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META Productions

Calgary, Alberta - Canada
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3D Particle Expert / Animator


3D Particle Lead to join our team of artists executing a project for a major broadcaster at META Productions.

The ideal candidate for this position must be passionate about VFX and has ambition to push the boundaries of photorealism. Project focus is creating and integrating custom particle systems into live action footage for a major broadcaster. 

Using commercial and proprietary software and tools you would be responsible for creating photoreal particle systems that depict shockwaves, electricity, dust and debris. Your work would be combined within the pipeline of the shop for final compositing and output for each shot. 

Good communication skills to help outline previz and look development for shots will be required to ensure all team members are working together. Main point of contact will be the VFX Supervisor for the project.


  • Creation of high quality photorealistic assets and development of shots in collaboration with the VFX Supervisor
  • Working closely with CG Supervisors to determine the best approach to solving 3D challenges and developing the final look
  • Participate in regular meetings, provide information on workload and possible issues to VFX Supervisor and Director

 Required skills and personal qualities:

  • 5+ years high-end VFX Film and TV experience
  • Specializing in particles, particle systems and lighting and rendering 
  • Be comfortable working with a pre-set workflow or pipeline but also have the creativity and problem solving skills to work around issues
  • Must have a great eye for detail and an accurate perception of form, scale and proportion.
  • Self-motivated as well as team oriented
  • Professional attitude and good communication skills
  • Able to take direction and feedback positively and maturely

META Productions is an Emmy Award winning studio offering integrated services for feature films, TV series and commercials. Expertise includes VFX, FX, CG productions, Animation and compositing. 

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