Lead FX Artist

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

The Lead FX Artist will assist in managing the daily activities of the FX team. 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.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Participate in the development of department procedures: workflows, toolsets, best practices
  • Participate in the overall strategy of the FX Pipeline
  • Delegate work, provide technical and artistic feedback to team members
  • Participate in the review process, 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
  • Mentor junior artists


Required Skills and Experience:
  • 4+ years of industry experience
  • Advanced Houdini FX knowledge
  • Experience with Houdini Mantra
  • Nuke proficiency
  • Scripting proficiency (Python, HScript, Vex, etc)
  • Able to multitask and manage time efficiently
  • Able to take direction, collaborate, and be a team player
  • Self motivated and have a strong desire to produce the highest possible quality effects
  • 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

Please submit your application as an online submission via this website.  If your candidacy is successful, you will be contacted shortly.  If it is not retained for this position it will stay on file for future opportunities.