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OUR CULTURE

We believe The Cirqus is its people.

The Cirqus is home to talented, diverse individuals coming together to create magic with our skills, our passion, and most importantly, our love for the art. Every effort at the Cirqus is coincident towards enabling our teams to efficiently deliver quality, innovative and breathtaking work.

Every employee, whether new or old, is held to the same standards of efficiency, responsibility, pro-activeness and ability and willingness to learn and contribute to the team.

If you have the willingness for 
perseverance, the hunger to constantly learn and
the pro-activeness to help your team, The Cirqus would love to hear from you.

Current Openings

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We are currently looking for Animators to create high quality animations of characters and elements,  to convey emotion, movement, action and personality according to the style of the work

Main responsibilities

  • Animating for feature films, VFX, TV series, ride films or games.
  • A demonstrated passion and ability in animating character performance and lip sync.
  • A flexible approach, while setting and maintaining consistent high-standards within the group and staying focused on deadlines.
  • Animate a shot from blocking through final animation, working under the supervision of the Animation Supervisor and/or Director.
  • Must be open to direction and able to embrace change.
  • Read and break down dialogue tracks and plan shots.
  • Attend animation dailies
  • Pro-actively escalate technical issues to more senior artists or lead
  • Assist with project clean up and archiving on an ongoing basis

Requirement

  • Degree or equivalent in classical animation, film, or related field, or equivalent production animation experience
  • Strong understanding of traditional animation principles
  • Extensive knowledge of Maya is necessary
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Possess excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to plan shots,multi-task, prioritise and problem solve
  • Works well under pressure
  • Willingness to learn and contribute to the success of the team and the project
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively
  • Must have a demo reel which proves acting skills and demonstrates application of the principles of animation to tell a story with meaning through movement

Brownie Points

  • Previs experience is a plus.
  • Knowledge of rigging is an advantage.
  • Knowledge of human and animal anatomy as well as life drawing skills.

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We are currently looking for Senior Animators to create high quality animations of characters and elements,  to convey emotion, movement, action and personality according to the style of the work

Main responsibilities

  • Experience in animating for feature films, VFX, TV series, ride films or games.
  • A demonstrated passion and ability in animating character performance and lip sync.
  • A flexible approach, while setting and maintaining consistent high-standards within the group and staying focused on deadlines.
  • Animate a shot from blocking through final animation, with minimum supervision
  • Must be open to direction and be able to embrace change.
  • Expected to mentor and assist entry level animators
  • Willingness to learn and contribute to the success of the team and the project
  • Pro-actively escalate technical issues to more senior artists or lead
  • Assist with project clean up and archiving on an ongoing basis

Requirements

  • Degree or equivalent in classical animation, film, or related field, or equivalent production animation experience
  • Ability to script in python and MEL essential
  • Must have a strong sense of animation basics, acting, staging, posing, weight, timing and storytelling as well as staying on model
  • Strong understanding of the language of the camera; framing, perspective, lenses, coverage, continuity, camera movement, blocking, etc.
  • Solid camera animation work (laying out shots, staging)
  • A team player with exemplary communication skills
  • Debug and troubleshoot technical issues.
  • Should be able to adapt to a dynamic pipeline as well as contribute to it.Strong understanding of traditional animation principles
  • Extensive knowledge of Maya is necessary
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Possess excellent organizational skills
  • Works well under pressure

Brownie Points

  • Previs experience is a plus.
  • Knowledge of rigging is an advantage.
  • Knowledge of human and animal anatomy as well as life drawing skills.

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The Concept Artist works as part of a team executing CG and traditional artwork, helping to create artwork that adheres to a specific design or “look” of a show.

Main responsibilities

  • Exceptional drawing skills in both traditional and digital formats
  • Experience creating some or all of the following: environments, hard surface, creature and character design and matte paintings.
  • Have a strong background in traditional art skills and demonstrate an understanding of fundamentals like three-dimensional space, composition, perspective, proportion, scale, value, depth and colour theory
  • Ensure work is done according to specifications outlined by the Director / Creative team of a show
  • Ability to assemble research and reference material that will be influential to clients and design team
  • The ability to work both independently and  within a production environment.
  • Demonstration of strong artistic interpretation skills are also required.
  • Assist with project clean up and archiving on an ongoing basis

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent and significant experience in producing concept art for VFX / Feature films and games.
  • Proficiency in design software like Photoshop/ sketchup is required.
  • Experience or knowledge of story boarding, cinematic techniques, language and shot composition.
  • Portfolio of professional and personal work is a must.

Brownie Points

  • Knowledge of softwares like Zbrush, Unreal and Modo is a plus.
  • Demonstrated understanding and creation of photo real work

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We are currently looking for Senior Modellers to create high quality CG characters and environments for feature films, VFX, TV series, ride films or games.

Main responsibilities

  • A broad skill set with the ability to work on anything from characters to props to environments and in styles ranging from realistic to cartoony.
  • Technical proficiency with building models for deformations (like blendshapes, deformers and muscle/skin simulators) is a must
  • Must have the ability to interpret models from both 3D scans or 2D artwork
  • Should be able to Model with minimum supervision
  • Attend daily reviews to obtain feedback from supervisors.Must be open to direction and able to embrace change.
  • Works with production team to determine the look for an object
  • Maintains or exceeds consistent level of productivity while meeting deadlines and producing high quality work.
  • Expected to mentor and assist entry level modellers
  • Willingness to learn and contribute to the success of the team and the project

Requirement

  • Degree in fine arts / equivalent with a thorough understanding of anatomy, design and animation or 3+ years industry experience specialising in Modelling.
  • Proven experience creating characters to props to environments (preferably realistic) in a production environment
  • A traditional arts background with emphasis on photo-realistic character work and environments would be an advantage
  • A team player with exemplary communication skills
  • Debug and troubleshoot technical issues.
  • Should be able to adapt to a dynamic pipeline as well as contribute to it.
  • Extensive knowledge of Maya/ ZBrush is necessary
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Possess excellent organizational skills
  • Works well under pressure
  • Demo reel a must which should demonstrate traditional artistic skills including illustrations. Sculptural abilities a plus.

Brownie Points

  • Knowledge of human and animal anatomy as well as life drawing skills.
  • Lookdev and texturing skills a plus
  • Pro-actively escalate technical issues to lead
  • Assist with project clean up and archiving on an ongoing basis

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The Texture Artist works with the production team to execute the desired look of CG models, including complex creatures and/or hard surface models, including ships, real world vehicles and environments.

Main responsibilities

  • Responsible for creating the textures, colors, and organic surface qualities needed in the completion of CG creatures and hard-surface models used in production.
  • Participates in review and as a team member in determining various design solutions by providing feedback to other members of the production.
  • Works closely with Art Directors, Modelers, and other departments in achieving desired look and to ensure all texturing/look dev works through the pipeline.
  • Maintains or exceeds consistent level of productivity while meeting deadlines and producing high quality work.
  • Pro-actively escalate technical issues to more senior artists or lead
  • Assist with project clean up and archiving on an ongoing basis

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent and significant experience in texturing for VFX / Feature films and games.
  • Demonstrated understanding and creation of photo real work
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Possess excellent organizational skills
  • Works well under pressure
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritise and problem solve
  • Willingness to learn and contribute to the success of the team and the project
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Proficiency in Maya, Mari, XGen/Yeti, Zbrush, Photoshop, or Bodypaint is required
  • Portfolio of professional and personal work is a must with examples of procedural shading / texturing/groom – whether in Maya, Mari, Substance, Katana, XGen or other tools and packages

Brownie Points

  • Modeling skills a plus
  • Good organizational skills

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FX artists create CG renditions of naturalistic physical or magical phenomena such as fire, water, clouds, smoke, physical destruction and particulate for feature films, VFX, TV series, ride films or games.

Main responsibilities

  • Creating particle, rigid-body, fluid, cloth, fur and/or hair simulations or animations
  • Lighting, rendering and moderate level compositing of complex shots under the guidance of the supervisor.
  • Using a variety of commercial and proprietary FX tools including Maya, Houdini and 3DS Max and ability to write expressions.
  • Working in partnership with other departments to ensure that shots are delivered to the highest possible standard
  • Working within the team to determine the various design solutions needed to create the effects.
  • Accurately gauge time it takes to achieve tasks and hit deadlines consistently.
  • Helping to design solutions involving a more procedural approach in order to create the effects required.
  • Continually raises the bar for speed, quality of work and adaptability.
  • Documenting various scripts and programs for effective execution of special effects.
  • Training other junior FX artists and guiding them on the successful implementation of special effects in movies and games.
  • Assist with project clean up and archiving on an ongoing basis

Requirements

  • Degree in computer science, engineering or computer graphics or 3+ years production or film experience with simulation work.
  • Working knowledge of Nuke and python desirable
  • Experience in crowd/character FX is a plus
  • Excellent aesthetic eye, anticipating potential problems and using knowledge of how to use the tools to achieve the desired look.
  • Excellent attention to design and artistic detail.
  • Possess excellent organizational skills.
  • Ability to efficiently plan shots,multi-task, prioritise and problem solve.
  • Works well under pressure.
  • Willingness to learn and contribute to the success of the team and the project.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively
  • Demo reel required.

Brownie Points

  • Experience in MEL and C++

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This role provides support and assistance to the production team, liaises with other departments and provides general administrative help for the project.

Main responsibilities

  • Gather and collate Production data for Weekly Studio reporting
  • Work with PM to create Weekly Studio Reports
  • Troubleshoot Production Tracking system as needed with PM and Production Tracking Development team
  • Support pipeline processes as needed
  • General Production support
  • As needed, Daily Calendar/Schedule management and maintenance
  • Help with recruitment.
  • Assist with project clean up and archiving on an ongoing basis

Requirements

  • Desire to work in a fast paced and dynamic environment
  • Strong administrative and interpersonal skills.
  • Works well in a team
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Works well under pressure
  • Ability to prioritize, multi-task and problem solve
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Proficient in Excel and Word
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to take accurate notes for reviews/meeting minutes and relay it to the team
  • Additional miscellaneous duties as needed

Brownie Points

  • Experience in a film, commercial or similar production environment, in a similar role is an advantage

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This role involves managing the artists, schedules and client expectations of all of our work. The primary emphasis is on scheduling, communication and coordination for any given project. It is important this person is proactive and has a personable nature

Main responsibilities

  • Work with other Coordinators on the project, keeping shows operating in an organized and efficient manner.
  • Establish a process for communicating targets, assignments, and priorities to the team, as well as the overall show daily and/or weekly.
  • Schedule, track, and manage assigned work with Production Managers
  • Ensure work is on schedule for each department and is meeting internal and external (client) deadlines.
  • Check in with artists on a regular basis regarding workload, targets, needs, etc.
  • Track client needs, reviews and deliveries to make sure deadlines are met.
  • Serve as key communication liaison between all parties relevant to the show.
  • Coordinating work for external vendors and establish process for working with them
  • Provide updates, priorities, reschedules, and status of all shots at any given moment.
  • Anticipate and pro-actively communicate issues to leadership team(s) to reach solutions in a timely manner.
  • Point person for organizing dailies/shot reviews, take notes regarding feedback and decisions made and communicate to all.
  • Role may require long hours and some weekend work depending on show schedules
  • Perform special projects and assist with outreach, recruitment as needed.
  • Expected to mentor and assist production assistants.
  • Willingness to learn and contribute to the success of the team and the project
  • Assist with project clean up and archiving on an ongoing basis

Requirements

  • Degree or equivalent production coordination experience working on Animated or VFX feature films
  • Attention to detail, follow through and strong communication skills.
  • Knowledge of post production techniques and terminology.
  • Intermediate project management skills
  • Proficiency in Windows, and Mac-based programs Microsoft Word/ Excel/ Powerpoint/keynote.
  • Strong organisational skills, including the ability to prioritise and multi-task
  • A team player with exemplary communication skills and ability to work with diverse personalities
  • Work well under pressure

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