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FX Artist

  • Applications are considered on a rolling basis
  • Stockholm
  • Applications are considered on a rolling basis
  • Stockholm

As an FX artist at ILP you will create a wide range of effects from scratch. You will have the opportunity to take a lot of artistic ownership and we value creativity and artistry over technical knowledge. You will get the chance to work autonomously and manage your own tasks while creating all the FX for smaller shows, and working with a team of FX artists on bigger projects.

We believe that lighting and render the effects together with everything else in a scene makes for better integration and better looking shots, which is why our lighters will usually light the effects. This requires a close dialog between you and the lighters to bring out the most of the shots and for you to get your vision across. You will also be talking a lot to the other departments e.g. with animation about what you need from them for your simulations to work, and updating managers and coordinators about progress and roadblocks. This adds an extra layer of responsibility on all our artists but it also gives that extra sense of ownership and involvement that motivates our artists to go the extra mile. This, together with a culture that encourages everyone to chip in with their ideas, is what enables ILP to deliver the quality we are known for.

Your work will include:

  • Create effects setups from scratch
  • Finding and matching references to achieve shot goals
  • Depending on project size working as part of an fx team or directly with lighting and show supervisors
  • Constant and proactive dialogue with other departments
  • Work on some of the coolest shows in the business with some of the most talented colleagues

You need the following:

  • Passion and drive for everything FX
  • Good artistic eye, both for what looks right and how to take it to the next level
  • The ability to take ownership of your shots and push them to world class standards
  • Solid knowledge of Houdini

  • Organised workflows and good team communication

  • As English is our main language in production, you need to be able to communicate effectively in English, both written and spoken

  • Be humble, helpful and put ego aside to help the shows

  • Be able to work on site at our office in Stockholm, Sweden

Experience in the following areas are considered a plus:

  • Working in fast paced commercial environments
  • Marvellous Designer (for creature and cloth artists)

Great Place to Work

  • You get to be a pirate

  • Social and friendly work environment

  • We do world class epic stuff

  • Innovative and fast-paced culture

  • Centrally located kick-ass office

  • Work–life balance perks

About the company

Important Looking Pirates is one of Scandinavia's biggest visual effects studios. Located in the heart of Stockholm we create photorealistic VFX for international TV series and feature films.

ILP was founded by artists in 2007 with the vision to become one of the top international suppliers of VFX. Since our management are artists themselves the focus of the company has always been on the quality of our work. That focus has not only earned us the big productions we are working on today but also international recognition and several of the most prestigious industry awards. We can proudly say that we have assembled one of the best visual effects teams in the business, currently with around 110 talents from all corners of the world.

Our latest projects include films like Star Wars - The Last Jedi, Jurassic World - Fallen Kingdom and Aladdin, and TV series like Carnival Row, Game of Thrones, Westworld and Lost in Space.

Our new headquarters is located in the famous Norstedts building on the islet of Riddarholmen. The office is designed to inspire creativity and to provide the best possible work environment for creating spectacular visual effects. Almost a third of the office consists of social areas where the pirates gather to have lunch and celebratory fikas, get company updates, participate in fussball tournaments, and hang out for Friday beers.

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