jobby: FX Lead, Nitrogen Studios, Vancouver

By Mike Valiquette

Nitrogen Studios Logo, CG Movies, Animation JobsPosition Overview:

The FX Lead is a highly skilled artist with a minimum of three years experience creating dynamic digital visual effects for television or feature film production.  The ideal candidate is a strong leader, with experience in a supervisory role.  Applicants with a proven history and specialization in FX for traditional and CGI character animation projects preferred.

Duties & Responsibilities: 

  • Work closely with Director and Department Supervisors to create theatrical feature level CGI effects for use within our pipeline.
  • Oversee the design, build and implementation of FX rigs in Houdini/ Maya.
  • Mentor and guide junior level animators.
  • Work closely with other TDs, Lighters, Compositors, and Render Wranglers to ensure smooth implementation of all effects through our pipeline.

Required Skills & Experience: 

  • 3+ years feature film production experience with Houdini .
  • Working knowledge and understanding of 3D lighting and compositing – particularly NUKE.
  • Must have strong communication skills and the ability to work within a team in our fast paced production environment.
  • Must be self motivated and have a strong desire to produce the highest possible quality effects within our production schedule.

Additional Bonus Skills:

  • Creation / Development of FX rigs utilizing Maya
  • Production experience with Maya Particles, NCloth, and Fur
  • RealFlow



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