Full Time Job

FX Artist

Animal Logic

Sydney, Australia 07-31-2020
  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description

Start Dates: November 2020

Are you an 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?

What you'll get to do:
• Develop an understanding for the department pipeline including all assets and tools, and their purpose
• Develop particle and fluid simulations with direction from Supervisor and/or Lead
• Develop techniques and rigs to achieve and optimize approved looks with direction from Supervisor and/or Lead
• 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

What you bring:
• 3+ years' experience on feature films, TV and/or animated feature
• 3+ years' experience in working on FX and simulations using Houdini FX tools (Maya experience a Bonus)
• Proficiency demonstrated through past project work and/or reel/portfolio
• Production experience using Houdini: SOPs/DOPs/POPs essential
• Production experience using Houdini: Vex and Python knowledge desirable
• Understanding of traditional animation techniques, i.e. squash and stretch, anticipation, and key framing
• Ability to craft Non Photoreal FX, from a creative brief
• Ability to efficiently organize and prioritize assigned tasks
• 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 communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to efficiently organise and prioritise work across multiple areas.
• Ability to take direction and feedback and apply this to assets or shots moving forward; anticipating the supervisors and leads preference

What you should demonstrate in your demo reel/portfolio:
• 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.
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