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Nerd Corps Entertainment Seeking Senior FX Artist – Maya (Vancouver)

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About Us

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.

Department: VFX
Location: Vancouver

About the Position As a senior FX artist you will play an integral role within our VFX team. You will create dynamic and riveting visual effects while at the same time meeting production schedule. You will 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 with VFX supervisors to determine the FX needs of the project
Collaborate with art, animation and modelling departments to develop various effects
Create complex effects sequences as assigned by the supervisor/director
Identify to the VFX supervisor problems that could potentially affect timelines and delivery schedules
Work with VFX supervisor to ensure effects adhere to the style and vision set out by the series director
Find a balance between creative needs and technical resources available
Work closely with the team to create balanced solutions to any related technical or aesthetic issues
Participate in VFX meetings and adjust/refine effects as indicated by series director and animation director
Actively participate in production-related meetings by offering thoughts and ideas
Train, mentor and motivate new FX artists who are placed on the crew
Assist/guide FX artists in the organization of their assignments
Be aware of what is happening on the team at all times and identify obstacles to the VFX supervisor


2-3 years of experience with Maya in animation or film industry
Degree/diploma in fine arts or animation or equivalent experience an asset
Expert knowledge of Maya
Advanced understanding of compositing
Intermediate understanding of 3D texturing, modelling and lighting
Advanced knowledge of particle systems
Creative with timing and colour
Ability to communicate in a professional and positive manner
Able to communicate creative and technical thoughts and ideas
Able to multitask, prioritize and manage time efficiently
Able to work alone and collaboratively, often with multiple tasks and under deadline pressure
Encourages feedback and new initiatives
Must be open to direction and able to embrace change
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.

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