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Lead FX Artist


Job Description

We are currently looking for an experienced Senior FX Artist to join our Creative Advertising team.? Working primarily in Houdini, we need technical artists that can also work creatively on a wide variety of projects. In addition to atmospheric and creature effects, some of our work requires more abstract and design driven effects, as well as procedurally driven assets and animations.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Lead an FX crew to deliver per the productions goals and expectations.
  • Work within the show structure and production deadlines to complete all tasks
  • Follow direction from the CG Supervisor/FX Supervisor
  • Provide guidance and mentorship to FX Artists; support technical questions of others
  • Design and create images, elements and effects; Multi-task over multiple shots
  • Assist with scripting and providing support and documentation for tools created
  • Develop new FX systems and use previously developed FX systems
  • Work with a range of departments to achieve production goals
  • Stay informed of current FX-related technologies and implement them effectively

Skills and Experience

  • 6 + years experience in photo-real simulations of natural phenomenon, particle systems.
  • Procedural modeling, procedural animation, hard and soft body dynamics etc.
  • Solid understanding of Houdini and VEX, HOM and hscript
  • Experience with high-end 3D software – Houdini required, Maya a plus
  • Must have strong visual and technical skills
  • Work collaboratively in a production environment
  • Experience writing scripts (hscript, Python) and/or programming required.
  • Strong familiarity with Linux
  • An understanding of physical dynamics and natural phenomena
  • Previous experience in a leadership role preferred.
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