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FX Artist

Vicky Leongby on Oct 27, 2017
Vancouver, Canada
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Bardel is currently recruiting for experienced FX Artists to work collaboratively with our Emmy award winning studio team. As an FX Artist, you will be creating and conceptualizing CG FX sequences ensuring aesthetic, creative, and technical quality standards of the production are met. It is through FX that changes the impact of a scene, making it more appealing.

What you will be doing:

Create natural and supernatural effects (ie, water, smoke, dust, lightning, bubbles, fire, storms, shadows, blurs, explosions, etc) to contribute to the character, location, or atmosphere
Provide suggestions and recommendations on technique and elements in the context of the scene
Demonstrate a broad range of FX abilities in a collaborative environment to conceptualize and create the overall look, attitude and style of the FX
Actively promote and communicate sound solutions to technical and creative issues
Maintain and communicate a strong knowledge of innovative FX animation technologies
Assist in creating an “FX Production Style Guide” as-needed.
Meet project deadlines and milestones, as set by Series Director / Episodic Director and the production department
What you bring with you:

1-2+ Years of experience as an FX Artist
Diploma or relevant post-secondary education
Animation / VFX experience preferred
Demonstrated production experience to create smoke, water, fire, and electrical effects in a TV series context (fluid sims, dynamics, particles, etc.)
Confidence in your creative vision but flexible and open-minded to alternative ideas
Ability to maintain high aesthetic quality with quick turnarounds using a mix of FX rigs and one-off FX using
Maya with some RealFlow
Exhibit a collaborative, supportive approach to working with other team members
Strong verbal/written communication skills (English)
Extra points if you have:

Experience working on fantasy & sci-fi based shows
A passion for dragons, elves, unicorns, and all things magical
Why work at Bardel?

We’ve got great people here, and for good reasons. Bardel offers a generous benefit package, regular social events and ongoing development opportunities for employees to advance their careers through work on prominent and exciting industry projects. You will collaborate with other influential, career-minded creative professionals from around the world. Fun is included in every role!

Pay: $26.00 – $42 / hour (based on experience)


Extended health benefits available upon completion of probationary period (3 months)
Salary increases based on performance
Number of positions available: 3

What we want to see in your application:

Tell us why YOU are the person for the position and how you meet the position’s criteria. Forward us your current resume and samples of your work (eg. a link to your website or reel – don’t hesitate to show off a little!).

How to apply:

Please visit our website at to apply.

Thank YOU!

We thank all applicants who express an interest in being part of the Bardel team. Unfortunately, due to the high volume of submissions received, we will only be in touch with those that are determined to be a compelling match for one of our current openings.
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