Houdini FX Artist - Montreal

Montreal /
3D – FX /
Contract - Artist
Reporting to the FX Supervisor, the FX artist receives creative direction to create high-caliber dynamic and riveting visual 3D FX. This role requires troubleshooting skills to be able to solve technical and artistic issues while meeting client requirements and production deadlines.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Creates a wide variety of realistic effects, including but not limited to destruction, smoke, fire, and water
    • Works under the guidance of multiple supervisors to achieve the desired level of aesthetic quality and technical accuracy, often exploring different approaches and looks
    • Works with the FX leads to produce various elements using presets and templates and to expand and improve upon these templates
    • Revises simulations based on client and supervisor feedback in a timely manner
    • Coordinates with the lighting department to ensure seamless integration of FX elements
    • Works within the established pipeline and offer constructive suggestions to improve the process
    • Helps develop and explore new ways to enhance results
    • Helps team debug issues and learn new methods

QUALIFICATIONS & SKILLS

    • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience 
    • Previous experience in live-action visual effects for feature films or high-level television
    • Creative ability and artistic talent, demonstrated by previous work
    • Knowledge of Houdini (required) and/or 3ds Max (a plus)
    • Strong experience in creating a wide variety of simulations (destruction, atmospheric, fluid, supernatural, etc.)
    • Understanding of physics, realistic motion, and assorted natural phenomena on different scales
    • Exceptional technical skills, the ability to learn new software quickly, and a keenness to stay on the leading edge
    • Strong willingness to grow, learn new methods, and share knowledge with others
    • Ability to work and solve technical issues independently
    • Ability to take direction positively, work well within a team, and thrives under the pressure of tight deadlines
    • Excellent communication skills and an open mind
    • Team player able to work in a collaborative and fast-paced environment
    • Compositing and scripting experience is a plus
    • Flowline experience is highly desirable

SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS

    • Houdini (required)
    • Nuke
    • Flowline (a plus)

BENEFITS
We offer extended medical, disability and dental insurance.

APPLICATION 
Please only apply once. We keep your application details on file for both current and future job opportunities. If you are applying to more than one position, use the same email address on all applications. Only re-apply if
your details have recently changed.
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AVANTAGES
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CANDIDATURE
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