FX Artist (Technical) – Animated Feature Film (Vancouver) (65 views)

Vancouver, BC
September 25, 2017

Everything will be awesome when you’re part of the team! Animal Logic – the studio that brought you The LEGO Movie – is looking for a Technical FX Artist to commence in October. This is a fulltime, contract role that reports to Artist Management.

Key Responsibilities Include:

  • Provide highly technical solutions to creative briefs through utilizing workflow and Houdini capabilities
  • Bring a very strong Python understanding which will assist in the develop of techniques and rigs to achieve and optimize approved looks with direction from Supervisor and/or Lead
  • Develop particle and fluid simulations with direction from Supervisor and/or Lead
  • Develop an understanding for the department pipeline including all assets and tools, and their purpose
  • Accurately gauge time it takes to achieve tasks and hit deadlines consistently
  • Understand the processes of adjoining departments (e.g. Lighting and Compositing) and communicate with these departments as needed
  • Become proficient with the departments propriety tools
  • Contribute creative feedback in reviews
  • Be willing to assist/mentor junior team members with any technical/artistic challenges they may have


  • 5 + years’ proven experience on feature films, TV and/or animated feature
  • 5+ years’ proven experience in working on high quality FX and simulations using Houdini FX tools (Maya experience a Bonus)
  • 2+ years’ experience in crowd/character FX is a plus
  • Lighting/Surfacing/Shading experience a plus
  • Ability to efficiently organize and prioritize assigned tasks
  • Attention to design and artistic detail
  • Ability to work solo as well as collaboratively within a team environment and when necessary to pass knowledge to other staff members.
  • Excellence in problem solving and balancing quick turnaround with long term quality and ability to meet deadlines with high quality output.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to efficiently organise and prioritise work across multiple areas and work under pressure.
  • Willing to learn, and contribute to the success of the team and project
  • Ability to take direction and feedback and apply this to assets or shots moving forward; anticipating the supervisors and leads preference.
  • Highly developed English written and oral communication skills and the ability to connect with a wide variety of personalities



Please include in your reel examples of:

  • Complex and problem solving FX shot work
  • Houdini simulations
  • Any digital assets and setups you’ve contributed to, created or developed yourself
  • Any macro FX or miniature FX work a bonus!

Salary range CAD$110 – 130k and extended medical benefits. In addition, we include a comprehensive benefits package with paid vacation time, extended medical and dental, AD&D, LTD and Life insurance. Relocation assistance provided if required.  If you are interested in applying for this role please fill out our online application form via our website. http://www.animallogic.com/Careers/Jobs or contact us at jobs@animallogic.ca

Animal Logic recently completed production on The LEGO® Batman Movie, The Great Wall and The Master: A LEGO® Ninjago Short. Animal Logic is currently in production on, The LEGO® Ninjago Movie (2017), Peter Rabbit (2018) and The LEGO® Movie Sequel (2019). Other film credits include The LEGO® Movie, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Alien: Covenant, Avengers: Age of Ultron, The Great Gatsby, Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole, 300, Happy Feet and The Matrix. Yes, that’s all us!

We are based in Sydney, LA and are now very excited to be establishing a presence in Vancouver within the creative precinct of Yaletown.  Production on our first Vancouver-based animated feature commenced in January 2016 with more animated features in the pipeline.  Our business and work location for this role is 840 Cambie Street, Vancouver.

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