Position:         Houdini FX Artist
Location:         Vancouver, Canada
Facility:           Crafty Apes

Crafty Apes is a high-end visual effects boutique with a strong foothold in features and episodic television.   We are looking for an experienced Houdini FX Artist with a previous track record in episodic TV and feature film formats.  The perfect candidate must be able to produce high quality photoreal work, be a team player, effective communicator and thrive on daily challenges.


·      Work with the Supervisors and Production to create FX for assigned show(s).
·      Meet all milestones while adhering to the show’s schedules and production deadlines to complete all tasks.
·      Ensure that all work carried out on the show(s) fits within the company’s pipeline where possible.
·      Produce look-tests based on provided reference materials.
·      Tackle challenging situations and be able to work in a fast-paced environment.
·      Take direction and effectively communicate with team and management.
·      Work overtime, as needed.
·      Maintain a positive, can-do attitude.


·      Minimum 5 years proficiency in using Houdini for FX creation, as well as any FX Plugins for Houdini.
·      Bachelor’s degree in Animation, Arts, Fine Arts or equivalent production experience.
·      Proven experience in producing effects such as smoke, fire, clouds, water, steam and explosions; plus, experience with particle and voxel based rendering.
·      An eye for details, a good sense of timing, and a thorough understanding of techniques and technologies relating to physical simulation in computer graphics and natural phenomena.
·      Strong understanding of physical dynamics.
·      Experience with one or more other professional software packages, preferable 3ds Max, or Maya, a plus.
·      Scripting proficiency, a plus.
·      Good communication skills and able to take exact direction from show leads and supervisors.


·      Submit CV and references to melissa.blakey@craftyapes.com
·      Include position applying for in subject of email

Crafty Apes LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

About Crafty Apes


Crafty Apes Vancouver is an award winning, full service visual effects studio. Focusing on compositing and industry leading stylization, our studio is recognized for consistently and professionally delivering the highest quality in VFX.


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