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    Planet X is a creative visual effects studio based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands and one of the key players within the Dutch film industry. Planet X provides visual effects for top-end feature film and episodic productions with a dedicated team of 20+ highly skilled VFX artists and experienced supervisors.

    Planet X is known for its unique creative approach, focusing on concept, design and execution of visual effects from pre-production to delivery.

    We are looking for a full-time

                                  (Houdini) FX-artist (mid/senior level)

    As a (Houdini) FX-artist you will be working closely together with our 3D department, TDs and compositors to create stunning photoreal, seamless effects for our feature film and episodic projects. Your role as FX-artist is in a CG-team (5 - 10 artists) where you are not only working on specific simulations (f.e. pyro or fluids), but working on all aspects and the full range of FX simulation.

    Profile, experience and responsibilities
    - Extensive knowledge of HoudiniFX with a strong command of VEX and HScript;
    - Experience with all forms of simulation (particles/crowdsim/pyro/fluids/rbd/vellum/grains) as well as procedural workflows (modelling, environments);
    - You have the drive to learn and keep developing your skills in Houdini;
    - You have a high attention to detail;
    - You have a keen eye for a photorealistic look;
    - Meet schedules and show deadlines;
    - You have good communication skills;
    - You can work efficiently with team members, or independently, to complete assigned shots;
    - Good command of the English language.

    Desirable experience
    - Knowledge of, and or experience with, Python;
    - (Basic) Compositing skills in Nuke;
    - Understanding of the entire visual effects process;
    - Affection with film / drama.

    Additional information
    - Our preference goes out to applicants who have their place of residence in -or close to- Amsterdam to be able to work from our Amsterdam based studio;
    - Starting date asap;
    - Due to the volume of applications we receive across our different openings, we regret that only those selected to interview will be contacted.

    We offer
    - A position in which you can work independently and where your own ideas and input are highly valued;
    - The opportunity to learn and expand your knowledge;
    - A broad variety of high-end projects to work on - both domestic and international;
    - A great working environment with enthusiastic, creative and passionate colleagues;
    - A competitive salary based on age and experience;
    - Regular Planet X Cinema Nights in our own cinema (pizzas included)!

    Please provide a portfolio that demonstrates your FX experience.

    To apply, please fill in our 

    Application Form

     

    R&D Reel Turbulent Skies

    R&D clip of Turbulent Skies (episodic show) running in 2019 / 2020. Heavy on demanding photoreal CG, the production involved extensive R&D for both historical accuracy as well as (aero)dynamics for all 3D assets.

    Project highlight: Dragon Girl

    Planet X was responsible for the complete visual effects share of Dragon Girl from pre to finish. Featuring well over 220 shots, 170+ with a fully animated CG dragon (one of the first attempts of this scale in The Netherlands), the efforts resulted in 12 minutes of engaging screen time performance. FX work included interaction beteen the dragon and surfaces, bandages and wing simulations.

    Last year Planet X won the Amanda Award, the Norwegian film award for ‘Best Visual Effects’ in Dragon Girl.