Tracking Artist

  • Film
  • Vancouver, Canada

Tracking Artist

Job description

As the Tracking Artist, your primary focus will be to recreate the sets, objects and camera motion of a shot in a 3D software environment to match the live-action background plate images
Key Responsibilities:
  • Spending dedicated time each day reviewing work from our overseas partners, providing feedback via annotated images and video recordings and giving constructive, concise and consistent feedback on work received
  • Creating motion files, including a camera and/.or the object, that match the original background plate photography
  • Liaising with production to help ensure an efficient schedule and distribution of work
  • Collaborating with other departments as required to ensure that the CG elements are seamlessly incorporated into the shot
  • Geometric reconstruction of important static objects in the scene
  • Reconstructing the placement of motion files (camera or object track) in the 3D set in order to quality control the accuracy of each track
  • Rendering wireframes of the scene geometry to be rendered and composited over the original plate to help judge the accuracy of each track
  • Bidding the duration required for the various matchmove tasks on a show
  • Learning and developing specific Framestore tools and workflows
Essential Skills:
  • Tracking knowledge and experience at a senior level
  • Ability to problem solve
  • Strong understanding of the visual effects pipeline
  • Strong knowledge and experience of using 3d Equalizer and Maya
  • Working knowledge of Nuke and Linux
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and an ability to communicate effectively to colleagues at all levels
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Able to efficiently meet deadlines
  • A good understanding of cameras and photography and the effects of different lenses on perspective and distortion
Desirable Skills:
  • Mel or Python scripting skills
  • Native stereo experience
  • Knowledge of alternative tracking software
  • On-set experience

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