[Sidefx-houdini-list] R&D OPENINGS AT LAIKA

Houdini Interest hinterest at gmail.com
Thu Apr 19 13:23:37 EDT 2007

LAIKA Inc., based in Portland Oregon, owned by Phil Knight, co-founder and
chairman of Nike have several openings in its Research & Development Group.

LAIKA's Research & Development Department  are pioneering many new tools and
initiatives, making major contributions to the studio's film and commercial
productions including:
- creating tools and pipeline for Stereoscopic Production (Coraline is the
first Stop-Motion Animated Feature to be shot in Stereo);
- developing new tools to assist in the integration of Computer and
Stop-Motion Animation;
- building from the ground up several types of production pipelines;
- creating new and new types of tools to assist and aid Computer Animation

Current open positions:

Software Developer (GUI) <http://apps.laika.com/jobs/detail/103>

Software Developer (Stop-Motion) <http://apps.laika.com/jobs/detail/105>

Software Manager <http://apps.laika.com/jobs/detail/97>

Technical Director (SR) <http://apps.laika.com/jobs/detail/110>* *

Technical Director (Pipeline) <http://apps.laika.com/jobs/detail/104>

Technical Director 1 (Shader Writer) <http://apps.laika.com/jobs/detail/197>

Technical Director 2 (Shader Writer) <http://apps.laika.com/jobs/detail/196>

Technical Director 2 (Compositor)  <http://apps.laika.com/jobs/detail/198>

Production Support Technician (ATD) <http://apps.laika.com/jobs/detail/199>

Project Scheduler (SR) <http://apps.laika.com/jobs/detail/184>

Technical Director <http://apps.laika.com/jobs/detail/109>

For Job Descriptions and to Apply on line click on the position (or if you
are having difficulty accessing the Job Descriptions please go to
http://apps.laika.com/jobs/list?department=6 )

For information on Laika and for additional employment opportunities visit

LAIKA/entertainment is currently in production on Neil Gaiman's "Coraline" ,
written for the screen and directed by Henry Selick ("The Nightmare Before
Christmas", "James and The Giant Peach"); and is in pre-production on "Jack
& Ben". The company recently purchased the rights to one of the U.K.'s
current best-selling children's novels, writer/illustrator Alan Snow's "Here
Be Monsters".

LAIKA/house is a dynamic community of filmmakers, designers and animators
guided by a legacy of 30 years of animation history. Notorious for its
skills in storytelling and character performance, LAIKA/house produces every
type of animation in every medium. House recently won the Anicomm (for the
second year in a row) for it's Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream campaign.

Throughout its history, the company has won 11 Clio Awards, three London
International Advertising & Design Awards, five Mobius Advertising Awards,
two Cannes Lion International Advertising Festival awards, two Academy
Awards, five Academy Awards nominations, 11 Prime time Emmy Awards and
honors from the New York International Film & TV Festival, Annecy Awards and
Annie Awards, and the World Animation Celebration Festival.

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