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FX Artist

Department: FX

Description

Creates and implements user interface designs, as well as animation special effects artwork, which are visually and functionally consistent with the rest of the movie.

Main responsibilities

• Work with the members of the team to provide balanced solutions to both technical and aesthetic related issues.
• Maintains a strong knowledge of innovative animation production technologies and techniques.
• Mentor and lead by example less experienced artists, providing them with support, guidance and instruction in areas that contribute towards their artistic and professional growth.
• Reports to the FX Supervisor.
• Communicate the technical methodology of FX to the production crew.

Qualifications

• Must have a good understanding of the processes of simulation, animation timing, weight, etc.
• Ability to consistently produce high quality artwork – delivering on schedule.
• Knowledge of CG FX with software Maya and/or Houdini.
• Fluency programming in scripting language: MEL, Python. C/C++ programming knowledge will be given special consideration.

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