Digital Domain Seeks Qualified Candidates for Multiple Positions


Digital Domain is an Academy Award©-winning digital production studio focused on visual effects for feature film and advertising. Founded in 1993, the company has built a legacy of achievement, listing Titanic, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and Tron Legacy among its 80+ film credits. A creative giant in advertising, Digital Domain has created some of the world’s most memorable spots. The studio works with top directors and is continually pushing into new territory. Digital Domain is recognized for pioneering work in photo-real digital humans, and productions that bring the worlds of movies, games, advertising and the web closer together.

We are seeking: Animators, Cloth Technical Directors, Compositors, FX Technical Directors, Integration Artists, Lighting Artists, Matte Painters and Pipeline Technical Directors

To see a listing of job requirements and duties, and to apply for specific positions, please visit

Rampant Releases 3K Composite Elements

For anyone interested in VFX, Motion Graphics and Composite Elements – Rampant Design has released two new sets of 3K Fire and Cloud Chamber elements. Check it out and let us know what you think!

Prime Focus to open state-of-the-art New York facility

Prime Focus to open state-of-the-art New York facility
New facility marks major expansion and renewed focus on New York advertising and broadcast markets

New York, NY, January 31, 2011 – Prime Focus, the global visual entertainment services company, has announced plans to create a cutting edge new visual effects and post production facility in the West Village, New York City. The opening of the 13,300 sq ft studio at 345 Hudson Street, slated for early summer 2011, marks a major expansion of Prime Focus’ presence on the East Coast, and signals a renewed focus on the New York advertising, broadcast, content services and feature film markets.

The Hudson Street facility is being designed as an integrated solution for New York’s production community. In addition to the centerpiece of the new facility – a stereo 3D enabled digital intermediate (DI) theater – the new studio will offer a 5.1 mixing theater, a full complement of offline and online editing suites, 2D vfx suites and 3D vfx seats. The Hudson Street facility will also give clients access to View-D™, Prime Focus’ market-leading proprietary 3D conversion process which has been used on a number of major Hollywood titles, including The Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader, as well as the stereo conversion of advertising and broadcast projects. The increased capacity will also allow Prime Focus to double its workforce in New York.

Connected by Prime Focus’ Global Digital Pipeline™, the New York office will work closely with its sister offices in London on advertising and broadcast projects, capitalizing on the opportunity to offer clients on both sides of the Atlantic extended reach and services, and with the Prime Focus Los Angeles and Vancouver offices on VFX and View-D™ projects.

“This expansion of our services, infrastructure and capacity is a natural step for Prime Focus in New York,” said joint managing director Mary Martin. “We pride ourselves on the personal service, comfort and convenience we offer our clients here in New York, and this new facility will allow us to continue to offer this with the addition of a brand new infrastructure and an expanded range of services.”

Martin and joint managing director Anthony Matt will be overseeing the move from Prime Focus’ current offices at 435 Hudson Street, and the recruitment of new talent to support the renewed emphasis on services to the advertising community.

“We have already signed renowned colorist Eric Alvarado, who recently graded Spike Lee’s If God Is Willing Da Creek Don’t Rise for us,” said Matt. “Mary and I are in the process of recruiting other top-level talent to join our existing team, which includes colorist Alex Berman, audio mixer Kevin Wilson and editor Eugene Lenhert.”

Projects recently completed by Prime Focus in New York include Beyoncé’s I Am… Sasha Fierce for Sony Music Entertainment/ABC, Kinyarwanda for Visigoth Pictures, Vidal Sassoon – The Movie directed by Craig Tepper and Cannonball Run HBO remastering for Blu-Ray release.

“We’ve been planning an expansion of our services in New York for a while, and the timing is now right,” said Simon Briggs, managing director UK, who will have ultimate responsibility for the new NY office. “We have the right building, a fantastic team, and the drive and ambition to make this office a very significant part of our global network.”

About Prime Focus
Prime Focus is a global Visual Entertainment Services group that provides creative and technical services to the film, broadcast, commercials, internet and media industries.

The group offers a genuine end-to-end solution from pre-production to final delivery – including stereo 3D visual effects, stereo 3D conversion, video and audio post-production, digital intermediate, equipment hire, digital asset management and distribution.

Prime Focus employs more than 3,000 people with state-of-the-art facilities throughout the key markets of North America, the UK and India. Using its ‘Worldsourcing’ business model, Prime Focus provides a network that combines global cost advantages, resources and talent pool with strong relationships and a deep understanding of the local markets.

Prime Focus is a public stock company with shares traded on the Mumbai and National Stock exchanges in India (Symbol – PFOCUS). Prime Focus also owns and operates Prime Focus London plc (Symbol – PFO), which is publicly traded in the LSE’s AIM market. For more information, please visit


Senior 3DS Max/V-Ray Artists Needed – ASAP!!

Mind Over Eye, a full service digital studio located in Santa Monica, is looking for several senior level (5 years+ experience) 3D Studio Max with VRay (Mental Ray at minimum) and Maya/V-Ray 3d Generalists.

The primary focus of the Sr. 3D Generalist is the creation of original content for inclusion in Mind Over Eye contracted projects. The following is a list of the primary roles and responsibilities of this position:

PRIMARY – A thorough knowledge of all of these skills are required at a minimum

3d Generalist: 3D Studio Max 2009+ (preferred), Maya 2009+ (minimum)
o 2d Design
o 3d Design
o Modeling
o Fluid/Soft/Rigid Body Simulation
o Texturing/Shading
o Lighting
o Camera/Element Animation

Rendering: Must be able to render final image elements for final compositing, including multi-pass rendering of frame buffers and the re-assembly of those elements into whole compositions.
o Mental Ray (minimum)
o V-Ray (ideal)

Compositing Etc.:
o Image/Element Prep
o 2d/3d Tracking (Boujou 5, PFTrack)
o Rotoscope (Monet 3+, After Effects CS4+, Nuke6+)
o Keying
o Final Compositing (After Effects CS4+, Nuke6+)

If you are qualified, please send an email to with a link to your most recent reel and resume. We will review all submissions and contact those artists who we think fit. Please do not contact the principals at Mind Over Eye directly.

RenderPal V2 2.5 – Tastier than ever

The fifth point release of RenderPal V2, the professional Render Farm Manager for Maya, 3ds Max, Cinema 4D, Nuke, After Effects, Softimage/XSI and many more renderers and compositing applications, has been released!

RenderPal V2 2.5 now offers a new license management system: For every renderer and its versions, you can now specify how many licenses are available and which pools and clients own a license.

In this new version, it is no longer only possible to create individual user accounts, but to also create entire user groups. Every account can now belong to such a group, making creating and managing accounts faster and easier.

In order to get information about the various objects in RenderPal V2, you had to directly query its database in previous versions. With this new point release, the console remote controller can be used to query data from the server, including net jobs and their chunks, pools and clients. We have also created a small Python library to wrap the console remote controller, called PyQuery.

There are also several improvements for net jobs, like net job tags (which can be used for quick filtering) and net job coloring, as well as the ability to execute post-net job events either on success or on failure.

This is by far not everything this new point release brings. For full details, trial downloads and information about RenderPal V2, visit our website at:

Stereographer and more in Burbank, CA

Deluxe Digital Studios has openings for the following positions in our 3D conversion group.
Stereographer; Lead Stereo and Stereo Compositors; Lead Stereo Technologist; Pipeline Developer; Pipeline Supervisor.

For full descriptions of these positions please visit our website: Careers>Deluxe Digital Studios>Burbank. You may also send your resume to


Shooting Car-Greenscreen

Hi guys,

I’m planing to shoot a car-scene. we decided to do it on greenscreen as its the easiest and cheapest way for us we think.
Problem is, that I’m not experienced in whats important to make it feel right.

I would thank you so much, if one could share some experiences with us.

The car-drive will be through open landscape as well as through a bunch of trees and forest.

– What’s the best way to create the shadows on top of the actors for the forest scene?
– How are the reflections usually created on the windows? Background-Plate mirrored with a screen-merge-operation?
– What’s the best way to shoot the background plate itself? Filming out of the car while driving? What are common problems? What do we need to prepare? How is this usually done?

I hope these aren’t too many stupid questions and someone is willing to help me with it 🙂

I thank you in advance! I know you guys are awesome 🙂 Thank you.

my last work Chasing Dreams

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ZBrush Sub-Surface Scattering

Creating a sub-surface scatter material in ZBrush and then renders out a portrait with BRP into render layer passes.

Maya Animator

Momoco, a film design studio, is looking for an experienced freelance 3D Maya animator to work on a main title sequence for a very high profile feature film.
Experience with Nuke is a bonus.

Must be London-based.

Those interested should email with a link to their reel and details of their availability.