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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

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

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

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 Artist

required skills:

  • 5+ years of experience with Houdini
  • Prior experience creating photo-real FX elements for feature film
  • Experience in shading, lighting and rendering with Mantra and/or RenderMan both FX and hard surface
  • Experience creating water, particles, explosions or destruction sequences is highly desirable
responsibilities:
  • Efficiently working under the direction of VFX + CG supervisor’s creative and technical briefings
  • 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 briefing evolves
  • Supporting the pipeline development for Houdini is highly requested

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Lighting / Shading Artist

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
  • comfortable in working with deadlines
  • ability to work in a team of creatives

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Modeling / Texturing Artist

required skills:

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

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Speculative Application

required skills:

  • Filling in an application form
responsibilities:
  • None yet

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Speculative Application - London

required skills:

  • Filling in an application form
responsibilities:
  • None yet

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System Administrator

required skills:

  • A really good knowledge and working experience in Windows and Linux system administration
  • A good knowledge and working experience in IP networks administration
  • A good knowledge of hardware setup, maintenance and troubleshooting
  • Really good troubleshooting skills
  • Really good organisational skills
  • Ability to work autonomously, with minimal supervision
  • A drive to improve and constantly learn new skills
  • A 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
  • A good knowledge of at least one scripting language like bash or python  
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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VFX Coordinator

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

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 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:
  • 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 your team ensuring that all members meet their deadlines
  • Communication with the client
  • This position requires you to work on-site

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VFX Supervisor

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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