Crowd Artist

SPIN VFX is seeking a Crowd Artist to join our award winning creative team. The Crowd Artist is responsible for creating the motion of crowds in high-end visual effects films and television, including simulation for planning, and previs purposes.


  • Create digital crowd behaviours and simulations to achieve the look, movement, and style envisioned by the Director & Production
  • Collaborate and communicate with VFX/CG Supervisors and Producers in order to implement efficient and effective ways to integrate crowd pipeline tools and techniques and problem solve issues in feature film development
  • Establish on-going communication with artist, leads, production and supervisors regarding schedules, deadlines, and shot/sequence feedback; attend all relevant meetings on shots, sequences and production
  • Able to troubleshoot and find solutions to technical challenges and execute them effectively
  • Propose creative approaches and solutions for any specific shots

Must Have

  • 3-4 years of crowd/motion experience in live-action feature film or TV
  • Houdini and/or Atoms, Maya, and Python (required)
  • Rigging, animation, and lookdev experience are a plus
  • Experience with Houdini Crowds, Atoms or other crowd software packages is a plus
  • Able to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Strong troubleshooting and problem-solving skills
  • Team player who excels within a collaborative environment

Beneficial to Have

  • Experience with Mocap Retargeting in Maya, MotionBuilder, Houdini is a plus

If this sounds like you, please submit your cover letter, resume and demo reel to Be sure to include “Crowd Artist” in the subject line.