FX Artist – LEGO 2 (Vancouver) (123 views)

Vancouver, BC
February 27, 2018

Everything will be awesome when you’re part of the team! Animal Logic – the studio that brought you The LEGO Movie – is looking for a FX Artist. The FX Artist will be responsible for producing high quality FX animation based on direction of the Director and FX Supervisor. This is a fulltime, contract role that reports to the FX Supervisor and Artist Management.

Responsibilities include:

  • Provide solutions to creative briefs through existing tools & processes
  • Develop an understanding for the department pipeline including all assets and tools, and their purpose
  • Accurately gauge time it takes to achieve tasks and hit deadlines consistently
  • 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

Requirements:

  • 4+ years’ proven experience on feature films, TV and/or animated feature
  • 4+ years’ proven experience in working on high quality FX and simulations using Houdini FX tools
  • Houdini: SOPs/DOPs/POPs essential
  • Houdini: Vex and Python knowledge desirable
  • Ability to craft Non Photoreal FX, from a creative brief
  • 2+ years’ experience in crowd/character FX is a plus
  • Lighting/Surfacing/Shading experience a plus
  • Deep understanding of traditional animation techniques, i.e. squash and stretch, anticipation, and key framing
  • 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
  • Ability to take direction and feedback and apply this to assets or shots moving forward; anticipating the supervisors and leads preference
  • English written and oral communication skills and the ability to connect with a wide variety of personalities

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
  • Any macro FX or miniature FX work a bonus!

Salary range CAD$88 – 130k and extended medical benefits. In addition, we include a comprehensive benefits package with paid vacation time, extended medical and dental, AD&D, LTD and Life insurance. Relocation assistance provided if required. If you are interested in applying for this role please fill out our online application form via our website http://www.animallogic.com/Careers/Jobs or contact us at jobs@animallogic.ca

We are based in Sydney, LA and are now very excited to be establishing a presence in Vancouver within the creative precinct of Yaletown.  Production on our first Vancouver-based animated feature has commenced with more animated features in the pipeline.  Our business and work location for this role is 840 Cambie Street, Vancouver.

JOB IS EXPIRED.
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