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FX Artist – LEGO® 2 (Vancouver)

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  • FX Artist – LEGO® 2 (Vancouver)

    Are you an FX Artist interested in working with us on our first Animated Feature?! This position is a short term contract.

    What you’ll get to do:
    • Develop an understanding for the department pipeline including all assets and tools, and their purpose
    • Develop particle and fluid simulations with direction from Supervisor and/or Lead
    • Develop techniques and rigs to achieve and optimize approved looks with direction from Supervisor and/or Lead
    • Understand the processes of adjoining departments (e.g. Lighting and Compositing) and communicate with these departments as needed
    • Become proficient with the departments propriety tools
    • Contribute creative feedback in reviews

    What you bring:
    • 3+ years’ experience on feature films, TV and/or animated feature
    • 3+ years’ experience in working on FX and simulations using Houdini FX tools (Maya experience a Bonus)
    • Production experience using Houdini: SOPs/DOPs/POPs essential
    • Production experience using Houdini: Vex and Python knowledge desirable
    • Understanding of traditional animation techniques, i.e. squash and stretch, anticipation, and key framing
    • Ability to craft Non Photoreal FX, from a creative brief
    • Ability to efficiently organize and prioritize assigned tasks
    • Attention to design and artistic detail
    • Ability to work solo as well as collaboratively within a team environment and when necessary to pass knowledge to other staff members
    • Excellence in problem solving and balancing quick turnaround with long term quality and ability to meet deadlines with high quality output
    • Strong communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to efficiently organise and prioritise work across multiple areas
    • Willing to learn, and contribute to the success of the team and project
    • Ability to take direction and feedback and apply this to assets or shots moving forward; anticipating the supervisors and leads preference

    Please include in your reel examples of:
    • Complex and problem solving FX shot work
    • Houdini simulations
    • Any digital assets and setups you've contributed to, created or developed yourself
    • Any macro FX or miniature FX work a bonus!

    What do you value?
    • Collaborative culture – We produce amazing award winning films in a culture that is passionate, fun, and friendly. We are one big family!
    • Work/Life balance - We understand that people have families and activities outside of work, so we work hard to create a balance between work and life.
    • Social animals – Join your co-workers in various social activities such as after work drinks, bake-offs, creative competitions and sporting events.

    Interested? Check out our online application form via the following link:

    Please apply if you are eligible to work in Canada.

    Animal Logic recently completed production on Peter Rabbit, The LEGO® Ninjago Movie, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Alien: Covenant, and is currently in production on The LEGO® Movie Sequel (2019). See our new and improved website for more:!

    If you want to create GREAT WORK with GREAT PEOPLE then come and join us at Animal Logic, Vancouver.