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Receptionist, Psyop LA

Job Description: Psyop helps brands and agencies connect with consumers and solve business and marketing problems by telling compelling stories and building engaging worlds, using whatever techniques and media are appropriate. Skilled in animation, design, illustration, 3D, 2D and live action production – and seamlessly combining some or all of these – Psyop takes a unique, tailored approach to each and every project.

Currently seeking a full time receptionist for our LA office. Ideal candidate would have 2+ years experience in a related field and would work directly under studio manager in overseeing production assistants, handling client services, facilitating various miscellaneous requests and keeping a smooth running office.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Answering and transferring incoming calls on multiple lines
Greet and direct all visitors & high-profile guests
Assist with client service needs
Manage conference room reservations and set-up
Interact with customers, vendors and internal staff
Interact with company owners and top executives
Handle incoming and outgoing shipping
Sort and distribute mail
Help in travel arrangements
Order office supplies
Maintain upkeep of office
Assist in clerical duties
Typing letters and emails

The candidate must have proficiency with using MS Office (Word, Excel, and Outlook). Must be familiar with general office equipment (such as copiers, fax, PC, etc). Previous experience in production and/or client services is a plus. We are looking for someone who is organized, able to think outside the box and pays attention to detail. Excellent phone etiquette and customer service skills are key. Must be discreet when dealing with sensitive and confidential information. With the ability to multitask successfully and prioritize tasks. Must be reliable in attendance and punctuality.

Contact us: Please email resume and cover letter to: jobs@psyop.tv
No phone calls or walk-ins

Compositor (LA)

Psyop is a production company led by directors with a simple mission: to craft compelling experiences that viewers seek out and share. Celebrated for groundbreaking work across platforms, Psyop specializes in creating content led by thoughtful design and breathtaking art. Psyop has offices in New York and Los Angeles.

Experience + Skills

We are currently in search of Compositors for our LA office. The qualifications and priorities are:

  • Experienced Nuke artists comfortable compositing rendered CG (node-based).
  • Must have an organized workflow, and a strong creative eye for photo-real color, composition, physical lighting/shading and movement.
  • Experience with Python and customization via the Nuke SDK a plus.
  • Must be able to work within a team, independently, and take directions well.
  • Be able to communicate creative and technical thoughts.
  • Must be able to meet tight deadlines.

We are currently seeking artists of all talent levels, junior through supervisor. Generalist skills a plus.

How To Apply

If you meet the above qualifications, please submit your résumé/website/samples of your work to jobs@psyop.tv Please be sure to include “Compositor-LA” in the subject line.

FX Artist (LA)

Psyop is a production company led by directors with a simple mission: to craft compelling experiences that viewers seek out and share. Celebrated for groundbreaking work across platforms, Psyop specializes in creating content led by thoughtful design and breathtaking art. Psyop has offices in New York and Los Angeles.

Experience + Skills

We are currently in search of FX Artists for our LA office. The qualifications and priorities are:

  • Seeking Houdini FX artists.
  • Must have experience creating large scale destruction effects, such as explosions and building destruction.
  • Must be comfortable operating on a fast paced commercials timeline.
  • Python experience a plus.
  • Must be able to work within a team, independently, and take directions well.
  • Be able to communicate creative and technical thoughts.
  • Must be able to meet tight deadlines.

We are currently seeking artists of all talent levels, junior through supervisor. Generalist skills a plus.

How To Apply

If you meet the above qualifications, please submit your résumé/website/samples of your work to jobs@psyop.tv Please be sure to include “FX Artist-LA” in the subject line.

Lighter (LA)

Psyop is a production company led by directors with a simple mission: to craft compelling experiences that viewers seek out and share. Celebrated for groundbreaking work across platforms, Psyop specializes in creating content led by thoughtful design and breathtaking art. Psyop has offices in New York and Los Angeles.

Experience + Skills

We are currently in search of Lighters for our LA office. The qualifications and priorities are:

  • Seeking Maya Arnold lighters.
  • Ideal candidate will have experience using MtoA.
  • Must have strong understanding of physical lighting techniques and color management.
  • Must be capable of creating optimized scenes that render quickly and efficiently, striking a good balance between look and speed.
  • Experience with programming and the Arnold SDK a plus.
  • Must be able to work within a team, independently, and take directions well.
  • Be able to communicate creative and technical thoughts.
  • Must be able to meet tight deadlines.

We are currently seeking artists of all talent levels, junior through supervisor. Generalist skills a plus.

How To Apply

If you meet the above qualifications, please submit your résumé/website/samples of your work to jobs@psyop.tv Please be sure to include “Lighter-LA” in the subject line.

Animator (LA)

Psyop is a production company led by directors with a simple mission: to craft compelling experiences that viewers seek out and share. Celebrated for groundbreaking work across platforms, Psyop specializes in creating content led by thoughtful design and breathtaking art. Psyop has offices in New York and Los Angeles.

Experience + Skills

We are currently in search of Animators for our LA office. The qualifications and priorities are:

  • Seeking Maya character animators.
  • Must be capable of creating physically plausible actions with realistic human motion.
  • Must have experience working with mocap and large multi-character scenes.
  • Must be capable of working within the parameters of an animation pipeline.
  • Must be able to work within a team, independently, and take directions well.
  • Be able to communicate creative and technical thoughts.
  • Must be able to meet tight deadlines.

We are currently seeking artists of all talent levels, junior through supervisor. Generalist skills a plus.

How To Apply

If you meet the above qualifications, please submit your résumé/website/samples of your work to jobs@psyop.tv Please be sure to include “Animator-LA” in the subject line.

Rigger (LA)

Psyop is a production company led by directors with a simple mission: to craft compelling experiences that viewers seek out and share. Celebrated for groundbreaking work across platforms, Psyop specializes in creating content led by thoughtful design and breathtaking art. Psyop has offices in New York and Los Angeles.

Experience + Skills

We are currently in search of a Rigger for our LA office. The qualifications and priorities are:

  • Seeking experienced Maya character riggers.
  • Must have a strong technically-oriented mindset, as well as a strong sense of human anatomy and joint placement.
  • Some level of scripting ability with python/mel is expected, and more advanced scripting abilities are a plus.
  • Familiarity with motion capture preferred.
  • Must be able to work within a team, independently, and take directions well.
  • Must be able to meet tight deadlines.

We are currently seeking artists of all talent levels, junior through supervisor. Generalist skills a plus.

How To Apply

If you meet the above qualifications, please submit your résumé/website/samples of your work to jobs@psyop.tv Please be sure to include “Rigger-LA” in the subject line.

Modeling/Texture Artist (LA)

Psyop is a production company led by directors with a simple mission: to craft compelling experiences that viewers seek out and share. Celebrated for groundbreaking work across platforms, Psyop specializes in creating content led by thoughtful design and breathtaking art. Psyop has offices in New York and Los Angeles.

Experience + Skills

We are currently in search of a Modeling/Texture Artist for our LA office. The qualifications and priorities are:

  • Seeking artists with top-notch modeling and texturing skills.
  • Expertise with hard surface and/or organic modeling.
  • Must have a strong understanding of geometry topology, as well as strong design sense.
  • Must be comfortable working in a commercials timeline.
  • Must be able to work within a team, independently, and take directions well.
  • Be able to communicate creative and technical thoughts.

We are currently seeking artists of all talent levels, junior through supervisor. Generalist skills a plus.

How To Apply

If you meet the above qualifications, please submit your résumé/website/samples of your work to jobs@psyop.tv Please be sure to include “Modeling/Texture Artist-LA” in the subject line.

CG Supervisor (LA)

Psyop is a production company led by directors with a simple mission: to craft compelling experiences that viewers seek out and share. Celebrated for groundbreaking work across platforms, Psyop specializes in creating content led by thoughtful design and breathtaking art. Psyop has offices in New York and Los Angeles.

Experience + Skills

We are currently in search of a CG Supervisor for our LA office. The CG Supervisor qualifications and priorities are (in order):

  • 10+ years experience with visual effects in commercials; features experience a plus.
  • Must be able to lead a team of 5+ members.
  • Experience with Shotgun preferred.
  • Have a solid understanding of composition and timing.
  • Comfortable overseeing a pipeline built around:
      Maya
      Houdini
      Arnold
      Nuke
      ZBrush/Mudbox
      MotionBuilder
  • Excellent communication and leadership skills.
  • Give technical assistance and be a motivational lead to team members.
  • Be deadline driven and able to schedule work accordingly.
  • Must be able to work within a team and independently.

How To Apply

If you meet the above qualifications, please submit your résumé/website/samples of your work to jobs@psyop.tv Please be sure to include “CG Supervisor-LA” in the subject line.

New Business Production Coordinator (NY)

Psyop is a production company led by directors with a simple mission: to craft compelling experiences that viewers seek out and share. Celebrated for groundbreaking work across platforms, Psyop specializes in creating content led by thoughtful design and breathtaking art. Psyop has offices in New York and Los Angeles.

Description

We are currently in search of a New Business Production Coordinator in our NYC office. The New Business Production Coordinator is an entry level position that supports a team of Executive Producers on all things related to production. Exposure to the mix/balance of business, creative, and technical execution that drives great projects. This is an excellent stepping stone to a future career in production. As the New Business Production Coordinator you will learn firsthand what goes into producing a project from “pitch to completion”. Passion for the work is a prerequisite for top execution at Psyop.

Experience + Skills

The qualifications and priorities for the New Business Production Coordinator position are:

  • Support day-to-day needs of a team of Executive Producers (coordinates meetings, notes, status reports, task lists, etc).
  • Assist in producing client pitches.
  • Exposure to creating project timelines and budgets.
  • Managing travel needs, meeting schedules, and annual awards calendar.

Qualifications

  • Education background in film or production, or related job experience.
  • Very strong written and verbal communications.
  • Detail oriented with a focus on organization and process.
  • Multitasking essential.
  • Proficiency with MS Office, tech savvy, and able to learn new software.
  • We view this opportunity as a stepping stone into the Producer role and we would provide training/mentorship in order to develop the successful applicant’s presentation and written skills.

How To Apply

If you meet the above qualifications, please submit your résumé/website/samples of your work to jobs@psyop.tv Please be sure to include “New Business Production Coordinator – NYC” in the subject line.

Digital Media Group (NY)

Psyop is a production company led by directors with a simple mission: to craft compelling experiences that viewers seek out and share. Celebrated for groundbreaking work across platforms, Psyop specializes in creating content led by thoughtful design and breathtaking art. Psyop has offices in New York and Los Angeles.

DMG Responsibilities

The Digital Media Group (DMG) is an independent department serving the various business units and production departments of Psyop in areas related to digital media processing, storage, and distribution.

The department has evolved from traditional video tape (VT) operators to become a “hub” of digital media processing – from input to output. The responsibilities and knowledge requirements of the position will continue to evolve as necessary to keep pace with the various digital media needs of the CGI, video production, and visual effects industries.

Any potential candidates need to be able to fulfill the various aspects of the position including; assistant editor, compressionist, tape operator, technician, librarian, and digital media guru.

Experience + Skills

We are currently in search of a Digital Media Group (DMG) member for our NY office. The qualifications and priorities are:

  • Encoding – Process digital media files for use as intermediates or for final delivery. This includes camera raw files, data compression (MOV, MPEG, WMV, etc.), DVD authoring, and transcoding.
  • File Transfer – Digital media file transfer, distribution, and troubleshooting. This includes ad delivery networks, FTP, Aspera, web based client review, and portable drives and media.
  • Media Management – Managing media traffic and storage within the facility. This includes media offload and file ingest, archiving, digital asset management, and media library organization.
  • Quality Control – Ensuring consistent product quality for our clients. This includes audio and video measurement, standards compliance, data integrity verification, and company branding.
  • Standards Conversion – Convert media for delivery to various regions and presentation formats. This includes frame rate and format conversion, and international standards compliance.
  • Technical Assistance – Provide related technical assistance to production. This includes client suite setup, audio and video monitoring, signal routing, video tape recorders and digital media troubleshooting.
  • Video Tape Operations – Operate and maintain digital and analog video tape machines. This includes video tape capture, recording, adjustment, and tape stock management.
  • Editing Assistance – Assist the editing and compositing artists with production tasks. This includes media logging and organization, auto-conforming, titling, audio synchronization, and previsualization assembly.
  • The preferred software skills include:

      Apple Mac OS X
      Microsoft Windows
      Apple Final Cut Pro
      Apple Compressor
      Apple DVD Studio Pro
      Adobe Photoshop
      Adobe After Effects
      Adobe Media Encoder
      Sorenson Squeeze
      Autodesk Smoke
      DaVinci Resolve
      MPEG Streamclip
      Web-based facility management and ticketing
      A basic understanding of CGI and compositing software

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    How To Apply

    If you meet the above qualifications, please send a résumé to jobs@psyop.tv. Please be sure to include “Digital Media Group (NY)” in the subject line. NO CALLS and NO WALK-INS.

Freelance FX Artist (NY)

Psyop is a production company led by directors with a simple mission: to craft compelling experiences that viewers seek out and share. Celebrated for groundbreaking work across platforms, Psyop specializes in creating content led by thoughtful design and breathtaking art. Psyop has offices in New York and Los Angeles.

Experience + Skills

We are currently in search of Freelance FX Artists for our NY office. The qualifications and priorities are:

  • Seeking Houdini FX artists.
  • Must have experience creating large scale destruction effects, such as explosions and building destruction.
  • Must be comfortable operating on a fast paced commercials timeline.
  • Python experience a plus.
  • Must be able to work within a team, independently, and take directions well.
  • Be able to communicate creative and technical thoughts.
  • Must be able to meet tight deadlines.

We are currently seeking freelance artists of all talent levels, junior through supervisor. Generalist skills a plus.

How To Apply

If you meet the above qualifications, please submit your résumé/website/samples of your work to jobs@psyop.tv Please be sure to include “Freelance FX Artist-NY” in the subject line. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.

Freelance Compositor (NY)

Psyop is a production company led by directors with a simple mission: to craft compelling experiences that viewers seek out and share. Celebrated for groundbreaking work across platforms, Psyop specializes in creating content led by thoughtful design and breathtaking art. Psyop has offices in New York and Los Angeles.

Experience + Skills

We are currently in search of Freelance Compositors for our NY office. The qualifications and priorities are:

  • Experienced Nuke artists comfortable compositing rendered CG (node-based).
  • Must have an organized workflow, and a strong creative eye for photo-real color, composition, physical lighting/shading and movement.
  • Experience with Python and customization via the Nuke SDK a plus.
  • Must be able to work within a team, independently, and take directions well.
  • Be able to communicate creative and technical thoughts.
  • Must be able to meet tight deadlines.

We are currently seeking freelance artists of all talent levels, junior through supervisor. Generalist skills a plus.

How To Apply

If you meet the above qualifications, please submit your résumé/website/samples of your work to jobs@psyop.tv Please be sure to include “Freelance Compositor-NY” in the subject line. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE

Sr. Producers – Freelance

We are seeking accomplished, hands on producers that are great communicators, have solid leadership skills and are team players. The applicant must have:

  • 5+ years experience producing high end commercials
  • Must have sound understanding of the 3d & 2d pipeline and process
  • Must be self motivated, show initiative and exude calm in stressful situations
  • Must be highly organized and show a keen attention to detail.
  • Strong communication skills when liasing with both our internal teams and clients.
  • Must have a passion for animation, design and live action production.
  • Solid understanding and experience with budgeting, scheduling and actualizing
  • Must be open and willing to source freelance or staff talent
  • On set experience preferred.

All interested and qualified applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to: psyopwestjobs@psyop.tv

Please make sure to include Sr. Producer in the subject line.