Press "Enter" to skip to content

jobby: Special FX Artist, L’Atelier Animation, Montreal


Company description: L’Atelier Animation is an animation studio created in 2012 that specializes in the creation of 3D feature films and animated TV series. The studio has at heart the quality of the projects (eg Ballerina) and the well-being of its employees.

Job description:

Under the supervision of the CG Supervisor and the SFX Supervisor, the Special effects (SFX) Artist is responsible for the conception, the creation and the realization of the digital visual effects and diverse simulations with different technics and softwares.


  • Before production, read the project description;
  • Read the references given by the Supervisor to prepare for the work;
  • Search for the best way to produce a special effect;
  • Discuss and decide with the immediate Supervisor on the final result needed and the timeframe to


  • Evaluate and inform the Supervisor of the difficulties and the technic needs for the realisation of

    the special effects;

  • Develop the visual aspect of the effects that will serve on the project or any other studio project;
  • Execute all the effects and simulations asked (particles, fur, smoke, clothing, liquid, etc.);
  • Organize, manage and maintaining the simulation files that has been created;
  • Work to optimized the technics daily;
  • Inform the Supervisor and the production about the work advancement;
  • Publish correctly the approved elements;
  • Execute the corrections requested by the Supervisor and the Director;
  • Organize work and prepare presentation elements for approval;
  • Perform the images rendering et follow their calculation;
  • Perform other related tasks as assigned by management;


  • College diploma in in visual art and/or 3D graphic arts;
  • Have five (5) years in animation and/or special effects experience;
  • Excellent knowledge of MAYA;
  • Knowledge of Houdini is a plus;
  • Knowledge of Fume FX or Nuke is a plus;
  • Knowledge and understanding of a production structure;
  • Be comfortable with a LINUX / UNIX environment;

5605 de Gaspé Ave., suite 408, Montreal QC H2T 2A4


  • Knowledge of the asset manager SHOTGUN is a plus;
  • Be able to work in team;

    Only the selected candidates will be contacted. Please note that you may be asked to provide references. L’Atelier Animation is an equal opportunity employer. L’Atelier animation takes care of the well-being of its employees and offers a range of benefits: group health insurance, sick days, a basket of fresh fruit, social activities, etc.

    Title: Special effects Artist (SFX) Status: Contractual / Full-Time Location: Montreal
    Annual Salary: Based on experience

5605 de Gaspé Ave., suite 408, Montreal QC H2T 2A4

Apply here:

Comments are closed.