Careers

apply to soho vfx via email

Email jobs@sohovfx.com with your cover letter and resume in PDF format as well as a link to your online demo reel.

Please include a fully detailed breakdown of your contribution to each shot on your demo reel.

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Openings

We have quite a few resumes to review at any given time, so please be patient and know that if we’re interested, we’ll get in touch.

VFX Producer

Posted: July 27 2022

Duties

- Work alongside Supervisors, Leads, Production to manage projects in a positive, timely and efficient manner.

- Oversee client communication and act as a liaison between production and internal supervisors and departments.

- Effectively plan and schedule resource needs for a project.

- Monitor changes to the scope of work and communicate when tasks have been approved to start work.

- Attend shot and asset review sessions and be involved in the day to day operations of projects.

- Keep production staff and supervisors informed of progress, changes, and/or critical issues.

Qualifications:

- Must be an Ontario resident.

- Should have a minimum of 3 years feature film or television visual effects experience in a similar role.

- Must be detail oriented, proactive and organized

- Ability to stay calm under pressure of deadlines.

- Excellent communication skills and able to collaborate with all members of our team.

- Must have ability to work individually and as a team and solve problems and take initiative.

- Must be able to take direction positively, work in an organized way and be able to multitask.

Character Animator

Posted: July 27 2022

Duties

-Complete assigned shots in accordance with Director’s overall vision

-Gather suitable reference material from various sources

-Animate characters and props using Maya

-Attend all sequence Launches and Dailies to understand the Director and Animation Director’s needs, and note required revisions

-Anticipate, communicate troubleshoot any technical issues with assistance of key stakeholders

-Experience with tracking packages such as, PF track and Syntheyes, as well as Renderman and 3Delight are an asset

-Ability to take direction positively, work well within a team and thrive under the pressure of deadlines

Qualifications:

-3+ years experience of CG character animation experience (feature film experience preferred), with proven animation skills

-Completed post-secondary education in 3D animation or other relevant area of study

-Working knowledge of CG Animation Software (experience with Maya a tremendous asset)

-Previous study of anatomy, perspective and composition, with strong drawing skills an asset

-Demonstrated knowledge of animation timing, posing, acting and storytelling techniques

-Strong creative problem solving skills

-Ability to handle feedback and constructive criticism well

-Ability to adapt working style to budget and schedule parameters

-High level of creativity, with the ability to perform to standard under tight deadlines

-Availability to work overtime during production crunch periods

-Must be a Canadian Resident.

To Apply: Email with attachments of your cover letter, resume (in PDF format). Please also indicate "Character Animator" in subject of e-mail.

Please submit ONLY a copy of your reel with a detailed breakdown of your contribution to each shot and a concise resumé.

Rigger

Posted: July 27 2022

Duties

- Implement animation control rigging systems for complex characters and props using Maya.

- Set up rigs for low and high-res characters.

- Set up and rig character models.

- Work with animators to design, create, modify and maintain animation rigs for characters that are clean, efficient and animation friendly.

- Design user interfaces and controls for characters an facial animation systems (bone and blend shape driven)

- Maintain and improve current animation pipeline.

- Knowing of animation sharing and motion capture transfer between character rigs.

- Main a consistent level of productivity while meeting deadlines and producing high quality work.

- Troubleshoot and wrangle character rigging issues for artists.

- Work closely with Leads, Supervisors to ensure work is being done in an efficient way that aligns with our pipeline.

Qualifications:

- Must be an Ontario resident.

- Should have a minimum of 3 years feature film or television visual effects experience in a similar role.

- Must have a keen eye for detail and excellent communication skills.

- Experience in setting up crowd, skin and muscle simulation rigs.

- Experience with Maya.

- Experience with MEL, CSH, Python, TCL, PERL or other scripting languages required.

- Skilled knowledge of anatomy for animals/quadrapeds and humans/bipeds

- Experience as a modeller or animator is an asset.

- Ability to stay calm under pressure of deadlines.

- Must be able to take direction and work well in a fast paced environment as well as show strong troubleshooting skills and be able to work independently when required.

- Must be able to work individually and as a team to solve problems and take initiative.

- Experience with procedural workflow using Houdini or Blender is a plus.

Software Developer

Posted: July 27 2022

Duties

- Research, design, develop, and test production tools, asset management software and infrastructure tolls and solutions used in studio.

- Work with artists to understand production needs.

- Develop, maintain and update tools for artists.

- Support artists during production.

- Create and support end user technical documentation.

- Help establish continuous integration standards, development and release process.

Qualifications:

- Degree in Computer Graphics, Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Physics or equivalent work experience.

- Comfortable with mathematics, 3D mathematics, simulation technologies, physics and reading white-papers or research from the graphics field (e.g. from universities, Siggraph, etc.).

- Experience in developing tools, and implementing process improvements in active production environments.

- Extensive knowledge of Python, C++ and libraries, Perl, shell script, Maya Mel Scripting.

- Experience with Houdini, Maya and Nuke, among others.

- Experience and understanding the language and process of feature films, television, commercial, digital media, VFX is a plus.

- Experience writing plug-ins for Maya is a plus.

- Experience using Linux-based debuggers and profilers.

- Be comfortable with LINUX/UNIX environment.

- Outstanding problem-solving skills under pressure.

- Strong communication skills.

- Must be a Canadian Citizen or a Permanent Resident of Canada.

Tracker

Posted: July 27 2022

Duties

Use 3D camera tracking software to accurately recreate the orientation and movement of live-action cameras within the 3D world space.

Matchmove rigid and non-rigid objects on moving elements in the plate.

Work with camera data and matchmove from external sources.

Build layout scenes in Maya using LiDAR scans, photogrammetry, set surveys, reference photographs, camera data, distortion grids, CG characters, prop geometry, and scaling references.

Create low-resolution 3D proxy geometry of objects in the scene as required.

Help promote a positive, productive, and collaborative work environment.

Qualifications:

A minimum of 3+ years of experience in film and television live-action visual effects projects.

Proficiency in delivering high-quality camera tracking and layouts (both single shots multiple camera setups).

Expert knowledge of camera and object tracking using PFTrack.

Experience tracking with NukeX, Syntheyes and 3d Equalizer is a plus, but not necessary.

Thorough knowledge of Maya.

Working knowledge of Nuke.

Meticulous attention to detail with a keen eye for perspective, composition, camera physics and motion.

Able to take direction and feedback well from a lead or supervisor.

Experience working with various film and photography equipment.

Must be an Ontario Resident.

VFX Supervisor

Posted: November 14 2022

Duties

Supervise and assess employees on a day-to-day basis

Direct the artistic and technical needs for a project

Work with the VFX producer and production manager to define delivery estimates

For each shot, define the tasks, techniques and tools required to carry out the work

Convey and support the artistic vision set out by the clients

Regularly communicate with supervisors and coordinators and ensure that the work is carried out by the deadlines

Ensure that the objectives and quality standards set out by the clients are met and provide regular feedback on the artistic quality of the production

Responsible for the leadership of Department Leads/Sequence Supervisors and Technical Directors working directly on the production

Coach and mentor junior coworkers as required

Qualifications:

Proven ability to supervise the visual effects of a feature film through the complete process

5+ Years of (CG) Experience, Feature Film experience a must

Strong communication skills, with proven ability to communicate creative and technical ideas

Superior time management and prioritization skills

Self-motivated and able to work with minimal supervision

Flexible and adaptable to change

Ability to communicate well to those that might not yet understand the technology

Ability to successfully delegate and mentor people and projects

VFX Coordinator

Posted: November 14 2022

Duties

· Assisting VFX Production Managers and VFX Supervisors

· Track shot progress and maintain organized and clear notes from shot reviews and meetings

· Coordinate and track all deliveries, including uploads and downloads, as well as all physical shipping and receiving

· Keep track of shot reviews, meetings for a project and keep the team well informed of any changes

Qualifications:

· Must be proactive, detail-oriented and highly organized

· Must possess excellent oral and written communication skills

· Must have good understanding of the postproduction process, as well as a clear understanding of all aspects of visual effects and production.

· Must be a team player and have a friendly and positive attitude

If you think you would be a good fit for this position please email your resume, cover letter and link to your demo reel to jobs@sohovfx.com. Please indicate “VFX Coordinator” in the subject of the email.

We appreciate all who apply but due to the volume of applicants only the candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Compositor

Posted: November 14 2022

Duties

Soho VFX, a leading visual effects studio located in Toronto, is currently seeking experienced Compositors to join our growing team. We have many exciting projects in the works. We offer a great working environment and team of artists to collaborate

Qualifications:

- Must have solid fundamental skills including keying, roto, tracking, and paint

- Must be comfortable integrating photoreal cg into live action plates and/or full 3D environments

- Must be able to take direction and work well in a fast paced environment

- Must be Ontario resident.

If you think you would be a good fit for this position please email your resume, cover letter and link to your demo reel to jobs@sohovfx.com. Please indicate “Compositor” in the subject of the email.

We appreciate all who apply but due to the volume of applicants only the candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Asset Artist

Posted: November 14 2022

Duties

- Create and modify photorealistic models and textures by utilizing reference photography, and concept art.

- Optimize pre-existing models and textures.

- Take direction from Supervisors and Leads to create desired look for production assets.

- Design or modify shader parameters and apply texture maps to production assets.

- Work closely with other asset artists and departments to ensure assets are being modelled and textured in a way that fits with our pipeline.

- Keep production staff and supervisors informed of progress, changes, and/or critical issues.

Qualifications:

- Must be an Ontario resident.

- Should have a minimum of 2 years feature film or television visual effects experience

- Must have a keen eye for detail with the ability to match various reference.

- Must have strong skills in modelling and UV layout in Maya.

- Must be proficient in Mari, with knowledge of Photoshop.

- Must have experience in creating and working with procedural shaders.

- Must have ability to work individually and as a team and solve problems and take initiative.

- Must be able to take direction positively, work in an organized way and be able to multitask.

- Experience with 3Delight or Renderman a plus.

- Proficiency with Substance, ZBrush, Mudbox, Houdini a plus.

VFX Production Manager

Posted: November 14 2022

Duties

- Work alongside Supervisors, Leads, Production to manage projects in a positive, timely and efficient manner.

- Oversee client communication and act as a liaison between production and internal supervisors and departments

- Effectively plan and schedule resource needs for a project.

- Monitor changes to the scope of work and communicate when tasks have been approved to start work.

- Attend shot and asset review sessions and be involved in the day to day operations of projects.

- Keep production staff and supervisors informed of progress, changes, and/or critical issues.

Qualifications:

- Must be an Ontario resident.

- Should have a minimum of 3 years feature film or television visual effects experience in a similar role.

- Must be detail oriented, proactive and organized.

- Ability to stay calm under pressure of deadlines.

- Excellent communication skills and able to collaborate with all members of our team.

- Must have ability to work individually and as a team and solve problems and take initiative.

- Must be able to take direction positively, work in an organized way and be able to multitask.

If you think you would be a good fit for this position please email your resume, cover letter and link to your demo reel to jobs@sohovfx.com.

Please indicate “VFX Production Manager” in the subject of the email.

We appreciate all who apply but due to the volume of applicants only the candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Lighting Artist

Posted: November 14 2022

Duties

- Light and render CG scenes, characters and effects in Maya.

- Work closely with leads and supervisors to ensure work is being done in an efficient way that aligns with our pipeline.

- Work with other lighters as well as dynamics, lookdev and compositing departments to ensure continuity for the project.

- Keep production staff and supervisors informed of progress, changes, and/or critical issues.

- Work with the compositors to ensure CG layers and elements can be integrated into live action plates.

Qualifications:

- Must be an Ontario resident.

- Should have a minimum of 3 years feature film or television visual effects experience in a similar role.

- Must have a keen eye for detail, composition, light and colour.

- Must have a strong understanding of MEL scripting and the technical aspects of lighting/rendering.

- Python experience beneficial but not required

- Experience with 3Delight and Nuke beneficial but not required.

- Ability to stay calm under pressure of deadlines.

- Must be able to take direction positively, work in an organized way and be able to multitask.

- Excellent communication skills and ability to collaborate with all members of our team.

- Must have ability to work individually and with a team and solve problems and take initiative.