Rising Sun Pictures (RSP), a specialist film visual effects house, is looking for a number of pipeline engineers to join their Adelaide team.
Alongside commercial tools like Maya, XSI, Houdini and Shake, RSP relies on a customised framework of linux tools that manages the work flow our artists use every day. You will be responsible for developing, and supporting, that framework.
The work includes:
* GUIs in Python for convenience tools & wrappers
* Plugins in C++ for major packages and speed rewrites of frequently used modules, and
* Ad hoc development of everything related to getting an image out the door
In this role you will work alongside vfx artists, under the guidance of a pipeline lead. This is an opportunity to showcase your problem solving skills in a team-driven environment that is focused on creating the amazing images that end up in your nearest cinema.
This role would suit a rapidly developing technical mind from the film or gaming industries, but could also be a transition point into the film industry for an experienced user centric developer looking to make a change.
RSP has collaborated with the industry’s top film makers on award winning films such as “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King”, and “The Last Samurai” as well as the blockbuster hits “Charlotte’s Web”, “Blood Diamond”, “Harry Potter & the Goblet of Fire” and “Superman Returns”.
For more information please visit our website http://www.rsp.com.au
Please send all applications to email@example.com with "Pipeline Engineer" as the subject, reference number: PHPPES
So is this what Senator Helen Coonan had in mind when she said that the 40% Film rebate would have positive flow on effects for the games industry? Post production and animation houses seeking to leech talent from the games industry?
Quote from her letter: "While games will not be eligible for the tax offsets announced as part of the Package, the introduction of a Location Offset is expected to have positive indirect flow-on effects for screen businesses, as digital and visual companies develop larger and more skilled workforces."
Hopefully Labour's Senator Stephen Conroy will consider leveling the playing field a little, as this ad makes it obvious that we are in direct competition for talent.
I would hardly characterise Rising Sun as "leeches". They've been around for years and have weathered incredible downturns in the visual effects industry to build a very successful business, as well as engaging in steady research and development to develop some fascinating internal technology that would make many Australian game companies envious.
They demand high quality, secure prestigious titles and foster develop new talent, which is more than can be said for most Australian game companies. If great talent gravitates towards Rising Sun from the games industry, then they are more than deserving of that attention and shouldn't be lambasted for it, tax offset or no tax offset.