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Outpost bolsters Creatures team with four senior hires

The new members of the Outpost team adds tremendous expertise alongside our Head of 3D Maurizio Giglioli and Head of VFX Andy Morley.

Current Vacancies
  • Internships - Bournemouth

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    Outpost is an exciting VFX studio that delivers astonishing visual effects for film, high-end TV and creative projects, all within a supportive, balanced environment that empowers our team to create work they can be proud of.

    We are currently offering internship opportunities across the VFX pipeline and in Production roles at our Bournemouth studio, located just ten minutes from the beach!

    Anyone is welcome to apply, including students, hobbyists and enthusiasts.

    The internships are open throughout the year with flexible start dates and durations, all with a clear focus on helping you develop valuable skills to jumpstart your career!

    Please note that EU citizenship is required.

    To apply, please email [email protected]

  • Freelance Positions - Bournemouth

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    We currently have positions open for fantastic freelancers across multiple disciplines, including:

    • Animators
    • Riggers
    • CG Generalists
    • Lighting TDs
    • Modellers
    • Houdini Groom TDs
    • FX TDs
    • Compositors

    Long and short-term contracts available. Please send your reel / portfolio to [email protected]

  • VFX Producer - Bournemouth

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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.

    Essential Requirements
    • 3+ years of relevant experience in a VFX environment
    • Thorough understanding of the VFX pipeline and production process
    • Experience in bidding on new VFX jobs.
    • Ability to plan and schedule resources effectively with relative 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

  • VFX Production Manager - Bournemouth

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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 Managers are fundamental to our studio’s process and this could be an ideal next step for an experienced coordinator.

    Essential Requirements
    • 3+ 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
    • Maintain the successful, ingest, scheduling and delivery of all projects – formally assessed through weekly job reports
    • Successful management of projects – assessed through provision of per job data and per client data.
    • All projects are delivered with pinch points and crunch times minimized by proper planning and advanced warning to producers.
    • 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 set up 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

  • CG Supervisor - Bournemouth

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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.

  • Production Operations Assistant - Bournemouth

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    Primary Responsibilities
    • Day to day management of the render farm resources taking into account daily priorities from production.
    • Monitoring any issues from the farm and render related problems and liaising with the artists about any requests or issues.
    • Error checking and troubleshooting technical problems related to render and data management.
    • Communicating between Artists, Production, Systems and Pipeline concerning reindeer issues, requirements or needs.
    • Monitoring and creating daily reports from the render farm
    • Communicating any errors, inconsistency or improvements with rendering to the relevant department.
    • Able to manage and organise your working hours in order to fit the needs and requirements of the studio and shows.
    • Liaising with production to Archive any completed shows, the deletion of unnecessary files and restoration for show adjustments.
    • Organising and archiving any reusable assets from completed shows.
    • Ensuring security procedures are adhered to when it comes to data archiving and file transfers.
    • Any other duties as may reasonably be required.

    Knowledge, Skills And Experience
    • An interest in developing skills and progression within visual effects.
    • Experience using Windows & Linux.
    • Ability to rapidly pick up and learn new tools and techniques.
    • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
    • Excellent communication skills.
    • Ability to handle a fast-paced, occasionally high pressure environment.
    • Attention to detail.
    • Ability to use initiative and prioritise work loads.
    • An awareness of security principles and procedures.
    • Problem analysing and problem solving.

  • Head of Systems - Bournemouth

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    With offices in Bournemouth (UK), Montreal (CA) and Singapore, Outpost is one of the leading high-end television and feature film visual effects studios.

    We are currently looking for a Head of Systems to help us on the next part of our journey, expanding the technology team and supporting a global company.

    As the Head of Systems, you will lead the maintenance of all technical infrastructure of the studios providing capability for 150+ artists and developers. Your main responsibilities will be, but not limited to, developing and maintaining the studio infrastructure, including network, servers and storage. You will also be expected to lead and grow a strong systems team which in turn will build a reliable, resilient and efficient platform for artists to create outstanding work.

    Key requirements of the role
    • Responsible for the overall health and operations of global network, storage and systems
    • Administer and manage high performance storage platforms and systems
    • Troubleshoot and resolve complex issues through excellent technical understanding of large-scale networking and routing
    • Act as the senior technical contact, responsible for daily communications with multiple global systems support teams
    • Proactively use monitoring tools to forecast technology areas requiring attention on ongoing basis
    • Identify and remediate storage or network bottlenecks, infrastructure-wide
    • Ensure the timely and successful completion of all data backups
    • Understand and manage the maintenance of data centre power and cooling systems
    • Perform technology purchasing and budget tracking
    • Manage software licenses from forecasting to deployment
    • Manage and maintaining local vendor relationships
    • Guide operations staff surrounding technology issues
    • Lead and develop a team of system administrators
    • Manage large scale projects
    • Provide user support

    Must haves
    • 7-10 years of experience working with IT infrastructure in a media or high-performance computing environment
    • Extensive experience with Linux (CentOS preferred)
    • In depth knowledge of network services including DNS, DHCP, NIS, NFS, etc.
    • Strong shell scripting skills
    • Experience with virtualization (VMware)
    • In depth knowledge of IP networks, sub netting and routing
    • Experience building out simple but resilient networks
    • Experience specifying, deploying and supporting large scale and high-performance network storage across multiple sites

    Nice to haves
    • A strong commitment to quality, service and reliability
    • Excellent communication and problem-solving skills
    • Capability to learn and adapt quickly
    • Strong ability to work under pressure
    • Work well with others in a team environment
    • Desire to learn from others and to take on increasingly challenging work
    • Strong creative ability and flair
    • Ability to mentor and provide feedback to junior employees
    • Capable of leading a team of systems administrators across multiple sites across the globe

  • Lead/Senior Systems Administrator - Bournemouth

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    With offices in Bournemouth (UK), Montreal (CA) and Singapore, Outpost is one of the leading high-end television and feature film visual effects studios.

    As the Senior Systems Administrator, you will support the systems team with the maintenance of technical infrastructure of the studio providing capability for 150+ artists and developers. Your main responsibilities will be, but limited to developing, and maintaining the studio infrastructure, including network, servers and storage.
    Our primary workstation and server platforms are Windows and CentOS with our main storage being Pixit Media’s Pixstore and Microsoft Azure as our Cloud solution.

    Key requirements of the role
    • Systems Administration on both hardware and software platforms
    • Providing technical support and general troubleshooting for commercial and custom applications on all platforms
    • Actively monitor network and server performance, providing optimisations or solutions as needed
    • Knowledge of Active Directory and Windows Servers
    • Executing storage administration (archiving, rsyncs, etc) and infrastructure maintenance of all server platforms
    • Configuration of ACLs across multiple file storage platforms
    • Configuration and maintenance of existing and new virtual machines
    • Perform firewall and switch configuration & patching as required
    • Assist in maintaining our digital security polices both internally and externally
    • Good organizational and project management skills

    Must haves
    • 5+ years’ experience as a Linux Systems Administrator
    • Experience in and knowledge of the specific requirements of the VFX and Post production industry
    • Experience with Linux/Windows/Mac OS-environments, sharing data between platforms and managing permissions
    • Expert knowledge with Linux installations, application deployment and image creation
    • Experience with logging systems
    • Experience with configuration systems such as Ansible, PDQ and Jamf
    • Experience with VMWare or other competing Hypervisors
    • Team centric working process and pro-active problem solver
    • Cloud infrastructure setup and maintenance

    Nice to haves
    • Mac OS and Windows application deployment and integration
    • Scripting with python and knowledge of the Git Hub source code management system
    • Knowledge of Deadline render farm manager
    • Experience working with Microsoft Azure product catalogue

  • Lead/Senior Systems Administrator - Montreal

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    With offices in Bournemouth (UK), Montreal (CA) and Singapore, Outpost is one of the leading high-end television and feature film visual effects studios.

    As the Senior Systems Administrator, you will support the systems team with the maintenance of technical infrastructure of the studio providing capability for 150+ artists and developers. Your main responsibilities will be, but limited to developing, and maintaining the studio infrastructure, including network, servers and storage.
    Our primary workstation and server platforms are Windows and CentOS with our main storage being Pixit Media’s Pixstore and Microsoft Azure as our Cloud solution.

    Key requirements of the role
    • Systems Administration on both hardware and software platforms
    • Providing technical support and general troubleshooting for commercial and custom applications on all platforms
    • Actively monitor network and server performance, providing optimisations or solutions as needed
    • Knowledge of Active Directory and Windows Servers
    • Executing storage administration (archiving, rsyncs, etc) and infrastructure maintenance of all server platforms
    • Configuration of ACLs across multiple file storage platforms
    • Configuration and maintenance of existing and new virtual machines
    • Perform firewall and switch configuration & patching as required
    • Assist in maintaining our digital security polices both internally and externally
    • Good organizational and project management skills

    Must haves
    • 5+ years’ experience as a Linux Systems Administrator
    • Experience in and knowledge of the specific requirements of the VFX and Post production industry
    • Experience with Linux/Windows/Mac OS-environments, sharing data between platforms and managing permissions
    • Expert knowledge with Linux installations, application deployment and image creation
    • Experience with logging systems
    • Experience with configuration systems such as Ansible, PDQ and Jamf
    • Experience with VMWare or other competing Hypervisors
    • Team centric working process and pro-active problem solver
    • Cloud infrastructure setup and maintenance

    Nice to haves
    • Mac OS and Windows application deployment and integration
    • Scripting with python and knowledge of the Git Hub source code management system
    • Knowledge of Deadline render farm manager
    • Experience working with Microsoft Azure product catalogue

  • VFX Editor - Montreal

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    Job Description
    Full-time, permanent
    **The company is looking for a VFX editor. In this role you are responsible for the successful ingest and delivery of all projects assigned to you by the Head of Editorial. You assist the production team by running the screening room and being involved in dailies and client calls.
    Role
    ● Conform and transcode rushes from EDL.
    ● Alignment of VFX pulls provided by client.
    ● Verification of format, resolution, fps, re-times, colour-space.
    ● Communication with client side edit dept.
    ● You will flag any issues to the Head of Editorial and per job Producer.
    ● You will assist the production team in flagging any issues relating to turnover, missing information so that Production team can address issues.
    ● Helping to create a record log of all submissions, requests and changes to editorial.
    ● Manage the assembly of sequences, dailies and finals for review across all projects.
    ● Assistance in scheduling reviews, ingest and delivery and client calls in conjunction with the Production Manager.
    ● Creating shot and scan finals for Outpost VFX and contractors as per request from Head of Production and Head of Editorial
    ● Creating PR showreels and breakdown reels alongside the Marketing Manager.
    ● Creating internal showreels for monthlies.
    ● Working with the Pipeline Team to collaborate on improving pipeline and workflow efficiencies including the management of data, colour-space and shot management.

    Qualifications
    ● 5 years of experience in an editorial environment in the visual effects industry
    ● Post-secondary diploma in related field
    ● Knowledge of Avid, Premiere, and Nuke
    ● Proven organizational experience
    ● Ability to work under pressure
    ● Strong communication skills
    ● Basic understanding of color science
    ● Experience with a variety of film and HD formats
    ● Extensive technical background / experience
    Additional Information
    ● Language of work: French or English, written and spoken
    ● Salary: Between $67, 000 and $70,000 depending on experience and qualifications
    ● Following the probation period, access to the full benefits program, including company pension plan, health and dental plan

    Application Process
    Interested individuals are invited to submit their applications package, including resume and demo reel, by mail at : [email protected]

    Outpost VFX Inc. is committed to the principle of equal access to employment. While all responses are welcome, only those candidates selected will be contacted.

    Address:
    Outpost VFX
    300 - 1411 Peel
    Montréal
    QC H3A 1S5
    Canada


    Description
    CDI - Temps Plein
    **L’entreprise est à la recherche d'un Monteur VFX. Dans ce rôle, vous êtes responsable de l'ingestion et de la livraison de tous les projets qui vous sont confiés par le Directeur du montage VFX. Vous aidez l'équipe de production en gérant les opérations de la salle de visionnement et en participant aux revues quotidiennes et aux appels clients.
    Rôle
    ● Conformité et transcodage des rushes d'EDL.
    ● Alignement des tirettes VFX fournies par le client.
    ● Vérification du format, de la résolution, des fps, des re-times, de l'espace couleur.
    ● Communication avec l’équipe de montage côté client.
    ● Signaler tout problème au Directeur du département de montage VFX et au producteur.
    ● Créer un registre de toutes les soumissions, demandes et changements au montage
    ● Gérer l'assemblage des séquences, des versions/dailies et des finales pour la revue de tous les projets.
    ● Aide à la planification, à l'ingestion et à la livraison du projet ainsi qu'aux appels des clients en collaboration avec le directeur de production.
    ● Création des versions finales des prises de vue et numérisation pour Outpost VFX et les sous-traitants à la demande du directeur de production et du directeur du montage.
    ● Création de bandes démos et de courtes vidéos démontrant chaque étape de la réalisation d’un projet d’effets visuels en collaboration avec le directeur marketing.
    ● Création des bandes démo internes pour les réunions mensuelles.
    ● Collaborer avec l'équipe de l’architecture technique(pipelines)afin d'améliorer l'efficacité de celle-ci et du déroulement du travail, y compris la gestion des données, de l'espace couleur et des plans.

    Qualifications
    ● 5 ans d’expérience dans un environnement de montage dans l’industrie des effets visuels
    ● Diplôme d'études post-secondaires dans un domaine connexe
    ● Connaissance d'Avid, Premiere et Nuke
    ● Expérience démontrée en matière d'organisation
    ● Capacité à travailler sous pression
    ● Excellentes aptitudes à la communication
    ● Compréhension de base de la science de la couleur
    ● Expérience avec une variété de films et de formats HD
    ● Expérience et formation technique étendue

    Informations supplémentaires
    ● Langue de travail : Anglais ou français, parlé et écrit
    ● Salaire : Entre 67 000 $ et 70 000 $ selon l'expérience et les qualifications
    ● Suite à la période de probation, accès au programme d’avantages sociaux complet, incluant régime de retraite d'entreprise, régime de soins de santé et de soins dentaires

    Application Process
    Les personnes intéressées sont invitées à soumettre leur dossier de candidature, y compris leur curriculum vitae et leur démo, par courriel à l'adresse suivante : [email protected]

    Outpost VFX Inc. s'engage à respecter le principe de l'égalité d'accès à l'emploi. Bien que toutes les réponses soient les bienvenues, seuls les candidats sélectionnés seront contactés.

    Addresse:
    Outpost VFX
    300 - 1411 Peel
    Montréal
    QC H3A 1S5
    Canada

  • Candidate Data Protection Privacy Notice

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    Introduction
    We are committed to being transparent about how we collect and use your personal data as part of our recruitment process. This privacy notice is being provided to you as you are applying to work with Outpost VFX Ltd as a team member, intern, apprentice or contractor.

    Outpost VFX is a ‘data controller’ which means we are responsible for deciding how we collect, hold and use personal data about you.

    Data Protection Principles
    We process personal data in accordance with data protection principles, which means that your data will be:
    • used lawfully, fairly and in a transparent way
    • collected only for the purposes that we have explained to you
    • relevant to the purposes we have told you about
    • accurate and kept up to date
    • kept only as long as necessary for the purposes we have told you about
    • kept securely.

    Collection of personal data
    We may collect, store and use information you provide on your CV, as part of your interview, during any testing plus any other information you provide us with as part of your job application.
    We may also collect personal information from the following sources:
    • recruitment agencies we work with
    • your named referees
    • data you have made publicly available on LinkedIn.
    How we use your personal data
    We will use the personal data we collect about you to:
    • assess your skills, qualifications, and suitability for the role you are applying for
    • carry out background and reference checks, where applicable
    • communicate with you about the recruitment process
    • if your application is unsuccessful we may wish to retain your information so we can let you know about any alternative roles that we think you may be suitable for
    • keep records related to our recruitment processes
    • comply with legal or regulatory requirements.
    Sharing your data
    We will not share your personal data with any third parties for the purposes of processing your application.

    Data security
    We take the security of personal data seriously and as such have internal policies and controls in place to protect personal data against loss, accidental destruction, misuse or disclosure, and to ensure that data is not accessed, except by employees, contractors and other third parties who have a business need to know. They will only process your personal data on our instructions, and they are subject to a duty of confidentiality. We have put in place procedures to deal with any suspected data security breach and will notify you and any applicable regulator of a suspected breach where we are legally required to do so.

    Retention of your personal data
    We will retain your personal data for a period of six (6) months after we have communicated our decision to you about whether to appoint or engage you. We retain your personal data for that period so that we can show, in the event of a legal claim, that we have not discriminated against candidates on prohibited grounds and that we have conducted the recruitment exercise in a fair and transparent way. After this period, we will securely destroy your personal data in accordance with applicable laws and regulations. If we wish to retain your personal data on file, on the basis that a further opportunity may arise in future and we may wish to consider you for that, we will write to you separately, seeking your consent to retain your personal data for a fixed period on that basis.

    Individual rights
    Under certain circumstances, by law you have the right to:
    • make a data subject access request which enables you to receive a copy of the personal data we hold about you and to check that we are lawfully processing it
    • request correction of the personal data that we hold about you. This enables you to have any incomplete or inaccurate information we hold about you corrected
    • request erasure of your personal data. This enables you to ask us to delete or remove personal data where there is no good reason for us continuing to process it. You also have the right to ask us to delete or remove your personal data where you have exercised your right to object to processing
    • object to processing of your personal data where we are relying on a legitimate interest (or those of a third party) and there is something about your particular situation which makes you want to object to processing on this ground. You also have the right to object where we are processing your personal data for direct marketing purposes
    • request the restriction of processing of your personal data
    • request the transfer of your personal data to another party in an accessible digital format.
    If you want to review, verify, correct or request erasure of your personal data, object to the processing of your personal data, or request that we transfer a copy of your personal information to another party, please email [email protected]

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