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Current Vacancies
  • Head of Technology

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    The Head of Technology has overall responsibility for all Outpost VFX production software, hardware infrastructure, Systems Administration and pipeline; and will have the ability to critically assess current provision to plan for improvements going forward. Working closely with the Head of Pipeline you will develop long term plans and prioritise immediate needs to support the studio and our future ambitions.

    If you are an excellent project planner, confident in presenting project proposals that include timelines for completion, milestones and budgets, then apply now!

    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.

    Benefits
    • Competitive salary dependent on experience
    • Company pension scheme
    • Generous holiday allocation
    • Optional healthcare
    • 10-minute walk from studio to the beach
    • Excellent company culture

    Essential Requirements
    • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science / Engineering or equivalent industry experience
    • A proven track record of working with in the Visual Effects Industry
    • Experience managing and leading technology teams within a VFX environment
    • Experience of developing and leading the VFX Rendering and Pipeline process
    • Expert knowledge of Maya and Arnold
    • Proficiency in Python and C++

    The Role
    • Manage technical resources and project requirements
    • Communicate clearly between the Technology Department and Management Team to identify problems and solutions
    • Ensure Outpost VFX is a digitally secure environment and complies in a timely manner to client-led security audits
    • Working with the Financial Director, track technology costs and plan annual CAPEX / OPEX budgets for approval by the MD
    • Manage technical feasibility and integrity of the design and execution of projects, including multi-site expansion and global networking
    • Collaborate with the technical team to establish and monitor pipeline strategies, guidelines, scope and innovative solutions
    • Responsible for directing and guiding our technical teams and ensuring expectations are met
    • Participate in staff recruitment, candidate interviews and ongoing performance review processes for the technical departments
    • Demonstrate and communicate in-depth knowledge and best practice in VFX production
    • Attend technical industry events, presenting when and where appropriate

    Apply for this role by sending your CV and cover letter clearly stating Head of Technology to [email protected]

    Closing Date: 22 October 2018

  • 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.

  • 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)

  • 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.

  • Senior FX Artist (HBO Production)

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    Contract start: ASAP
    Contract end: 07/12/18

    We are looking for a Senior FX Artist to join us on a freelance basis. The position will be based at our Bournemouth studio in an exciting VFX environment servicing feature films, commercials and TV. You will be working closely with the Head of CG and VFX Supervisors ensuring simulations are integrated seamlessly into our VFX pipeline.

    Essential Requirements
    • 3+ years' industry experience as an FX Artist working on high-end film, TV or commercials
    • Experience of writing utility tools and scripts to streamline the creation of FX elements
    • Ability to set up realistic and stylised FX simulations
    • Excellent knowledge of Houdini/Maya
    • Flare for creating realistic explosions and debris
    • Thorough understanding of Houdini/Maya particle systems

    About You
    • Avid interest in all aspects of VFX
    • 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 3D Generalist (HBO Production)

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

    We are looking for Mid-Level 3D Generalists to join us on a freelance basis. The position will be based at our Bournemouth studio in an exciting VFX environment servicing feature films, commercials and TV. You will be working closely with the head of 3D and CG supervisors ensuring quality elements are integrated into the 3D pipeline.

    Essential Requirements
    • 2+ years' 3D industry experience as a 3D generalist working on high-end film, TV or commercials
    • Flare for lighting CG scenes and creatures
    • Excellent knowledge of Maya
    • Thorough understanding of the 3D pipeline

    About You
    • Avid interest in all aspects of CGI creation
    • 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.

  • Junior Lighter (HBO Production)

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    We are looking for a Junior Lighter to join us on a freelance basis. The position will be based at our Bournemouth studio in an exciting VFX environment servicing feature films, commercials and TV. You will be working closely with the Head of 3D and CG supervisors ensuring quality elements are integrated into the 3D pipeline.

    Essential Requirements
    • 1+ years' 3D industry experience as a 3D Lighter working on high end film, TV or commercials
    • Flare for lighting CG scenes, props and creatures
    • Knowledge of lighting and rendering with Maya/Redshift
    • Excellent knowledge of Maya
    • Thorough understanding of the 3D pipeline

    About You
    • Avid interest in all aspects of CGI creation
    • 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 servicing feature films, commercials and TV. 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.

  • Mid Compositor (HBO Production)

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    Contract start: 22/10/18
    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 servicing feature films, commercials and TV. 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.

  • Senior Rigger (Upcoming Feature Film)

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    Contract start: 15/10/18
    Contract end: 09/11/18

    We are looking for Senior Riggers to join us on a freelance basis. The position will be based at our Bournemouth studio in an exciting VFX environment servicing feature films, commercials and TV. You will be working closely with the Head of CG and animation supervisors ensuring rigs and bone setups are integrated into 3D props, characters and creatures.

    Essential Requirements
    • 5+ years' industry experience as a 3D Rigger working on high-end film, TV or commercials
    • Strong knowledge of anatomy, muscle and bone structure
    • Animation experience
    • Understanding of the basics of animation
    • Comfortable in researching various anatomies, or even creating whole new systems
    • Fluent in Maya
    • Experienced in writing Python, with an understanding of how workflows can be optimised with scripts or automation

    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.

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