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BC, Character FX Artist, Senior

Character FX Artist, Senior

Zoic Studios is an Award winning VFX company made up of accomplished artists and producers who understand story, process and relationships. Partnership, integrity and enthusiasm are our key founding principles. We have three locations, Los Angeles, New York City and Vancouver, Canada. Some of our recent credits include, Once Upon a Time, The 100, Arrow, Series of Unfortunate Events, Game of Thrones and Zoo.

"Visual Evolution" is our mission; we invest in constantly improving our technological and studio processes so that our artists can focus on being creative even in the lightning fast paced world of visual effects. We apply these principles to our work on some of the most VFX intensive film and television projects out there. We like a challenge. Do you?

Our Vancouver studios is looking for an experienced Character FX Artist to join our team in order to work on multiple projects that includes television, streamed series and films. This is a project based, full time position.

The Senior CFX Artist is experienced in all areas of animation and has held previous positions within an FX or Character FX team. The CFX Artist will work closely with the project supervisors as well as the Rigging Supervisor and Animation Supervisor with respect to best artistic and technical approach associated with each character & creature.

Responsibilities: 

  • Set up and adjust hair grooms and cloth simulations using Yeti and Maya nCloth
  • Complete character FX work on a shot per shot basis
  • Check for and fix penetration and intersection problems
  • Check for and fix continuity issues
  • Ensure that all shot assets are cached and shaded for lighting
  • Identify, and correct, any problems with cached geometry
  • Ensure that all shot assets can be cached and put into the lighting pipeline
  • Mentor artists

Qualifications:

  • 8+  years relevant experience in a VFX, live action studio (TV and/or Features)
  • Senior level experience in Vray, Maya, Yeti & nCloth
  • In-depth knowledge of rigging
  • Senior level experience with hair, fur and dynamics
  • Senior level ability to light in Vray and take CFX to final
  • High level of understanding for physically based simulation
  • Knowledge of Marvelous Designer as asset
  • Knowledge of MEL, Python and C++ an asset
  • Must be a collaborative team player and problem solver
  • Must be meticulous and organized with asset management
  • Must be able to clearly communicate technical and artistic ideas
  • Excellent English communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment under tight deadlines
  • Must showcase up-to-date reel demonstrating listed & relevant skills.

 

BC Residents Preferred.

375 Water Street, Vancouver, BC

Wage Range: $48.08 - $63.00

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