Student thesis short film in need of effects artist.

Looking for Effects Artist

I’m currently a senior at the School of Visual Arts (SVA) in New York City and I’m working on my thesis film project. I am looking for an effects artist who can work with popcornfx or Unreal’s own tools to make effects for my short film.
The short film is well into production. 3D animation is at about 30% complete, slated to finish by the end of January. Characters are already modeled and textured, as well as their weapons. The environment is 90% done, just a few cinematic tweaks to finish off. I have 5 people animating and 4 others working on modeling and texturing. What I’m looking for in an effects artist is as follows:

Can use Autodesk Maya(not required but preferred)
Can use Popcornfx
Can use Unreal’s effects tools

Effects needed:

Darkness Element/Smoke
Sword Trails/Slashes
Ground Explosions/Rock Smashes

Here is the full animatic of the short to demonstrate what will be needed.

The project’s deadline is February 15th.
If you are interested, PM me here or email me at