Lead FX

Lead FX

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Job Summary

The lead FX is a key member of the show that is responsible for managing sequences and those artists assigned to their sequences, being a part of the leadership team that drives the quality and style of the show and partnering with the Effects Supervisor to achieve these goals.


• Training new hires in department standards, workflow, and techniques.
• Guiding and mentoring artists in advancing their work towards asset/shot approval.
• Work well with team members in an advisory role and can show them process and troubleshooting.
• Following the artists work to make sure they address the notes, respect the briefs and deadlines
• Helping the supervisor to design and improve the workflow
• Communicate with supervisor with any issues on the table or potential problems that are foreseen
• Simulate natural phenomenon by applying direct and procedural animation techniques to create a variety of effects
• Following the quality control with the team.
• Create and compose 3D effects elements.
• Create and communicate animation timing for effects
• Work with production team to create the desired look for the effect.


• Degree/diploma in fine arts or animation or equivalent experience
• A minimum of 4 years production experience in film or television effects
• Thorough knowledge of 3D effects and simulation techniques
• Working knowledge of Houdini and/or Maya required
• Compositing experience is a big plus
• UNIX/LINUX operating system experience required
• Experience programming Vex and Python required
• Able to communicate creative and technical thoughts and ideas
• Able to follow directions well
• Able to multi-task and prioritize
• Able to thrive in a high pressure, deadline oriented environment
• Enjoy working in teams

If you are interested in the position, please apply here: https://jobs.reelfx.com/en/positions/lead-fx-541

This job description is not meant to be all inclusive. Employee may be required to perform other duties to meet the ongoing needs of the organization. Please note that Canadian citizens and Canadian permanent residents will be considered in priority.

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