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Lead FX Artist - Cinesite Vancouver

Renee Pirieby on Mar 8, 2018
Cinesite Vancouver Inc.
Vancouver, Canada
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Job Category
3D : 3D Animation
Job Type
Full Time
Career Level
Pay / Salary
Annual Salary
Experience Required
4+ Years
Education Required
Bachelor's Degree
Job Description
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 & 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

Skills & 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
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