Animal Logic


Character FX – Technical Assistant
- Netflix Animated Feature Film

Location: Vancouver, BC

Are you an up-and-coming Houdini technical artist, someone that is proactive, has a good eye for detail and a passion for problem solving? We are looking for a keen junior technical assistant to help our Character FX team on our latest Animated feature. This could be your step into a career in FX, CFX and/or Crowd.

What you will get to do:

  • Work closely with our Character FX supervision team and pipeline TDs to identify and debug common issues facing production
  • Troubleshoot common problems with animation deliveries, suggest workarounds and fixes
  • Test and validate new releases of Houdini character FX rigs
  • Assist Character FX artists with day-to-day issues and glitches and escalate those issues through the right channels when they aren’t immediately addressable
  • Assist with the technical workflow for the Character FX department
  • Communicate and promote repeatable, pipeline-based workflows that ensure data security and efficiency throughout the whole production
  • Create and update documentation that supports Character FX processes
  • Establish close partnership with Animation and FX staff and other TD groups

What you bring:

  • 6 months experience on an animated/VFX feature, working as a TA, is desirable
  • Experience supporting others on a team in a technical manner
  • Experience with Houdini
  • Experience with cloth, fur and feather tools is preferable
  • Experience using Linux in a production environment is preferable
  • Programming experience in Python or C++ is a bonus
  • Excellence in pro-active problem-solving skills
  • An adaptable approach with the ability to balance your workload and the needs of artists, and production deadlines
  • The ability to efficiently organise and prioritise work across multiple areas and remain calm under pressure
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to communicate in both a technical and artistic manner
  • Willing to learn and contribute to the success of the team and project

What we offer you:

  • The opportunity to join a growing, independently owned and operated, award-winning studio.
  • A chance to contribute to the success of ground-breaking animated feature films
  • Exposure to working within a USD pipeline
  • A dedicated Learning and Development and Artist Management team focused on your personal career growth
  • Flexible work arrangements, with a one day per week work from home option
  • Paid ‘Volunteer’ days to support those causes close to your heart!
  • A world-renowned working environment packed with social clubs, activities and events
  • A variety of employee benefits including employee discounts, breakfast, free use of barista coffee machines and snacks galore!

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