Performance (Animation, Creature, and FX) Toronto, Ontario


Position at DNEG

Job Description

FX TDs at DNEG 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.

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

About Us
We are DNEG, one of the world’s leading VFX and animation studios for the creation of award-winning feature film, television and multiplatform content. We employ nearly 7,000 people with worldwide offices and studios across North America (Los Angeles, Montréal, Toronto, Vancouver), Europe (London) and Asia (Bangalore, Chandigarh, Chennai, Mumbai).