Merry Christmas from the Moonraker Team!

 
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In a twist on the classic Christmas tradition of a chocolate advent calendar, this year we did our very own ‘reverse advent calendar’ in support of the North Bristol Foodbank, a charity that helps get food to people in crisis. It was a simple concept; over the 22 days in the run up to the break for Christmas, each person made a one-time donation of a non-perishable food item. We had a box in the studio to collect the donations. On the 22nd December we took two full boxes of donations to the foodbank to then be distributed across Bristol to help those most at need. It was an incredible experience to be able to offer some help at this time of year and the whole team were able to get behind it!

 

This Weekend's Must Sees!

 
 
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The Moonraker Team are going to be glued to our sofas this weekend with a busy schedule of TV must sees. Tonight we’ll be tuning into Channel 5 at 9pm to catch the second instalment of 8 Days That Made Rome. In this episode historian Bettany Hughes delves into the reason behind the Spartacus revolt. Through our visual effects we helped bring the blood thirsty battle scenes to life. On Saturday we can’t wait to see the first episode of Volatile Earth: Killer Volcanos which airs at 7pm on Channel 4. We thoroughly enjoyed working with Blink Films and Series Producer Oli Twinch on this production where we helped recreate, illustrate and explain some of the most extreme catastrophes to have hit the earth.

 

8 Days that Made Rome – Coming Soon!

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Team Moonraker are very excited to watch 8 Days That Made Rome, a new eight-part programme exploring the 8 key days historian Bettany Hughes believes defined the history of ancient Rome. It was an absolute pleasure to work with the lovely team at October Films on this production and we are extremely proud of what we have achieved in bringing this incredible account to life through our visual effects. 8 Days That Made Rome will be broadcast on Channel 5 on Friday 27th October.

VFX Supervisor Wanted!

VFX SUPERVISOR WANTED TO JOIN MOONRAKER VFX

LOCATION: 26 Oakfield Road, Clifton, BS8 2AT

THE ROLE: Moonraker VFX are looking for an experienced and hands on VFX Supervisor to lead two exciting and pioneering projects. You will be responsible for the delivery of the projects, managing and creatively leading the artists throughout the projects and ensuring the correct technical approach is in place. You will work with the producer to ensure clear communication between the artists, client, and creative director. You will also work closely with film director to develop and interpret their creative vision. You will work with the producer to agree a project schedule to kit key deadlines and be responsible for delivering work on time. YOUR EXPERIENCE: You will be able to work directly on shots and on relevant software when necessary. You will have at least 10+ years VFX post-production experience and previous VFX Supervisor experience. You will be a highly organised proven team leader with strong motivational qualities. The contract will run into early 2018. Salary dependent on experience.

THE ROLE:

Moonraker VFX are looking for an experienced and hands on VFX Supervisor to lead two exciting and pioneering projects. You will be responsible for the delivery of the projects, managing and creatively leading the artists throughout the projects and ensuring the correct technical approach is in place. You will work with the producer to ensure clear communication between the artists, client, and creative director. You will also work closely with film director to develop and interpret their creative vision. You will work with the producer to agree a project schedule to kit key deadlines and be responsible for delivering work on time.

YOUR EXPERIENCE:

You will be able to work directly on shots and on relevant software when necessary. You will have at least 10+ years VFX post-production experience and previous VFX Supervisor experience. You will be a highly organised proven team leader with strong motivational qualities.

The contract will run into early 2018. Salary dependent on experience.

Welcome Daisy!

We are pleased to welcome Daisy Webster to the Moonraker family as Production Assistant. Daisy joins us from Smoke & Mirrors in London where she worked on accounts including Heineken and Burberry. Daisy has left the Big Smoke behind for the beautiful West Country and is already enjoying everything Bristol has to offer. Daisy will work closely with our Producers, assisting in the smooth running of all productions.   

We are pleased to welcome Daisy Webster to the Moonraker family as Production Assistant. Daisy joins us from Smoke & Mirrors in London where she worked on accounts including Heineken and Burberry. Daisy has left the Big Smoke behind for the beautiful West Country and is already enjoying everything Bristol has to offer. Daisy will work closely with our Producers, assisting in the smooth running of all productions. 

 

**POSITION NOW FILLED** Production Coordinator wanted

PRODUCTION COORDINATOR WANTED TO JOIN MOONRAKER VFX

LOCATION: 26 Oakfield Road, Clifton, BS8 2AT

 

BACKGROUND:

Moonraker VFX is an award winning visual effects studio established in Bristol in 2013. Moonraker, formerly Coffee and TV Bristol, has built a strong local and international reputation with producers and broadcasters creating award winning visual effects content for Television, Film, Commercials, Museums and Visitor attractions. Our Studio in Clifton houses a strong team of the industry's leading artists who innovate, design and digitally craft visual effects for any screen. Their combined creative and technical talents  create beautiful moving images. Please take a look at our work at moonrakervfx.com. We are a friendly business placing a strong emphasis work / life balance and taking pride in what we do.

THE ROLE:

We are looking for a production coordinator to join the busy production department assisting the two senior producers with the smooth running of a number of productions.

We are looking for a good communicator who is organised, motivated, able to take the initiative and keep calm under pressure.

Your responsibilities will include scheduling artists in the studio, organising shot reviews, helping with the management of live action plates, transferring shots to and from the clients and general administration and project management tasks. You will have direct communication with the client where appropriate.

YOUR EXPERIENCE:

The candidate will ideally have worked for a minimum of two years in a VFX business. You will have experience in working to deadlines on multiple projects. A positive attitude and ability to problem solve is key, identifying possible problems and offering up solutions. You are organised, good at building relationships, making decisions and proactively making things happen.

HOURS / SALARY:

This is a temporary to permanent role and remuneration will be dependent on experience.

Please contact jobs@moonrakervfx.com if you are interested

Dogs: An Amazing Animal Family Coming Soon!

Team Moonraker are looking forward to watching Dogs: An Amazing Animal Family produced by our good friends at Offspring Films. Following on from our Best Visual Effects RTS win for Cats: An Amazing Animal Family, the photoreal family tree has been taken to the next level for this new series on the Dog family tree!

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**POSITION NOW FILLED** Studio Manager wanted!

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STUDIO MANAGER WANTED TO JOIN MOONRAKER VFX

LOCATION: 26 Oakfield Road, Clifton, BS8 2AT

BACKGROUND:

Moonraker VFX is an award winning visual effects studio established in Bristol in 2013. Moonraker, formerly Coffee and TV Bristol, has built a strong local and international reputation with producers and broadcasters creating award winning visual effects content for Television, Film, Commercials, Museums and Visitor attractions. Our Studio in Clifton houses a strong team of the industry's leading artists who innovate, design and digitally craft visual effects for any screen. Their combined creative and technical talents  create beautiful moving images. Please take a look at our work at moonrakervfx.com. We are a friendly business placing a strong emphasis work / life balance and taking pride in what we do.

THE ROLE:

We are looking for a Studio Manager to join our expanding business and help the Creative Director and Managing Director with the day to day running of the studio. Your role will include scheduling and booking freelancers, helping with PR, social media and updating our website, general day to day smooth running of the office, liaising with our IT providers, general office administration and helping with social events for clients and staff. We are also expanding into additional office space so you will play a key role in project managing this.

YOUR EXPERIENCE:

The candidate will ideally have worked in a production environment before. You will have worked in a project management role or office manager / administrative role. Knowledge of word and excel is key. You are organised, good at building relationships, making decisions and proactively making things happen. Reliability and discretion are key - you will often learn of confidential matters.

HOURS / SALARY:

£16,875 per annum for a 25 hour week with 13 days holiday. There is some flexibility in how the hours are allocated and also we are treating 25 hours as a guide and this can be discussed depending on your personal circumstances. If the number of hours is adjusted the salary and holiday allowance will be adjusted on a pro-rata basis.

Please contact jobs@moonrakervfx.com if you are interested