This is an excellent opportunity for a talented Houdini FX Artist to join the crew on our new series, Marvel's Spidey and His Amazing Friends! Artists of all levels are welcome to apply for this role.
Atomic Cartoons Inc. is an award-winning animation studio with locations in Vancouver's Mt. Pleasant Animation District, Ottawa's Hintonburg neighborhood and LA. Since its inception over 20 years ago, Atomic Cartoons has created and produced numerous 2D and CG animation productions including Last Kids on Earth and Hello Ninja. Atomic is well known for its artist-friendly culture and flexible work environment. We are always looking for artists of all levels to join our team!
WHAT YOU WILL DO:
- Design and animate effects utilizing Houdini for smoke, clouds, fire, lava, and water that meet the technical and aesthetic standards of the project.
- Take direction from FX Supervisor, Leads and FX TDs.
- Work with DFX supervisor, lighting team and CG Supervisor to determine the best possible technical and creative approaches to be able to work smoothly within the pipeline.
- Produce look tests based on provided concepts.
- Work within show structure and production deadlines to complete tasks.
- Meet deadlines as assigned by production management.
WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR:
- Knowledge of Houdini Dynamic tools.
- An understanding of physical dynamics and natural phenomena.
- Self-driven, a good communicator, and a great team player.
- Strong technical skills within a show structure.
- Ability to multitask, prioritize, and problem solve.
- Experience rendering with Mantra.
- Prior experience in the CG animation industry is an asset.
- Basic knowledge of Nuke is an asset.
- Basic knowledge of Renderman and/or Katana is an asset.
- Currently legally eligible to work in Canada.
- BC residents are preferred for this role.
START DATE: As soon as possible in 2021
Atomic Cartoons Inc. and Thunderbird Entertainment welcome and encourage applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.
Show us what you would like to contribute to Atomic by providing us with relevant examples of your previous work along with your resume and cover letter.
We thank you for your submission; only short-listed candidates will be contacted. No phone calls, please.