SENIOR FX ARTIST

Position Overview

  • Wear Your Life Degree on Your Sleeve. You possess extensive experience working as an FX Artist and it shows in everything you do! You’re like a walking resumé for this role, always demonstrating an advanced understanding of various aspects of VFX production
  • Cream of the Crop. Creates real time visual effects of the highest quality, both in appearance and performance while adhering to the project’s artistic vision
  • Downright Genius. Maintains best FX working practices for the department and possesses a solid understanding of math and physics
  • MVP. Instrumental in various aspects of real time FX production from creation & simulation all the way through optimization and quality assurance

Responsibilities

Will include but are not limited to;

  • Rubix Cube Solver. In the same way that one solves the Rubix Cube, you apply strong technical knowledge to solve design challenges
  • Execute FX tasks beautifully using Houdini
  • A True Aesthete. With a knack for aesthetics, you assist in the development of the look of a sequence with the supervision team
  • Seeker of the Unknown. Explore and recommend new FX techniques and software
  • Indie Spirit. For the most part, must be able to work independently with minimal or no supervision required
  • Pay it Forward. As Sr. FX Artist, may be asked at times to provide support or training to Jr. Artists. Be the mentor you always wished you‘d had

Experience & Qualifications

  • Not Your First Rodeo. 4+ years experience in creating visual effects using Houdini software or relevant software
  • Visual Trickster. Experience generating high end, photo-realistic effects such as explosions, water, dust, clouds, fire and smoke. You make them look so real that we have to do a double, sometimes triple take
  • Allergy Free. Experience creating particle effects and dynamics (without having to sneeze!)
  • Textile Worker. Possess a deep understanding of cloth simulation
  • Omniscient. Possesses knowledge of animation/modeling/texturing and instancing pipelines and can anticipate potential pitfalls that may need attention
  • Houdini Expert. Not the magician, the software.
  • Software Savant. Knowledge of Nuke, Cinema 4D and/or Maya a plus
  • Familiar with Shotgun software
  • Strong communication and time management skills
  • A Genuine People Person. People like you and you like them. You work well within a team environment and can take direction and whatever else someone might throw at you via words

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