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Modus FX Recruiting Lead Visual Effects Artist

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Lead Visual Effects Artist

Category: Other
Company: Modus FX
Location: Montreal (Canada)
Start Date: immediately

Job Description

Type of employment

Full time
Immediate supervisor

CG Supervisor
General description

The incumbent is responsible for directing and managing the team of developing visual appearance artists while providing coaching and training. He is responsible for the design, creation and realization of digital visual effects and various simulations through several techniques and software.


Must have a minimum of five (5) years experience in Visual Effects, Computer Graphic or in animation;
Must know Houdini;
Have a very good knowledge of the following software: Maya, 3DS Max, XSI, ICE, 3Delight and Mental Ray;
Must know Fume Fx, Photoshop and Nuke;
Must know and understand the structure of production;
Must have a good knowledge of the principles of physics and mathematics;
Must demonstrate experience in programming;
Must have a college degree in visual arts or in 3D;
Have a good knowledge of English and French, both spoken and written;
Must demonstrate a strong ability to manage a work team;
Must be able to train and mentor members of his team.

Principal responsibilities

Coordinate all activities of the visual effects department;
Develop and monitor the production schedule of the department;
Search and find references to propose to the supervisor;
Assign tasks to visual effects artists;
Draft documents specific to the department;
Write and maintain information materials for the other departments;
Train, supervise and review the work of the artists team;
Answer questions from team members;
Act as primary contact for the exchanges between departments;
Be available to answer questions from his team and other teams;
Anticipate , analyze and find solutions to potential and actual problems;
Analyze with the coordination, planning time allocated to visual shots and feasibility;
Revise the schedule submitted by the project manager and make recommendations;
Plan and establish priorities and development objectives for the department;
Inform his team of changes in relation relation to projects;
Help to keep consistency, continuity and quality between scenes developed;
Prepare guidelines and instructions to be followed by the team;
Obtain and disseminate to the team all the scheduling information and project delivery;
Provide feedback to each artist’s performance;
Enter all available information in Filemaker;
Act as a principal technical resource for the team of artists;
Prepare tools to facilitate the repetitive work of artists;
Participate actively in the selection of new employees;
Support and train new employees.

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