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Sydney - Australia
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Senior Character FX Artist


Are you a Senior Character FX Artist who has a high level of shot production experience, with the ability to complete difficult shots at a high quality with minimal support?

What you’ll get to do:

·         Develop or lead the development of technical solutions that will enable the creative requirements of a sequence.

·         Deliver complex shots to the highest standard.

·         Create your own setups for simulation and deformation.

·         Assist with the development of prototypes/examples that clearly demonstrate the creative requirements of the production and dissemination of workflows based on these examples.

·         Mentor and advise character FX artists and leads in technical aspects of their role.

·         Work with the other character FX leads to develop a common approach to character requirements including both tools and procedures.

·         Articulate character FX requirements to the Character FX Supervisor, Animation Supervisor, R&D and TDs to enable them to develop tools to support the agreed approach.

·         Identify areas of inefficiency within the groups’ workflow and work with the Character FX Supervisor to rectify.

·         Identify and contribute to group and department pipeline updates.

·         Ensure common practices within the group are maintained and adhered to.

What you bring:

  • Experience in developing and testing Char FX toolsets.
  • Expert level of understanding of Houdini.
  • Experience with cloth, fur and feather tools.
  • Strong scripting and/or programming experience.
  • Proven ability in high end FX & character FX work.
  • Excellence in problem solving and balancing quick turnaround with long term quality.
  • Must be able to work with and manage a wide range of personality types within a team.
  • Must possess strong communication skills and be able to efficiently organise and prioritise the work of a team across multiple both technically and creatively.
  • Muscle and skin simulation experience a plus
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Exceptional attention to detail.


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To apply, please complete our online application form via our website:

Animal Logic is recognised as one of the world’s leading independent creative digital studios, producing award winning design, visual effects and animation for over 25 years. With studios in Sydney and Vancouver and development offices in Sydney and Los Angeles, Animal Logic continues to forge new partnerships and collaborations with leading studios and filmmakers to develop and produce stories that resonate with a global audience.

Animal Logic is currently in production on Peter Rabbit 2. Recent productions include Captain Marvel, The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part, Peter RabbitThe LEGO Ninjago MovieGuardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and Alien: Covenant. Other film credits include: The LEGO MovieAvengers: Age of UltronThe Great GatsbyLegend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole300Happy Feet and The Matrix.

Animal Logic Entertainment (ALE) is the production arm tasked with developing a strong slate of innovative, commercially minded, story driven projects stamped with the visual and technical innovation that has become the hallmark of the studios’ work. The development slate, while eclectic and diverse, has a core focus on tent pole, 4-quadrant family feature animation and hybrid projects as well as filmmaker driven and visually arresting live action/VFX films. ALE is currently in production on Peter Rabbit 2. Previous projects include Peter Rabbit and Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole.

Truant Pictures, a subsidiary of Animal Logic, collaborates with both emerging and established talent to develop and produce thought-provoking genre films for an international audience. Truant Pictures operates out of Animal Logic’s Sydney-based studio and Los Angeles office, alongside ALE.

For over 25 years, Animal Logic has remained committed to innovation, technical and creative excellence and most importantly, creating a collaborative and storytelling culture with a unique voice. We have BIG dreams!

For more information please visit our website and check out our social media accounts (Instagram and Facebook) to find out what it’s like to be a part of the Animal Logic family!

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