FX Artist

This position is based in Vancouver. All applicants must reside in British Columbia if applying within Canada or in the United States.

Our Vancouver location is currently seeking a Senior FX & Dynamics Artist.

The Senior FX & Dynamics Artist reports to the FX Supervisor and is responsible for creating and contributing to a variety of dynamics and effects work for film, streamed and broadcast television projects.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Help design, create and implement high quality photo-real effects including Water, Fire, Smoke, Explosions, Clouds, Debris, Magical etc.
  • Understand and work within the studio/show structure / pipeline.
  • Work with TDs and Pipeline to improve FX processes.
  • Integrate created elements into scenes with lighting and shading.
  • Document developed technologies.
  • Report regularly to the FX Supervisor & Lead for creative approvals, technical or administrative concerns.
  • Follow the creative direction set forth by the production and communicated by the FX/VFX Leads and Supervisor.
  • Stays current with latest technologies, methods, and workflows.


  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in Film/Television as an FX specific Artist.
  • Knowledge of and proven ability to use Houdini and Maya to develop high quality photo-real dynamic effects.
  • Min. 4 years’ experience using both Maya and Houdini.
  • Good understanding of renders such as VRay, RenderMan, Arnold.
  • Some past experience with Mantra a big plus.
  • Experience with rigid body dynamics and particle systems.
  • Adaptable to change of direction during production and in tight deadlines.
  • Technical knowledge for problem solving, verbal communication and organizational skillsAbility to work under tight deadlines in order to deliver on time and on budget.
  • Knowledge of coding/scripting in current production languages Ie: Python, VEX, Hscript, C++, and Mel.
  • Thorough understanding of rendering and shading techniques and procedures.
  • Understanding of breakout layers for compositing and ability to slap comp FX passes.
  • Excellent English communication both verbal and written.
  • Positive attitude.
  • Highly organized.
  • Problem solving capabilities with a “solution-driven” attitude.
  • Strong attention to detail and follow through.
  • Experience in fast pace environment.
  • Must showcase a comprehensive reel demonstrating photo real FX capabilities as outlined.

Additional information

  • Candidates MUST be located in the United States or British Columbia if applying within Canada. At the moment this is a remote (work from home) position.
  • Zoic does not cover relocation costs.
  • All remote positions require the candidate to have a reliable internet connection via ethernet and work on Pacific Standard Time.
  • This job description contains the basic requirements for the position and is NOT intended to be a complete list of responsibilities; other duties may be assigned.
  • Due to the sheer volume of applications we receive, we regret that only those selected to interview will be contacted.

About Zoic Studios

About Zoic 

Zoic Studios is a Visual Effects company that specializes in high end visual effects for television, film, and advertising. Our mantra is Visual Evolution - we focus on every part of the process, from the final picture to the pipeline used to create them.

Are you looking for your next creative and technical challenge? Come join our team!

Why Join Zoic? 

  • We are an Artist owned and operated VFX studio.
  • We love what we do and always stay curious about new technology and techniques.
  • We respect work/life balance in a hectic industry.
  • We work with a team from all walks of life and backgrounds.