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Senior Real-Time FX Artist

Halon - Visualization · Contract Position · Senior

About The Position

Halon Entertainment is seeking an experienced Senior Real-Time FX Artist with the skills to create spectacular real-time FX. The ideal candidate has experience working within the constraints of real-time engines, shows attention to detail, and can take both artistic and technical direction to achieve the most appropriate solution. A level of technical knowledge combined with strong creative and visual instincts is critical for this position. This is a remote-work opportunity.


Duties and Responsibilities

  • Work directly in engine to create and optimize stunning FX
  • Collaborate with the team to create high quality effects like fire, smoke, explosions, fluid simulations, etc.
  • Create libraries of Niagara particle effects
  • Consider lighting and other integration techniques to the overall scene design
  • Use Unreal Engine as well as proprietary tools to create FX assets. 
  • Assists in R&D efforts for tools enhancements and prototyping of new technology.
  • Provide department and production leads with responsible estimates for FX tasks and identify any risks to the effort
  • Contribute to the design and streamlining of FX tools and development processes

Requirements

  • 5+ years experience working with Unreal Engine FX with knowledge of Niagara
  • Experience with Houdini
  • Proficiency with 3D graphics, particle systems, physics and shaders
  • Understanding of VFX asset impact on performance and how to optimize performance
  • Good understanding of real-time physics and fluid simulations
  • Solid understanding of the fundamentals of animation and lighting, and how FX integration affects these aspects within a shot with regards to storytelling
  • Strong and effective problem solving skills when working in-engine
  • Good understanding of real-time physics and fluid simulations
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, iterative development environment
  • Knowledge of virtual production integration for film and television a plus
  • Knowledge of scripting & programming skills is a plus


Salary Range:

  • $45 - $76.50 per hour


Note:

The job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee(s) incumbent in this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments. All duties and responsibilities are essential functions and requirements and are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individual with disabilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbents will possess the skills aptitudes, and abilities to perform each duty proficiently. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health or safety of themselves or others. The requirements listed in this document are the minimum levels of knowledge, skills, or abilities. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at will” relationship.

Due to the requirements of this position, NEP requires as a condition of employment for this position that a candidate be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. If a candidate is offered this position with NEP, such offer is contingent on the candidate providing proof of full vaccination status by his or her start date. Pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, NEP will consider reasonable accommodations to a candidate’s inability to vaccinate due to disability or religious belief, but NEP’s consideration of potential reasonable accommodations does not guarantee commencement of employment.

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