VFX Artist

Job

  • Knutsford, Remote  
    Cheshire, United Kingdom
    perm, remote  
  • Company
    Warner Bros. Entertainment Group of Companies  
    Start date
    ASAP  
    Duration
    n/a  
    Wage
    Undisclosed
  • Closing date
    26 March 2023  
    Posted on
    24 January 2023  

Every great story has a new beginning, and yours starts here.

Welcome to Warner Bros. Discovery… the stuff dreams are made of.

Who We Are…

When we say, “the stuff dreams are made of,” we’re not just referring to the world of wizards, dragons and superheroes, or even to the wonders of Planet Earth. Behind WBD’s vast portfolio of iconic content and beloved brands, are the storytellers bringing our characters to life, the creators bringing them to your living rooms and the dreamers creating what’s next…

From brilliant creatives, to technology trailblazers, across the globe, WBD offers career defining opportunities, thoughtfully curated benefits, and the tools to explore and grow into your best selves. Here you are supported, here you are celebrated, here you can thrive.

TT Games was acquired by Warner Bros. in 2007 and went on to develop the hit LEGO games franchise. The company is proud to continue its mission to be the leading publisher of interactive entertainment for young gamers and their families.

Your New Role…

As a VFX Artist on the team, you will be expected to work with the VFX lead and Art Director alongside Designers, other Artists, Programmers and Producer on a day-to-day basis, conceptualising and creating a wide range of visual effects for our games that achieve the production and quality goals set for the project.

You will be expected to estimate timescales for your tasks in advance and deliver milestones as part of the development process. 

You will be an experienced and passionate individual who takes your career in visual effects seriously. You will need to be extremely creative, but also able to apply logic and analytical thought to the medium. You will also be able to communicate your ideas well both verbally and in writing, and take pride in seeing your ideas come to fruition over the development process.

Your Role Accountabilities…

  • Responsible for conceptualizing and creating high quality game and cutscene specific VFX, compliant with game design and vision.
  • Work with VFX Lead and Art Director to ensure consistency between vision and implementation of effects.
  • Creation of effects using packages provided (Maya, Photoshop, UE4).
  • Liaise with Technical Designers, Code and Animation with regards to placing and triggering gameplay-specific VFX.
  • Ensuring work/level hits all memory and frame rate guides/restrictions for all platforms required.
  • Working closely with other departments on effects heavy levels to balance frame-rate.
  • Understanding that changes and amendments are part of the pipeline.
  • Attend regular reviews of work (and present all concept and ref if used).
  • Feedback any concerns of design impact on level/work.
  • Undertake relevant on-the-job training where required and keep up-to-date with industry advancements and technologies.
  • Other tasks as required.

Qualifications & Experience…

  • Good demonstration of skills through CV/Showreel/Website or Art Tests.
  • Excellent communication and organization skills.
  • Good Photoshop editing skills for creating texture effects for use with the particle systems.
  • Good working knowledge and proficiency of a 3D application, preferably Maya.
  • Good understanding of in-house tools and software used in development.
  • Practical and methodical approach to both technical and creative problem-solving.
  • Excellent artistic ability.
  • Demonstrates dependability and commitment to projects / tasks.
  • Flexible approach with the ability to adapt with change.
  • Ability to work under pressure and to strict deadlines
  • Experience with fluid simulation tools (e.g. FumeFX) would be a plus.

How We Get Things Done…

This last bit is probably the most important! Here at WBD, our guiding principles are the core values by which we operate and are central to how we get things done. You can find them along with some insights from the team on what they mean and how they show up in their day to day. We hope they resonate with you and look forward to discussing them during your interview.

The Legal Bits…

Warner Bros. Discovery embraces the opportunity to build a workforce that reflects the diversity of our society and the world around us. Being an equal opportunity employer means that we take seriously our responsibility to consider qualified candidates on the basis of merit, regardless of sex, gender identity, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marital status, pregnancy, parenthood, disability or any other category protected by law.

If you’re a qualified candidate with a disability and you need a reasonable accommodation in order to apply for this position, please contact us.