Overview

PLEASE APPLY DIRECTLY TO THIS POSITION HERE: https://scanlinevfx.applynow.net.au/jobs/SVFX1149

 

JOB SUMMARY

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.

RESPONSIBILITIES

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 of multiple supervisors to achieve the desired level of aesthetic quality and technical accuracy, often exploring different approaches and looks
Develop scalable FX systems that can be used in a variety of shots by a variety of artist
Effectively communicate to other artists on how to use said FX systems and help them through the process if need be
Revise simulations based on client and supervisor feedback in a timely manner
Be willing to learn and adapt new tools outside of Houdini into your workflow
Coordinate with the Lighting & Comp 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
QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS

Creative ability and artistic talent, demonstrated by previous work
Able to build systems that can create complex FX; but are simple, intuitive, and easy to control
Demonstrated knowledge of Houdini, including its advantages over other tools as well as its disadvantages
Demonstrated knowledge of Python, The Houdini HOM, and VEX
Knowledge of one or more renderer commonly used in production; Vray, Arnold, Prman, Mantra
C++ and Houdini SDK experience would be a bonus
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
4+ years live action VFX experience
REQUIRED TOOLS

Houdini
Nuke
ADDITIONAL TOOLS (we’ll take preference to artists that have experience with the following)

3DS Max & popular FX plugins, Thinking Particles, FumeFX, Krakatoa
Flowline
Maya
Realflow
BENEFITS INCLUDED

+Extended Medical
+Disability Insurance
+Dental Insurance

 

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 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.

 

PLEASE APPLY DIRECTLY TO THIS POSITION HERE: https://scanlinevfx.applynow.net.au/jobs/SVFX1149

About Scanline VFX

COMPANY SUMMARY

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.