Senior FX Artist, CG

Job Locations CA-BC-Vancouver
Posted Date 6 days ago(1/14/2022 6:40 PM)
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WildBrain is looking for an experienced Senior FX Artist to join our team!


In this role, you have exceptional skills and experience in surfacing and texturing in Substance. You create characters, props and set models that accurately represent the artistic goals and story concepts of the production. You test tools created by the pipeline team for modeling and provide feedback.


Find a job that let’s your imagination run wild!

WildBrain Studios produces fan-favorite animation and award-winning content that kids and families love in every corner of the globe. We love what we do and it shows in the quality content we produce! Our custom-built Vancouver studio in beautiful British Columbia is a wonderful backdrop for our artists, but it doesn’t end there, we have employees working remotely across BC, Canada, and the world!  Our artist-centric culture means we invest in our people, we provide training and growth opportunities, a healthy work-life balance, and fun activities throughout the year to meet, mingle and get creative with your team. If you like what you are reading so far, well buckle up, we’re just getting started.



What You'll Do:

  • In collaboration with the FX supervisor, construct creative solutions for recurring visual effects in the production
  • Create and compose effects elements as assigned by the supervisor/director
  • Create and deliver effects for the series in a timely manner
  • Identify to the FX supervisor problems that could potentially affect timelines and delivery schedules
  • Ensure that all production deadlines are met while maintaining production quality level requirements
  • Participate in FX meetings and adjust/refine effects as indicated by FX supervisor or FX department head
  • Anticipate, communicate, and troubleshoot any creative or technical issues with assistance from key stakeholders
  • Assist with and complete production-related assignments
  • Keep current on effects techniques and technology
  • Ensure the FX supervisor/FX department head’s instructions are carried through
  • Recommend any team training needs to FX supervisor
  • Carry out duties in a professional and positive manner
  • Be a positive and creative force on the team


What You’ll Bring:

  • 3+ years of experience in animation or film
  • Proficiency in Houdini is a must
  • At least basic understanding of scripting and code
  • Experience with Shotgun is an asset
  • Ability to take direction, collaborate and be a team player
  • Ability to communicate in a professional and positive manner
  • Ability to communicate creative and technical thoughts and ideas
  • Ability to multitask, prioritize and manage time efficiently
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively on a team, often with multiple tasks and under deadline pressure
  • Openness to direction and ability to embrace change
  • Encouraging attitude towards feedback and new initiatives


Nice to Have:

  • Knowledge of Bifrost or similar FX package would be a plus
  • Experience using Niagara is a plus
  • Knowledge in Python is an asset


Why WildBrain?

We make sure to take care of all our hard-working Wild Brains by offering a comprehensive benefits package and a workplace culture that values our employees’ wellbeing.  Our staff enjoy RRSP matching, multi-tiered benefits so you can pick the coverage that’s best for you, free mental health resources, and additional perks like half-days in the summer, extra holidays in the winter and regular events to connect our teams virtually, and in-person.


In short – life is good on the Wild side!


Visit wildbrain.com/studios to learn more!


COVID-19 Update:

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!



" WildBrain Studio provides an atmosphere free from barriers to promote inclusion, equity and diversity. We demonstrate our commitment to this by providing a supportive work environment and a culture that welcomes and encourages equal opportunities for all employees. WildBrain Studio also accommodates people with disabilities throughout the selection process. Should you require accommodation, please let us know your requirements when contacted.”




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