'Life of Pi' effects firm headhunting in Taiwan, offers 200 job openings
The China Post news staffTAIPEI, Taiwan -- The U.S.-based company behind the stunning visual effects in Ang Lee's Oscar wining movie “Life of Pi” is offering 200 job openings in Taiwan, an executive said yesterday.
March 17, 2013, 12:31 am TWN
Rhythm & Hues (R&H) is looking for special effects engineers, 3D animation artists and creative personnel to join its workshop in Kaohsiung, Southern Taiwan, the executive was cited as saying by the Central News Agency.
R&H, which has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the United States, set up the Kaohsiung operation in 2011.
The U.S.-based firm was among 65 companies running booths at a job fair at National Chung Hsing University (NCHU) in Taichung.
A NCHU information technology student, surnamed Wang, said he was impressed by the visual effects in “Life of Pi” and was interested in joining the company. He said he expects a starting monthly salary of NT$30,000.
More than 6,000 openings were offered by these companies, and 4,000 of them were from 25 local and foreign high-tech electronics firms, such as chip-maker Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), lens maker Largan and glass maker Corning, the CNA said.