Nerd Corps Entertainment Recruiting FX Artist
FX Artist – Houdini
Category: FX Artist
Company: Nerd Corps Entertainment
Location: Vancouver (Canada)
Start Date: immediately
Nerd Corps Entertainment, established in 2002, is one of North America’s largest privately owned animation studios, boasting a diverse portfolio of award-winning original properties such as Slugterra, League of Super Evil, Storm Hawks and Rated A for Awesome. With six shows in production, there is always a genre or character to keep you interested and challenged. But we’re more than just an animation studio. Our 400 creatives build stories, worlds, and experiences for kids that cut across platforms from television to online, games, toys, mobile—wherever kids are spending time. We handle all stages of our process in-house, from the IP creation and development to post-production, finance, sales and distribution, licensing and consumer products, and interactive development, making us a rarity in the industry. Our studio near Vancouver’s trendy Commercial Drive is a vibrant mixture of rookies and veterans, where those fresh out of college can continue learning from mid-career and senior artists, and where every level of experience can make the most of their talent on some of the best kids shows and games in the world.
Leo, Gemini, Emmy…been there, won that.
Come work for an award-winning studio and make cartoons, not war.
About the position
As a FX artist you create high-calibre dynamic and riveting visual effects while at the same time meeting production deadlines. You follow the creative direction of the production from an effects standpoint and report regularly to the VFX supervisor, informing them of any concerns or new developments.
Work in collaboration with VFX lead and VFX supervisor
Demonstrate a broad range of FX abilities and knowledge in a collaborative environment
Maintain and communicate creative solutions for recurring visual effects in TV production
Create complex effects sequences as assigned by the lead/director
Identify to the VFX lead problems that could potentially affect timelines and delivery schedules
Respect and adapt to the Nerd Corps system of data storage and retrieval through the use of the in-house software
Find a balance between creative needs and technical resources available
Ensure that all production deadlines are met while providing work at a quality level in keeping with production requirements.
Carry out duties in a professional and positive manner
Create and deliver show specific effects in a timely manner
1+ years experience preferably with a background in episodic TV or feature animation
Degree/diploma in fine arts or animation or equivalent experience an asset
1+ years of production experience using Houdini
Basic knowledge of XSI
Advanced understanding of compositing.
Advanced knowledge of particle systems
Intermediate understanding of 3D texturing, modeling and lighting
Able to multitask and prioritize
Creative with timing and colour
Work well in a team atmosphere
Able to take directions and work independently
Very good at improvising and problem solving
Good at being able to predict upcoming problems with production and communicating those concerns to the VFX lead
Good communication skills
Thrive in a high-pressure, deadline-oriented environment
THANK YOU to all those who express interest in being a part of the Nerd Corps team. Unfortunately, due to the volume of applications we receive, we may be unable to reply to all applicants. If we feel that you may be a good match for one of our current openings you will be contacted.
Please click the “Apply Now” button at the top of the page and send us your resume, portfolio/demo reel link, and cover letter explaining why you feel you would be a great fit.
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