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Effects Technical Director

Salary: $62,600.00 - $99,300.00/Annually
Job Type: Full Time, Contract
Start Date: As soon as possible

Language: English
Minimum Education: None
Positions Available: 1

NOC Group: Graphic Designers and Illustrators (5241)
NOC Job Title: 3D Animation Artist
Expires in 39 days
Expires: 2022-01-15
Last Updated: 2021-09-17

Job Number: 697007

Job Location(s)

21 Water Street
Suite 400
Vancouver, British Columbia
V6B 1A1, Canada

Job Description

The Effects TD generates FX animation, procedural simulation, dynamic simulation, particle and fluid systems for feature film visual effects. They are responsible for lighting, rendering and moderate-level compositing of complex shots with guidance from their supervisors.

Primary Responsibilities

•    Designs and creates FX animation, procedural simulation, dynamic simulation, particle and fluid systems
•    Light complex/multiple elements; communicates status of shots to supervisors and Production
•    Provides accurate time estimates for shotwork
•    Responsible for handing off elements to other departments i.e. comp and rendering teams
•    Presents shot work in dailies; attend dailies and other department meetings
•    Mentor junior Effects artists
•    Data management of shots including clean up
•    Special projects as needed


Job Requirements

•    At least three years of relevant professional VFX experience and at least a college level diploma or higher in computer graphics, fine arts, design, or photography, or related field; OR at least five years of relevant professional VFX experience in lieu of education.

Required Skills/Competencies
•    Demonstrates an excellent aesthetic eye 
•    Exhibits strong teamwork and interdisciplinary thinking
•    Production pipeline experience
•    Strong communication and follow-through
•    Ability to work under pressure and deadlines
•    Experience with either Maya, 3DS Max, Houdini, or similar software
•    Basic understanding of the physics of simulation

Preferred Skills/Competencies
•    Linux and scripting ability in Python

Technical Skills/Competencies
•    Advanced simulation experience with either Houdini, Maya, 3DS Max or other software, and the ability to write expressions

Salary & Benefits

$62,600 - $99,300 annual salary; plus benefits package – 4% gross earnings paid in lieu of vacation, extended health & dental insurance, and MSP coverage. Annual performance reviews may lead to merit increases.


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