Reporting to the FX Supervisor, the FX artist receives creative direction to create high-caliber dynamic and riveting visual 3D FX. This role requires trouble shooting skills to be able to solve technical and artistic issues while meeting client requirements and production deadlines.
Develop and produce a wide variety of realistic visual effects, including but not limited to destruction, smoke, fire, water and the supernatural
Work under the guidance multiple supervisors to achieve the desired level of aesthetic quality and technical accuracy, often exploring different approaches and looks
Work with the FX Leads to produce various elements using presets and templates, and to expand and improve upon these templates
Revise simulations based on client and supervisor feedback in a timely manner
Coordinate with the Lighting Dept. to ensure smooth integration of FX elements
Work within the established pipeline and offer constructive suggestions to improve the process
Help develop and explore new ways to enhance results
Help teammates debug issues and learn new methods
QUALIFICATIONS & SKILLS
4+ years live action VFX experience
Creative ability and artistic talent, demonstrated by previous work
Strong experience in creating a wide variety of simulations (destruction, atmospheric, fluid, supernatural, etc.)
Understanding of physics, realistic motion, and assorted natural phenomena at different scales
Exceptional technical skills, the ability to learn new software quickly, and a hunger to stay on the leading edge
Strong willingness to grow, learn new methods and share knowledge with others
Ability to independently and proactively solve technical issues
Ability to take direction positively, work well within a team and thrive in the face of deadlines
Excellent communication skills and an open mind
Team player able to work in a cooperative, fast-paced environment
Compositing and scripting experience a plus
Flowline experience a big plus
TOOLS AND SOFTWARE REQUIRED
HOW TO MAKE YOUR APPLICATION STAND OUT
APPLY ONLY ONCE.
We keep your resume on file for 6 months so no need to apply again unless there are significant changes or unless you’re applying for a different position.
ALWAYS APPLY WITH THE SAME EMAIL
We want to be able to reach you easily and much of our correspondence is via email and this helps us keep your information together in one file. That way you’re not lost in the system.
Resume – Include in your resume the names of the company’s you worked with and the dates you were there. Max 2 pages.
Cover Letter – tell us a little about yourself and what makes you the ideal candidate.
Reel Breakdown – demonstrates what you did on each shot and the tools used – Go ahead! Show off your talent/skills here.
About Scanline VFX
Celebrating over 25 years in the industry, Scanline VFX specializes in creating complex visual effects for high end, block buster feature films with studios worldwide: Vancouver, Los Angeles, Munich, and Stuttgart. Founded in Germany, the company expanded to Los Angeles in 2007 and opened the largest studio in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia in 2011. In 2015 it won the Emmy for Outstanding Visual Effects for their work on Game of Thrones. Scanline VFX has received multiple Academy Award Nominations for Best Achievement in Visual Effects: 2014 for Iron Man 3 and in 2010 for its work on director Clint Eastwoods Hereafter. We are also well known for our proprietary, in-house fluid effects software Flowline, for which it received a 2008 Scientific and Technical Achievement Academy Award.
Today, it is one of the biggest names in the industry and the go-to studio for creating epic, breathtaking cinematic moments. Current productions include: Justice League Part One, Independence Day Resurgence, Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2, Power Rangers, Knights of the Roundtable: King Arthur, Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, Ben Hur, The Promise, and several other projects to be announced soon.
Recent projects include Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice, Game of Thrones, Furious 7, San Andreas, The 5th Wave, Point Break, Hateful 8, and In the Heart of the Sea. Past films include Exodus, The Hunger Games Mockingjay, 300: Rise of an Empire, Captain America: Winter Soldier, White House Down, Godzilla, The Wolf of Wall Street, Snowpiercer, Journey 2, Blackhat, Man of Steel, Iron Man 3, Looper, Cloud Atlas, A Good Day to Die Hard, The Amazing Spiderman, Divergent, Pompeii, Iron Man 3, Into the Storm, The Avengers, Battleship, The Invasion, Poseidon, Immortals, Super 8, 2012, Hereafter, 300, Poseidon, and The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian.
Scanline VFX offers a leading edge creative, collaborative team environment working with brilliant talent from around the globe. Located in the heart of downtown Vancouver, BC the studio is steps from transit, the best in the city’s trendy Yaletown dining and Robson high street shopping. On site amenities include a lounge/nightclub with big screen projector tv, pool table and foosball tables, over-sized patios and rooftop deck kitchen & BBQ areas, secure bicycle storage, massage chairs, showers and lockers. Experience fun team events, parties, sporting activities, local business discounts and much more.