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FX Artists needed - DreamWorks Animation

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FX Artists needed - DreamWorks Animation

DreamWorks Animation is currently looking for FX Shot Artists at both our Glendale, CA and Redwood City, CA locations. The positions will start between November 2010 and January 2011.

* Designs & creates images, elements & effects
* Responsible for coding & providing support & documentation for tools created
* Solid understanding of Maya to be used for particle systems, fields, expressions, MEL scripts, soft bodies, rigid bodies, cloth dynamics & particle instancing/flocking
* Develop EFX systems & use EFX Systems developed by other animators
* Creatively solve problems & work with other departments to achieve goals of art direction
* Solve minor problems independently
* Strong artistic vision & ability to be creative
* Strong sense of design & composition
* Strong understanding of Animation & how things should look, feel & move
* Some experience writing scripts and/or programming is preferred
* Ability to multi-task on multiple shots
* Prioritize tasks
* Work on shots independently & efficiently
* Patient, willing to answer questions & mentor other artists
* Stays abreast of current technologies & attempt to implement them effectively

Job Requirements:

* 2-3 years of experience involving simulations of natural phenomenon, particle systems, procedural modeling, procedural animation, hard and soft body dynamics and other similar effects
* Must have strong visual and technical skills
* Ability to work collaboratively in a high-end software and production environment
* A strong background in computer programming, preferably in C or C++ and UNIX
* An understanding of physical dynamics and natural phenomena is key

To apply:
Please send your resume, reel and reel breakdown to:
DreamWorks Animation
1000 Flower Street
Glendale, CA 91201
Attn: FX Artist

Or to apply online, please send your resume and reel breakdown along with your website to: jobs (at) Please use "FX Artist - Your Name" as the subject line of your email.