Role: Lead FX Artist - 3D Reporting to: CG Supervisor
Summary of the Role
Boulder Media are recruiting for the position of Lead FX Artist. This role requires someone with a strong knowledge of 3D software and its application of 3D effects such as Particles, Fracturing, Fluids, and Dynamic Collisions.
They will be creatively and technically skilled with a strong working knowledge of effects design for animation as well as a solid foundation in Maya.
Establish key FX set-ups, liaising with the Art Director and the CG Supervisor to set the required creative style of the production.
Create re-usable FX Assets that meet the Art Director’s creative and technical requirements.
Collaborate with the CG Supervisor and pipeline team to ensure the project’s FX pipeline is effective and economical.
Provide regular progress updates to the Production Manager and CG Supervisor.
Manage the technical and visual quality control of the department.
Provide creative and technical leadership and support for the FX team.
At least 5 years’ experience working as a VFX artist in either TV or feature film work.
Must have an excellent working knowledge of FX in Maya and/or Houdini and ideally Maya Dynamics and particle systems.
Knowledge of other programs such as Realflow, Nuke X particles, Fume and After Effects.
Must have a strong creative style and a thorough understanding of light, colour, shading, and FX design.
Knowledge of Python (and/or Mel) is considered a bonus.
Experience with Shotgun (or asset tracking systems) is considered a bonus.
Experience in CG effects pipeline development.
The idea candidate will be/have:
A strong leader.
A team player.
Strong problem-solving skills and attention to detail.
Self-motivated and proactive.
Open to direction.
Excellent communication skills.
Apply Now / Email: marianne.mcsharry @ bouldermedia.tv