Full Time Job

FX Artist

Animal Logic

Vancouver, BC 01-16-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description

Are you a FX Artist with a creative passion to define high quality looks for animated features, and the technical ability to build rigs and FX templates for others in Houdini? We are looking for a FX Artist to join our team in Vancouver!

What you'll get to do:
• Develop an understanding for the department pipeline including all assets and tools, and their purpose
• Develop simulations and procedural workflows with direction from Supervisor and/or Lead (including ethereal and magical looks, destruction, water simulation, fire and smoke, particles, clouds, and other volumetrics)
• Develop techniques and rigs to achieve and optimize approved looks with direction from Supervisor and/or Lead
• Accurately gauge time it takes to achieve tasks and hit deadlines consistently
• Understand the processes of adjoining departments (e.g. Lighting and Compositing) and communicate with these departments as needed
• Become proficient with the departments propriety tools
• Contribute creative feedback in reviews
• Be willing to assist/mentor junior team members with any technical/artistic challenges they may have

What you bring:
• 3+ years' experience on feature films, TV and/or animated feature
• 3+ years' experience in working on high quality FX and simulations using Houdini FX tools
• Experience in crowd/character FX is a plus
• Proficiency demonstrated through past project work and/or reel/portfolio
• Houdini: SOPs/DOPs/POPs essential
• Houdini: Vex and Python knowledge desirable
• Lighting/Surfacing/Shading experience a plus
• Attention to design and artistic detail
• Ability to work solo as well as collaboratively within a team environment and when necessary to pass knowledge to other staff members
• Excellence in problem solving and balancing quick turnaround with long term quality and ability to meet deadlines with high quality output
• Strong written and verbal English language skills
• Strong communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to efficiently organise and prioritise work across multiple areas and work under pressure
• Ability to take direction and feedback and apply this to assets or shots moving forward; anticipating the supervisors and leads preference

What you'll need to include in your application:
• Complex and problem solving FX shot work
• Houdini simulations
• Any digital assets and setups you've contributed to, created or developed yourself

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Company Profile
Animal Logic

Animal Logic is one of the world's most accomplished digital studios producing award winning, ground breaking and trail blazing animation, visual effects and design.