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Digital Domain Recruiting  FX Artist,  FX TD Houdini & Integration Artist

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FX Artist

Category: FX Artist
Company: Digital Domain Vancouver
Location: Vancouver (Canada)
Start Date: immediately

Job Description

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FX Artist Job Description

Location: Vancouver, BC

Summary:

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.

Principal Duties and 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
Artists.

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 Naiad is required.
● Working experience with one or more other professional software packages such as Maya, 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

To apply for this internship please submit an application at http://careers.digitaldomain.com/application.php?job_id=13_2_0603  under “Select a studio location” select VANCOUVER
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FX TD Houdini

Category: FX TD
Company: Digital Domain Vancouver
Location: Vancouver (Canada)
Start Date: immediately

Job Description

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FX Technical Director Job Description

Location: Vancouver, BC

Summary

The FX Technical Director works with peers and supervisors to craft novel systems, tools, techniques, and
procedures to aid the execution of projects and advance the capabilities of the facility. Effects needs range
from rigid body and particle dynamics, volume modeling and rendering, procedural geometry generation,
fluid dynamics.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

● Design and create systems, tools and assets using a combination of proprietary and third-party
software.
● Integrate and support new tools into the facility’s existing pipeline.
● Collaborate with Supervisors and FX Leads to determine the projects’ needs.
● Work closely with FX Artists to troubleshoot and fix problems arising in the course of production.
● Craft and update documentation for assets, tools, techniques and workflows.
● Remain informed of current technologies.
● Take direction from FX Supervisors and Leads as well as provide guidance and mentorship to
other FX TDs and FX Artists.

Education, Experience, and Skills Required:

● 3+ years experience as a Technical Director for Feature Films
● Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics or equivalent work experience.
● Extensive experience designing effects assets and systems for general use in production by FX
Artists.
● 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 using Houdini (including building Houdini OTLs) and/or Naiad is required.
● Experience with one or more other professional software packages such as Maya, 3D Studio Max
or Real Flow is a plus.
● Practical knowledge of Python required, knowledge of PyQt is a plus.
● Proficiency in applicable domain specific programming languages and C++ APIs, including
HScript, Mel, HDK or the Maya SDK is desired.
● Requires strong technical and communication skills within a show structure.
● Firm understanding of effects production pipelines.

To apply for this position please submit an application at  http://careers.digitaldomain.com/application.php?job_id=10_2_0163
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Integration Artist

Category: Other
Company: Digital Domain Vancouver
Location: Vancouver (Canada)
Start Date: immediately

Job Description

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Integration Artist Job Description

Location: Vancouver, BC

Summary:

The Integration Artist tracks and sets up shots and sequences in Digital Domain’s proprietary software,
Track and sees them through the integration pipeline from start to finish.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

Sets up and tracks shots and sequences while meeting all technical and aesthetic standards for
the project.
Work closely with the other departments to ensure shots are running smoothly throughout the
project’s pipelines.
Complete tasks within production deadlines.

Education, Experience and Skills Required:

1+ years of experience setting up and tracking photorealistic shots for high-end features,
commercials and television.
Experience integrating work into Maya, Houdini and Nuke.
Experience working from on-set integration data.
Some basic modeling experience is preferred.
SynthEyes and PFTrack experience is a plus.
Strong mathematical skills are a plus.
Must have excellent communication and organizational skills.

To apply for this position please submit an application at  http://careers.digitaldomain.com/application.php?job_id=10_2_0163
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