FX Supervisor

Cinesite Vancouver is currently seeking an FX Supervisor to join our team in June.  If you want to join a fast-paced studio, apply now!

Our FX team

At Cinesite Vancouver, the FX department is responsible for the simulation and animation of all types of effects. In FX we look for a balance of technical and artistic skills. As well as working collaboratively as a team, we work closely with the lighting department.

If this all sounds like a role for you, apply!

What you will be doing

  • Train new hires on the pipeline and workflows
  • Review artists’ work and provide constructive and respectful feedback
  • Support artists to develop professionally and provide opportunities for discussion and feedback
  • Write technical documentation for others to use and refer to
  • Ensure all work is quality-checked before moving shots and assets up the pipeline
  • Track, assign and manage shot deadlines with production
  • Create a positive and safe work environment
  • Work with the pipeline team in building and improving tools and workflows
  • Collaborate with other departments for optimization, solving issues and ensuring continuity
  • Communicate technical and creative notes to all levels

What you bring to the team

  • Broad knowledge for problem solving and troubleshooting
  • Efficient time management and strong understanding of resource management
  • Solid organizational skills
  • Proficient in Houdini
  • Expert at creating high quality digital elements and simulations (fire, smoke, water, bubbles, dust, particles etc.)
  • Expert at creating setups, rigs and assets to be used by others: HDA’s, shading, render and lighting setups, establish simulation parameters
  • Excellent at establishing standards of deliverable caches and/or image files
  • Excellent eye for detail and continuity
  • General knowledge of Nuke
  • In depth understanding of lighting as it pertains to the FX department
  • In depth understanding of simulation and render tasks on the farm to ensure efficient use of resources


P.S. Our studio/company is built on respect and inclusion – it is a safe place for all to come to work. No jerks allowed!