FX Artist - Contract

Austin, TX /
Entertainment – Animation - Contract /
Contractor
Rooster Teeth Animation is looking for an FX Artist to support the growth of our animation department! The ideal candidate has experience developing FX assets based on storyboards and instructions from the FX Supervisor. A strong candidate will have a proven track record of creative leadership, interpersonal skills, and production experience to help the company fulfill its objectives.

Responsibilities:

    • Create FX based on storyboards and instructions from Director and FX Supervisor
    • Work with art and show director to develop FX that fit project’s stylistic guidelines
    • Seek out creative, design-led solutions to challenging problems
    • Support the development of tools that optimize FX production processes
    • Follow established protocols in file management structure, project organization, and version control 
    • Self-assess progress and utilize time management techniques, as well as production tracking software, to meet deadlines and milestones 
    • Communicate effectively and respectfully 

Requirements:

    • 2+ years working in a production environment
    • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience
    • Experienced with Houdini and Maya for creating FX assets, includes particle systems and fluid simulation
    • Demonstrates an understanding VFX principles including composition, physical motion, weight balance, texture, form, and appeal
    • Proven ability to work effectively in a team environment & accept feedback/notes on work
    • Desire to further improve skills and techniques
    • Strong will and self-motivation to take on projects and complete tasks on time
    • Some experience working in a production environment is a plus
    • Compositing experience is a plus
    • Familiarity with Shotgun or other shot management software is a plus
Who We Are 
Rooster Teeth is a fan-driven, community-built entertainment company in Austin, TX. From humble origins in a spare bedroom, Rooster Teeth created the web series Red vs. Blue, an innovative form of entertainment for a changing media landscape that sparked the growth of a passionate global fandom. From that foundation, Rooster Teeth pioneered a direct-to-consumer lifestyle brand for its growing online following with subscriptions, advertising, e-commerce, and live events. Rooster Teeth produces several original content series including RWBY, the most popular western-style anime series today, The Rooster Teeth podcast network, and a daily video series featuring an in-house cast of influential talent. With broadcast and live-action production capabilities and an animation studio, Rooster Teeth engages industry-leading networks, streaming entertainment services and creative talent to develop projects that reach global audiences through its Studios division. Rooster Teeth cultivates the gaming lifestyle it helped define with partnerships through its industry-leading video-first podcast network, The Roost. Rooster Teeth has a massive global footprint of more than 45 million subscribers to its YouTube Network, 5 million unique weekly viewers across its RoosterTeeth.com hub and more than 4 million registered community members. The company was founded in 2003, and is a subsidiary of Otter Media, a WarnerMedia company.