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Mr. X

Toronto, Ontario - Canada
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Houdini VFX Artist


Mr. X is looking for talented FX Artists to join our award winning FX team. Apply today to join our amazing crew!

Job Description
  • Work closely with VFX Supervisors and Leads to determine best approach to solve effects challenges and develop final look in shot development
  • Work with other TDs, art directors and designers to create photo-real effects and physically accurate simulations
  • Accurately interpret concept art and design from the Art Department
  • Use and understand 3D / 2D applications such as Houdini, RealFlow, Maya, and Nuke
  • Provide input regarding tools and interfaces to improve throughput
  • Producing a final overall look that far exceeds client expectations.

  • At least 2 years of feature film production experience working with Houdini, RealFlow and/or Maya
  • Experience with FumeFX, and Naiad a plus
  • Experience lighting and rendering with Mantra, Renderman, and V-Ray a plus
  • Ability to script in Python and Hscript. C++ and HDK and plus
  • Ability to quickly master proprietary effects tools and pipeline tools
  • Ability to design, self-direct, and organize your work
  • Strong communication skills and must be able to work well within a team
  • Exercise a high level of focus and skill in a fast-paced production environment
  • Ability to perform visual and analytical problem-solving
  • Strong demo reel and/or portfolio in realistic effects animation, lighting, arts or engineering.

  • Start: As Soon as Possible
  • Salary: $55,000 - $100,000 commensurate to the level of experience
  • Terms of employment - Contract
  • Group Benefits Coverage included (Health & Dental, Vision & Life Insurance)

Position Location

35 McCaul Street, Suite 100

Toronto, ON M5T 1V7


How to Apply

To apply please visit

We thank all applicants but we will only contact those candidates who will be moving forward in the recruitment process.

Why work at Mr. X?

  • Benefits after 3 months! (contracts must be 6 months or longer to be eligible) 
  • Studio is located in a great area (walking distance to Osgoode subway station, Art Gallery of Ontario, TIFF and amazing restaurants)
  • Breakfast Mondays
  • Yoga Thursdays
  • Free passes to the AGO (just sign it out on your lunch!)
  • Bike racks available in the studio
  • Good Life fitness gym is a few steps away
  • Registered Massage Therapist (RMT) visits to the studio
  • Fun place to work! We have a “Fun Committee”!
  • We pay overtime!
  • Amazing artists and production team
  • We work on big Hollywood movies!

Posted:  June 1, 2015
Reposted: Nov. 11, 2015

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