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FX Artist

FX Artist

• Emerging Level


An FX Artist designs and creates elements and effects for the look of a film. An FX artist may also develop systems for use across the show or for specific sequences.

Category N/A
Location Greater Los Angeles Area
Time Period Full time
Start Date N/A

Job Description

Job Duties
  • Design and create images, elements, and effects (such as fire, smoke, water, destruction, magic, etc).
  • Work with other artists, the FX head, VFX supervisor, and the director to achieve the art directed goals.
  • Efficiently execute systems developed by other FX Artists and propagate/improve them in production shots.
  • Offer solutions to meet production's creative and/or technical requirements.
  • Ability to multitask, understand priorities, and hit deadlines.
  • Ability to work independently on assignments and be proactive to show/department needs.
  • Mentor and assist other artists in effects work and other computer graphics techniques.
  • Stay abreast of current technologies and offer ideas to implement them effectively.
  • Strong communication skills, interact professionally with others, respectful and punctual in meetings.  
  • Must be able to provide a reel/portfolio of work examples -- if available, include a web address when you submit your resume
  • 2+ years of production experience involving simulations of natural phenomenon, particle systems, procedural modeling, procedural animation, and other similar effects.
  • Experience in feature-length animation or live-action VFX production pipeline desirable.
  • Solid understanding of software like Houdini, Nuke, or similar 3D packages for use in particle systems, fluid simulation, rigid bodies, procedural geometry and compositing.
Desired Characteristics
  • Education in animation/graphics/computer science/VFX (or equivalent) program; traditional artistic training a plus.
  • Must have strong visual and problem-solving skills.
  • A good visual understanding of physical dynamics and natural phenomena along with a strong artistic eye to create compelling natural simulation.
  • Ability to self-critique creative work, address notes, and expand upon the art direction given.
  • Work collaboratively and professionally in a high-end software and production environment.
  • Experience scripting and/or programming a plus.

Job Type Full Time 
Weekly Limit 40
Shift Day
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