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Effects Artist

NBCUniversal, LLC, Glendale, California

Create the extraordinary.

Level: Manager (Supervisor)


  • Positions available at NBCUniversal Media (DreamWorks Animation , LLC - 1000 Flower Street, Glendale, CA 91201) for Effects Artist with the following job duties:
  • Design and create images, elements, and effects (such as fire, smoke, water, destruction, magic, etc).
  • Work with other artists, the FX head, VFX supervisor, and the director to achieve the art directed goals. Efficiently execute systems developed by other FX Artists and propagate/improve them in production shots. Offer solutions to meet production's creative and/or technical requirements.
  • Ability to multitask, understand priorities, and hit deadlines. Ability to work independently on assignments and be proactive to show/department needs.
  • Mentor and assist other artists in effects work and other computer graphics techniques.
  • Stay abreast of current technologies and offer ideas to implement them effectively.
  • Strong communication skills, interact professionally with others, respectful and punctual in meetings.



  • Bachelor’s (or foreign equivalent) in Computer Science, Visual Arts, Computer Engineering, Entertainment Technology or closely related field, plus 1 year of experience in the job or closely related occupation OR 5 years of experience in the job or a closely related occupation.
  • Special Requirements: Must possess expertise/knowledge sufficient to adequately perform the duties of the job being offered. Expertise/knowledge may be gained through employment experience or education.
  • Such expertise/knowledge cannot be "quantified" by "time."
  • Required expertise/knowledge includes: Production experience involving simulations of natural phenomenon, particle systems, procedural modeling, procedural animation, and other similar effects. Experience in feature-length animation or live-action VFX production pipeline.
  • Understanding of Houdini, Nuke, or similar 3D packages for use in particle systems, fluid simulation, rigid bodies, procedural geometry and compositing.
  • Demonstrated experience with customized HDA programming / visual effects.
  • Experience in animation/graphics/computer science/VFX (or equivalent) program. Experience scripting and/or programming in Python
  • We are offering a salary of $51.60/hour.
  • If interested in this position, please email resume to: Elsbeth Velasco at elsbeth.velasco@nbcuni.com, and indicate you are applying for the Effects Artists (KL22PN) opening. NBCU is an EOE.
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    Certifying Officer
    U.S. Department of Labor
    Employment and Training Administration
    Office of Foreign Labor Certification
    200 Constitution Avenue, NW
    Room N-5311
    Washington, DC 20210



      • Must be willing to work in Glendale, California
      • Must submit an attestation disclosing your COVID-19 vaccination status and, if partially or fully vaccinated, submitting your vaccination record no later than 7 days following commencement of employment.
      • Must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 at the commencement of employment or must undergo regular COVID-19 testing if Company determines your job position requires accessing an NBCUniversal worksite.
      • Must be willing to adhere to all Company COVID-19 workplace safety policies and protocols.


      From the award-winning storytellers, artist and innovators at DreamWorks Animation and DreamWorks Animation Television come the beloved characters and stories that come alive on the big and small screens. From films like Shrek, How to Train Your Dragon and Trolls to original TV series including Trollhunters, Voltron and Home: Adventures with Tip & Oh, DreamWorks Animation continues to bring home the laughter, fun and courage to dream.

      Visit www.dreamworksanimation.com to see our latest animated film and television productions.

      DreamWorks is a division of NBCUniversal. At NBCUniversal, we believe in the talent of our people. It’s our passion and commitment to excellence that drives NBCU’s vast portfolio of brands to succeed. From broadcast and cable networks, news and sports platforms, to film, world-renowned theme parks and a diverse suite of digital properties, we take pride in all that we do and all that we represent. It’s what makes us uniquely NBCU. Here you can create the extraordinary. Join us.

      NBCUniversal owns and operates over 20 different businesses across 30 countries including a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, world-renowned theme parks and a premium ad-supported streaming service.

      Here you can be your authentic self. As a company uniquely positioned to educate, entertain and empower through our platforms, Comcast NBCUniversal stands for including everyone. We strive to foster a diverse and inclusive culture where our employees feel supported, embraced and heard. We believe that our workforce should represent the communities we live in, so that together, we can continue to create and deliver content that reflects the current and ever-changing face of the world. Click here to learn more about Comcast NBCUniversal’s commitment and how we are making an impact.

      NBCUniversal’s policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity or expression, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, membership in the uniformed services, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law. NBCUniversal will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with relevant legal requirements, including the City of Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative For Hiring Ordinance, where applicable.

      NBCUniversal is an equal opportunity employer and will provide reasonable accommodations as required by applicable federal, state, and/or local laws.

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    NBCUniversal owns and operates over 20 different businesses across 30 countries including a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, world-renowned theme parks and a premium ad-supported streaming service.

    Here you can be your authentic self. As a company uniquely positioned to educate, entertain and empower through our platforms, Comcast NBCUniversal stands for including everyone. We strive to foster a diverse and inclusive culture where our employees feel supported, embraced and heard. We believe that our workforce should represent the communities we live in, so that together, we can continue to create and deliver content that reflects the current and ever-changing face of the world. Learn more about Comcast NBCUniversal’s commitment and how we are making an impact.

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