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Undisclosed TV Series

H I S T O R Y

Company renamed to Mechanic Animation

Marvel's Guardians

of the Galaxy  TV Series - Season 1

 Marvel's Avengers Assemble TV Series - Season 3

Marvel's Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H TV Series - Season 2

Marvel's Avengers Assemble  TV Series - Season 1

Marvel's
Hulk: Where Monsters Dwell

TV Film

Undisclosed TV Series

Marvel's Spider-Man TV Series - Season 1

2015

2012

2013

2014

2016

2017

Undisclosed TV Series

Marvel's Avengers Assemble
TV Series -
Season 4

Ruggerbees Animated Shorts

Undisclosed Animated Feature Film

Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy
TV Series - Season 2

Marvel's Super Hero Adventures: Frost Fight TV Film

Marvel's Avengers Assemble TV Series - Season 2

Thunderbirds are Go TV Series - Character  design

Marvel's Hulk & the Agents of S.M.A.S.H  TV Series - Season 1

P R O D U C T I O N S

P E O P L E

 

Silvia Harman Mihaleje

CFO

 

Greg Harman

CEO

 

Lisa Handscomb

Production Manager

With a Masters degree in Finance, Banking and Investment, Silvia is responsible for the production accounting and overall management of cash flow through Mechanic. Working closely with our Accounting firm KPMG, Silvia has successfully kept the company in a strong financial position while managing production finance for Disney’s Talking Friends Digital Series, Marvel’s Avengers Assemble TV Series, Marvel’s Hulk and the Agent’s of S.M.A.S.H TV Series, Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy TV Series, Marvel’s Frost Fight Movie and Marvel's Hulk: Where Monsters Dwell Movie.

 

Lisa oversees production. Lisa has successfully delivered our first feature film and is ready for more. Strong reporting, excellent communication skills and analytical skills to keep the show on the road. Manages a small production team to deliver our shows on time and within budget.

Heading up Mechanic Animation, Greg comes from a strong Technical background which he utilises everyday in this high tech, arts driven industry. Over the last 8 years he as turned this studio into one of New Zealand’s leading Design and Pre-Production companies, while successfully delivering; Disney’s Talking Friends Digital Series, Marvel’s Avengers Assemble TV Series, Marvel’s Hulk and the Agent’s of S.M.A.S.H TV Series, Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy TV Series, and Marvel’s Frost Fight Netflix Movie. The company is 50 crew and growing, having produced around 300 Television episodes, 2 direct to video Films and 1 Feature Film.

 

 

 

Mike Miller

Head of CG

 

Claire Tobin

Art Director

 

Vaughan Flanagan

Art Director

He’s a 24year veteran in visual effects, having worked on over thirty film and television projects. His work has earned him 173 award nominations, with 43 wins, including six Oscar and BAFTA nods. Mike has also been a senior leader in the video game industry, having shipped five major TripleA titles. Currently oversees all Computer Graphics design and technical pipeline for the feature and television divisions of Mechanic.

 

She comes from a career that features being both a Motion Graphics, Animation and Illustration Tutor at Massey University Wellington, as well as a designer in the Creatures Department at Weta Digital, where she worked on “Tintin,” “Rise of the Planet of the Apes,” “Avengers,” and The “Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.” She’s also a published illustrator with work exhibited in New Zealand, USA and Germany. Currently she directs all art for the Mechanic television pipeline.

 

Vaughan has a background in illustration and storyboarding, having worked in advertising, publishing and film. He has a passion for design that weaves together good story and fine craftsmanship.

 

 

Baiba Lace

Administrative Assistant

 

Matt Payne

Senior Technical Director

 

Tynan Sampson

Senior Technical Director

Matt is another one of our Senior Technical Directors. Matt is every experienced with Maya, Effects and Surfacing. He also is great with game design and user experience, having helped immensely on a latest Game property developed in-house.

Babia is Greg and Silvia's assistant and manages the day to day studio operations. She is always smiling and here to help keep us all grounded.

Tynan is one of our Senior Technical Directors. Tynan has been with the Marvel pipeline since day one where he created our first asset back in early 2012. Tynan works closely with Mike to provide technical “smarts” to the overall process and is an exceptional artist.

 

 

 

Working with Head of Production, Head of Finance and Head of CG, updating reports, deliveringfiles, recording notes and generally keeping production moving forward. Excellent communicationand organisational skills a must.    

J O B S

All applicants must have a valid New Zealand working residency with active Tax File Number.

Please provide 1-2 page CV with link to online showreel.

(Due to the volume of reels we receive, only shortlisted applicants will be responded to)

 

High personal professional standards and humble creative individuals will fit well into our

pit crew at Mechanic Animation. No egos need apply.

Reporting to the CEO and Head of CG, responsible for BAU system admin tasks, ensuring high availability supporting 50 end users. Strong IT&C principles and Industry standards required, with high regard toward confidentiality a must.   

 IT Systems AdminLevel: Intermediate, 3+ yearsContract: Fixed Term, 12 mths+Software: VMWare, Windows 2012, Backup Exec, Manage Engine, Microsoft Desktop, Active Directory, Group Policy, Dell Infrastructure, Sonic-wall

 Production CoordinatorLevel:Junior 1+ years minimumContract:Fixed Term, 12 mths+Pipeline:Shotgun, Google Docs, FTP, Aspera, 5th Kind, Signiant

Experienced Environment modeler capable of creating both organic and hard surface exteriors andinterior CG models. Optimization of assets a key attribute, and able to follow internal standards andguidelines a must. UV mapping, shading and painting also essential.  

 Set Modeler x 2Level:Intermediate 3+ years minimumContract:Fixed Term, 4 mthsPipeline:Modo, Maya, zBrush, Mari

 Storyboard
Artist x 3
Level:Intermediate 3+ years minimumContract:Fixed Term, 3 mthsPipeline:Storyboard Pro

A good understanding and experience with layout, composition, sequential drawing and editing. Pipeline using Storyboard Pro with FBX environments.     

A creature rigger is required to help rig multiple characters. Strong understanding of anatomy,motion, blend shapes and CG animation a must.

 Creature Rigger x 2Level:Intermediate 3+ years minimumContract:Fixed Term, 3 mthsPipeline:Maya

C O N T A C T

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