Position: Senior FX Artist
Crafty Apes is a high-end visual effects boutique with a strong foothold in features and episodic television. We are hiring a Temporary Senior FX Artist with experience in episodic TV and feature film formats. The perfect candidate needs to be a dependable team player with a great attitude and able to make fast turnarounds. This is a 3-month contract to start.
● Work with the Supervisors and Production to create photo real FX for assigned show(s).
● Meet all milestones while adhering to the show’s schedules.
● Produce look-tests based upon provided reference materials.
● Tackle challenging situations in a fast-paced environment.
● Take direction and effectively communicate with team and management. ● Ensure that all work carried out on the show(s) fits within the company’s pipeline where possible.
● BA/BS preferred.
● Minimum 3 years proficiency in using 3ds Max for FX creation, as well as any FX Plugins such as PhoenixFD, Tyflow, and Thinking Particles.
● Proven experience in an episodic TV and feature pipeline.
● Knowledge of and and/or all of the following:
o Rigid body and particle dynamics
o Volume modeling and rendering
o Procedural geometry generation
o Fluid dynamics
● Strong understanding of physical dynamics and natural phenomena.
● Experience with one or more other professional software packages such as Maya or Houdini
● Scripting proficiency, a plus.
● Good communication skills and ability to take exact direction from show leads and supervisors.
Crafty Apes LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.