Zoic Studios is an Award winning VFX company made up of accomplished artists and producers who understand story, process and relationships.
Partnership, integrity and enthusiasm are our key founding principles. We have three locations, Los Angeles, New York City and Vancouver, Canada.
Some of our recent credits include, Keanu, Everything Everything, Once Upon A Time, The 100, Arrow, Lemony Snicket's; Series of Unfortunate Events, Man In the High Castle, Imaginary Mary and The Get Down.
Visual Evolution" is our mission; we invest in constantly improving our technological and studio processes so that our artists can focus on being creative even in the lightning fast paced world of visual effects.
We apply these principles to our work on some of the most VFX intensive film and television projects out there. We like a challenge. Do you?
Our Vancouver location is currently seeking Senior FX Artists .
The FX Artist reports to the FX Supervisor and is responsible for creating and completing a variety of dynamics and effects work for film, streamed and broadcast television projects.
Duties and Responsibilities :
Design, create and implement high quality photo-real effects including Water, Fire, Smoke, Explosions, Clouds, Debris, Magical etc.
Design, create and implement efficient methods, tools, and workflows
Understand and work within the studio / show structure / pipeline
Work with TDs and Pipeline to improve FX processes
Integrate created elements into scenes with lighting and shading
Document developed technologies.
Report regularly to the FX Supervisor for creative approvals, technical or administrative concerns
Follow the creative direction set forth by the production and communicated by the FX Supervisor and VFX Supervisor
Stays current with latest technologies, methods, and workflows.
Minimum 8 years’ experience in Film / Television as an FX Artist.
Senior level knowledge of, and proven ability to use Houdini and Maya to develop high quality photo-real dynamic effects.
Past experience of renders such as VRay, RenderMan, Arnold
Past experience with Mantra.
Senior level experience with rigid body dynamics and particle systems
Adaptable to change of direction during production and in tight deadlines
Strong technical knowledge for problem solving, verbal communication and organizational skills
Ability to work under tight deadlines in order to deliver on time and on budget
Knowledge of coding / scripting in current production languages Ie : Python, VEX, Hscript, C++, and Mel
Strong understanding of rendering and shading techniques and procedures
Extensive experience of breakout layers for compositing and ability to slap comp FX passes
Excellent English communication both verbal and written.
Past experience with mentoring junior artists
Problem solving capabilities with a solution-driven attitude
Strong attention to detail and follow through
Experience in fast pace environment
Must showcase a comprehensive reel demonstrating photo real FX capabilities as outlined
BC Residents Preferred.
375 Water Street, Vancouver, BC
wage range : $48.08 - $63.00