FX Artist - Barbie

Under the leadership of the FX Department Supervisor and/or Leads, on a CG animated film, the Senior FX Artist designs and generates all non-character related animation and/or applies FX animation per the shot’s requirements.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Develops and implements FX tools and rigs to be used by the FX department.
  • Provides support and documentation for tools created.
  • Provides feedback, support and mentoring as necessary
  • Interprets and implements notes and feedback from the Visual Effects Supervisor, Department Supervisor and/or Leads 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.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Degree or diploma in fine arts or animation or equivalent experience is preferred.
  • 3-5 years of experience working in a professional environment within their discipline.
  • High level understanding of 3D animation, texturing, modeling, lighting and compositing.
  • High-level proficiency in using Maya and Nuke for particle simulations, expressions, soft body, rigid body & cloth dynamics. 
  • Experience with Houdini is an asset.
  • 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.
  • Ability to mentor and train.
  • Solid work ethic and positive attitude.  Ability to work well 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.  Creatively solves problems, eliminates roadblocks and focuses on issue at hand.
  • Encourages open communication between the team and other departments.