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26
Sep

The Secret to Better Medical Education: VR Surgical Simulation

real-life training in hospital wing

Patients place their lives and trust in the expertise of healthcare practitioners. Wouldn’t it make sense, then, that quality education of healthcare professionals should be a top priority when it comes to saving lives? That’s where virtual reality simulation comes in. Virtual reality surgical simulation forges new and efficient ways to educate healthcare professionals without the added time and money it takes to train surgeons in real-time.

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26
Sep

Ghost Productions is Hiring! 3D/VR Generalist

Join the team! ghOst Productions is looking to hire a creative and hard

working 3D/VR Generalist to join our studio in Maplewood, MN.

Job Title: 3D/VR Asset Generalist

Job Summary

Primary Responsibilities:

• Asset creation (Modeling/Shading/Lighting) for engine hardware rendering to be used for training, education, entertainment, and marketing.

• Learn and bring new ideas/ solutions to improve visual sophistication and efficiency for hardware rendering solutions.

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24
Apr

Looking for a paid internship? Ghost Productions is hiring!

Ghost Productions is seeking a motivated and positive individual to support our creative studio as an intern. This paid position will begin June 3rd and last for roughly 6 weeks. The internship will focus on assisting the Ghost Studio with the creation of a new visual content library. 

 

Duties:

Catalog Medical data entry. Position will focus primarily on cataloging previously created content for use within visual content library and creating medically accurate descriptions and keywords for the content.

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18
Apr

Ghost Productions is Hiring! Rigging & Dynamics Artist

Ghost Productions is hiring! We are looking for an experienced rigging and dynamics artist.

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.
  • – Above all, have fun!

Job Requirements & Qualifications

Education: Associate Degree, or proven artistic talent.

Knowledge Requirements (licenses, programs, or certifications):  Autodesk Maya, Houdini, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe After Effects, Basic Compression and Authoring Software

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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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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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17
May

***This Position Has Been Filled*** 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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