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LEAD 3D EFFECTS ARTIST **MONTREAL LOCATION** - MONTREAL
Dallas Office
301 N. Crowdus St.
Dallas, TX 75226
Montreal Office
1751 Richardson Street
Suite 1100
Montreal QC H3K 1G6
Hollywood Office
1438 N. Gower St
Suite 200
Hollywood, CA 90028

Job Summary

The lead FX is a key member of the show that is responsible for managing sequences and those artists assigned to their sequences, being a part of the leadership team that drives the quality and style of the show and partnering with the Effects Supervisor to achieve these goals.

Responsibilities

• Training new hires in department standards, worflow, and techniques.
• Guiding and mentoring artists in advancing their work towards asset/shot approval.
• Work well with team members in an advisory role and can show them process and troubleshooting.
• Following the artists work to make sure they address the notes, respect the briefs and deadlines
• Helping the supervisor to design and improve the workflow
• Communicate with supervisor with any issues on the table or potential problems that are foreseen
• Simulate natural phenomenon by applying direct and procedural animation techniques to create a variety of effects
• Following the QC with the team and her/himself
• Create and composite 3D effects elements
• Create and communicate animation timing for effects
• Work with production team to create the desired look for the effect.

Qualifications

• Degree/diploma in fine arts or animation or equivalent experience
• A minimum of 4 years production experience in film or television effects
• Thorough knowledge of 3D effects and simulation techniques
• Working knowledge of Houdini and/or Maya required
• Compositing experience is a big plus
UNIX/LINUX operating system experience required
• Experience programming Vex and Python required
• Able to communicate creative and technical thoughts and ideas
• Able to follow directions well
• Able to multi-task and prioritize
• Able to thrive in a high pressure, deadline oriented environment
• Enjoy working in teams
• Able to follow directions well

Note: This job description is not meant to be all inclusive. Employee may be required to perform other duties to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.