HOUDINI FX ARTIST
Ability to complete a wide range of effects in a timely and efficient manner that meets the quality bar of the given project as well as accurately meeting the description of the given task with little or no direct guidance.
Comfortable working on multiple projects on multiple differing pipelines that each have their own unique visual requirements.
Should be striving to broaden their FX skillset through attempting new techniques to achieve more complex effects either through R&D work or with guidance from a more senior artist. This includes learning the use of new software packages.
The use of file management and naming conventions should fit each project to avoid any issues with data delivery scripts. If they deviate from this in order to reduce caching times they are expected to clean up their files.
An FX Artist should be fluent enough in the software packages they use to not become entirely blocked by a reasonable technical problem that would cause their work to halt without outside help.
Must excel at revising effects based on feedback or notes in as few iterations as possible and have no issue or resistance to this.
Should be comfortable taking charge of following up on collaborative effects that require involvement from other departments and ensure that their assigned task is followed through to completion.
Animation production experience with Houdini Mantra
Previous experience doing FX work.
Have experience and an interest in a cartoony style
Solid drawing skill
Strong communication skills and must be able to work well within a team
ICON Creative Studio is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran, or disability status.
About ICON Creative Studio
ICON Creative Studio is Canada’s largest independently owned animation entertainment company located in the historic Gastown district of Vancouver, BC Canada with design, storyboarding, modeling, rigging, animation, technical finaling, lighting, visual effects, and compositing artists alongside creative and management teams.
Known for our quality, efficiency, and timely deliveries, ICON has partnered alongside distributors, broadcasters, and streaming platforms around the world to help create, realize and produce noteworthy content.
ICON operates from a holistic philosophy that leverages individual skill sets to maximize production efficiency on the floor while maintaining an optimal balance of creativity and quality on-screen.
Work remotely (anywhere in BC) or in studio
Why work at ICON?
At ICON we constantly invest in raising the bar of our productions and fostering our people. If you are passionate about animation and enjoy sharing success with others, we'd like to hear from you!
Join the fastest growing CG Animation studio in Vancouver
Work on top feature and episodic CG franchises for leading streaming platforms (Netflix, Disney+, Apple TV+, Amazon, Peacock, Paramount+ etc.)
Work with a diverse group of artists from all over the world who have come to BC to join our expanding studio
Use all of the latest tools and softwares
We uphold a premium standard of quality across all of our productions by putting all of our resources up on screen
We hire for the long term and give artists the opportunity to grow, get promoted and take on as much responsibility as they can manage
We offer flexibility and autonomy
We facilitate requests in a timely manner
We support PR applications
We offer direct deposit
We offer a generous benefits package