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FX Artist

Santa Monica

It always starts with great people...

Luma was built by people who love VFX and are constantly challenging themselves to be their best. They also know that to do amazing work, you need to enjoy what you're doing so we work hard to create a fun, challenging atmosphere that puts a priority on giving you the work/life balance that you need to grow..

Check out our work, and our culture.

(& our all around inappropriate take on halloween!)

Responsibilities

- Light and render FX passes for specific shots using developed FX rigs
- Develop rigs/techniques to implement and optimize approved looks
- Produce look tests based on provided reference materials
- Creation of tools and scripts to facilitate workflow

Qualifications

- Artist should be familiar with more than one of the following applications:
- Maya
- Houdini
- Realflow
- Krakatoa
- Fume
- Python scripting experience is a plus
- Understanding multi pass 3D compositing is a plus
- Artists must be able to take direction and work in a team focused environment, good communication skills are a must
- Strong time management skills and extremely organized.
- Solid work ethic and a positive attitude in the face of challenging situations.
- Los Angeles Residents or willingness to relocate preferred - Relocation assistance may be available subject to negotiation

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Concept Artist (Part Time Position)

Santa Monica

It always starts with great people...

Luma was built by people who love VFX and are constantly challenging themselves to be their best. They also know that to do amazing work, you need to enjoy what you're doing so we work hard to create a fun, challenging atmosphere that puts a priority on giving you the work/life balance that you need to grow..

Check out our work, and our culture.

(& our all around inappropriate take on halloween!)

Responsibilities

- Concept art / Mood Frames
- 3D blocking for environments and architectural subjects
- Photo-bashing technologies
- Digital painting

Qualifications

Artist should be familiar with more than one of the following applications:

- 3D package (Maya, 3DsMax, others)
- Photoshop
- Painter
- ZBrush

Attachments

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Javascript Web UI Engineer

Santa Monica

It always starts with great people...

Luma was built by people who love VFX and are constantly challenging themselves to be their best. They also know that to do amazing work, you need to enjoy what you're doing so we work hard to create a fun, challenging atmosphere that puts a priority on giving you the work/life balance that you need to grow..

Check out our work, and our culture.

(& our all around inappropriate take on halloween!)

Responsibilities

Are you an exceptional Javascript UI developer? Want to build cutting edge web applications?

Luma Pictures is a leading visual effects studio that has contributed to blockbuster films like Guardians of the Galaxy, Captain America: Winter Soldier and The Avengers. Visual Effects is a complex process requiring sophisticated tools to manage pipeline and workflow so we're expanding our development team to take our in house CRM to the next level.

- Wire-framing and UI mockups
- Creating reactive UI components using Meteor and Javascript
- Maintaining and porting legacy PHP code
- Writing tests, fixing bugs, and refactoring code

Qualifications

- Experience developing and maintaining complex UIs
- Understand the Meteor web framework
- Deep knowledge of Javascript web development
- Comfortable using with Git or Mercurial
- Have a keen attention to detail
- Exceptional communication skills

Local applicants preferred, as this is an on-site position.

Pluses

- Github or Bitbucket account with code samples
- Fluent in LESS and Coffeescript
- Experience with Python or PHP
- Full-stack LAMP experience
- solid understanding of REST, HTTP, and DDP

Attachments

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Organic Model/Texture Artist

Santa Monica

It always starts with great people...

Luma was built by people who love VFX and are constantly challenging themselves to be their best. They also know that to do amazing work, you need to enjoy what you're doing so we work hard to create a fun, challenging atmosphere that puts a priority on giving you the work/life balance that you need to grow..

Check out our work, and our culture.

(& our all around inappropriate take on halloween!)

Responsibilities

- Polygonal modeling of creatures, props and environments from photo reference
- Optimization of UV's for maximum efficiency
- Developing multilayered photo-real textures for use in multipass rendering.

Qualifications

- Artist must be well versed with Maya and Z-Brush skills are a plus
- Artist must have an understanding of pipeline based productions and multi-pass rendering methods
- Artist must submit show reel demonstrating their ability to model and texture photo-real creatures, characters, props or environments
- Artists must be able to take direction and work in a team focused environment, good communication skills are a must
- You must be willing & able to relocate to LA if necessary.

Attachments

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DBA Consultant

Santa Monica

It always starts with great people...

Luma was built by people who love VFX and are constantly challenging themselves to be their best. They also know that to do amazing work, you need to enjoy what you're doing so we work hard to create a fun, challenging atmosphere that puts a priority on giving you the work/life balance that you need to grow..

Check out our work, and our culture.

(& our all around inappropriate take on halloween!)

Responsibilities

Luma Pictures is a leading visual effects studio that has contributed to blockbuster films like Guardians of the Galaxy, Captain America: Winter Soldier and The Avengers. Visual Effects is a complex process requiring sophisticated tools to manage pipeline and workflow so we're expanding our development team to take our in house CRM to the next level.

We're looking for a DBA to setup and document MySQL -> mongo SymmetricDS replication.

Qualifications

- MySQL DBA 3+
- PostgreSQL 2+
- Linux 3+
- Deep understanding of MySQL and PostgreSQL replication

Pluses

- Mongo DBA 2+
- Java
- Activemq
- SymmetricDS

Attachments

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Compositor

Melbourne

It always starts with great people...

Luma was built by many great people who love this job and get their kicks by trying to be their best. That sets the tone for our work, and our culture.

(& our all around inappropriate take on halloween!)

Responsibilities

- Compositing of both digital and live action elements to create groundbreaking visual effects shots for blockbuster films
- Collaborate with fellow artist and supervisors to meet challenging production deadlines in a positive work environment

Qualifications

- Must be well versed Nuke (background with Shake considered a plus)
- Should have a good understanding of 3d multi-pass rendering techniques and colorspace concepts
- Ability to take direction positively, work well within a team and thrive under the pressure of tight deadlines
- An understanding of stereo (3D) and anamorphic compositing in Nuke
- Artists must be able to take direction and work in a team focused environment, good communication skills are a must
- Relocation assistance may be available subject to negotiation

Attachments

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FX Artist

Melbourne

It always starts with great people...

Luma was built by many great people who love this job and get their kicks by trying to be their best. That sets the tone for our work, and our culture.

(& our all around inappropriate take on halloween!)

Responsibilities

- Can develop complex particle and fluid simulations in Maya and FumeFX
- Light and render FX passes for specific shots using developed FX rigs
- Develop rigs/techniques to implement and optimize approved looks
- Produce look tests based on provided reference materials
- Creation of tools and scripts to facilitate workflow

Qualifications

- Artist should have advanced knowledge of Maya.
- Should also be proficient in
- Fume
- Realflow
- Houdini
- Artists must be able to take direction and work in a team focused environment, good communication skills are a must
- Python scripting experience is a plus
- Understanding multi pass 3D compositing is a plus
- Strong time management skills and extremely organized.
- Solid work ethic and a positive attitude in the face of challenging situations.

Pluses

- Has working knowledge and expertise in other areas of the pipeline outside of FX.

Attachments

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Generalist

Melbourne

It always starts with great people...

Luma was built by many great people who love this job and get their kicks by trying to be their best. That sets the tone for our work, and our culture.

(& our all around inappropriate take on halloween!)

Responsibilities

- Should be proficient in both Lighting & Compositing.
- Lighting look development for integration of CG elements into Live Action, CG assets as well as full CG shots.
- Develop methodologies for reduction of render time and improving quality of results.
- Compositing of both digital and live action elements to create groundbreaking visual effects shots for blockbuster films
- Collaborate with fellow artist and supervisors to meet challenging production deadlines in a positive work environment

Qualifications

- Must have a personable & approachable attitude/work ethic.
- Must have prior experience with complex lighting for film.
- Artist must be proficient in Maya, and have in-depth knowledge of rendering and optimization.
- Knowledge of Nuke is mandatory.
- Knowledge of Arnold is a plus.
- Should have a deep understanding of 3d multi-pass rendering techniques and colorspace concepts.
- An understanding of stereo (3D) and anamorphic compositing in Nuke is a plus.
- Artists must be able to take direction and work in a team-focused environment, good communication skills are a must.
- Must possess strong time management skills and be extremely organized.
- Solid work ethic and a positive attitude in the face of challenging situations.
- Relocation assistance may be available subject to negotiation

Attachments

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Tracking/Matchmove Artist

Melbourne

It always starts with great people...

Luma was built by many great people who love this job and get their kicks by trying to be their best. That sets the tone for our work, and our culture.

(& our all around inappropriate take on halloween!)

Responsibilities

- Produce tracked cameras / virtual sets from plate photography.
- Matchmove characters and objects using provided rigs.
- Work with animation and modeling departments to ensure accurate camera track.

Qualifications

- Mastery of core 3D principles rotation, translation, scale, gimbal lock.
- Thorough understanding of 3D camera principles such as lenses, distortion, parallax etc.
- Artist must be well versed with Maya, and proficient in one or more camera tracking packages (Syntheyes, PFTrack etc)
- Artists must be able to take direction and work in a team oriented environment, great communication skills are a must.
- Must be willing and able to relocate to Melbourne if necessary.

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Comp Supervisor

Melbourne

It always starts with great people...

Luma was built by many great people who love this job and get their kicks by trying to be their best. That sets the tone for our work, and our culture.

(& our all around inappropriate take on halloween!)

Responsibilities

- Completes all assigned work within the schedule while maintaining constant communication with production team and other artists.
- Translates creative and technical direction for the production into specific direction for shots and sequences.
- Reviews and adjusts assigned art/technical content to meet creative direction.
- Manages the work of leads and individual contributors.
- Ensures the ongoing training and development of compositing staff.
- Possesses highly developed creative skills and a strong understanding of complex multi-layered compositing and latest lighting techniques.

Qualifications

- Expert level knowledge of Nuke and other compositing software.
- Should have solid understanding and experience with Lighting and Rendering workflows.
- Should be able to do creative compositing/look dev.
- Relocation assistance may be available subject to negotiation

Attachments

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Junior TD

Melbourne

It always starts with great people...

Luma was built by many great people who love this job and get their kicks by trying to be their best. That sets the tone for our work, and our culture.

(& our all around inappropriate take on halloween!)

Responsibilities

- learn and extend the pipeline
- develop tools that make artists happy
- identify and automate inefficient or redundant tasks

Qualifications

- 1+ years python experience
- must be comfortable with Object-Oriented programming
- expert problem-solving and troubleshooting skills
- experience with Maya and Nuke
- great communication skills
- good time management

Pluses

- Linux/OSX
- python scripting in Nuke
- PyQT or PySide
- mysql
- PyMEL
- C/C++
- web development (particularly with python)

Attachments

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Lighting Artist

Melbourne

It always starts with great people...

Luma was built by many great people who love this job and get their kicks by trying to be their best. That sets the tone for our work, and our culture.

(& our all around inappropriate take on halloween!)

Responsibilities

- Lighting look development for integration of CG elements into Live Action
- Lighting look development for full CG shots
- Creation of tools and scripts to facilitate workflow
- Develop methodologies for reduction of render time and improving quality of results

Qualifications

- Artist must know Maya and MentalRay extremely well
- Understanding multi pass 3D compositing required
- Knowledge of Renderman or Air a plus
- Artists must be able to take direction and work in a team focused environment, good communication skills are a must
- Strong time management skills and extremely organized.
- Solid work ethic and a positive attitude in the face of challenging situations.

Attachments

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Digital Coordinator

Melbourne

It always starts with great people...

Luma was built by many great people who love this job and get their kicks by trying to be their best. That sets the tone for our work, and our culture.

(& our all around inappropriate take on halloween!)

Responsibilities

- Coordinate various departments (Asset / Anim / Comp / Lite / FX / etc)
- Review all incoming notes for department relevance and distribute as needed
- Track/manage notes, receivables, artist tasks and assignments
- Walk the floor, gather artist needs, follow up on action items
- Take notes at internal and client meetings
- Set up Cinesync sessions
- Manage receipts and deliveries via FTP, hard drives and couriers
- Convert large volumes of media to various formats, codecs, resolutions
- Log incoming and outgoing files
- Track editorial issues such as shot lengths, handles, scan requests

Qualifications

- Strong work ethic
- Solid time-management skills and ability to multi-task
- Positive attitude and effective interpersonal skills: authoritative but approachable
- Proactive with inferring and communicating priorities from available information
- Meticulous attention to detail
- Exceptional organizational skills
- Comfortable with spreadsheets
- Ability to take direction positively, work well within a team and thrive under the pressure of tight deadlines
- Must be willing and able to relocate if necessary.

Pluses

- Understand basic compositing and editorial concepts (After Effects / Final Cut / Avid)
- Experience with databases (File Maker / Sequel Pro)
- Basic command line knowledge
- Experience with budgeting, breakdowns
- Familiarity with various media file formats/codecs
- Mastery of OSX environment
- Previous experience and/or familiarity in visual effects.

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Lead Look Development Artist

Melbourne

It always starts with great people...

Luma was built by many great people who love this job and get their kicks by trying to be their best. That sets the tone for our work, and our culture.

(& our all around inappropriate take on halloween!)

Responsibilities

- Has the ability to define and establish the look for photo realistic assets/shot/sequence while guiding an asset team
- Needs to be self sufficient and can complete less subjective/simpler assets with minimal input from Supervisors
- Lighting and Compositing of CG elements to establish templates for other artists to achieve the Look of the asset/shot/sequence
- Ensure consistency among shots sharing similar assets or lighting rigs in order to preserve continuity
- Work closely with the lighting department to distribute and maintain shader, texture and FX libraries for specific assets/shots/sequences
- Work closely with Compositing Leads to ensure consistency and match of Look between assets/shots/sequences

Qualifications

- Artists must know Maya and Nuke extremely well, as well as high level rendering/shader network construction principles independent of specific renderers
- Experience in Arnold is a plus, but not essential, as base principles carry over from renderer to renderer
- Must be able to act truly as a lead, giving clear direction to artists in oder to achieve photorealistic results
- Extensive experience creating photo real full CG shots and sequences as well as adding CG to live action shots
- Must be able to take direction and work in a team focused environment
- Good communication skills are a must
- Strong time management skills and extremely organised
- Solid work ethic and a positive attitude in the face of challenging situations

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Rigging TD

Melbourne

It always starts with great people...

Luma was built by many great people who love this job and get their kicks by trying to be their best. That sets the tone for our work, and our culture.

(& our all around inappropriate take on halloween!)

Responsibilities

- Develop realistic skeletal rigs for a variety of humanoids and complex creatures
- Create tools with the Maya API and MEL scripts to enable animators to create realistic animation
- Work with senior TD's to develop and integrate tools into a robust pipeline

Qualifications

- Extensive knowledge of anatomy and a thorough understanding of bio-mechanics, kinesiology for humanoid and animals
- Thorough understanding of weighting and skinning and be able to work interactively with modelers to resolve challenges
- Demonstrated ability to rig a variety of characters/objects in a realistic, non-cartoon manner
- Maya API, MEL scripting, Python and Perl scripting skills are a plus
- Should have experience with cloth simulation and other FX work
- Relocation assistance may be available subject to negotiation

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