jobby: VFX Fluids Artist, Starz Animation, Toronto

January 7, 2011

Starz Animation located in downtown Toronto is looking for a VFX Fluids 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:

  • Minimum 3-5+ years working in Realflow software, specifically with photorealistic water
  • Feature film or high end television experience working on underwater scenes
  • Intermediate VFX experience in Maya is a must
  • Expert understanding of Maya dynamics is a must
  • Experience with Houdini a plus
  • Scripting experience preferred (Python, MEL)
  • A demonstrated understanding of shading and lighting for realistic water
  • Broad understanding of VFX technology and workflows
  • Some management/lead experience

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