Hive-FX is passionate about its work and truly committed to cultivating a dynamic environment for its talented artists, producers and technicians. Every member of the team is vital to the success of Hive-FX. No walk-ins or calls please.

Current Openings

  • Animator
    • Full time (contract)

      ASAP

    • Hive-Fx is a VFX studio based in Portland, Oregon. We are currently looking for a skilled Animator with at least 2 years production experience to assist with a network television series. A mastery of human and animal anatomy, perspective, weight, volume and proportion is required. The ideal candidate is a creative problem solver with good communication skills who is seeking to join a fast-paced team environment and assist in strengthening our current animation pipeline.

    • Technical Skills

      • Extensive knowledge of Maya, C4D is a plus but not required
      • Strong grasp of animation and acting fundamentals
      • Deep understanding of facial anatomy as it pertains to emotions, lip sync and movement
      • Experience using 3D camera and object tracking software
      • Familiarity with pipelines involving compositing of 2D and 3D elements a plus
      • Rigging and rendering knowledge a plus

    • Requirements

      • Ability to work in a fast-paced team environment
      • Ability to take direction and adhere to client/brand parameters
      • Highly energetic, self motivated and critical eye for detail
      • Dependable and flexible with the willingness to work long hours

    • TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION:

      • Submit a cover letter and CV and include references to job-0914@hive-fx.com
      • Clearly include your name, address, telephone and email address.
      • Include position applying for in subject of email.
      • No phone calls or drop-ins please.

  • Senior Compositor
    • Full time

      ASAP

    • HIVE-FX is seeking a a skilled Senior Compositor with at least 4 years production experience to assist with a network television series.
      Successful candidates must demonstrate a proven track record of compositing and creating sophisticated and photoreal VFX using After Effects to integrate into live action plates. The ideal candidate is a creative problem solver with good communication skills who is seeking to join a fast-paced team environment and assist in elevating our compositing pipeline.

    • Responsibilities

      • Work closely with VFX Supervisor, CG Supervisor and Coordinator to achieve a high quality output while ensuring a efficient production.
      • Support, assist and mentor other team members: review, debug and improve various stages of the compositing pipeline, workflows and techniques.
      • Ability to work on the most complex and demanding shots.
      • Follow production process and develop creative problem-solving approaches.
      • Seamlessly integrate the various 3D and 2D layers or elements into a live-action shot.

    • Technical Skills

      • Compositing processes and techniques including but not limited to: rig removal, rotoscoping, tracking and set extensions.
      • Strong sense of color, colorspace and attention to detail.
      • Thorough understand of compositing multi-channel lighting passes and how each channel contributes to the final image.
      • Extensive knowledge of After Effects.
      • Knowledge of 3D software and pipeline integration.

    • Requirements

      • Able to live and work in Portland, OR
      • Strong knowledge of After Effects and Mocha. Cinema 4D not required but a plus.
      • Ability to plan an execute complex scenes that often include uses of muilti-pass renders, particles, green screen, stock footage and scene recreation.
      • Ability to work in a fast-paced team environment.
      • Leadership and strong communication skills
      • Highly energetic, self motivated and critical eye for detail
      • Dependable and flexible with the willingness to work long hours

    • TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION:

      • Submit a cover letter and CV and include references to job-0914@hive-fx.com
      • Clearly include your name, address, telephone and email address.
      • Include position applying for in subject of email.
      • Sorry – but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
      • No phone calls or drop-ins please.

  • VFX Production Coordinator
    • Full time

      ASAP

    • HIVE-FX is seeking a VFX Production Coordinator to join our team for a 4-6 month contract position. You will work with our team of artists to ensure shots are being tracked and delivered according to established targets and milestones. This position coordinates our cross-functional production teams and requires effective project management skills. We look for clear communicators with a high level of organization and a very proactive / positive attitude.

    • Responsibilities

      • Scheduling, prioritizing and tracking internal technical assignments and project details.
      • Organize and setup media.
      • Ensure Shotgun (project management tool) statuses and task assignments are kept up to date.
      • Coordinate and package shot delivery uploads / downloads.
      • Ensure teams are clear on daily delivery objectives.
      • Ensuring effective communication and continual team updates.
      • Ensuring project scope, status and completion information up to date (Shotgun).
      • Documenting decisions and requests, and ensuring items are tracked and managed appropriately.
      • Ensuring work is being approved and completed on time and to specification.
      • Establishing quality control and project closure processes.

    • Requirements

      • Highly organized with excellent scheduling and task management skills.
      • Demonstrated project management experience with the ability to problem solve effectively in a fast paced environment.
      • Minimum 2 years of experience within the VFX or film production industry.
      • Conversant with visual effects terminologies and processes.
      • Ability to liaise and collaborate with clients, artists and producers.
      • Understanding of visual effects processes including asset development, layout, matte painting, animation, fx, lighting and compositing is considered an asset.
      • Working experience with Shotgun (project software) is considered an asset.
      • Strong knowledge of MS Office package (including word, excel)
      • Role reports to VFX Supervisor.

    • TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION:

      • Submit a cover letter and CV and include references to job-0914@hive-fx.com
      • Clearly include your name, address, telephone and email address.
      • Include position applying for in subject of email.
      • Sorry – but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
      • No phone calls or drop-ins please.