-end film, TV or commercials
    • Experience of animating creatures, specifically quadrupeds
    • Ability to animate props, specifically vehicles
    • Excellent knowledge of Maya
    • Thorough understanding of the core animation principles

    About You
    • Avid interest in all aspects of animation
    • Independent problem solver
    • Excited to share knowledge and techniques with other artists
    • Ready to participate in creative and technical discussions

    Please apply by sending your demo reel and CV to [email protected] clearly stating the position you are applying for.

    All applicants must be eligible to work in the UK at the time of application and for the duration of the contract.

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