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24
Dec

5 Reasons Hospitals Won’t Adopt Your New Medical Device

If your company developed a new medical device, you might find yourself in a frustrating position. The healthcare industry is known for slow adoption of new technology. Innovators face the challenge of persuading physicians, purchasing agents and other healthcare staff to invest in their product while ensuring it will improve workflow and patient care. Even though patients expect to see their physicians using new technology, less than 30 percent¹ of healthcare organizations seek change.

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19
Nov

Medical Device Marketing

Medical Device Marketing

Marketing medical devices is quite an involved process that requires extensive planning and careful attention to detail. It requires developing a medical device marketing strategy that gets the right information into the hands of the right people at the right times. Depending on your device and your goals, your target audience might be physicians, hospitals, distributors, patients or a combination of several groups. You need to be able to thoroughly explain to your audience what your device is, how it would benefit them and why they should purchase it.

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16
Nov

Ghost Productions is Hiring! Senior 3D Unity Modeler

Job Title: Senior 3D Unity

– Primary Responsibilities:

  • Create anatomy / props / architecture models, textures and materials
  • Work closely with Product Owners to groom artistic vision
  • Ensure that assets meet performance and memory requirements of game engine and hardware
  • Mentor junior artists on advanced techniques and processes
  • Assist in scoping work for on time milestone deliverables
  • Help set and maintain the high quality for the product

What you need for this position

  • Proficiency in the following software packages:
    • Maya
    • Photoshop
    • ZBrush
    • Substance painter
    • Substance designer
    Proficiency in authoring shaders Unity is preferred 1+ shipped title

    Essential Functions & Responsibilities

    • Effectively communicating client ideas through a visual medium
    • Coordinate asset delivery
    • Coordinate project status, client revisions and technical revisions
    • Promote a positive work environment and contribute to the  positive workplace morale
    • Update project management software on a daily basis and accurately log time on projects utilizing SOP (Standard Operation Procedures) to coordinate projects with other team members.
    • Incorporating client feedback into projects
    • Discover new techniques for the 3D production process that makes for a more visually stunning product and a stronger, more efficient production pipeline.
    • Fulfill objectives and directives of directors and managers.

    Job Requirements & Qualifications

    Education:

    – Associate Degree, or proven artistic talent.

    Knowledge Requirements (licenses, programs, or certifications):

    – Autodesk Maya, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe After Effects, Basic Compression and Authoring Software.

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23
Oct

Ghost Productions is Hiring! Medical & Creative Director

Ghost Productions is hiring! We are looking for a creative and hard working Medical Director to join our studio.

Job Title

Medical & Creative Director
Primary Responsibilities
– Communicate with clients to discover desires/needs for the anatomy and medical accuracy of their projects
– Address client’s needs for projects
– Work directly with Clients to create project outlines
– Create Outlines/Storyboards to direct production staff
– Create or direct creation of anatomical assets from storyboard and concepts
– Research anatomy reference for projects
– Handle medical accuracy
– Direct anatomy models and accuracy to ensure highest quality possible considering project restraints
– Fully understand anatomic accuracy and relevant anatomy for projects
– Create concepts and styles guides for projects
– Create and Direct Ghost marketing pieces (postcards, sales sheet, sourcebook ad, etc)
– Fully understand client branding and ensure proper utilization throughout production process
– Create content to help Ghost influence decision making and speculative concepts to clients
Essential Functions & Responsibilities
– Create/Direct medically accurate content for pre-production assets.
– Effectively communicate client ideas through a visual medium.
– Meet production deadlines.
– Teamwork and leadership
– Accurately turn ideas into visual concepts
– Communicate with management about deadlines, availability, overages, technology and staff requirements
– Incorporate client feedback.
– Lead, direct and challenge other producers at the company to create new and innovative visual styles
– Fulfill objectives and directives of directors and managers.
Education

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23
Oct

Ghost Productions is Hiring! Junior Project Manager

Ghost Productions is hiring! We are looking to add a Jr. Project Manager to our creative studio.

Job Summary – Junior AGILE Project Manager
Primary Responsibilities:
– Client Communication on project status
– Deliver assets to clients and manage media feedback and approvals.
– Schedule projects using AGILE and waterfalls planning methods
– Ensure proper procedures followed for proposing, billing, invoicing, change orders, etc.
– Ensure that client requests are being implemented on time and meeting or exceeding expectations of quality
– Enter client contacts in database, ensure database is up to date and functional
– Ensure that all projects are completed on time.
– Complete Manager tasks (as related to job description) on time and as described

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23
Oct

Ghost Productions is Hiring! 3D Rigging & Dynamics

Ghost Productions is hiring! We are looking for a creative and hard working 3D rigging specialist.

Job Title

3D Rigger and Dynamics Specialist
Primary Responsibilities
– Create, rig and animate content for clients to utilize for training, education, entertainment, and product marketing.
– Learn and bring new ideas/solutions to improve the look of ghOst.
– Improve production pipeline by developing, maintaining, and implementing native scripted software tools for animation/production software.
– Create and develop dynamic particle and fluid simulations.
– Maintain clean and well organized rigged files that have understandable, unique naming convention.
Secondary Responsibilities
– Collaborate with other members of the team to best plan productions and facilitate storytelling.
– Increase skills and usefulness of both yourself and your fellow co-workers.
BONUS Responsibilities
The capacity to build, maintain and upgrade workstations and servers.
Essential Functions & Responsibilities
– Creating and animating visually engaging content from pre-production assets.
– Effectively communicating client ideas through a visual medium.
– Support 3D production staff with general rigging tasks and scripting in Maya.
– Meeting production deadlines.
– Teamwork.
– Updating project management software on a daily basis utilizing SOP (Standard Operation Procedures) to coordinate projects with other team members.
– Incorporating client feedback into projects
– Discovering new techniques for the 3D production process that makes for a more visually stunning product and a stronger, more efficient production pipeline.
– Fulfilling objectives and directives of directors and managers.
Job Requirements & Qualifications
Education:
– Associate Degree, or proven artistic talent.
– Knowledge Requirements (licenses, programs, or certifications):
– Autodesk Maya, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe After Effects, Basic Compression and Authoring Software
Experience
– Knowledge and competency with 3D software, scripting, modeling, animation, and rendering.
Physical Requirements:
– The ability to operate computer equipment.
Other Information
Special Information (Travel required, on-call schedule, etc):
– Occasional need to put in greater than 50 hours per week during heavy production and/or short deadlines.
– Continuing education opportunities may require travel to other cities, SIGGRAPH etc.

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19
Sep

10 Ways Virtual Reality in Healthcare Is Transforming Medicine

The healthcare sector has been interested in virtual reality for some time, but only recently have the technology and costs gotten to a place that allows for widespread use in the field.

Virtual reality technology enables users to feel immersed in three-dimensional, computer-generated environments. These environments react to the movements of the user, making them feel real. Some technologies enable the user to manipulate the virtual world in various realistic ways.

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23
Aug

How 3D Medical Animation Is Benefiting the Healthcare Industry in 2018

3D animation is playing an increasingly important role in the healthcare industry, and 2018 is poised to be its biggest year yet. More and more medical professionals are realizing the benefits that 3D medical animation can bring in the areas of education, marketing and patient communication.

Improving technology has also played a critical part in the growing prevalence of medical animation videos. Becuase of these technical advances, it’s now easier and more cost-effective than ever to obtain high-quality animations to explain complex healthcare-related topics.

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27
Jun

Ghost Productions is hiring! We are looking for a Rigging/Dynamics Specialist to join our creative studio

Job Summary

– Primary Responsibilities:

•   Create, rig and animate content for clients to utilize for training, education, entertainment, and product marketing.

•  Learn and bring new ideas/solutions to improve the look of ghOst.

•  Improve production pipeline by developing, maintaining, and implementing native scripted software tools for animation/production software.

•  Create and develop dynamic particle and fluid simulations.

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17
May

Ghost Productions is Hiring! Virtual Reality Developer

Hiring: Virtual Reality Developer

Ghost Productions, Inc. has been explaining medicine and its benefit to humanity since for the world’s most innovative surgical development companies since 1994. Our primary goal is to create a surgical simulation training platform in fully immersive virtual reality to radically improve medical training and eliminate medical errors which is currently the 3rd leading cause of preventable death in the U.S.

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