Effects Artist

Starz Animation located in downtown Toronto is looking for an Effects Artist to work on a stereoscopic live action feature film.

Duties and Responsibilities:
· Create effects for assigned shots using Realflow and Maya, ensuring continuity and flow within and between shots and sequences
· Work with Lead Effects Artist to ensure that all individually assigned Effects deliverables are completed fully and in line with production schedule and Director’s overall vision
· Attend Effects reviews for assigned sequences
· Troubleshoot and debug shot problems and escalate technical issues as required
· Maintain a convention of file naming structures for all shots that is compatible within the Starz Animation production pipeline
· Remain current and up-to-date in effects techniques through industry research and training
· Perform additional duties as required

Skills and Experience:
· 3+ years CG visual effects experience in a Maya production environment
· Feature film experience an asset
· Completed post-secondary education classical or 3D animation, art fundamentals, or other relevant area of study
· Good working knowledge of Realflow, Maya FX tools and Houdini
· Experience with Maya particles/dynamics and particle expressions
· Background in traditional art an asset
· Basic understanding of animation styles and techniques and the animation production pipeline as a whole
· Good creative and technical problem solving skills
· Ability to learn quickly and comprehend custom in-house production tools
· Ability to prioritize tasks, meet tight deadlines, and perform to standard in a fast-paced environment
· Experience with Realflow and Maya Fluids as well as some knowledge of the development and design of FX water
· Compositing principles preferably using Fusion and/or Nuke
· Any scripting language

Qualified applicants can apply online to Starz Animation at www.starzanimation.com/careers Please ensure you attach a link to your demo reel including your reel breakdown and resume.

We would like to thank all applicants however only those considered for an interview will be contacted.

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