Overview

About Us
We are storytellers. Goldtooth is a rare hybrid of a creative agency and full-service production studio. Each member of the Goldtooth team is a master of their craft, working with some of the hottest franchises in the video game industry and feature film VFX from concept to completion. As the recipient of numerous industry awards and accolades, Goldtooth attacks its projects with creativity and precision, always delivering on quality.

About the Position
The FX Artist is responsible for developing and producing aesthetically hi quality FX work that meets the challenges of productions deadlines. You are someone who is able to problem solve, work within a given framework, while creating efficient technical workflow solutions that meet the guidelines of a given production. Most importantly, you are able to engage as a enthusiastic team player and follow creative direction to assure all FX efforts achieve their visual target.

Responsibilities

Use an array of commercial and proprietary software tools to produce photorealistic simulations of real-world phenomena while developing innovative solutions to complex problems
Produce test and often final renders of FX elements for a shot
Create working test composites for review by the CG Supervisor, Creative Director and Producer
Work in partnership with lighters & compositors to ensure shots are delivered to the very highest standard
Stay on schedule and meet deadlines while maintaining the highest quality of work

Requirements

1-3 years of similar experience in either feature films and/or visual effects.
Knowledge and experience creating run time game engine FX is an asset.
Demonstrated experience in producing effects such as smoke, fire, clouds, water, steam and explosions, plus experience with particle rendering voxel based systems
An eye for detail, good sense of timing, and through understanding of techniques and technologies relating to physical simulation in computer graphics
Extensive knowledge of Maya and/ or Houdini
Familiarity with pipeline issues and problem solving
Knowledge of a node based compositing application (Nuke preferred), and a solid understanding of the compositing process
Strong understanding of Linux/Unix based operating systems
Creative problem solver with good attention to detail
Ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines, while maintaining high quality results
Ability to work as part of a team as well as alone

How to Apply
Please submit your resume and a link to your demo reel to recruiting@goldtooth.com

About Goldtooth Creative Agency Inc.

A boutique studio in the lush and beautiful Vancouver, Canada.  Founded in 2008, Goldtooth is one of the first rare hybrid studios of its kind : an all-in-one creative agency and full-service production studio, with a complete visual effects and post facility.  Housing a multi-award winning advertising, cinematics, and visual effects team gathered under one roof.  Artists with feature film backgrounds, specializing in bringing a cinematic quality to video game trailers, commercials, marketing media and in-game story content.  Each member of the team is a master of their craft, who bring stories to the screen from concept to completion.

Goldtooth is fortunate to collaborate with some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry. We attack our diverse range of projects with passion and precision, delivering award-winning results.  Our content ranges with material from Live Action, CGI, to In-Game.  We handle pre-rendered, real-time, 2D, 3D, visual effects, motion graphics, and live action projects to suit the needs of major video game clients and feature film studios around the world.

Our team has delivered successful 10-60 second commercials under impossible circumstances, worked on Oscar nominated VFX films, delivered 100+ vfx shots on major Feature Films,  and produced over 2 hours of story cinematics on a single production.  We’ve completed the impossible with the most successful Webisode Series of its time, groundbreaking Marketing Stunts resulting in Trailer of the year awards, Best Trailer of All time, Best online video, Gold for copywriting, a Grammy nomination, including entire Marketing Campaigns for AAA best-selling titles, and the marketing campaign for the Best Game of the Year in 2014.

Goldtooth knows how to be unique, take chances, and be cutting edge.  We have the talent and pipeline to deal with any project, and the chomps to take a bite out of the competition, launching your product forward as you’ve always imagined.