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Digital Domain Recruiting FX Artist

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FX Artist

Category: FX Artist
Company: Digital Domain Playa Vista
Location: Playa Vista (United States)
Start Date: immediately

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Job Title: FX Artist
Department: FX – 6009
Reports to: FX Artist Manager
Status: Non-Exempt
Classification: Full Time, Project Deal Memo
Date: January 2015

Purpose of the job:

The FX Artist works closely with the FX lead and FX TDs to create high quality effects including rigid body
and particle dynamics, volume modeling and rendering, procedural geometry generation and fluid dynamics.

Essential Functions/Responsibilities:

 Design and animate high quality, photo-real effects (fire, smoke, explosions, debris, clouds, etc) that
meet all technical and aesthetic standards for the project.
 Work within the show structure and production deadlines to complete all tasks.
 Work closely with Lighting Artist and Compositors to ensure all effects will work smoothly within the
show pipeline.
 Produce look tests based on provided reference materials.
 Take direction from FX Leads and FX TDs as well as provide guidance and mentorship to other FX


Education, Experience, and Skills Required:

 3+ years experience as an FX Artist creating photo-real effects elements for feature films.
 Degree in Animation, Arts, Fine Arts or equivalent production experience.
 Degree in Computer Science, Engineering or Mathematics a plus.
 Expert knowledge of any/all of the following; rigid body and particle dynamics, volume modeling and
rendering, procedural geometry generation and fluid dynamics.
 Strong understanding of physical dynamics and natural phenomena.
 Production experience working in Houdini and/or Maya is required.
 Working experience with one or more other professional software packages such as 3D Studio Max
or Real Flow is a plus.
 Requires strong technical and communication skills within a show structure.
 Firm understanding of effects production pipelines.
 Python scripting is a plus.

Working Conditions and Environment/Physical Demands:

 Office working environment.
 Hours for this position are based on normal working hours but will require extra hours pending
production needs.
 Walking/bending/sitting.

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