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Mr. X Inc Recruiting Houdini FX Artist

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Houdini FX Artist


Mr. X is looking for talented FX Artists to join our award winning FX team. Apply today to join our amazing crew!

Job Description

Work closely with VFX Supervisors and Leads to determine best approach to solve effects challenges and develop final look in shot development
Work with other TDs, art directors and designers to create photo-real effects and physically accurate simulations
Accurately interpret concept art and design from the Art Department
Use and understand 3D / 2D applications such as Houdini, RealFlow, Maya, and Nuke
Provide input regarding tools and interfaces to improve throughput
Producing a final overall look that far exceeds client expectations.


At least 2 years of feature film production experience working with Houdini, RealFlow and/or Maya
Experience with FumeFX, and Naiad a plus
Experience lighting and rendering with Mantra, Renderman, and V-Ray a plus
Ability to script in Python and Hscript. C++ and HDK and plus
Ability to quickly master proprietary effects tools and pipeline tools
Ability to design, self-direct, and organize your work
Strong communication skills and must be able to work well within a team
Exercise a high level of focus and skill in a fast-paced production environment
Ability to perform visual and analytical problem-solving
Strong demo reel and/or portfolio in realistic effects animation, lighting, arts or engineering.


Start: As Soon as Possible
Salary: $55,000 – $100,000 commensurate to the level of experience
Terms of employment – Contract
Group Benefits Coverage included (Health & Dental, Vision & Life Insurance)

Position Location

35 McCaul Street, Suite 100

Toronto, ON M5T 1V7


How to Apply

We thank all applicants but we will only contact those candidates who will be moving forward in the recruitment process.

Why work at Mr. X?

Benefits after 3 months! (contracts must be 6 months or longer to be eligible)
Studio is located in a great area (walking distance to Osgoode subway station, Art Gallery of Ontario, TIFF and amazing restaurants)
Breakfast Mondays
Yoga Thursdays
Free passes to the AGO (just sign it out on your lunch!)
Bike racks available in the studio
Good Life fitness gym is a few steps away
Registered Massage Therapist (RMT) visits to the studio
Fun place to work! We have a “Fun Committee”!
We pay overtime!
Amazing artists and production team
We work on big Hollywood movies!

Posted: June 1, 2015
Reposted: Nov. 11, 2015
Reposted: Jan. 21, 2016

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