Nitrogen Studios Recruiting Sr. FX Lead
Sr. FX Lead
The Sr. FX Lead is a highly skilled team leader, responsible for the day-to-day management of the FX Artists working on specific shot tasks and sequences, as well as designing/maintaining current workflows and setups needed to deliver specific effects on the show. The ideal candidate is a strong leader, with previous lead/supervisory experience.
Duties & Responsibilities:
• Works closely with Head of Department / Supervisor and other leads to identify effects needed on shots and determine artistic and technical approach
• Works with FX Lead TD to oversee the design, build and implementation of FX setups in Houdini/ Maya
• Identifies complexity of the effects and delegate to FX members best suited for the task
• Participates in the creative process of the effects as needed through dailies and desk rounds providing constructive feedback and guidance and mentorship
• Acts as first line of quality control
• Reports to Head of Department on a daily basis on the progress of the FX work in regards to shot task status, technical issues, resources needed, and team morale
• Works closely with other TDs, Lighters, Compositors, and Render Wranglers to ensure smooth delivery of effects through our pipeline
Required Skills & Experience
• 3+ years film production experience with Houdini (Maya experience an asset)
• Working knowledge and understanding of FX lighting and compositing
• Must have strong communication skills and the ability to work within a team in our fast paced production environment.
• Must be self motivated and have a strong desire to produce the highest possible quality effects within our production schedule.
• Good understanding of scripting / programming in HScript/Mel, Python
• FX Pipeline Development or advanced understanding of processes between software and formats
• Strong knowledge of RenderMan, Mantra
• Shader Development
• BC candidate preferred but not required
Apply here:- http://www.nitrogenstudios.com/jobs/sr-fx-lead/
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