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  1. SR EFFECTS ARTIST (Houdini) http://www.spinvfx.com/careers/effects-artist/ DESCRIPTION SPIN VFX Toronto is seeking an experienced Houdini Effects Artist to join our award winning team. This position interprets, conceptualizes and executes photo real digital effects, simulations and solutions that meet technical and aesthetic standards for our high level VFX projects. This role works in conjunction with the VFX Supervisors and team leads to ensure shots can be delivered to the very highest standard. The ideal candidate is an innovative and strategic Effects Artist with thorough knowledge of technical disciplines required for our dynamic VFX Studio. RESPONSIBILITIES Skilled ability to use an array of commercial and proprietary software tools to produce photorealistic simulations of real-world phenomena while developing innovative solutions to complex problems. Ability to perform visual and analytical solutions to implement and optimize approved looks. Light and render dynamic simulations, create working test composites for review by the supervision team. Work in partnership with Supervisors, Lighters and Compositors to ensure shots are delivered to the very highest standard. Ability to align and self direct your work with schedules and creative expectations while maintaining the highest level of integrity of work. Established experience monitoring and controlling deliveries and meeting production deadlines in a VFX studio environment. REQUIREMENTS Minimum 3-5 years of experience within the film and television industry Experience in live action FX is a must Extensive knowledge with Houdini Working knowledge of Maya Proven experience in producing effects such as smoke, fire, clouds, water, steam, destructions and explosions, plus experience with particle rendering voxel based systems A TD background is desirable Familiarity with Nuke preferred and a solid understanding of the compositing process Understanding of linux/ unix based operating systems is considered an asset Excellent and collaboration and communication skills An eye for details, good sense of timing, and thorough understanding of techniques and technologies relating to physical simulation in computer graphics Python scripting experience is a plus Cloth sim experience is considered an asset Crowd sim experience is considered an asset To Apply for this position Interested candidates should: Submit a cover letter and detailed CV along with a link to your demo reel and a corresponding breakdown sheet to: careers@spinvfx.com Include position applying for in subject of email. Include references and contact info. Clearly include your name, full address, telephone and email address. Indicate country of citizenship and / or status on valid work permits. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Preference is given to qualified Canadians citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada - or open work permit. No phone calls or drop-ins please. SPIN recognizes diversity in the workplace and is wheelchair accessible. See us at spinvfx.com
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