Added by on 2016-01-12

Rainmaker Recruiting FX Artist

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FX Artist

Who doesn’t like a little magic? (Or is magic like clowns and really, some people just hate magic?) Well, at Rainmaker and Mainframe, we LOVE it. And we are looking for some FX Artists to make our shows even awesome-r.

Houdini skills? Yes please!
Maya skills too? That would be wonderful.
Mel scripting? We’d like that.

See the rest of the usual job description stuff below. And if this sounds like your cuppa tea…apply! We are hiring FX Artists for episodic and feature-length CG animated productions.


Applies, completes and works on shots to be used by the FX department.
Openly takes and implements notes and feedback from the Supervisor or Lead in a timely and qualitatively acceptable way.
Collaborates with Lighting and Compositing artists to test efficacy of the special effects, modifying the design/application as necessary.
Delivers assignments per project’s schedule.
Adheres to digital file management protocols.
Interacts respectfully and professionally with colleagues, team members and clients.
Supports and integrates the values of Rainmaker that being a commitment to innovation, creativity, professionalism and inspiration.



Degree or diploma in fine arts or animation or equivalent experience is preferred.
Since we are looking for juniors, intermediates and seniors, we are considering artists who are fresh grads and candidates with 10+ years of experience!


Ability to hone in on crafting a variety of FX designs as necessitated by shot/sequences in a given project.
Ability to deliver FX assignments per agreed upon specs and schedule.
Strong artistic vision, sense of design and composition.
Intermediate understanding of 3D animation, texturing, modeling, lighting and compositing.
Proficiency in using Maya and Nuke for particle simulations, expressions, soft body, rigid body & cloth dynamics.
Proficiency with Houdini and Real Flow.
Maintains up-to-date knowledge in the areas of rendering, lighting, shading and compositing.
Ability to communicate ideas clearly and concisely. Practices attentive and active listening. Shares information, methodologies and ideas with others. Incorporates feedback and direction received from the Director/Supervisor.
Solid work ethic and positive attitude. Ability to work under pressure. Self-motivated and pro-active. Consistently strives to expand knowledge base.
Efficient and detail oriented.
Makes decisions in a timely manner. Accepts accountability for own actions.
Encourages open communication between the team and other departments.

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