FX Artist, Cinematics - Temp

Blizzard Entertainment Irvine, CA

About the Job

Are you a maestro at orchestrating projects, people, and processes? Are you able to obsess over the details while keeping the big picture in mind? Do you thrive in a high stakes and fluid work environment that requires creative problem-solving and critical-thinking skills to ensure that projects are delivered on time and to the highest standards? Are you the person we're looking for? Blizzard Entertainment is looking for a talented FX Artist (Temp) to assist our cinematics team in creating the next generation of our award-winning animated films. You will work in partnership with modelers, animators, texture artists, lighters, and compositors to ensure shots are delivered to the highest standard. You have experience creating simulations and systems that mimic real life phenomena such as smoke, fire, and water. You also need to have strong art skills to help design and implement abstract magical and technological effects. Basic compositing skills will be required for FX slap-comps for review by the supervision team. Lastly, your strong background with procedural tools and methodologies are a plus. Requirements A minimum of 5-8 years’ experience in producing feature film quality effects in Houdini. A good understanding of physical dynamics and natural phenomena Extensive experience with particle systems, fluid dynamics, rigid body dynamics, and procedural systems Proven track record creating effects such as smoke, fire, clouds, water, steam, explosions, magic, etc. Experience with node-based compositing software such as Nuke Able to problem solve both technically and creatively in a collaborative environment with directors / art directors Able to stay current with the latest tools, technologies, and techniques Familiar with feature film level pipelines and their respective issues Pluses Experience with VEX Experience with C++ or Python Working Knowledge of Mantra, RenderMan or Redshift renderers Submission / Portfolio Requirements Resume (PDF Preferred) Cover letter (Optional) Online demo reel and reel breakdown