FX Artist

Cinesite Vancouver Inc is hiring an FX Artist to join us on our creepy, kooky animated theatrical feature film, The Addams Family!

Summary:

The ideal candidate is an excellent problem solver, with a strong technical background in Houdini and a keen artistic eye. He or she should have a solid understanding of the animation production pipeline and the ability to produce the highest possible quality effects.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Participate in the development of department procedures: workflows, toolsets, best practices
  • Participate in the overall strategy of the FX Pipeline
  • Participate in the review process and quality control
  • Collaborate with multiple Departments to develop various FX and assets, ensure deliverables meet requirements
  • R&D and implement FX, run shots: particles, rigid body, fluids and liquids, destruction
  • Help ensure production milestones and deadlines are met

Skills & Experience:

  • 3+ years of industry experience
  • Advanced Houdini FX knowledge
  • Experience with Houdini Mantra
  • Nuke proficiency
  • Able to multitask and manage time efficiently.
  • Able to take direction, collaborate, and be a team player
  • Strong communication skills
  • Knowledge of good composition and artistic timing
  • Katana and Renderman experience is an asset
  • Maya experience is an asset
  • Experience with Shotgun Software is a plus
  • Experience with traditional/2D animation/principles is a plus
  • Experience with cloth, fur & hair and crowds is a plus
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