jobby: Effects Artist, Starz Animation, Toronto

December 14, 2010

Starz Animation located in downtown Toronto is looking for an Effects Artist to work on a stereoscopic live action feature film.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Create effects for assigned shots using Realflow and Maya, ensuring continuity and flow within and between shots and sequences
  • Work with Lead Effects Artist to ensure that all individually assigned Effects deliverables are completed fully and in line with production schedule and Director’s overall vision
  • Attend Effects reviews for assigned sequences
  • Troubleshoot and debug shot problems and escalate technical issues as required
  • Maintain a convention of file naming structures for all shots that is compatible within the Starz Animation production pipeline
  • Remain current and up-to-date in effects techniques through industry research and training
  • Perform additional duties as required

Skills and Experience:

  • 3+ years CG visual effects experience in a Maya production environment
  • Feature film experience an asset
  • Completed post-secondary education classical or 3D animation, art fundamentals, or other relevant area of study
  • Good working knowledge of Realflow,  Maya FX tools and Houdini
  • Experience with Maya particles/dynamics and particle expressions
  • Background in traditional art an asset
  • Basic understanding of animation styles and techniques and the animation production pipeline as a whole
  • Good creative and technical problem solving skills
  • Ability to learn quickly and comprehend custom in-house production tools
  • Ability to prioritize tasks, meet tight deadlines, and perform to standard in a fast-paced environment
  • Experience with Realflow and Maya Fluids as well as some knowledge of the development and design of FX water
  • Compositing principles preferably using Fusion and/or Nuke
  • Any scripting language

Qualified applicants can apply online to Starz Animation at Please ensure you attach a link to your demo reel including your reel breakdown and resume.

We would like to thank all applicants however only those considered for an interview will be contacted