SENIOR FX TD – Image Engine, Vancouver, BC
Contract: starting  January, 2015

Are you interested in working for a growing, independent, award winning studio? This opportunity involves working in a strong, R&D supported pipeline, a friendly and collaborative environment, and with a group of passionate artists all working towards realizing the Director’s dream.


The Senior FX TD must assume responsibility for delivering assigned FX work, and more specifically:

create multiple types of realistic and believable effects (ie. rigid body and particle dynamics, procedural geometry generation, fluid dynamics and cloth simulations) with minimal supervision and within the studio pipeline
address your Leads critiques and comments while providing solutions to aesthetic issues to improve the shot; and maintaining a quality level as described by your Supervisor/ Lead
provide dailied versions for assigned tasks in an agreed upon time by your Supervisor/ Lead
attend dailies, reviews, and team meetings as required
work with FX team, as required, to maintain shot continuity; as well as, support other departments (Lighting, Compositing, etc) to ensure information is communicated up and down the pipeline
provide input regarding existing tools and interfaces for FX pipeline and provide solutions for technical problems that may arise in a shot, sequence or with a film format
assist members of the FX team to learn and grow their skills to meet their career aspirations by providing informal feedback, tips and tricks, and encouragement

Solid knowledge and demonstrated work experience in Houdini
Able to create multiple types of FX from simple to difficult with a minimum of supervision
Strong aptitude for technical workflow challenges such as directory structure, file formats, naming conventions, scripts, automation tools, automated dailies, etc.
Excellent problem solver who can focus on detail, while maintaining the whole picture
HScript is a minimum requirement, python scripting preferred
Python scripting, C++ and RenderMan shader coding is a bonus
Experience with other solvers and simulation tools (e.g. Naiad, realflow, Bullet, Blastcode, etc) is a bonus
The Senior FX TD should have 5+ years of FX experience for high-end film/ commercials

If this role is for you, e-mail your resume, and a link to a reel and breakdown to jobs@image-engine.com. The subject should read “Senior FX TD – your name”.