- Effects Artist

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Effects Artist


Effects Artist

• Intermediate Level


Design and create images, elements, and effects (such as fire, smoke, water, destruction, magic, etc).

Category Art Department  Special Effects 
Location Greater Los Angeles Area
Time Period Full Time
Posted Date May 10, 2022
Start Date N/A
End Date N/A

Job Description

  • Positions available at NBCUniversal Media (DreamWorks Animation , LLC - 1000 Flower Street, Glendale, CA 91201) for Effects Artist with the following job duties:
  • Design and create images, elements, and effects (such as fire, smoke, water, destruction, magic, etc).
  • Work with other artists, the FX head, VFX supervisor, and the director to achieve the art directed goals. Efficiently execute systems developed by other FX Artists and propagate/improve them in production shots. Offer solutions to meet production's creative and/or technical requirements.
  • Ability to multitask, understand priorities, and hit deadlines. Ability to work independently on assignments and be proactive to show/department needs.
  • Mentor and assist other artists in effects work and other computer graphics techniques.
  • Stay abreast of current technologies and offer ideas to implement them effectively.
  • Strong communication skills, interact professionally with others, respectful and punctual in meetings.
  • Bachelor’s (or foreign equivalent) in Computer Science, Visual Arts, Computer Engineering, Entertainment Technology or closely related field, plus 1 year of experience in the job or closely related occupation OR 5 years of experience in the job or a closely related occupation.
  • Special Requirements: Must possess expertise/knowledge sufficient to adequately perform the duties of the job being offered. Expertise/knowledge may be gained through employment experience or education.
  • Such expertise/knowledge cannot be "quantified" by "time."
  • Required expertise/knowledge includes: Production experience involving simulations of natural phenomenon, particle systems, procedural modeling, procedural animation, and other similar effects. Experience in feature-length animation or live-action VFX production pipeline.
  • Understanding of Houdini, Nuke, or similar 3D packages for use in particle systems, fluid simulation, rigid bodies, procedural geometry and compositing.
  • Demonstrated experience with customized HDA programming / visual effects.
  • Experience in animation/graphics/computer science/VFX (or equivalent) program. Experience scripting and/or programming in Python
  • We are offering a salary of $51.60/hour.
If interested in this position, please email resume to: Elsbeth Velasco at, and indicate you are applying for the Effects Artists (KL22PN) opening. NBCU is an EOE.

Desired Characteristics
  • Must be willing to work in Glendale, California

Job Type Full Time 
Weekly Limit N/A
Shift Day
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