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FX Lead – Digital Domain Vancouver

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Location: Vancouver
Reports To: CG Supervisor
Status: Non-Exempt
Classification: Full Time, Project Based

Summary:

The FX Lead will oversee and provide continuity for a team of FX artists who will be designing and implementing a variety of fx elements, ranging from particle simulations and fluid solves to rigid body dynamics and other fx techniques.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

• Lead an FX crew to deliver per the productions goals and expectations
• Design and create images, elements and effects
• Assist with scripting and providing support and documentation for tools created
• Solid understanding of Houdini and VEX, HOM and hscript
• Develop new FX systems and use previously developed FX systems
• Work with a range of departments to achieve production goals
• Multi-task over multiple shots and be willing to answer technical questions and mentor other artist
• Stay informed of current FX-related technologies and attempt to implement them effectively

Education, Experience, and Skills Required:

• 6 + years of experience involving simulations of natural phenomenon, particle systems, procedural modeling, procedural animation, hard and soft body dynamics, and other similar effects.
• Experience with high-end 3D software – Houdini required, Maya a plus
• Must have strong visual and technical skills
• Ability to work collaboratively in a production environment
• Experience writing scripts (hscript, Python) and/or programming is necessary, as well as a strong familiarity with Linux
• An understanding of physical dynamics and natural phenomena is key

To apply please select Vancouver from the drop down location menu and submit a resume via the careers page of our website: http://careers.digitaldomain.com/application.php?job_id=12_2_0512
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