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RISE is constantly looking for talented visual effects artists and administrative staff. If you are interrested in working for us, please send us your resume and latest demo reel. Should you be wondering what we use to do what we do: RISE was the first feature film visual effects company in Germany to use The Foundry's Nuke as primary compositing application, Combustion and Silhouette are still used for rotoscoping and paint work. Our main 3D packages are Autodesk Maya and SideFX Houdini with MentalRay, V-Ray and Mantra rendering those pretty pixels. And because we tend to be bored quickly we also use Photoshop, Mari, Hiero, Mudbox, ZBrush, Topogun, Geomagic Wrap, PFTrack, SynthEyes and many, many propriatary 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 moment being.

Please send your reel and resume to:
RISE FX GmbH
Human Resources Department
Schlesische Strasse 28
Aufgang B
10997 Berlin

If you have questions or if you would like to send your stuff by email, please write to: jobs@risefx.com

CG Supervisor - Berlin / Stuttgart / Munich

required skills:

  • Expert knowledge in lighting/shading/rendering, modeling, texturing
  • Minimum 5 years Maya experience
  • Good knowledge of Houdini and Mari
  • The ability to organize yourself and a team/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, matte painting is a plus
  • Knowledge in Zbrush, Photoshop, Nuke, scripting in Python and Mantra renderer
  • A great sense of humor is a plus  
responsibilities:
  • Reviewing the work and give technical and creative guidance to artists
  • Organizing the workflow and team and ensure that the team members meet their deadlines
  • Help when help is needed and keep a cool head when the office seems to burn
  • Project planning and set supervision
  • Communication with the client

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Compositing Artist - Berlin / Stuttgart / Munich

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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Digital Matte Painting Artist - Berlin / Munich

required skills:

  • Expert working knowledge of Photoshop
  • Good knowledge of Maya and Nuke
  • 5 years of production experience in feature film or commercials
  • Experience creating digital paintings of photo-realistic environments based on concept art and/or photo reference
  • Expert understanding of perspective and camera lenses
  • Thorough knowledge of advanced matte painting techniques including color space, digital paint techniques and Photoshop file management (file format, bit depth resolution or appropriate layering of elements).
  • Experience integrating matte paintings into 3D environments using Maya and Nuke
  • Strong problem solving ability
  • Very good English skills
  • Comfortable in working with deadlines
  • Ability to work in a team of creatives
  • Knowledge of Mari and Zbrush is a plus

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FX Artist - Berlin / Munich

required skills:

  • Minimum 5 years Houdini experience
  • Prior experience creating photo-real FX elements for feature film
  • Experience in shading, lighting and rendering with Mantra, both FX and hard surface
  • Experience creating water, particles, explosions or destruction sequences is highly desirable
responsibilities:
  • Efficiently work to direction of VFX +CG supervisor’s creative and technical briefs
  • Create exceptionally realistic FX animation and effects
  • Work with animation + lighting as necessary in order to meet FX animation objectives
  • Ability to adapt your effects as the brief evolves
  • Supporting the pipeline development for Houdini is highly requested

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Lighting / Shading Artist - Berlin / Munich

required skills:

  • Perfect eye for detail and realism
  • Advanced knowledge of lighting and shading for multi-pass output
  • Comfortable in working with EXR multi channel files
  • Advanced knowledge of both traditional lighting and HDRI based lighting using FG and GI techniques
  • Knowledge of Houdini
  • Good knowledge of scene file optimization for rendering
  • Comfortable in working with deadlines
  • Ability to work in a team of creatives

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Lighting/Shading Lead Artist- Berlin

required skills:

  • perfect eye for detail and realism
  • advanced knowledge of lighting and shading for multi-pass output
  • comfortable in working with exr multi channel files
  • advanced knowledge of both traditional lighting and hdri based lighting using fg and gi techniques
  • good knowledge of scene file optimization for rendering
  • strong knowledge of Houdini
  • comfortable in working with deadlines
  • ability to work in a team of creatives

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Modeling Artist -Berlin / Munich

required skills:

  • Perfect eye for detail
  • Extensive experience creating photorealistic models
  • Good understanding of topology, polymodeling and retopo
  • Advanced knowledge of Zbrush and Maya
  • Comfortable in working with deadlines
  • Ability to work in a team with creatives
  • Basic knowledge of rigging and shading
  • Proven experience with full CG projects

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Production Intern - Berlin

required skills:

  • Motivation to work hard and to learn a lot on your own and in/from/with a very nice team of professionals
  • Basic knowledge of VFX terminology
  • Good in working with deadlines and ability to organise oneself
  • Experience working with Excel
  • Basic knowledge of Shotgun, Filemaker, Hiero or Avid is a plus
  • Studiousness and motivation. Yes, again! That's what matters most :)
  • A great sense of humor

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Render Wrangler - Berlin

required skills:

  • Basic knowledge of rendering, ideally with 3D software such as Houdini.
  • Basic knowledge of how to handle a render management solution, handling priorities etc.
  • Basic knowledge of working with Flatline is a plus.
  • Independent, problem solving and proactive attitude.
  • Experience working with Linux.
  • Good English skills.
  • A great sense of humour is a plus.
responsibilities:
  • Nightly monitoring of the render progress of individual projects and shots.
  • Manual fine adjustment of priorities for optimal utilisation of the nodes.
  • Identifying, resolving problems and possible instabilities.
  • Working hours: 10:00 PM to 2:00 AM

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Systems Administrator - Berlin

required skills:

  • Really good knowledge and working experience in Windows and Linux system administration
  • Good knowledge and working experience in IP networks administration
  • Good knowledge of hardware setup, maintenance and troubleshooting
  • Really good troubleshooting skills
  • Really good organisational skills
  • Ability to work autonomously, with minimal supervision
  • Drive to improve and constantly learn new skills
  • Friendly, always ready to help behaviour toward our staff and clients
  • Really good English communication skills, spoken and written
  • The possibility to travel outside of Berlin for short term missions
  • Good knowledge of at least one scripting language like Bash or Python
  • Experience with Puppet / Foreman is a plus
  • Experience with FreeIPA and/or Active Directory is a plus
  • Experience with distributed file systems (BeeGFS,Ceph,...) is a plus
  • Experience with high availability systems (Proxmox,...) is a plus
responsibilities:
  • Develop and maintain our physical, virtual server and storage infrastructure
  • Deploy, maintain and support artists workstations
  • Deploy software and manage configurations via our puppet infrastructure
  • Monitor and tune our systems to ensure maximum performance and stability
  • Provide system and software support to all users including artists, production and company staff
  • Work closely with pipeline team to integrate new tools and workflows
  • Work closely with production teams to ensure we deliver our projects with the best possible quality while respecting the deadlines
  • Maintain and oversee our data sets including active projects data, backups and archives
  • Evaluate and recommend emerging technologies to increase performance, reliability and manageability
  • Enforce and improve our security policies
  • Resolve critical outages in the shortest time

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Texturing Artist - Berlin / Munich

required skills:

  • Perfect eye for detail and realism
  • Extensive experience creating photorealistic models
  • Good understanding of topology, polymodeling and retopo
  • Advanced knowledge of Mari and Maya
  • Comfortable in working with deadlines
  • Ability to work in a team with creatives
  • Basic knowledge of rigging and shading
  • Knowledge of Houdini is a plus
  • Proven experience with full CG projects

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VFX Animator- Berlin

required skills:

  • Advanced knowledge of Maya
  • 5 years experience with animation for VFX
  • Good eye for movement and timing in animation
  • Great attention to details
  • Knowledge of basic rigging is a plus
  • A great sense of humor

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VFX Coordinator - Berlin / Stuttgart

required skills:

  • Basic knowledge of the industries terminology
  • The ability to organize yourself and multi-task
  • Good team working ability and assertiveness without being bossy
  • Good in working with deadlines
  • Good problem solving ability
  • Positive and proactive attitude to ensure a good atmosphere within the team
  • Good English skills
  • Experience as a VFX coordinator
  • Experience with Excel, Shotgun, Filemaker, Hiero or Avid is a plus
  • German language skills at business proficient level
responsibilities:
  • Project management, in particular the controlling of resources and the reporting to the VFX supervisor and producer
  • Transferring, tracking and management of the customers notes
  • Preparation of dailies and cinesync sessions
  • Preparation and conduction of deliveries
  • Data management of received VFX plates and reference material
  • Ensure that the team members meet their deadlines
  • Managing of render farm priorities
  • Communication with the customer

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VFX Producer - Berlin / Munich

required skills:

  • Extensive experience in VFX production - 3+ years
  • The ability to work independently and to organize yourself and a crew of 10+ people
  • Detail orientation and the constant willing to improve operational efficiencies
  • High sense of responsibility
  • Extensive experience with Excel, Filemaker or MS project
  • Positive and proactive attitude to ensure a good atmosphere within the team
  • Very good German and English skills
responsibilities:
  • Project management, in particular to ensure the successful production and management of projects
  • Cost estimation, bidding, same as tracking and managing cost efficiency
  • Personnel planning and allocation of resources
  • Organizing the workflow and team and ensure that the team members meet their deadlines
  • Communication with the customer

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VFX Recruiter - Berlin / Munich

required skills:

  • University degree or commercial education- 1-2 years experience in human resources or recruiting
  • Basic knowledge of Word, Excel and Filemaker required
  • German and English fluent in speaking and writing
  • Previous experience in a media company is a plus
  • Distinct advisory skills and good interview skills
  • Enthusiastic, persuasive and dynamic personality
responsibilities:
  • Independent pre-selection of applicants, both freelance artists and potential staff members, for our international team, including leading interviews and maintaining the artist database
  • Independent search for applicants via known networking platforms and creation of online ads
  • Close collaboration with each department regarding requirements and constant updates of the hiring status
  • Close collaboration with each department regarding requirements and constant updates of the hiring status
  • Consultation of the management concerning contract offers for applicants
  • Organization of on and off boarding of our artists
  • Organization and participation in (inter)national fairs and networking events

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