Friday, March 20, 2009

FX Artist, Starz Animation, Toronto

Starz Animation, Toronto, one of Canada’s largest 3D Animation Studios, is currently in production on Miramax Film’s major animation movie, “Gnomeo and Juliet”. Directed by Kelly Asbury and with music and lyrics by legendary songwriting team ELTON JOHN & BERNIE TAUPIN, this animated feature will be released in 2011.

Position Description: FX Artist
For: Gnomeo and Juliet
Reports to Head of FX
Position Description and Requirements:

The FX Artist helps in the design and implementation of special effects for a feature length animated film.
FX production experience.
Intermediate to advanced experience in all aspects of 3D production is a plus.
Experience developing and designing FX water preferred.
Experience with Maya particles/dynamics and particle expressions are a must.
An understanding of Maya fluids a plus.
Knowledge of any scripting language a plus.
Working knowledge of cloth dynamics (Ncloth and/or Syflex) and fluid dynamics (Realflow) is a definite plus.
A thorough understanding of compositing principles (preferably using Fusion) a definite plus.

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