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WildBrain Studios

Vancouver, British Columbia - Canada
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FX Supervisor, 3D


WildBrain Studios is looking for an experienced FX Supervisor to join our team! You may have known us as DHX Media – we’ve recently changed our name to reflect our renewed commitment to pushing the creative and focusing on the artist experience. At WildBrain we create epic entertainment experiences for kids and family through industry leading animation. Join us and see what other great things are happening at WildBrain!

The role:

As a FX Supervisor, you will be the creative and technical eye of the show, reviewing and supporting lighting, FX and compositing stages of the production. You will work closely with the Director and Art Director to achieve the look of the show. The ideal candidate is an experienced artist with a creative eye and the ability to guide and support their team.

You will get to:

  • Work closely with Director and Art-Director to create the visual level of the show
  • Work closely with CG Supervisor and Show TD to identify and solve technical issues that arise
  • Identify, communicate and implement the FX needs of the production
  • Manage and support the FX team (Lighting, FX and Comp) throughout the show
  • Review and critique the FX team via dailies or weeklies
  • Mentor and guide the FX team
  • Collaborate with pipeline to improve FX process and workflow
  • Provide bid times for all FX tasks series wide
  • Ensure complete and seamless integration of all FX assets within the pipeline
  • Take responsibility for all task assignments to FX team
  • Review all submitted FX for approval in dailies
  • Create and maintain FX wiki
  • Ensure that all production deadlines are met while meeting quality standards
  • Be part of the recruiting process by assisting the HR department with the development of job descriptions, as well as sourcing and selecting candidates

You will be a great fit on our team if you have…

  • 5+ years of experience in animation or film industry
  • 1+ years as a Lead FX Artist
  • Proficiency in Maya’s particle and fluid systems is a must
  • Proficiency in Nuke is a must
  • Proficiency in Shotgun is a must
  • Ability to communicate creative and technical thoughts and ideas
  • Ability to multitask, prioritize and manage time efficiently
  • Ability to work alone and collaboratively, often with multiple tasks and under deadline pressure
  • Encouraging of feedback and new initiatives

Specific skills we’d love to see…

  • Python scriptiong is a plus
  • Proficiency in Phoenix FD for Maya and Bifrost is a plus
  • Experience with VRay is a plus

Why work at WildBrain Studios?

At WildBrain Studios, we have awesome benefits/perks and facilities to keep you engaged, committed, and creative. We pride ourselves on our work/life balance, offer events and opportunities for socializing, exercising, and spaces to relax and recharge. Our Vancouver studio is a 75,000-square-foot space where imagination can run wild. Did we mention our studio is also dog-friendly?

For us, quality, creativity and fun go hand in hand! Our teams dig into a diverse range of projects – from preschool and comedy to action-adventure, and work with international partners such as Apple, Netflix, LEGO, DreamWorks, BBC, Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon and more. We produce high quality Flash, Harmony, and Maya animated series, including Snoopy in Space, Carmen Sandiego, Go, dog. Go!, LEGO Ninjago, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, Blaze and the Monster Machines, The Mr. Peabody & Sherman Show, Fireman Sam, The Deep and more.

WildBrain is dedicated to creating entertainment content that inspires, entertains and connects kids and families around the world. With some of Canada’s top creative talents, our studio is bursting with energy. If you’re looking for a fun and challenging job and to work alongside some of the industry’s best, a career at WildBrain is right for you!

THANK YOU to all those who express interest in being a part of the WildBrain Studios team. Unfortunately, due to the volume of applications we receive, we may be unable to reply to all applicants. If we feel that you may be a good match for one of our current openings you will be contacted. WildBrain will accommodate people with disabilities throughout the recruitment and selection process. Applicants are encouraged to make their needs known in advance if accommodation is required.

To apply: https://www.wildbrain.com/

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