WildBrain

FX Artist (Houdini), CG

Job Locations CA-BC-Vancouver
Posted Date 3 months ago(9/14/2021 6:27 PM)
Job ID
2021-4111

Overview

WildBrain Studios is looking for an experienced FX Artist to join our exciting new animated Sonic the Hedgehog series, Sonic Prime, set to premiere worldwide in 2022.

 

This 24-episode animated adventure for kids, families, and long-time fans draws upon the keystones of the brand and features the “Blue Blur” of video game fame in a high-octane adventure where the fate of a strange new multiverse rests in his gloved hands. Sonic’s adventure is about more than a race to save the universe, it’s a journey of self-discovery and redemption.

 

This feature quality episodic series will deliver the visually captivating, binge-worthy story that Sonic fans new and old are sure to love. We are on the hunt to find passionate and talented folks to join this team and help us really bring the blue blur to life!

 

 

As an FX Artist you will work in conjunction with the FX Lead and CG Supervisor to create high-caliber FX simulations for one of our exciting 3D TV Series. You will be a part of our fun and creative studio atmosphere, and will have an opportunity to grow your skill set and progress in your career.

 

We are currently working virtually because of the Covid-19 pandemic. During this time our hiring teams are ready to support interviews via video conferencing, and we are enabling artists to work from home until the studio can reopen. We’d love to hear from you! #stayhomestaysafe!

 

Responsibilities

  • Create and deliver FX for the series and each episode within scheduled timelines
  • Ensure that all production deadlines are met while producing work at a quality level in keeping with production requirements
  • Construct creative solutions for recurring FX in the production
  • Revise shots based on client and supervisor feedback in a timely manner
  • Coordinate with Lighting 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

  • Proficiency in Houdini
  • 2+ years of experience in animation or film industry
  • Proficiency in Maya’s particle and fluid systems is a must
  • Proficiency in Nuke is a must
  • Ability to communicate creative and technical thoughts and ideas
  • Ability to multitask, prioritize and manage time efficiently
  • Ability to work alone and collaboratively, often with multiple tasks and under deadline pressure

 

Bonus:

  • Knowledge in Python is an asset

 

Why WildBrain?

 

At WildBrain Studios our teams dig into a diverse range of projects – from preschool and comedy to action-adventure, and work with international partners such as Apple, Netflix, LEGO, DreamWorks, BBC, Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon and more. We produce high quality Flash, Harmony, and Maya animated series. Aside from awesome projects and partners, WildBrain puts our people first, here are just a few of the ways:

  • Great benefits that make employees feel truly valued including a customizable extended health and dental plan
  • Generous RRSP matching
  • Bonus time off
 

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