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Web Developer

So, who wants to develop stuff with us? At Minivegas developers are a key part of our creative team. Yes you must be capable of delivering clean, cross-browser code and implementing beautiful front-end experiences, but you should also enjoy getting stuck into conceptual and design discussions.

We’re not looking for reclusive coders who don’t come out in daylight, we want a collaborator who can get involved in our creative culture and bring ideas to the table like a waiter at rush hour. These ideas should be informed by the latest benchmarks and trends and your knowledge should solve problems, tell stories and help us stay on the bleeding edge of what’s possible. It goes without saying that you should love a challenge – we work in a pressurized industry, but that doesn’t stop us pushing the bounds of what we can accomplish.

You’ll be part of a tight group, working with designers and digital producers and reporting to creative directors. You’ll have support where you need it, and the autonomy to put your stamp on work. You’ll have fun!

Now for the list, because who doesn’t love one of those…

You will…
…possess an excellent working knowledge of HTML, CSS & Javascript.
…be comfortable with UX and Design thinking .
…have expertise in building Responsive web design.
…understand website CMS and server-side database structures.
…know your way around the popular tablet & mobile devices.
…take social media platforms in your stride.
…get the process and requirements of QA testing.
…plan deployments and releases with confidence.
…be fastidious with version control, using repositories such as GitHub.
…be calm and clear-minded under pressure.
…enjoy your job and be nice to people.

If this sounds like you, then apply to the role through our application website: Web Developer Application Link.

For more info email: recruitment@minivegas.net

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Senior 3D Generalist

Are you a highly-motivated and skilled senior 3D generalist with comprehensive knowledge of Maya? Then maybe it is time we met.

Here’s a list of responsibilities:

…Comfortably build entire shots including the modeling, rigging, animation, texturing, lighting, and effects by yourself
…Create any of these elements for shots being worked on by the rest of the team.
…Undertake compositing work for rendered frames and preview renders.
…Deliver rendered shots to compositors.
…Support and advise on the process from pre-production through final delivery.
…Work with particles, dynamics and other effects.

Here’s How We Describe You:

3 – 5 years experience in the advertising industry with an in-depth understanding of modeling, texturing, and lighting. Experience with particles, smoke, fluids, hair and some animation a plus. Strong experience with compositing packages like Nuke and Shake, as well as knowledge of scripting (in addition to Maya). Experience with Houdini is definitely a plus. You must also be enjoy working on solutions, finding ways around technical or conceptual limitations and similarly able to work as a senior within a team.
Your work style is constructive, open and with a focus for detail and striving for perfection. This is a fast-paced environment where we create projects from the ground up where we work on high quality projects with a fast turn-around. It’s not for everyone, but if it is for you, then apply to the role through our application website: 3D Generalist Application Link.

For more info email: recruitment@minivegas.net

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Creative Developer

Minivegas is looking for a Creative Developer to join our team. What kind of developer? That’s a good question. Knowledge of creating WebGL experiences is a must. But we work with such an increasing range of other technologies that the individual we seek can is type of person that can carve out their own role to grow into.

Here’s a taste of some examples of what we do…

…Immersive WebGL websites
…Kinect-based motion tracking & projection systems
…Webcam-based eye tracking software
…Audio/reactive applications
…Web application development
…Touchscreen kiosks for major events
…Facebook applications
…Unity game production
; …iOS/Android application development

And that’s just the stuff that we’ve done recently. There are a lot more we’ll be doing in the future, which is where you come in. If you see code as a tool to be manipulated for your own ends, then we’re interested in you.

You’ll get to work alongside our existing team of talented developers and work on some of the most challenging projects created in our industry.

If you think you’ve got what it takes for the gig then apply to the role through our application website: Creative Developer Application Link.

For more info email: recruitment@minivegas.net

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Internships

Is the world not challenging enough for you? Do you need to flex your young muscles to show what you can really do?

For a place in our internship program you must be entering your final year of study at college or university in one of the following fields:

- Game development
- 3D & Animation
- VFX Compositing
- Web & Interactive development
- Digital Design & Illustration
- Film or Digital Producing

Our programs run throughout the year and encompass a broad range of skills, where you will be working with a highly skilled and exciting team, learning and developing your abilities.

If you think you might fit the bill, then apply to the role through our application website: Internship Application Link.

For more info email: interns@minivegas.net

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We are an integrated production company, creatively driven to make exciting experiences that engage real people.

Working across four key disciplines of digital, film, animation & visual fx and experiential, we combine all of our expertise and variety of skills to deliver something special for each of our clients. And we love doing it.

Digital

When it comes to good old digital we love a great website, app or experience, and get over-excited about beautiful design, smart UX and brainy tech solutions.  

We are passionate about new technologies and are always looking at ways to keep ahead of the game so we try our best to shoe-horn dedicated R&D time in around our client projects – just so we’re ready for the next one.   

Our digital chops start with creative and design and go all the way through to development, build and testing.  

We can apply this to everything from websites, widgets and mobile apps to games, banners and social apps.

Film

In terms of Live Action, with a hand-picked network of directors to call upon and an experienced team of producers we can cover a wide variety of styles and treatments.  

Together with our fully-equipped post-production facility we can do practically everything under one roof (end-to-end, as they say).   

The type of films we produce range from commercials to internet-only interactive movies and ‘viral films’ as well as branded content in all sorts of shapes and sizes.  

In addition to direction, we offer online and offline editing in-house as well as grading and sound/music through our network.

Animation & VFX

To sweeten the pot, our experience in animation and VFX means that we can broaden the range of what we produce even further, not only in linear content but also in digital and experiential projects, all without losing the ‘under-one-roof’ bit.  

Huddled together under this roof you can find skills like 2D special effects and compositing, 3D modeling and character animation, titling and motion graphics.  

The type of films we produce range from commercials to internet-only interactive movies and ‘viral films’ as well as branded content in all sorts of shapes and sizes.  

Experiential

Our experiential work – sounds a bit like experimental and often is – covers the projects that don’t just live on the internetz or on our tv’s but often in the ‘real world’ as things we can touch, see, hear, smell and physically interact with.  

Examples range from 3D projections, touch-sensitive graphics, real-time rendering, audio responsive experiences, gesture-based displays, virtual reality and integrated installations that mix any or all of the things we’ve covered above.

Fleur Schraven

Fleur Schraven

MANAGING DIRECTOR

Brian Bourke

Brian Bourke

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

Maarten Boon

Maarten Boon

CREATIVE DIRECTOR & FOUNDER

Andrew Watson

Andrew Watson

CREATIVE DIRECTOR

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Maarten Boon
Maarten Boon
Maarten’s surname is pronounced ‘bone’ but actually means bean
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Maarten’s surname is pronounced ‘bone’ but actually means beanAs a youngster growing up near Amsterdam, he aspired to becoming a carpenter but that changed as soon as he realised computers left behind less sawdust to tidy up and he headed to film school to study Visual Effects instead. It was there, during his graduation year, that he got the opportunity to work with one of his heroes – Paul Verhoeven, on his movie ‘Blackbook’. This almost sparked an early-onset midlife crisis due to fulfilling his dreams too early, but thankfully he managed to hold it together and graduate. He went on to have a successful career as a CG supervisor and visual effects director before eventually founding Minivegas Amsterdam where he has directed and co-directed a whole host of award-winning live action, animated and interactive projects. All this experience means that Maarten possesses a uniquely integrated approach to his work but, sadly, remains a very average carpenter.
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New Business

We like to keep busy so, big or small, if you have a project you’d like to talk to us about please get in touch.

erik@minivegas.net

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Check our openings to see what positions are open now, or just send us an email, because you’re worth it

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Amsterdam
New York



Situated in the heart of Amsterdam – a short bike ride from anywhere in the city, a short drive from anywhere in the country and a short flight from anywhere in Europe.

amsterdam@minivegas.net
+31 (0) 20 820 22 60
Kerkstraat 257,1017 GW Amsterdam, The Netherlands



From Old Amsterdam to New Amsterdam and we’re still only three blocks from the sex museum!

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    newyork@minivegas.net 
 
42 West 24th Street, New York, NY 10010.