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2K’s motion capture (or MoCap) studio is in Petaluma, California. If you aren't familiar with motion capture: actors wear suits with reflective markers attached to their joints. In capturing talents movement the data is then retarget to animated characters.
What We Need
The 2K MoCap studio’s shop is looking for a new fabricator with a focus in woodworking to fill a up to 1 year temporary position working to support our dynamic shoot schedule. We provide production support for two motion capture stages building out environments and props.
We have a small fabrication team that works together to get set pieces made in an efficient and timely manner from conception to use on stage. Fabricators must be safe and comfortable using various saws, power tools, and building techniques. You will need to be good at taking direction and willing to adapt to sudden requests. Past work in Motion Capture production is a major plus. This is a fast-paced environment with multiple projects with their own specific needs.
We are filming motion capture, requiring a specific type of finishing work: good, solid, and safe surfaces for talent to interact with are very important, faux painting, fine woodworking, and visual realness less so.
What You’ll Do
Construct props and set pieces for stage use
Work efficiently both independently and with a team
Industry best practices regarding safety procedures
Able to read and interpret build designs
Must be organized, detail-oriented, and have an eye for quality
Willingness to modify builds as needed
Comfortable working in a fast pace environment and adaptable to changes
Maintain shop organization and cleanliness throughout the day
Uphold a professional work environment
Comfortable learning and operating a scissor lift
What Will Make You A Great Fit
A great fit for our team has a positive attitude and enjoys their work. We like folks that abide by and encourage teammates to work in a safe and constructive environment. We are an easy-going bunch that enjoys personalities with the knowledge of how to conduct themselves professionally and relish collaboration. Some of our work is fairly simple, but we appreciate the more challenging builds and find inspiration in the troubleshooting.
2+ years woodworking experience in a scenic/prop environment
1+ years of other fabrication experience - metal, upholstery, sewing, 3D printing, CNC operating, etc
Must be dependable and flexible to work on studio/shop needs
Able to lift 65lbs
Excellent communication skills both verbal and written
Working knowledge of email and Microsoft office suite
Experience with Motion Capture
Experience with performance-based builds such as Theatre/Film
Experience with plastics, fabric, puppets, and paint
Experience and interest with other production disciplines: 3D printing, CNC, Robotics, Machining, Rigging, electrics, etc
The pay range for this position in California at the start of employment is expected to be between $26 and $38 per Hour. However, base pay offered is based on market location, and may vary further depending on individualized factors for job candidates, such as job-related knowledge, skills, experience, and other objective business considerations. Subject to those same considerations, the total compensation package for this position may also include other elements, including a bonus and/or equity awards, in addition to a full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits. Details of participation in these benefit plans will be provided if an employee receives an offer of employment. If hired, employee will be in an 'at-will position' and the company reserves the right to modify base salary (as well as any other discretionary payment or compensation or benefit program) at any time, including for reasons related to individual performance, company or individual department/team performance, and market factors.
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