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3D FX Artist Supervisor

Toronto, ON · Art/Media/Design
Jam Filled is a dynamic workplace for like-minded creative artists, we will remind you why you love cartooning: every project is produced with an eye for quality and an ear for fun!
Our Toronto studio is looking for a talented FX Artist
Supervisor for our brand-new spooky 3D series.  And let’s just say this isn’t your typical preschool show.  The FX Artist uses their keen eye for design and knowledge of real-world physics to create high-quality visual effects, such as smoke, fire, water and dust, to add to the atmosphere of this exciting new series!

You’ll get to:
  • Assign shots/tasks to the team and ensuring that all effects deliverables are completed fully and in line with production schedule and Director’s overall vision
  • Define workflow for the show with the CG Supervisor
  • Create Rigs/Template effects for the team, ensuring continuity and flow within and between shots and sequences
  • Attend FX 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 Jam Filled Production pipeline
  • Remain current and up-to-date in FX techniques through industry research and training
  • Perform additional duties as required
  • Assist Department Head by providing feedback for the annual performance review process

This will be your JAM if you have:
  • 5+ years’ CG FX experience in a production environment
  • Had managed a team with good Management skills
  • Completed post-secondary education classical or 3D animation, art fundamentals, or other relevant area of study
  • Feature film experience an asset
  • Good working knowledge of Maya FX tools, Houdini, or other FX plug-ins
  • 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
  • Working knowledge of any scripting language is a plus:

What’s in it for you?
  • Healthcare and dental
  • Competitive remuneration
  • Close proximity to the downtown core and public transportation
  • Various activities, team-building events and parties
  • Flexible work hours
  • Focus on work/life balance

Boat Rocker Media is committed to providing a fair and equitable work environment and encourages applications from all interested individuals across all gender and sexual identities, indigenous identity, ethno-racial identity, place of origin, age and ability.

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