Senior VFX Artist

Location: Los Angeles, CA, United States
Date Posted: 05-15-2017
Our client, a video game development studio located in the San Diego area, is looking to add a Senior VFX Artist to support the rapid growth of their studio. They have a state of the art facility, industry leading team members, and are creating the next generation of an award winning game.  

Senior VFX Artist
Full time - San Diego, California 


Responsibilities:
  • Work with new animation technology surrounding FPS genre using proprietary technologies;
  • Creating the visual elements of a game (create imagery that is impossible to film); including, sparkles, explosions, rippling water, and fire;
  • Posses a critical eye and appreciation of digital art production;
  • Basic color theory, composition, modeling, texture, rigging, and shaders;
  • Must be able to troubleshoot; be a problem solver;
  • Work with all levels of game designers;
  • Working with Level Designers and Team Leads to create FX for stunning environments and compelling moments.
Qualifications:
  • Have the ability to create narrative-driven animation to embrace the nature of the cinema;
  • 5 + years of next-gen visual effects development on console hardware (Xbox, PS, PC);
  • Mentor other VFX Artists;
  • Knowledge of the limitations and expectations of next generation hardware;
  • Excellent working knowledge of Maya, Photoshop, After Effects and comfort with one or more scripting/programming languages;
  • An intimate knowledge of Art skills (e.g. knowledge of composition, color, 3d modeling and painting);
  • Advanced understanding of the limitations of runtime effects and how to get the best results.

Nice to haves:
  • Strong background in modeling, animation and/or traditional art;
  • Specialty post-production work for game cinematics;
  • Ability to assist with other art tasks, including light 2d, 3d, or concept tasks;
  • Strong understanding of real-time physics system;
  • Secondary education, Bachelors of Fine arts or equivalent.

Sound like you & piqued your interest? Great, apply today.
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