Senior Virtual Production Artist

The Third Floor

THE THIRD FLOOR is the world’s leading visualization company with offices in Los Angeles and London as well as on location with productions around the world. Since 2004, the studio has helped clients visualize and maximize content by producing computer-animated blueprints, known as “previsualizations”. The Third Floor is a fun, creative company founded by artists, for artists. We work on extremely high-profile projects, while maintaining a small studio culture. The company has won multiple Emmy and VES awards for its work. Recent projects include WandaVision and Hawkeye, Wonder Woman 1984, The Mandalorian, and many more.

The Third Floor is looking for an experienced Senior Virtual Production Artist. This will be a Full-Time, Hybrid Role in on-set and remote virtual production support. The on-set support responsibilities include delivering and overseeing complex technical shoots including technical previs, techvis, virtual camera and other on-set support to clients and other film units. When not on set, the Senior VP Artist will generate techvis and prepare content for virtual production shoots according to TTF technical specifications.



Attend and support on-set or remote studio sessions with clients, including Motion Capture and Virtual Camera shoots, including operation of Virtual Camera
Support the Visualization teams with exporting Art Content (Environments, Props, Animations) from Maya into Unreal Engine
Work in collaboration with our Asset Builders to produce Real-Time ready models
Lighting and Shading levels in Unreal Engine
Work with the art team to ensure in-engine levels are Real-time ready
Drive the planning and customization of production tools
Document, prototype, and improve the art pipeline
Collaborate with creating workflows and tools to accelerate production
Create and debug shader and materials graphs throughout production
Supply rigged characters and character export tools to other vendors
Provide the art team with guidelines for art content creation for Unreal Engine
Communicating with other virtual production equipment vendors

Essential Skills

Excellent knowledge of the Unreal Engine asset and animation pipelines
Experience with scene optimization in Unreal for XR and LED production
Experience with Virtual Camera sessions
Experience with Version Control (Git, Perforce, SCM)
Experience with or knowledge of on-set etiquette
Familiar with live action equipment and workflow

Desirable Skills

Familiarity with Unreal Python API
Experience with character rigging and retargeting for Unreal Engine
Experience with Autodesk Maya 2019 or later
Experience with tracking solutions, such as PFTrack or 3DEqualizer
Experience writing tools and UI panels (using Editor Utility Widgets) for Unreal Engine
Familiarity with Scanning solutions, photogrammetry, and/or LiDAR
Familiarity with PBR material workflows and best practices

Personal Attributes

Excellent communication skills
Ability to remain calm and confident in a fast-paced, client facing or on-set environment
In-depth understanding of the production workflow and ability to follow process steps
Proven ability to prioritize conflicting tasks to meet production needs
The pay scale is between $20 – $70 / hour based on experience, skillset and other factors. We work an average of 5 hours of paid overtime a week. Additional TTF benefits: Health Insurance (Medical, Dental, Vision), Sick Time, 401k (staff only), PTO (staff only), and additional Perks & Benefits.

U.S. Applicants only: TTF participates in E-Verify and we will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee’s Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. All documents provided for proof of work authorization must be current and unexpired. We cannot accept expired proof of identity.

IMPORTANT: If the Government cannot confirm that you are authorized to work, TTF is required to give you written instructions and an opportunity to contact DHS and/or the SSA before taking adverse action against you, including terminating your employment.

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