Department: 3D
Location: Vancouver
Reports To: Head of 3D

Key Purpose of the Job:
Matchmovers take the original background plate photography and recreate the set up for use with in-house software. Starting with tracking a camera and calculating lens distortion the scene could also require body tracking and object tracking which would hone animation skills. 

Needs to Do:
To work with basic line up geometry and associated scene data in order to ensure a good match with the scene.

Needs to Know:
Must have experience in Body Tracking.
A good basic knowledge of Maya is required, and knowledge of 3dEqualizer is desirable though familiarity with any tracking software would be useful.
A degree or equivalent in Computer Graphics, Animation or other related course.
Past industry experience and be equally proficient in camera, object and body tracking.

Needs to Be:
Pro-active and good at problem solving.
Very meticulous and accurate. A good eye for detail and ability to work under pressure on potentially short turn around times is essential.
Able to take direction and feedback well from a supervisor.
Organised and able to create tidy scenes for use in the rest of the pipeline.
Team oriented and have great communication skills.

Measures of Performance:
On time delivery.
Continuous improvement.

About Double Negative

Multi-award-winning Double Negative (Dneg) is one of the world's leading providers of visual effects for Film with facilities in Vancouver, London and Mumbai.

Over the past 12 months, Double Negative has completed work on shows including Ex-Machina (for which we picked up our third Academy Award® ), Avengers: Age of Ultron, Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation, Ant-man, Terminator: Genisys, In The Heart of The Sea and Spectre. Shows currently in production include Star Trek: Beyond, Fantastic Beasts, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children and Wonderwoman.

We are currently looking for mid level to senior Body Trackers to join our Vancouver team ASAP. Find out more about the role below and apply directly online through the link provided. If you have any issues with the online applications, please get in touch with us at jobsvan@dneg.com.