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VFX Visual Development Artist

laika · 12 days ago
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General Summary
The VFX Visual Development Artist is responsible for creating high-quality, 3D/CG, and 2D key art and visual development pieces that define and/or refine the visual style and storytelling of our project. This position works closely with the VFX Art Director and other lead creative team members to produce compelling visuals that guide the production of our film. 

Job Functions 

  • Produce highly detailed, photorealistic images that match practical elements and sets lit, dressed ,and photographed on the stages.
  • Collaborate with the VFX Art Director to conceptualize and/or iterate on key visual beats and themes throughout the film.
  • Starting from storyboards, 2D concept art, or rough pre-vis models, develop and create visually stunning key art that aligns with the show’s visual style and narrative.
  • Render high-quality, 3D key images to provide to various VFX departments (Enviro, Lighting, FX, Comp) with realistic and applicable production-ready targets.
  • Ensure all 3D assets are optimized for show style and visual quality.
  • Use 2D software to refine production images and/or elements into practical, production-ready targets.
  • Work closely with the production team to ensure deliverables meet fast paced delivery schedules.
  • Participate in team meetings, brainstorming sessions, and reviews to provide creative input and feedback.
  • Communicate effectively with supervisor and other department leads to ensure alignment on visual goals and project timelines. 

Qualifications 

  • 3+ years’ experience as a 3D/CG Visual Development Artist, preferably in the VFX or film industry.
  • Strong portfolio showcasing a range of high-quality 2D, 3D, and hybrid visual development and key art pieces.
  • Proficiency in 3D modeling, sculpting, and rendering software (e.g., Maya, Blender, Houdini, Terragen, World Creator, Gaea, ZBrush, and Adobe Creative Suite.)
  • Excellent understanding of color theory, lighting, composition, and visual storytelling.
  • Strong artistic skills with a keen eye for detail and realism.
  • Experience working with shoot data; including photographic and reference data, HDRIs, and photogrammetry.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in an extremely fast-paced, creative environment.
  • Strong communication and time-management skills.
  • Strong photography portfolio, preferred.
  • Experience in traditional art forms such as drawing, sculpting, or painting, preferred. 

Physical Demands and Work Environment
The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

  • Physical demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to walk; stand; sit; use hands to operate standard office equipment; reach with hands and arms; balance; stoop; talk or hear both in person and by telephone. The employee must lift and/or move up to 15 pounds. Vision abilities include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Work environment: While performing the duties of this job, the employee works under typical office conditions and is exposed to variable indoor temperatures. The noise level is usually quiet or moderate.  

Location 
On-site in Hillsboro, OR  

Salary 
Salary is commensurate with skills and experience.

Disclaimer 
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. 

Please review our EMPLOYMENT DISCLAIMER and MATERIALS SUBMISSION AGREEMENT.

Last updated on Jul 3, 2024

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