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11 Nov 2014

Full-Time 3D FX Supervisor

Mercury Filmworks® – Posted by Mercury Filmworks® Ottawa, Ontario, Canada


Job Description

Mercury Filmworks® is one of Canada’s most prolific independent studios and is internationally recognized as a leader in the animation industry for its benchmarks in quality, reliability, and innovation. Mercury has helped bring to life many of the most memorable, modern animated television and film properties including Mickey Mouse, Wander Over Yonder, Team Hot Wheels, Jake & the Never Land Pirates, Fish Hooks, Kick Buttowski: Suburban Daredevil, Jimmy Two Shoes, Toot & Puddle, Ruby Gloom, Gerald McBoing Boing, Curious George: The Movie, The PowerPuff Girls Movie, and Looney Tunes: Back In Action. Mercury is proud to be associated with partners such as Disney, DreamWorks, Warner Bros., Universal, American Greetings, Entertainment One, Mattel, Technicolor, Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon and Teletoon.

We are currently seeking a talented 3D FX Supervisor to work on an exciting, high-profile production with worldwide exposure. Applicants must be skilled and experienced candidates who will help establish, reinforce and enhance our animated properties. The 3D FX Supervisor is responsible for identifying all effects in a sequence and liaising with Directors, Supervisors and Production when necessary. Candidates should demonstrate the ability to effectively supervise the FX development team both technically and artistically.

*All applicants must be a Canadian citizen (candidates residing outside of Canada will not be considered at this time)
Type: Full-time Employee
Salary: Commensurate with experience; benefits plan available
Positions available: 1
Start Date: Immediately

Job Requirements:
-Experience with leading and supervising a team; leading the FX team, managing their productivity and mentoring/training
-Work closely with the Production Supervisors in the management of the department and create the schedule and ensure schedules and deliverables are met for both shots and sequences
-Creating the necessary look as designed by the Director(s), CG Supervisor, and Designer(s) for a particular sequence
-Oversees the creation, shading, and rendering of CG assets and creating sophisticated particle simulations
-Ensure the on-time delivery of effects elements within the production schedule
-Ability to work independently
-Ability to generate stock, reusable FX and FX style guides for use by the FX team
-Strong attention to detail
-Proven experience in producing effects such as smoke, fire, clouds, water, steam and explosions
-5+ years’ experience working with Dynamics and nDynamics in Maya
-Experience with Houdini is considered an asset

How to Apply

If you have the passion and determination it takes to create stunning animation, please send your resume and demo reel to and reference: FXSUP-1014 in the subject line of your submission. Mercury Filmworks® 53 Auriga Drive Ottawa, Ontario K2E 8C3

Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: FX.

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