jobby: CG FX Supervisor, Mercury Filmworks, Ottawa

By Mike Valiquette

merc logoWe are currently seeking a talented CG FX Supervisor to work on an exciting, high-profile production with worldwide exposure. The position is looking for a skilled and experienced candidate, who will help establish, reinforce and enhance the animated property by supervising the FX team. The FX Supervisor is responsible to identify all effects in a sequence and clarify with Directors, Supervisors and Production when necessary. The FX Supervisor should demonstrate ability to effectively supervise the FX development team technically and artistically.

  • Type: Permanent, Full-time Employee
  • Salary: Commensurate with experience; benefits plan available
  • Positions available: 2
  • Start Date: Immediately

Job Requirements:

  • Work closely with the Production Supervisors in the management of the department and to create the schedule and ensure schedules and deliverables are met for both shots and sequences
  • Responsible for creating the necessary look as designed by the Director(s), CG Supervisor, and Designer(s) for a particular sequence
  • Responsible for overseeing the creation, shading, and rendering of CG assets and creating sophisticated particle simulations
  • Ensure the on-time delivery of effects elements within production schedule
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to generate stock, reusable FX and FX style guides for use by the FX team
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Proven experience in producing effects such as smoke, fire, clouds, water, steam and explosions
  • 5+ years’ experience working with Dynamics and nDynamics in Maya
  • Experience with Houdini an asset

How to Apply: If you have the passion and determination it takes to create stunning animation, please send your resume and demo reel to and reference: FXAR-1014 in the subject line of your submission.

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