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jobby: Effects Artist, Arc Productions, Toronto

January 12, 2012

Position Title: Effects Artist
Reports to: Effects Supervisor/Head of Effects
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Description: Arc Productions Ltd. (formerly Starz Media Canada Co.) is hiring an Effects Artist

Arc Productions, a Canadian based CG animation and visual effects facility located in downtown Toronto is looking for an Effects Artist to join the team.


–          Create effects for assigned shots using 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 Arc Productions pipeline

–          Remain current and up-to-date in effects techniques through industry research and training

–          Perform additional duties as required


–          5+ years CG visual effects experience in a Maya production environment

–          Completed post-secondary education classical or 3D animation, art fundamentals, or other relevant area of study

–          Good working knowledge of Maya FX tools, Houdini, and Real Flow

–          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

Please visit to apply. No phone calls please.


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