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method Vancouver is looking for Senior/Lead FX TDs

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Method Studios Vancouver is actively looking for strong intermediate, senior, and lead HOUDINI FX TDs for current and upcoming feature film projects.


- Design, create, and implement photo-real effects (dust, fire, smoke, explosions, debris, clouds, etc.) and systems that meet all technical and aesthetic standards for the project

- Work within the show structure and production deadlines to complete all tasks

- Integrate created elements into scenes with lighting, shadows, reflections, etc.

- Provide full spec for tool before development if spec not provided

- Document all developed technology

- Maintain a methodically clear system of data storage and retrieval

- Balancing the creative needs and the technical resources available

- Report regularly to the VFX Supervisor and/or DFX Supervsior informing him/her of any concerns or new developments

- Follow the creative direction of the production communicated by the VFX Supervisor

- Ability to work in a dynamic team environment.

- Ability to work under tight deadlines

- Stays current with latest technologies


- MINIMUM 2 years experience as an FX TD; 5+ years for seniors and leads

- MUST HAVE production experience with Houdini

- Degree in Animation, Arts, Fine Arts or equivalent production experience in feature film

- Strong knowledge of and proven ability to use Houdini to develop photo-real dynamics-based effects

- Experience with rigid body and particle dynamics, volume modeling and rendering, procedural geometry generation and fluid dynamics an asset

- Demonstrable ability to communicate creative and technical thoughts and ideas

- Able to take directions and adaptable to change

- Good at improvising and problem-solving

- Requires strong technical knowledge and organizational skills

- Familiarity with one or more coding/scripting languages an asset (e.g. Python, Mel)

Please e-mail van-recruiting[at]methodstudios.com with your résumé, demo reel with breakdowns, and your current or upcoming availability with subject line "OD Force HOUDINI FX TD" and your name, as in: "OD Force HOUDINI FX TD - John Smith".

We thank all candidates in advance for applying but only those selected will be contacted for an interview.

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