- FX TD

Job Details




• Intermediate Level


FX TDs gather a variety of 3D assets produced by our Build, Layout and Animation departments and use off the shelf software - primarily Houdini - and custom pipeline tools to create high-quality particle, pyro, rigid body, fluid, cloth, fur and hair simulations for top VFX Feature Films.

Category Animation  Special Effects  Technical Director 
Location Toronto, ON, Canada
Time Period Full Time
Posted Date Dec 01, 2022
Start Date N/A
End Date N/A

Job Description

Must have
  • High-end feature film VFX experience
  • Production showreel demonstrating photo-realistics effects such as smoke, fire, clouds, water, steam, explosions, and destruction
  • Demonstrated ability to create highly complex, sophisticated effects
  • An eye for detail, good sense of timing, and thorough understanding of techniques and technologies relating to physical simulation in computer graphics
  • Demonstrated a strong, artistic eye
  • Experience in live-action FX work
  • Extensive knowledge of Houdini
  • Familiarity with pipeline issues and problem-solving
  • Familiarity with Nuke, and a solid understanding of the compositing process
  • Experience working independently with minimal supervision
 Nice to have
  • Experience in other areas of visual effects (TV, Games) will also be taken into account
  • A good Generalist TD background
  • Maya, Python, Hscript or Mel knowledge
  • Strong understanding of Linux/Unix based operating systems
  • Demonstration of tool development, specifically in Houdini
  • Leadership experience
 About you
  • Organized, pro-active and a self-starter
  • A team player and clear communicator, and a keenness for collaboration
  • Adaptable and with a willingness to learn new skills and techniques - including proprietary software
  • Calm under pressure and committed to meet production deadlines
  • Excellent time management
  • Willingness to assist and mentor peers and Junior TDs
  • A positive, can-do attitude

Job Type Full Time 
Weekly Limit N/A
Shift Day
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