FX Lead – CORE

C.O.R.E. Digital Pictures located in downtown Toronto is currently looking for a FX Lead to work on a dynamic new pre-teen animated series that will be aired on a major U.S. television network.

The company was founded in 1994 and is one of Canada‘s leading digital visual effects and animation studios. Over a decade later, C.O.R.E. has successfully built three divisions: C.O.R.E. Digital Pictures, C.O.R.E. Toons and C.O.R.E. Feature Animation. Over the years, with the underlying philosophy that a studio designed by artists for artists fosters the best creative environment, C.O.R.E. has produced award-winning work for more than 55 Feature Films, 24 Television Series and 24 Movies of the Week.

C.O.R.E. offers an exciting work environment; our open work structure allows for creativity and fun at the same time. The continuous flow of interesting new projects that are awarded from major studios and production companies makes working at C.O.R.E. a unique and fulfilling experience.

Qualifications and Skills:
·Superior understanding of 3D animation, FX and compositing
·Advanced knowledge of Maya
·Excellent understanding and experience 3D particle or sprite systems
·Experience with other FX software (RealFlow, Houdini, etc. is an asset)
·Must have strong visual and technical skills
·Knowledge of scripting (Mel, Python, etc.)
·Ability to create re-usable effect setups with appropriate and intuitive controls for other artists
·Ability to setup and render final frames in a production pipeline
·Superior understanding of directory structures, databases, specific naming conventions, and file management
·Must understand common 3D rendering tools and techniques
·Post grad diploma in animation preferred
·Training/knowledge in 3D animation
·3-5 years of professional experience
·Must be legally entitled to work in Canada

Job Duties and Responsibilities:
·Create required quotas of finished effects per week
·Required to check in with Directors, review notes and instruction regularly
·Take creative and technical direction from CG and SHF Supervisor
·Post completed work internally and communicate progress to managers
·Mentors and develops direct reports to expand their knowledge, skills and abilities
·Make timely corrections to work when required
·Additional duties as assigned

Qualified applicants can email their websites to recruiting@coredp.com or send their resumes, demo reels in DVD-R format including shot breakdown to:

C.O.R.E. Digital Pictures Recruiting
461 King St. West
Toronto, Ontario
M5V 1K7

We would like to thank all applicants for their interest however only those under consideration will be contacted. No phone calls please.

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