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DreamWorks - FX Artist

Glendale, CA
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Company NBC Universal

Job Title DreamWorks - FX Artist

Jobid 23768-381133

Location: Glendale, CA, 91222, USA

Description **Job Number** 36028BR

**Job Title** DreamWorks - FX Artist

**Business Segment** Film

**Sub-Business** Film Features Animation

**Posting Category** Artistic Animation Production

**About Us** From the award-winning storytellers, artist and innovators at DreamWorks Animation and DreamWorks Animation Television come the beloved characters and stories that come alive on the big and small screens. From films like Shrek, How to Train Your Dragon and Trolls to original TV series including Trollhunters, Voltron and Home: Adventures with Tip & Oh, DreamWorks Animation continues to bring home the laughter, fun and courage to dream.

Visit www.dreamworksanimation.com to see our latest animated film and television productions.

DreamWorks is a division of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, and world-renowned theme parks. NBCUniversal’s policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity or expression, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, membership in the uniformed services, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law. NBCUniversal will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with relevant legal requirements, including the City of Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative For Hiring Ordinance, where applicable.

**Country** United States

**State** California

**City** Glendale


An FX Artist designs and creates elements and effects for the look of a film. An FX artist may also develop systems for use across the show or for specific sequences.

**Essential Duties and Responsibilities:**

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

+ Achieve art direction goals and offer creative and/or technical solutions.

+ 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 ability to propagate them into production shots.

+ Ability to multitask, understand priorities, and hit deadlines.

+ Ability to work independently on assignments, and be proactive.

+ Mentor and help other artists in effects work and other computer graphics techniques.

+ Stay abreast of current technologies and offer ideas to implement them effectively.

+ Be punctual to meetings and interact professionally with others.


+ 2+ years of 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 desirable.

+ Solid understanding of Houdini, Nuke, or similar 3D packages for use in particle systems, fluid simulation, rigid bodies, procedural geometry and compositing.

+ Education in animation/graphics/computer science/VFX (or equivalent) program, as well as artistic training a plus.

+ Must have strong visual and problem-solving skills.

+ A good visual understanding of physical dynamics and natural phenomena along with a strong artistic eye to create compelling natural simulation.

+ Ability to be creative and expand upon the art direction given.

+ Strong understanding of animation and visual FX.

+ Ability to work collaboratively in a high-end software and production environment.

+ Experience scripting and/or programming a plus.

We are an equal opportunity employer, offering a great work environment, challenging career opportunities, professional training and competitive compensation. Click Here to view the NBCUniversal Candidate Privacy Statement.

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