Crowd Artist

  • Full-time

Company Description

This job application remains open even when we don’t have roles available. If you would like to be considered, please apply and we will contact you as soon as we have an opening.

The Moving Picture Company (MPC) is a global creative studio with a single goal: to create experiences that move people. With decades of storytelling experience, we are perpetually pushing the limits of what is technologically and artistically possible to tell visually stunning stories.

MPC continues to lead in an ever-evolving industry, building authentic and long-lasting connections with audiences across all channels.

Job Description

Crowd Artists populate scenes with large amounts of agents in Houdini. This ranges from huge battlefields and sprawling cities, to animal herds, flocks of birds and fish, epic space battles, zombie apocalypses and everything in between!

Reporting to the Crowd Lead and show Supervision, your main tasks will be:

  • Setting up crowd agents and clips for shot creation
  • Populating and choreographing scenes using proprietary Houdini tools and work flows
  • When necessary, create Houdini simulations for more complex behaviors
  • Create dailies to review and follow creative and technical feedback
  •  Release approved crowd to the pipeline for other departments to pick up
  • Work with other Crowd Artists to create great looking shots in a smart and efficient manner


  • A solid knowledge of Houdini

Any of the following technical skills are a bonus

  • A background in crowd simulation methods
  • Technical background using Python and VEX

Any of the following experience is a great advantage

  • Experience in a VFX production pipeline
  • Simulation experience
  • Problem solving skills

The details above provide an outline of the key requirements for candidates to apply for a role in this department. At MPC we have a number of job classifications within our artist team structure. These are:

  • Artist  
  • Key Artist
  • Technical Artist  
  • Lead
  • Head of Department

Based on your skills we will assess your suitability for a particular role during the application process.

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