CFX Artist

  • Method - Film & Episodic
  • Vancouver - Method, Canada

CFX Artist

Job description

Method Studios’ film and episodic teams are integrating with Framestore as part of an exciting plan to offer innovative, best-in-class visual effects animation from four continents.

Method’s Montreal, Melbourne and Vancouver studios are in the process of being integrated with Framestore, and we hope to have this work fully completed by March 2022.

For the time-being your contract and recruitment contact will depend on which studio you apply for, but wherever you are based we look forward to welcoming you to the Framestore family.


Method Vancouver is looking for a Creature FX Artist to join our amazing team. Reporting to the Creature FX Department Supervisor, the Creature FX Artist will be working directly with our talented artists to create believable, feature-quality digital character effects, such as cloth, hair and fur simulations.


In this role, you will:

  • Create high quality, realistic simulations that have proper weight, speed and desired performance;
  • Collaborate with rigging and animation teams to establish Character FX rigs, settings and workflow;
  • Meet schedules and show deadlines;
  • Communicate regularly with the Production and the CFX Lead regarding scheduling and deadlines;
  • Work efficiently as part of a team, or independently, to complete assigned shots;
  • Submit shots for review and follow through with notes and feedback if required.

Job requirements

This job is for you if:

  • A minimum of 3 years of experience working in a feature film environment in a similar role;
  • A good eye for speed, weight and dynamic properties of moving objects, as well as proficiency in collecting and applying reference when needed;
  • Strong knowledge of Maya, nCloth, Qualoth or similar softwares;
  • Proven ability to work closely with other artists under tight production deadlines;
  • Ability to share techniques with peers and communicate effectively;
  • Ability to react and respond quickly to the needs of management and clients;
  • Excellent organizational, communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Python programming skills or capacity to create tools and scripts to facilitate workflow (a very strong asset).


Interested? What are you waiting for? Apply now; we can't wait to get to know you!

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