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RISE is constantly looking for talented visual effects artists and administrative staff. If you are interested in working with us, please send us your resume and latest demo reel.

Should you be wondering why it sucks not to work here?

RISE was the first feature film visual effects company in Germany to use The Foundry's Nuke as primary compositing application. Other than that, Silhouette and Mocha are still used for rotoscoping and paint work. Our main 3D packages are SideFX Houdini and Autodesk Maya, with Mantra rendering those pretty pixels. And because we tend to be bored quickly we also use Photoshop, Mari, Hiero, Mudbox, ZBrush, Topogun, Reality Capture, Geomagic Wrap, 3D Equalizer, Substance Painter and many, many proprietary RISE tools that we developed ourselves over the last years.

Please note:
You need a valid working permit for the European Union in order to apply. Unfortunately, we can't assist you in getting one for the time being.

 

CG Supervisor - Berlin, Stuttgart

required skills:

  • Expert knowledge in lighting/shading/rendering, modeling, texturing
  • 5+ years of experience with Maya
  • Strong knowledge of Houdini and Mari
  • Team leading experience
  • Very good in working with deadlines
  • Strong problem solving ability
  • Perfect eye for details/realism and feature film experience
  • Very good English skills
  • Knowledge in animation, FX and matte painting is a plus
  • Knowledge in Zbrush, Photoshop, Nuke, scripting in Python and RenderMan
  • A great sense of humor is a plus  
responsibilities:
  • Project planning and communicating with the client
  • Organizing the workflow and your team ensuring that all members meet their deadlines
  • Reviewing the work and giving technical and creative guidance to artists
  • Help when help is needed and keep a cool head when the office seems to burn
  • This position requires you to work on-site

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Compositing Artist - All Locations

required skills:

  • Perfect eye for detail and realism
  • Strong problem solving ability
  • Advanced knowledge of 3D space compositing and multi channel EXR workflow
  • Very good demo reel
  • Nuke scripting and customization in Python
  • Team leading ability
  • General knowledge of Maya and/or 3D Studio Max

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Compositing Supervisor - Berlin, Munich

required skills:

  • 5+ years of experience with Nuke
  • Nuke scripting and customization in Python
  • Experience with deep compositing
  • Basic knowledge of matchmoving software and workflow
  • Team leading experience
  • Advanced knowledge of 3D space compositing and multi channel exr workflow
  • General knowledge of Maya and/or Houdini
  • Very good in working with deadlines
  • Strong problem solving ability
  • Perfect eye for details and realism / feature film experience
  • Very good English skills
  • A great sense of humor is a plus  
responsibilities:
  • Project planning and communicating with the client
  • Organizing the workflow and your team ensuring that all members meet their deadlines
  • Reviewing the work and giving technical and creative guidance to artists
  • Help when help is needed and keep a cool head when the office seems to burn
  • This position requires you to work on-site  

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FX Supervisor - Berlin, Stuttgart

required skills:

  • 5+ years of experience within the VFX industry
  • Substantial knowledge and experience in Houdini
  • Proven experience in a large variety of effects, including pyro, fluids, particle, destruction, finite elements, vellum, grains and crowds
  • Demonstrated leadership and experience in a supervisory role in a VFX studio
  • Desire to motivate artists, provide constructive feedback and foster a collaborative spirit within your team of artists
  • This position requires you to work on-site
responsibilities:
  • Lead a team of FX artists and drive them to deliver in a timely manner with high quality results
  • Forecast needs and sensibly delegate shot-work to ensure shots are completed successfully by all levels of FX artists on the project
  • Supervision of the technical and artistic aspects of the FX team’s output to ensure exceptional and photorealistic fx simulations are produced
  • Work closely with the VFX Supervisor, VFX Producer, Head of FX and other departmental supervisors

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Layout Artist - Berlin, Stuttgart 

required skills:

  •  At least 2 years of professional experience as a Layout artist in VFX industry
  •  Knowledge of Maya and/or Houdini, as well as 3D Equalizer
  •  Experience with modeling, particularly environment modeling and animation is a plus, but not a necessity
  •  Familiarity with USD pipeline
  •  Previs background is welcomed
responsibilities:
  •  Taking an environment from blocking to final set dressing
  •  Positioning virtual camera in relation to real shot scenes with the help of Lidar Scans
  •  Keeping continuity of your sequence in check
  •  Camera and character animation blocking for CG sequences
  •  Creating previews and ingesting scenes into internal pipeline  

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Pipeline TD - All Locations

required skills:

  •  3+ years of experience in the VFX industry
  •  Good knowledge of Python
  •  Good knowledge of PySide/PyQt
  •  Good knowledge of 3dequalizer
  •  Good knowledge of Maya
  •  Understanding of lens and camera workflows in a VFX environment Nice to haves:
  •  Experience with other DCCs like Mari, Houdini, Nuke
  •  Experience with sqlalchemy
  •  Experience with webdevelopment (react, fastAPI)
  •  Experience with unittesting and TDD
responsibilities:
  •  Design and create tools for artists with Python and PySide/PyQt
  • Automate workflows with Python in 3dequalizer
  •  Design new workflows in coorporation with the head of 3D
  •  Support users and debug their problems

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Production Manager - Berlin, Stuttgart, Munich

required skills:

  • 3+ years of experience within the VFX industry
  • Knowledge of the industry’s terminology
  • Self-organizing, problem solving, and great with juggling multiple tasks
  • Collaborative team spirit and assertiveness without being bossy
  • Ability and willingness to lead a small coordination team
  • Instinct to forecast workload in order to set short-term goals and ensure meeting final deadlines
  • Positive and proactive attitude to ensure a good atmosphere within the team
  • Experience with Excel, FileMaker, Shotgun, DaVinci is a plus
  • Good German and English skills
  • Experience in bidding is appreciated
responsibilities:
  • Manage workflow with the Producer and Facility Resource Manager to balance production schedule and employee resources in a multi-show environment
  •  Together with the Producer, develop, adapt and implement production strategies as needed to ensure the smooth and timely delivery of a show
  •  Together with the Producer, help to maintain the overall production schedule and department quotas to hit the targets outlined by the Producer
  •  Assist the Producer to regularly monitor and suggest improvements to the production workflow pertaining to scheduling, information flow and resource management
  •  Update production crew list and resource planning documents
  •  Assist the Producer when needed with the daily interaction with clients on production-related needs and deliveries
  •  Oversee Coordinators in managing artist assignments and production requirements from beginning to end of production
  •  Responsible for watching over the day-to-day operations of the show within the facility
  •  Oversee the coordination of dailies and reviews, ensuring accurate notes are taken and production priorities are distributed and followed through
  •  Oversee client deliveries of all temps and finals
  •  Create and maintain weekly status reports to track Asset and Shot progress to ensure compliance with (weekly) deadlines
  •  Understand elements impacting Departments to foresee/prevent challenges in the project schedule
  •  Facilitate inter-departmental meetings to encourage good communication and structured workflow
  •  Participate in client meetings when needed
  •  Anticipate special project requirements (software, hardware, server space, render capacity, resources) and ensuring information is communicated to IT/Systems and Producer as early as possible
  •  Communicate with external vendors for outsourcing purposes
  •  Mentor Production Coordinators and Production Assistants in their respective areas
  •  Other duties and responsibilities consistent with your position may be assigned to you from time to time

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Speculative Application - All Locations

required skills:

  • Filling in an application form
responsibilities:
  • None yet

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VFX Coordinator - Berlin  

required skills:

  •  Basic knowledge of the industry's terminology
  •  The ability to organize yourself and multi-task
  •  Good team working ability and assertiveness without being bossy
  •  Working well with deadlines
  •  Good problem solving ability
  •  Positive and proactive attitude to ensure a good atmosphere within the team
  •  Good German and English skills
  •  Experience with Excel, FileMaker, Shotgun, DaVinci is a plus  
responsibilities:
  •  Report to project (“show”) Producer and PM, while working with other coordinators on the project to keep the show operating in an organized and efficient manner
  •  Work with Producer, Leads and Supervisors to proactively track and manage the workflow through the departments meeting internal and external deadlines
  •  Together with the Producer and PM, build a daily dept schedule and set up Artist pages with current and upcoming assignments that hits the targets and quotas set by the Producer
  •  Keep communication flowing from Supervisor to Leads and Crew as well as upstream and downstream departments to ensure that dependencies are on track
  •  Anticipate and communicate issues to the Producer and Supervisor to resolve problems quickly
  •  Organize dailies, rounds and meetings, take notes and follow up on information for Artists and Leads as necessary
  •  Prepare meeting rooms for client calls
  •  Take detailed, comprehensive notes and review them after dailies/notes
  •  Constantly check in with Artists to ensure task delivery dates and milestones are met, while keeping overtime to a minimum. Flag any issues or concerns which have schedule implications to Producer & PM
  •  Ensure RISE Base task assignments and statuses are kept up to date across shots, tasks and versions
  •  Manage client deliveries on rotation with the other coordinators
  •  Ingest client feedback
  •  Organize client reference material and keep on top of client requests ensuring they are answered in a timely manner
  •  Keep on top of all client requests
  •  Manage resources and communicate coherently with other support departments (e.g., Pipeline, Editorial, HR)
  •  Liaise with Editorial Department to ensure they have up-to-date line up data and sequence cuts
  •  May be required to supervise, delegate work to and train Production Assistants
  •  Run reviews with crew (dailies), clients, external vendors, and various meetings while ensuring technical functionality beforehand
  •  Work close with IT and Pipeline Departments using ticket system
  •  Ability to learn basic commands required to assist artists in file organization, submitting shots and QC-ing movies
  •  Other ad hoc duties as may reasonably be expected
  •  Help maintain a positive work environment by having a proactive attitude focused on collaboration with all team members

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VFX Producer - All Locations

required skills:

  • Extensive experience in VFX production (5+ years)
  • The ability to work independently and to organize yourself and a crew of 10+ people
  • Detail orientation and constant improvement of operational efficiency
  • High sense of responsibility
  • Extensive experience with Excel, Filemaker or MS Project
  • Positive and proactive attitude to ensure a good work atmosphere
  • Very good German and English skills
  • A great sense of humor is a plus
responsibilities:
  •  Supporting the Executive VFX Producer with bid work
  •  Overseeing the weekly targets and overall show schedule
  •  Setting up shot grouping and artist assignment after each turnover
  •  Preparing the bidding of new shots or changes to the current scope of work
  •  Managing resources with the Resource Manager
  •  Reporting back to the Executive VFX Producer about bid adjustments.
  •  Maintaining the RISE database with bidding and billing
  •  Manage the overall workflow of a project
  •  Bid work with the VFX Supervisor
  •  Responsible of bidding new shots or changes to the current scope of work
  •  Plan and schedule facility resources with the VFX Supervisor and Facility Resource Manager to create an effective approach to the visual effects work across multiple offices
  •  Determine the milestones and oversee general scheduling and project plan
  •  Responsible of making sure the milestones schedule is respected
  •  Ensure the progression of work is to the client’s satisfaction
  •  Report the progress of work to the client on a weekly basis
  •  Ensure all Facility Departments are aware of the production’s requirements, for example disk space and render capacities
  •  Leading the Production Team and overseeing their work
  •  Approval of vacation of the project team (in accordance with the project’s schedule)
  •  Negotiate with external vendors for outsourcing purposes
  •  Other day-to-day duties might occur
  • This position requires you to work on-site

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VFX Supervisor - All Locations

required skills:

  • Minimum of 5+ years VFX post-production experience
  • Experience as a VFX Supervisor
  • Solid previous experience as CG or Comp Supervisor
  • Creative eye and aesthetic judgment with a deep understanding of composition, cinematic design and animation timing
  • On-set supervision experience
  • Very good in working with deadlines
  • Team leading experience
  • Strong problem solving ability
  • Perfect eye for details and realism
  • Very good English skills
  • A great sense of humor is a plus
responsibilities:
  • Understanding the entire production process and approving the work of the entire crew working on the show
  • Project planning and set supervision
  • Communication with the client
  • Reviewing the work and giving technical and creative guidance to artists
  • Organizing the workflow and your team ensuring that all members meet their deadlines
  • Help when help is needed and keep a cool head when the office seems to burn
  • This position requires you to work on-site

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