Senior Technical FX Artist

First Contact Entertainment is seeking a well-rounded Lead Technical FX Artist to join our Art Department. The ideal candidate has experience working on AAA titles, has a passion for gaming, and has the ability to create immersive and story-driven environments & character designs.

Area

Art

Job Type

Location

Full Time

CA. USA

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Work closely with the Art Director and others to establish dynamic visual effects systems and pipelines across a variety of projects

  • Create dramatic visual effects that bring our projects, levels and characters to life while ensuring that all required performance metrics are met

  • Collaborate with artists, programmers and animators to ensure that all effects
    are realized with the highest possible fidelity and support each projects creative goals

  • Implement particle and other fx systems that support the construction of a wide variety of level effects, working with designers to create rich and immersive experiences

  • Set dresses the level with ambient atmospheric effects and produces stunning scripted effects for impactful game moments

  • Creates textures to use in the particle effects using Photoshop and other 2D/3D applications

  • Provide creative and technical assistance in relation to all visual effects implementations

  • Provide department and production leads with responsible estimates for visual effects tasks and identify any risks to the effort

 
REQUIRED EXPERIENCE
  • Minimum of 3 years in full-cycle AAA game development

  • Experience with at least one title from concept to final delivery

  • Demonstrated strong understanding of particle motion, timing, and scale 

  • Ability to interpret and transform abstract ideas and concepts into compelling effects

  • Track record of working collaboratively between different departments 

  • Demonstrated ability with at least one 3D particle editor/3D package

  • Excellent texture creation skills using Adobe Photoshop

  • Technical knowledge of and expertise in creating visual effects and rendering pipelines   

DESIRED SKILLS
  • Understanding of script/programming concepts

  • Optimize VFX effects to fit design and technical constraints

  • Working knowledge of industry standard rendering concepts and processes

  • Ability to act effectively in a dynamic development environment

  • Strong collaborative skills with the ability to communicate with a broad range of people

  • Creating natural phenomena, such as fire, smoke, explosions, dust, water, and weather systems for realistic and science fiction based effects

  • Capable of working on own initiative, identify problems and offer practical solutions

STAND OUT WITH BONUS FEATURES SUCH AS:
  • Experience working with real-time materials on next gen consoles

  • Experience with FumeFX, AfterEffects, Houdini, Maya fluids and rigid body dynamics

  • Previous experience of development for Virtual Reality

HOW TO APPLY

Please send all required documents listed below to:

jobs@firstcontactent.com

      

SUBMISSION / PORTFOLIO REQUIREMENTS
  • Cover Letter (optional)

  • Portfolio demonstrating relevant artistic skills

  • Only digital artwork submissions such as website, blog or online album will be accepted

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