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Animation Supervisor

Melbourne
Luma is looking for talented Animation Supervisor to join our Melbourne team! PLEASE NOTE : Candidates must be located within Australia for consideration.

You Can

  • Manage a team of animators within established timeframes
  • Assign tasks, supervise and review the work of the Animation team providing creative and technical coaching of team members
  • Help set the animation quality bar for the studio and each project
  • Work closely with the rigging/character modeling teams to maximize our animation and character performance potential
  • Actively promote and communicate sound solutions to technical and creative issues related to animation
  • Maintain and communicate a strong knowledge of innovative production technologies and the capabilities/limitations of these technologies as they relate to project goals
  • Mentor and lead by example less experienced artists, providing them with support, guidance, and instruction in areas that provide for their artistic and professional growth
  • Meet project deadlines/milestones, as set by the production department
  • Organize a team/department meetings where necessary
  • Assist production in other parts of the pipeline if needed
  • Consistently exercises sound judgment in all areas of performance
  • Demonstrate a broad range of character animation and acting skills. This includes a deep understanding of the principles of animation, and how to best employ those principles to create performance that supports both the characters and story goals of the show.
  • You Have

  • Minimum five years experience as an Animation Lead and at least one as a Anim Sup
  • A solid grasp on the principles of motion, timing, anticipation, follow-through, squash and stretch, forward/inverse kinematics, and other facets of both 2D and 3D animation
  • A creative eye and aesthetic judgement with a deep understanding of the principles of cinematography, composition and cinematic design
  • A vast understanding of anatomy, rigging, CG lighting, rendering, compositing 
  • Exceptional skill in animating the human bipedal figure as well as other organic forms
  • Positive attitude and proven interpersonal skills
  • Strong technical mind
  • Great creative sensibilities
  • A strong work ethic with a "get it done" attitude
  • A meticulous attention to detail
  • Solid time-management skills and ability to multitask across multiple projects
  • An ability to take direction positively, work well within a team and thrive under the pressure of tight deadlines
  • Expert knowledge of Maya required
  • Willingness to learn new things
  • Experience with RV and Motion Capture (preferred)

  • Come as you are. Luma is an equal opportunity employer.

    We offer a Hybrid work model.

    Apply

    Asset Artist

    Vancouver
    Luma is looking for Asset Artists to join our Vancouver team. PLEASE NOTE: All positions are Work From Home roles and candidates must be located within British Colombia for consideration

    You Can

  • Create clean and efficient models based on creative briefs and / or reference materials
  • Demonstrate efficiency in UV layout as well as strong polygonal subdivision skills
  • Demonstrate strong Look Development, R&D and Lighting skills from both an artistic and technical perspective
  • Maintain, alter or update models as required by client or supervisor feedback
  • Interpret abstract ideas into the creation of compelling photo real or stylized assets
  • Facilitate the creation of high quality texture maps prior to publishing to ensure consistency
  • Mentor and motivate fellow Asset artists to grow their craft using the latest techniques
  • You Have

  • At least 3 years of experience as an Asset Artist (Model/Texture/Surface) in a VFX Production environment
  • A cultivated aesthetic sense and keen eye for detail
  • A Bachelor’s degree in computer science, computer graphics or the equivalent combination of education and experience
  • A mastery in creating both organic and hard surface models with efficient topology
  • A mastery of Maya, ZBrush and Mari
  • Katana, Mudbox and Substance Painter knowledge is a plus
  • Highly efficient UV layout experience using an UDIM workflow is required
  • A technical understanding of colour space
  • An understanding of plate and image based lighting as well as full CG lighting is preferred
  • Basic compositing skills in Nuke
  • TD skills (Python, C++) are preferred but not required
  • An understanding of multi-pass rendering and 3D scene layout is preferred
  • Strong communication and organisational skills
  • The ability to take direction and implement feedback with a positive attitude
  • An approachable, proactive and accommodating attitude
  • An innate desire to stay informed of current technologies
  • Strong time management skills and the ability to balance priorities under the pressure of a deadline-driven production
  • A team oriented mentality with a 'get it done' attitude
  • The ability to thrive in a high-pressure environment

  • Come as you are. Luma is an equal opportunity employer.
    Apply

    Asset Artist (Senior Level)

    Melbourne
    The Asset Artist covers the tasks of Modeling, Texturing and Surfacing, in the production of highly accurate, photo real and stylized CG assets to the highest quality possible. Candidates will ideally be located within Ausralia for consideration. We offer a hybrid working model.

    You Can:

  • Create clean and efficient models based on creative briefs and / or reference materials
  • Demonstrate efficiency in UV layout as well as strong polygonal subdivision skills
  • Facilitate the creation of high quality photo real texture maps
  • Demonstrate strong Look Development, R&D and Lighting skills from both an artistic and technical perspective
  • Maintain, alter or update models as required by client or supervisor feedback
  • Interpret abstract ideas into the creation of compelling photo real or stylized assets
  • You Have:

  • At least four years of experience as an Asset Artist (Model/Texture/Surface) in a VFX Production environment
  • A Bachelor’s degree in computer science, computer graphics or the equivalent combination of education and experience
  • A strong aesthetic eye for photo realism and keen eye for detail
  • A proficient demonstration of digital sculpting
  • A proficiency in creating both organic and hard surface models with efficient topology
  • A proficiency of Maya, ZBrush, Mari, and Substance Painter
  • A proficiency of photo real texture painting and physically based look development
  • Katana, Mudbox and Substance Designer knowledge is a plus
  • Highly efficient UV layout experience using an UDIM workflow is required
  • A technical understanding of colour space
  • TD skills (Python, C++) are preferred but not required
  • An understanding of multi-pass rendering and 3D scene layout is preferred
  • Strong communication and organisational skills
  • The ability to take direction and implement feedback with a positive attitude
  • An approachable, proactive and accommodating attitude
  • An innate desire to stay informed of current technologies
  • Strong time management skills and the ability to balance priorities under the pressure of a deadline-driven production
  • A team oriented mentality with a 'get it done' attitude
  • The ability to thrive in a high-pressure environment

  • Come as you are.  Luma is a committed equal opportunity employer

    Apply

    CG Supervisor

    Melbourne
    The CG Supervisor is responsible for delivering any computer generated asset both creatively and technically within the VFX production. Working closely with the VFX Supervisor, Producer and Production Managers the CG Supervisor will collaborate with all CG related departments to define the pipeline and flow for the project. 

    You Can

  • Work closely with the VFX Supervisor, Producers, Production Managers, coordinators, artists and other necessary departments in creating high quality visual effects
  • Provide clear direction to all CG departments, including but not limited to: assets dev, rigging, animation, lighting, and FX, setting clear objectives and monitoring the process, progress and results
  • Supervise the artist in achieving all technical aspects of production including but not limited to: assets dev, rigging, animation, lighting and FX
  • Keep up on current technology trends and tools (hardware and software) that best suits the production in the development of a stronger creative technical environment
  • Train team members and review their overall performance and work, ensuring the highest standards are met at all times
  • Work closely with Producers and Production Managers to provide a task breakdown and estimates per project
  • Ensure that all teams are working efficiently and productively and are on target to meet all milestones and deadlines
  • Assess and determine new talent with the help of the production and staffing team along with assisting in the actual interview process
  • You Have

  • A minimum of 3 years in the VFX industry in a CG Supervisory role
  • A degree or diploma in a relevant field
  • A thorough understanding of the visual effects process and the ability to interpret the artistic brief from the VFX Supervisor
  • A proven ability to ensure artists work is of the highest standard on both technical and creative levels
  • Ability to motivate individuals and teams as a whole
  • Excellent organizational, communication and project management skills
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • An approachable, positive and professional manner
  • A proactive and problem solving attitude

  • Come as you are. Luma is an equal opportunity employer.

    We offer a Hybrid work model.
    Apply

    Character FX Artist (Senior Level)

    Vancouver
    Luma is looking for a Senior Character FX artist to join our growing team. Candidates must be located in British Columbia for consideration.

    You Can

  • Develop simulation setups for photo-realistic creatures; including clothing, fur, hair, muscle and skin.
  • Involvement in the development of departmental tools and techniques.
  • Regularly communicate with Production and Leads regarding schedules and deadlines.
  • Work with the visual effects supervisor, and the lead artists to determine the best creative approaches and techniques for the task in hand.
  • Be able to deliver work within established project targets and the high quality standards of the company.
  • Experience with hair and fur grooming is a plus.
  • You Have

  • Minimum 4 years of experience in a CFX/FX role in a VFX or animation studio
  • Previous experience on CG characters/creature projects
  • Excellent knowledge of Maya
  • Excellent knowledge of Houdini
  • Experience in the following dynamic simulation: cloth, hair/fur, feathers, skin and muscle.
  • Rigging skills and experience.
  • An ambitious desire for self growth, ownership, and collaboration

  • Come as you are. Luma is an equal opportunity employer.
    Apply

    Compositing Supervisor

    Vancouver
    Luma is hiring a Compositing Supervisor to join the team in Vancouver!  The Compositing Supervisor is responsible for leading and managing a team of Compositors while helping to define efficient techniques to turn abstract and complex ideas into well executed visual effects shots of the highest standard possible. In this position the Comp supervisor works closely with the visual effects supervisor and the producer to ensure all the compositing needs for the project are met. PLEASE NOTE: All positions are Work From Home roles and candidates must be located within British Columbia for consideration.

    YOU CAN:

  • Composite both digital and live action elements to create groundbreaking visual effects shots for feature films
  • Set up a show color pipeline per client specifications.
  • Match color, lighting and exposure of rendered CG or photographed elements with plate photography
  • Execute 2D and 3D Tracks, extract and integrate mattes, layer elements and grade color
  • Grain and de-grain when necessary along with paint fixes and rotoscoping
  • Oversee show templates including: camera properties, keying and 2D elements
  • Oversee sequence color continuity
  • Review artist work and provide technical and aesthetic feedback in a constructive manner.
  • Mentor and train your team to grow their craft using the latest techniques Collaborate with fellow Supervisors from other disciplines to meet challenging production deadlines
  • Breakdown and estimate project requirements, work closely with Production and Supervision to layout and plan resources.
  • Liaise with Artist Management and Production to manage and cultivate artist’s professional development offering performance feedback and mentorship.
  • Help to build morale, team camaraderie and an overall enjoyable work environment
  • Participate in the recruiting, hiring and training of new members of the team.
  • YOU HAVE:

  • At least seven years of experience in node based Compositing on feature films
  • At least one year of experience in a Supervisor role or three or more titles as a Lead Compositor
  • A mastery of all things Nuke An in depth understanding of stereo (3D) and anamorphic compositing in Nuke
  • A proven proficiency in 3D multi-pass rendering techniques
  • A strong aesthetic eye for photo realism and color space concepts Excellent communication, leadership and problem solving skills
  • A team oriented mentality with a 'get it done' attitude
  • An ability to thrive in a high-pressure environment
  • An ability to take direction and implement feedback with a positive attitude Some Maya experience (preferred but not required)

  • Come as you are. Luma is an equal opportunity employer. 
    Apply

    Compositor (Lead Level)

    Vancouver
    Luma is looking for talented Lead Compositors to join our new Vancouver team! PLEASE NOTE: All positions are Work From Home roles and candidates must be located within British Colombia for consideration

    You Can

  • Assist with deploying tasks to the proper artists and making sure that they are on the right timeline
  • Work with Production Team, Compositing Supervisor and Visual Effects Supervisor to create the desired look for environments and characters that reflect a wide variety of styles
  • Develop methodologies for reduction of render time and improving quality of results
  • Collaborate with fellow artists and supervisors to meet challenging production deadlines in a positive work environment
  • Seamlessly integrate all the layers or elements of a shot while balancing the creative and technical side of each element
  • Maintain the overall look, color balance, and quality for assigned shots and sequences to create uniformity in all finished work.
  • You Have

  • 5+ years experience in a production environment using Nuke
  • A good eye for lighting, detail and overall composition
  • A strong understanding of how things should look and feel given specific artistic direction or reference
  • A good understanding of 3D multi-pass rendering techniques and colorspace concepts
  • An understanding of stereo (3D) and anamorphic compositing in Nuke

  • Come as you are. Luma is an equal opportunity employer.
    Apply

    Compositor (Mid Level)

    Vancouver
    Luma Vancouver is hiring Compositors to join the team! PLEASE NOTE: All positions are Work From Home roles and candidates must be located within British Colombia for consideration

    You Can

  • Composite both digital and live action elements to create groundbreaking visual effects shots for feature films
  • Match colour, lighting and exposure of rendered CG or photographed elements with plate photography
  • Execute 2D and 3D Tracks, extract and integrate mattes, layer elements and grade colour
  • Grain and degrain when necessary along with paint fixes and rotoscoping
  • Understand stereo (3D) and anamorphic compositing in Nuke
  • Collaborate with fellow artists from other disciplines to meet challenging production deadlines
  • You Have

  • At least three years of experience in node based Compositing on feature films
  • A Bachelor’s degree in computer science, computer graphics or the equivalent combination of education and experience  
  • An understanding of stereo (3D) and anamorphic compositing in Nuke
  • A proficiency in 3D multi-pass rendering techniques
  • A strong aesthetic eye for photo realism and color space concepts 
  • Excellent communication and problem solving skills
  • A team oriented mentality with a 'get it done' attitude
  • An ability to thrive in a high-pressure environment
  • An ability to take direction and implement feedback with a positive attitude 
  • Some Katana and Arnold experience (preferred but not required)

  • Come as you are. Luma is an equal opportunity employer.

    Pluses

  • Lighting knowledge or experience is not a prerequisite, however there is an opportunity to learn Lighting, if desired.
  • Apply

    Compositor (Mid to Senior Level)

    Melbourne
    Luma Melbourne is looking for Compositors to join our growing global team. We offer a hybrid working model.

    You Can

  • Composite both digital and live action elements to create groundbreaking visual effects shots for feature films
  • Match colour, lighting and exposure of rendered CG or photographed elements with plate photography
  • Execute 2D and 3D Tracks, extract and integrate mattes, layer elements and grade colour
  • Grain and degrain when necessary along with paint fixes and rotoscoping
  • Understand stereo (3D) and anamorphic compositing in Nuke
  • Collaborate with fellow artists from other disciplines to meet challenging production deadlines
  • You Have

  • At least three years of experience in node based Compositing on feature films
  • A Bachelor’s degree in computer science, computer graphics or the equivalent combination of education and experience  
  • An understanding of stereo (3D) and anamorphic compositing in Nuke
  • A proficiency in 3D multi-pass rendering techniques
  • A strong aesthetic eye for photo realism and color space concepts 
  • Excellent communication and problem solving skills
  • A team oriented mentality with a 'get it done' attitude
  • An ability to thrive in a high-pressure environment
  • An ability to take direction and implement feedback with a positive attitude 
  • Some Katana and Arnold experience (preferred but not required)

  • Come as you are. Luma is an equal opportunity employer.

    Pluses

  • Lighting knowledge or experience is not a prerequisite, however there is an opportunity to learn Lighting, if desired.
  • Apply

    Compositor (Senior Level)

    Vancouver
    Luma is looking for talented senior level Compositors to join our new Vancouver team! PLEASE NOTE: All positions are Work From Home roles and candidates must be located within British Colombia for consideration

    You Can

  • Composite 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
  • Mentor and guide junior artists
  • You Have

  • At least five years of experience in node based Compositing on feature films
  • A good understanding of 3d multi-pass rendering techniques and colorspace concepts
  • A personable and approachable attitude/work ethic
  • An ability to take direction positively, work well within a team and thrive under the pressure of tight deadlines
  • Excellent communication skills

  • Come as you are. Luma is an equal opportunity employer.
    Apply

    Digital Coordinator

    Melbourne

    You Can

  • 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 
  • Manage render farm priorities  
  • Evaluate incoming media and discuss /qualify with supervisors 
  • Take notes at internal and client meetings 
  • Set up Cinesync sessions
  • Relocate if necessary
  • You Have

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in a VFX production coordination role. 
  • Extensive knowledge of CG pipeline, particularly lighting passes, fur, and FX simulations 
  • A strong work ethic 
  • A meticulous attention to detail 
  • Solid time-management skills and ability to multitask
  • Exceptional organisational and communication skills 
  • A positive attitude and effective interpersonal skills: authoritative but approachable 
  • Ability to be proactive with communication priorities from available information  
  • Ability to take direction positively, work well within a team and thrive under the pressure of tight deadlines 

  • Come as you are. Luma is an equal opportunity employer.
    Apply

    Digital Coordinator (Senior Level)

    Melbourne
    The role of the VFX coordinator is to support all aspects of the Production ensuring shots and tasks are being tracked and delivered according to established milestones and deliveries. The VFX Coordinator can work departmentally or across sequences and is adept at keeping the Production Manager, Supervisors and Producers informed at all stages of the project. 

    You Can

  • 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
  • Manage render farm priorities
  • Evaluate incoming media and discuss /qualify with supervisors
  • Take notes at internal and client meetings
  • Set up Cinesync sessions
  • Relocate if necessary
  • You Have

  • Minimum of 4 years of experience in a VFX production coordination role.
  • Extensive knowledge of CG pipeline, particularly lighting passes, fur, and FX simulations
  • A strong work ethic
  • A meticulous attention to detail
  • Solid time-management skills and ability to multitask
  • Exceptional organisational and communication skills
  • A positive attitude and effective interpersonal skills: authoritative but approachable
  • Ability to be proactive with communication priorities from available information
  • Ability to take direction positively, work well within a team and thrive under the pressure of tight deadlines

  • Come as you are. Luma is an equal opportunity employer.

    Apply

    FX Artist (Senior Level)

    Vancouver
    Luma Pictures is looking for Senior level FX Artists in Vancouver. PLEASE NOTE: All positions are Work From Home roles and candidates must be located within British Colombia for consideration

    You Can

  • Work autonomously to create realistic, directable simulations of any real world phenomena based on reference and brief
  • Autonomously develop directable, subjective (“magical”) effects based on concept art or brief
  • Improvise and work efficiently within the confines of available resources, show structure, and schedule as defined by Production Management
  • Take on a leadership role within the department by setting the bar for quality, providing guidance, and being a role model
  • Create well-organized tools, scripts, and set-ups to facilitate efficient or automated workflows that can be used by other members of the crew 
  • Multitask and work productively in a high-pressure environment
  • Troubleshoot and solve problems proactively and resourcefully
  • Take direction well and implement feedback with a positive attitude
  • Interpret and transform abstract ideas into compelling effects
  • Use VEX and/or Python with high level proficiency to script custom tools and workflows
  • Collaborate effectively with fellow artists from other disciplines to meet challenging production deadlines
  • You Have

  • An ambitious desire for self growth, ownership, and collaboration
  • Expert level proficiency with Houdini
  • Intermediate level proficiency with Nuke
  • Advanced understanding of the mathematical and physical concepts related to Computer Graphics
  • Excellent communication skills
  • A strong aesthetic eye for effects performance as it relates to storytelling
  • Excellent time management and organisational skills
  • A solid work ethic and and a positive mindset
  • A team player mentality with a ‘get it done’ solutions orientated attitude
  • A minimum of five years of experience as an FX artist in a VFX Production environment
  • A Bachelor’s degree in computer science or engineering or the equivalent combination of education and experience
  • A diverse range of experience in live action FX work demonstrable in a professionally presented demo reel

  • Come as you are. Luma is an equal opportunity employer.
    Apply

    FX Artist (Senior Level)

    Melbourne
    Luma Pictures Melbourne is looking for Senior level FX Artists. Candidates must be located within Australia for consideration. We offer a Hybrid work model.

    You Can

  • Work autonomously to create realistic, directable simulations of any real world phenomena based on reference and brief
  • Autonomously develop directable, subjective (“magical”) effects based on concept art or brief
  • Improvise and work efficiently within the confines of available resources, show structure, and schedule as defined by Production Management
  • Take on a leadership role within the department by setting the bar for quality, providing guidance, and being a role model
  • Create well-organized tools, scripts, and set-ups to facilitate efficient or automated workflows that can be used by other members of the crew 
  • Multitask and work productively in a high-pressure environment
  • Troubleshoot and solve problems proactively and resourcefully
  • Take direction well and implement feedback with a positive attitude
  • Interpret and transform abstract ideas into compelling effects
  • Use VEX and/or Python with high level proficiency to script custom tools and workflows
  • Collaborate effectively with fellow artists from other disciplines to meet challenging production deadlines
  • You Have

  • An ambitious desire for self growth, ownership, and collaboration
  • Expert level proficiency with Houdini
  • Intermediate level proficiency with Nuke
  • Advanced understanding of the mathematical and physical concepts related to Computer Graphics
  • Excellent communication skills
  • A strong aesthetic eye for effects performance as it relates to storytelling
  • Excellent time management and organisational skills
  • A solid work ethic and and a positive mindset
  • A team player mentality with a ‘get it done’ solutions orientated attitude
  • A minimum of five years of experience as an FX artist in a VFX Production environment
  • A Bachelor’s degree in computer science or engineering or the equivalent combination of education and experience
  • A diverse range of experience in live action FX work demonstrable in a professionally presented demo reel

  • Come as you are.  Luma is a committed equal opportunity employer

    Apply

    Head of Production

    Vancouver
    Luma is an oscar-nominated creative studio that encompasses visual effects, original content, and venture capital with offices in Santa Monica, Melbourne and Vancouver. Our visual effects studio grants filmmakers access to award-winning artists, avant-garde technology, and custom tools to bring their extraordinary vision to life. We're a worldly bunch who believe the best way to create standout work is to have a whole lotta fun doing it. It all comes down to the people who make Luma Life what it’s all about—creating exceptional work with exceptional people.   We’re on the lookout for a phenomenal Head of Production to join our team with proven senior management experience in a highly dynamic and creative environment. Your organizational, communication, and leadership skills are second to none and you enjoy developing solutions that push innovative boundaries. You’ll work closely with executives to strategize and develop long-term plans that usher in new levels of productivity and success at Luma. 

    You Can:

  • Maintain an overview of all the current projects ensuring they are completed to the highest standard achievable. Help triage / shuffle based on the Global needs of the company and not just show specific. 
  • Liaise with Producers on a daily / weekly basis to help prioritize show needs and guide the team towards a smooth show delivery. Assess and allocate VFX needs to each project as per priority.
  • Closely monitor project budgets and ensure they are within approved thresholds. Conduct regular show meetings to ensure they are working within given targets.
  • Work closely with the Head of Studio and CEO to establish approved budgets at the start of every project.
  • Provide support, mentoring and training to the Production team as necessary
  • Manage the Global team of Producers / Associate Producers and be the point of contact for issues arising in projects. Provide recommendations and /or escalate the issues to the Head of Studio and CEO.
  • Help solidify current processes and create new ones for a global, unified approach to production
  • Provide administrative / management support for scheduling and approving PTO requests of the Global Production team. 
  • Be responsible for recruitment and daily management of the Global Production team. 
  • Take joint responsibility for new show pipeline needs and procedures
  • Quickly adapt to changing priorities and new information
  • You Have:

  • At least 5 years of VFX Producer experience on Feature Film and Television Projects
  • Ability to cater to clients and manage their expectations
  • Excellent business acumen with an ability to financial responsibilities with company and client expectations.
  • Thorough understanding of the VFX Production pipeline and Post Production in general
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Strong organizational skills, along with strengths in scheduling, tracking and resource management skills
  • Creative problem solving skills and can be collaborative and resourceful when needed
  • High level of initiative and are a self-starter
  • Extremely organized and proficient in leading teams and overseeing multiple project schedules in process simultaneously across different time zones
  • Ability to work well under pressure and with strict deadlines
  • Strong knowledge of the Visual Effects Industry and current market conditions
  • Experience recruiting production staff
  • You Also Are:

  • An excellent VFX Producer when in needed
  • Able to forecast and project crewing needs and costs for all shows
  • Able to take joint responsibility with the Executive Producer and Bidding Producer for new business meetings and biddings.  

  • Come as you are.  Luma is a committed equal opportunity employer. 
    Apply

    Head of Production

    Melbourne
    Luma is an oscar-nominated creative studio that encompasses visual effects, original content, and venture capital with offices in Santa Monica, Melbourne and Vancouver. Our visual effects studio grants filmmakers access to award-winning artists, avant-garde technology, and custom tools to bring their extraordinary vision to life. We're a worldly bunch who believe the best way to create standout work is to have a whole lotta fun doing it. It all comes down to the people who make Luma Life what it’s all about—creating exceptional work with exceptional people.   We’re on the lookout for a phenomenal Head of Production to join our team with proven senior management experience in a highly dynamic and creative environment. Your organizational, communication, and leadership skills are second to none and you enjoy developing solutions that push innovative boundaries. You’ll work closely with executives to strategize and develop long-term plans that usher in new levels of productivity and success at Luma. 

    You Can:

  • Maintain an overview of all the current projects ensuring they are completed to the highest standard achievable. Help triage / shuffle based on the Global needs of the company and not just show specific. 
  • Liaise with Producers on a daily / weekly basis to help prioritize show needs and guide the team towards a smooth show delivery. Assess and allocate VFX needs to each project as per priority.
  • Closely monitor project budgets and ensure they are within approved thresholds. Conduct regular show meetings to ensure they are working within given targets.
  • Work closely with the Head of Studio and CEO to establish approved budgets at the start of every project.
  • Provide support, mentoring and training to the Production team as necessary
  • Manage the Global team of Producers / Associate Producers and be the point of contact for issues arising in projects. Provide recommendations and /or escalate the issues to the Head of Studio and CEO.
  • Help solidify current processes and create new ones for a global, unified approach to production
  • Provide administrative / management support for scheduling and approving PTO requests of the Global Production team. 
  • Be responsible for recruitment and daily management of the Global Production team. 
  • Take joint responsibility for new show pipeline needs and procedures
  • Quickly adapt to changing priorities and new information
  • You Have:

  • At least 5 years of VFX Producer experience on Feature Film and Television Projects
  • Ability to cater to clients and manage their expectations
  • Excellent business acumen with an ability to financial responsibilities with company and client expectations.
  • Thorough understanding of the VFX Production pipeline and Post Production in general
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Strong organizational skills, along with strengths in scheduling, tracking and resource management skills
  • Creative problem solving skills and can be collaborative and resourceful when needed
  • High level of initiative and are a self-starter
  • Extremely organized and proficient in leading teams and overseeing multiple project schedules in process simultaneously across different time zones
  • Ability to work well under pressure and with strict deadlines
  • Strong knowledge of the Visual Effects Industry and current market conditions
  • Experience recruiting production staff
  • You Also Are:

  • An excellent VFX Producer when in needed
  • Able to forecast and project crewing needs and costs for all shows
  • Able to take joint responsibility with the Executive Producer and Bidding Producer for new business meetings and biddings.  

  • Come as you are.  Luma is a committed equal opportunity employer. 

    We offer a Hybrid work model.
    Apply

    Layout Artist

    Vancouver
    The Layout Artist is responsible for creating cameras, creating and placing rough environments and props and determining rough timing to pre-visualize shots. Candidates must be based in British Columbia for consideration.

    You Can

  • Facilitate the creation of a 3D version of the shot.
  • Work under the guidance and direction of the animation supervisor and layout lead
  • Create  rough models and environments for pre-visualization.
  • Assist the animation department with the technical set up of their assigned sequences, troubleshoot any problems on their shots, and maintain the continuity and flow within and between shots.
  • Work as part of the team on the technical aspects of Layout.
  • You Have

  • 2 - 3 years experience as a layout artist on feature films, episodic or commercials.
  • A full portfolio demonstrating Layout and Matchmove skills and breadth of subject matter.
  • Knowledge of cinematic techniques, language and shot composition.
  • Knowledge of Maya or similar 3D package.
  • A strong ability to work under pressure in addition to implementing changes based on input from multiple sources.
  • A keen eye for detail.
  • An ability to work within strict deadlines.
  • Excellent organization, communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Come as you are.  Luma is a committed equal opportunity employer. 

    Apply

    Lead Matchmove Artist

    Melbourne
    Reporting to the CG Supervisor or Head of CG, the Matchmove Lead is responsible for all tracking/matchmove tasks in the facility, managing and supporting an internal team of artists as well working with outsource vendors. They will be responsible to guide the team, manage deadlines and ensure the quality of the work meets the project's needs. This lead role requires an in-depth knowledge of industry-standard matchmove software and a thorough understanding of film cameras, lens and onset data, along with management of the tracking/matchmove crew.  

    YOU CAN:

  • 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
  • Model environments with or without lidars, measurements, and camera information. UV objects when necessary.
  • Rotoanim a 3D character rig to precisely match actors. Including facial animation.
  • Give accurate time estimates as well as provide bidding hours with production
  • Be motivated, and be able to work with the entire team/production. Mentor all artists, especially junior artists
  • Regularly review and qualify work from both internal artists and outsource vendors. Give notes and direct the tasks to completion.
  • Communicate clear and concise issues to supervisors and producers. 
  • Follow directions and take ownership of your tasks.
  • Maintain a professional level of knowledge about current developments in Matchmove tools for computer graphics
  • Work well under pressure. Excellent time management and work to tight deadlines. Handle client revisions in a timely manner
  • YOU HAVE:

  • 5+ years experience as a Tracking/Matchmove Artist in the VFX industry preferred but not necessary. 
  • Mastered the core 3D principles rotation, translation, scale, gimbal lock
  • A thorough understanding of 3D camera principles such as lenses, distortion, parallax etc.
  • Proficiency in Maya and in one or more camera tracking packages (Syntheyes, PFTrack etc)
  • Meticulous nature with a self-critical eye, and high standards. Able to QC own shots
  • Strong problem-solving ability and can identify solutions without guidance
  • A team player mentality with a good getter attitude
  • Great communication skills
  • Ability to manage and mentor a team

  • Come as you are. Luma is an equal opportunity employer.

    We offer a Hybrid work model.
    Apply

    Lighting Artist

    Melbourne
    Luma Melbourne is looking for Lighting Artists.

    You Can

  • Light look development for integration of CG elements into Live Action
  • Light look development for full CG shots
  • Create tools and scripts to facilitate workflow
  • Develop methodologies for reduction of render time and improving quality of results
  • You Have

  • At least 3 years of experience as a VFX Lighter in feature films
  • An extensive knowledge of Maya and Katana
  • An understanding of multi pass 3D compositing
  • A team player mentality with a ‘get it done’ attitude
  • Time management skills
  • Organisational skills
  • A solid work ethic
  • A positive attitude
  • Pluses

  • Knowledge of Renderman / Air / Arnold 

  • Come as you are. Luma is an equal opportunity employer.

    We offer a Hybrid work model.
    Apply

    Lighting Artist (Senior Level)

    Vancouver
    Luma Vancouver is hiring senior level Lighting artists to join the team! The Senior Lighting artist is responsible for the Lighting and Rendering of CG objects and environments for VFX feature films PLEASE NOTE: All positions are Work From Home roles and candidates must be located within British Colombia for consideration

    You Can :

  • Light / look develop for integration of CG elements into Live Action
  • Light / look develop for full CG shots
  • Optimize your render set-ups for efficient render farm usage and to improve the quality of results
  • Create lighting rigs to be used by other artists
  • Demonstrate technical prowess in creating scripts and tools to facilitate an efficient workflow (preferred but not required)
  • You Have :

  • At least five years of experience as a Lighter in a VFX Production environment
  • An extensive knowledge of Katana
  • An understanding of and experience with Arnold for Katana
  • An understanding of compositing techniques in Nuke 
  • A Bachelor’s degree in computer science or engineering or the equivalent combination of education and experience  
  • An understanding of multi pass 3D compositing
  • Strong time management skills and the ability to balance priorities under the pressure of a deadline-driven production
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills with a keen eye for detail
  • A solid work ethic
  • A positive team player mentality with a ‘get it done’ attitude

  • Come as you are. Luma is an equal opportunity employer.
    Apply

    Pipeline TD (Junior Level)

    Global
    Are you a Jr Pipeline TD? If you're down to become part of a growing family, we'd love to hear from you. Candidates must be located in British Columbia for our Vancouver studio.

    You Can

  • Collaborate with artists to create solutions that aid their creative process-
  • Develop tools and workflows to support production needs
  • Use creative problem solving to keep production running smoothly
  • Research new technologies to help expand and improve our pipeline
  • Have a big impact behind-the-scenes on what you see on the big screen!

  • You Have

  • At least 1 year python experience
  • Comfort with Object-Oriented programming
  • Expert problem-solving and troubleshooting skills
  • Experience using at least one of the following: Maya, Nuke, Mari, Houdini, Katana
  • Communication skills
  • Time management skills

  • Come as you are. Luma is an equal opportunity employer.

    Pluses

  • Experience with the following:
  • Linux
  • PyQT or PySide
  • mysql
  • PyMEL
  • C/C++
  • Web development
  • Apply

    Pipeline TD (Senior Level)

    Global
    Luma is looking for a Senior level Pipeline TD in either Melbourne or Vancouver. Candidates must be located in British Columbia for our Vancouver location.

    You Can

  • Learn and extend the pipeline
  • Develop tools that make artists happy
  • Identify and automate inefficient or redundant tasks
  • You Have

  • 5+ years industry experience
  • Master knowledge of python
  • In-depth knowledge of PyQT or PySide
  • Good UI design sense
  • Experience using databases
  • Expert problem-solving and troubleshooting skills
  • Experience developing for at least one of the following: Maya, Nuke, Mari, Houdini, Katana
  • Communication skills
  • Time management skills

  • Come as you are.  Luma is a committed equal opportunity employer.

    Pluses

  • Experience with the following:
  • Linux
  • C/C++
  • Web development
  • Apply

    Tracking / Matchmove Artist (Mid to Senior Level)

    Vancouver
    Luma Vancouver is looking for a Tracking / Matchmove Artist to join our team in Vancouver. Candidates must be located in British Columbia for consideration.

    You Can -

  • 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
  • You Have -

  • At least four years of Tracking experience in Production
  • Mastered the core 3D principles rotation, translation, scale, gimbal lock
  • A thorough understanding of 3D camera principles such as lenses, distortion, parallax etc
  • Proficiency in Maya and in one or more camera tracking packages (Syntheyes, 3DEqualizer, PFTrack etc)
  • A team player mentality with a good getter attitude
  • Great communication skills

  • Come as you are. Luma is an equal opportunity employer.
    Apply

    Tracking/Matchmove Artist (Mid Level)

    Melbourne
    Are you a Tracking/Matchmove Artist? Luma Melbourne is looking for a mid level Tracking / Matchmove artist to join our growing global team. We offer a hybrid working model.

    You Can

  • 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
  • You Have

  • At least two years of experience as a Tracking / Matchmove Artist
  • Mastered the core 3D principles rotation, translation, scale, gimbal lock
  • A thorough understanding of 3D camera principles such as lenses, distortion, parallax etc
  • Proficiency in Maya and in one or more camera tracking packages (Syntheyes, 3D Equalizer, PFTrack etc)
  • A team player mentality with a good getter attitude
  • Great communication skills

  • Come as you are. Luma is an equal opportunity employer.
    Apply

    VFX Associate Bidding Producer

    Global
    We are looking for an experienced VFX Associate Bidding Producer to join our team in a bidding/new business capacity. The VFX Associate Bidding Producer is responsible for the methodology and financial assessment of potential new projects and tracking of financial changes through show completion. They will work across multiple projects, analyzing scripts, VFX breakdowns, and other materials to provide competitive packages to our clients.  This position actively works with internal production teams to not only establish the methodologies that will be used on a project, but also understands how each project will affect the company at large both financially and institutionally. This role will suit someone who has strong client-facing experience and who enjoys working in a fast-paced production environment. Come as you are. Luma is an equal opportunity employer.

    You Can

  • Be responsible for producing bidding packages to the Luma clients. Using client provided reference materials (meetings, scripts, breakdowns, storyboards, reference and previz), analyze and identify the required scope of work for a project.
  • Liaise with VFX supervisors and heads of departments to quantify best methodologies and approach for each project.
  • Act as one of the initial and/or primary bidding contacts throughout projects for client liaison.
  • Prepare bids for new visual effects projects and reconcile finances of active productions (adds / omits / adjustments) for approval by Bidding Producer and/or Executive Producer.
  • Monitor and communicate any potential new work and changes in scope of work to and from production and clients
  • Stay current of studio capacity and capabilities and be able to assess whether a project or type of work would be appropriate for Luma to prioritize, then discuss and strategize with the Bidding Producer and the Executive Producer.
  • Consistently maintain a comprehensive set of notes relating to each project according to the system Bidding Producer sets up, tracking and updating bid activity and reporting to the Bidding Producer and Executive Producer.
  • Create rebate documents & Financial reports Finance Lead's and our clients to review at the conclusion of each show's production cycle. Ensure there are split checks completed throughout the project.
  • Manage the importation of historical and current bids into Luma in-house bidding database and server.
  • Handle any internal or client required financial reports. Tracking payment schedule updates and communication billing needs to the Luma financial department.
  • You Have

  • Combined experience in Visual Effects Production with an exposure to Bidding across multiple productions with varying complexities.
  • Pro-active, detail oriented, self-starter.
  • Excellent communication skills. Work with Bidding Producer and Executive Producer to develop strategy for award for each project.
  • Deeply understand the industry market cost structures and how this relates to the selection of proper methodology. 
  • Highly motivated working within a fast-paced environment. 
  • Strong knowledge of MS Office, particularly in Excel. 
  • Working knowledge of FTrack or Shotgun.
  • Ability and experience to build effective working relationships with clients and colleagues.
  • Analytical, logical and methodical in approach.
  • Ability to work with a small team towards a common goal.
  • Up-to-do date knowledge of the VFX workflow and how it relates to bidding, according to current technical and creative VFX methodologies.

  • Apply

    VFX Bidding / Production Accounting Support

    Global
    The role of the VFX Bidding / Production Accounting Support is to work closely with the VFX Bidding Producer and VFX Associate Bidding Producer to support bid package creation and tracking for current and potential clients. We are looking for someone with strong accounting and excel skills who has an interest VFX.

    You Have

  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in an accounting/finance-based role. VFX Production and/or some prior bidding experience a plus.
  • Thorough knowledge of MS Office; specifically Excel and its formulas (e.g. Index Match, Vlookup, Sumproduct, Count, IF, Average, Trim, Concatenate, etc.).
  • The ability to meticulously review spreadsheets and quickly identify and correct any errors or miscalculations.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong organization skills and are extremely detail oriented.
  • Excellent typing and data entry skills.
  • Some knowledge of the VFX workflow preferred.
  • Working knowledge of FTrack or Shotgun preferred.
  • You Can

  • Setup internal and external bid / financial documents.
  • Ensure that external documents are prepared and presented based on each client's specifications.
  • Accurately document and communicate changes and revisions within internal Luma databases.
  • Manage the importation of historical and current bids into Luma in-house bidding database and server.
  • Handle any internal or client required financial reports. Tracking payment schedule updates and communicating billing needs to the Luma financial department.
  • Create and maintain rebate documents & financial reports as they relate to bids. Ensure there are rebate location split checks completed throughout the project and providing to Luma Accounting.
  • Support other Luma Accounting needs as they relate to bidding/resourcing.
  • Apply

    VFX Producer

    Melbourne
    The VFX Producer works closely with the VFX Supervisors and production teams in managing all aspects of a project. This involves planning and scheduling of facility resources, managing the visual effects team, liaising with the client, and maintaining strong relationships with the client and crew. Reporting to the Senior VFX Producer in Melbourne, Luma is looking to hire an energetic, organised and experienced Producer to join our growing team for a number of exciting projects which span into 2023! Please note that this position will need to be held during Melbourne's studio hours of Monday to Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm AEST. If you reside interstate or overseas, the team requires you to offset your hours to match the studio.  

    You Can

  • Plan and schedule facility resources with the VFX Supervisor and Digital Production Manager
  • Ensure the progression of work is to the client's satisfaction
  • Communicate with clients, editorial, artists and in-house management
  • Create scheduling targets and supervise the daily assignment to individual artists
  • Work closely with the bidding team to establish scope of work and change orders
  • Maintain adherence to set Production contract standards
  • Act decisively to quickly provide clarity and direction from a mass of project data
  • Set and own client communication standards, adding value to the relationship through collaboration, providing assurance on all aspects of the project as required
  • Take action towards profit generation, and the promotion of Luma as a vendor and employer
  • Lead by example. Manage and mentor the visual effects and Production team, cultivating an environment of professionalism and accountability.
  • You Have

  • A minimum of 3 years VFX Producer experience across live action feature films.
  • A thorough knowledge of MS Office; particularly Excel (an understanding of Project is also beneficial )
  • Proven strategic and project management experience across all areas of visual effects
  • A thorough understanding of all aspects of the VFX workflow
  • Been capable of motivating and leading a large team with enthusiasm and clarity
  • High level problem solving skills
  • The ability to adapt to change
  • Extremely detail oriented, calm and well organised
  • Clear and methodical planning and communication with artists, supervisors and clients
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to operate with a high degree of professionalism and control within a pressurized, time-sensitive working environment
  • Knowledge of Ftrack or Shotgun preferred 

  • Come as you are. Luma is an equal opportunity employer.

    We offer a Hybrid work model.
    Apply

    VFX Training & Development Manager

    Global
    Luma is looking for a passionate, well-versed and inspiring VFX Training & Development Manager to help plan, implement and facilitate the training programs for our VFX crew. PLEASE NOTE: Successful applicant will need to reside in either BC, Canada or Australia.

    RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develop a master plan for all training at the company, by collaborating with management and supervisors. 
  • Oversee and ensure the success of all training activities.
  • Conduct training sessions for pipeline and production tools.
  • Create training materials as needed.
  • Curate and maintain a digital training library.
  • Create a platform for the employees to share their skills and knowledge
  • Creating assessments and tracking results.
  • QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Minimum 5 years experience in the VFX industry as an artist, supervisor or TD.
  • Broad knowledge of VFX pipelines, programs and knowledge of current tools.
  • The ability to adapt, learn new tools and create training materials for them.
  • A desire for educating and mentoring others.
  • Excellent organization and communication skills.

  • Apply
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