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Marvel's
Hulk: Where Monsters Dwell

Company renamed to Mechanic Animation

Marvel's Guardians

of the Galaxy  TV series - Season 1

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

Marvel's Avengers Assemble  TV Series - Season 1

Undisclosed TV Series

 Marvel's Avengers Assemble TV series - Season 3

Undisclosed TV Series

2017

2015

2014

2013

2012

2016

Undisclosed TV Series

Undisclosed TV Series

Undisclosed Animated Feature Film

Undisclosed TV Series

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

 

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.

 

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

Mechanic in Charge of

CG & Technical Direction

 

Stephen Crowe

 Mechanic in Charge of

Overall Art Direction

 

Claire Tobin

Mechanic In Charge of
Television Art Design

 

 

A leading concept designer and illustrator in the realm of fantasy and science fiction, Stephen began his studio career with the development team at Weta Workshop, creating designs for such classics as Peter Jackson’s “King Kong” and James Cameron’s “Avatar.” Shifting to television, he then came to Mechanic where he has been the senior art director crafting the look and feel of the Marvel universe, and now heading art for Mechanic’s first theatrical motion picture project.

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.

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

 Senior Technical DirectorLevel:
Senior 7+ years
Contract:
Fixed Term, 12 mths +
Pipeline:
Maya, zBrush, Mari, Modo, Max, Shotgun

Focussing on improving our 3Ds Max, Maya and Modo pipeline integration with Shotgun. Experience in creature & environment pipelines with a passion to optimise and streamline workflow. Strong artistic skills essential and disciplined to work in fast paced Television. Report to Head of CG and will be required to interact and help other CG Artist.Apply

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.   Apply

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

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

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

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

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