Senior VFX Artist - North East (UK) - Competitive Salary - AAA Games

Games Jobs - Art / Animation - North East

Job Title Senior VFX Artist - North East (UK) - Competitive Salary - AAA Games
Skills Required Art / Animation
Job Description Location: Newcastle
Job type: Permanent
Salary: Depending on experience
Senior VFX artist

OPM’s client is looking to add a highly creative industry experienced VFX Artist to the development team.
The Studio is currently working on a fast paced shooter.
For this exciting and ground-breaking project we require a confident and talented individual with a broad range of skills to be able to cover all potential aspects of VFX within game production and be self-sufficient in the creation of them.
The perfect candidate will need good communication skills to work efficiently within a small team following Technical and Artistic guidelines. They need good time-management and organization skills to keep all areas of the VFX moving forward through from placeholder to final standard, and the flexibility to adapt priorities to changing requirements within the team. They must have personal drive and passion to produce AAA standard work and constantly seek new ways of pushing the boundaries and finding clever ways of producing breath-taking visuals within budget. They will be working within a small, talented group of seasoned professionals and require the ability to work closely with Engineers, Artists and Designers alike to design/produce VFX the highest Visual standards

Responsibilities Include:

Main areas of responsibility will include but not limited to-
• Responsible for all VFX including-
• Explosions
• Weapon VFX
• Environment VFX such as lighting/solar flares, gas clouds
• HUD FX
• Both 2d and 3d capabilities to be self-sufficient in providing assets needed to fulfil any VFX needs
• Hitting visual quality whilst within performance constraints

Experience / Skills Required:

• Industry standard software experience with a variety of packages such as-
• Photoshop
• Max/Maya
• Ability to create AAA standard quality VFX working within visual guidelines defined by art direction and within performance guidelines
• Experience of working on AAA console and/or pc titles in a VFX role
• One or more shipped titles for console and/or pc

Advantageous Skills:
• Lighting experience
• Motion Picture standard VFX
• Familiar with agile scrum methodologies
The candidate will need to provide a show reel with examples of work which should cover as wide a range and variety of VFX skills as possible. Please provide a breakdown of the work in the show reel that you were directly responsible for

If this sounds like your next role then email your CV along with demo work (max 5mg) to officemanager@opmjobs.com (MS Word format)

Claire Ramshaw | Senior Art Consultant
OPM Response Ltd
Direct Line: + 44 (0) 1206 214413 |
Email: Claire@opmjobs.com |
Skype: claire.ramshaw.opm
LinkedIn: http://uk.linkedin.com/in/claireramshawopm
Twitter: OPMCreative

The salary bracket shown is approximate and is no guarantee of the income on offer. Salary and benefits will be discussed with candidates at interview with the company and are individually negotiated by OPM.
Salary DOE
Location North East
Job Category Art / Animation
Date posted 24/02/2014
Recruiter This job is advertised on behalf of OPM using their internal reference 2007.
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