VFX Trainer

Other London, United Kingdom


Position at DNEG

Be part of the future of storytelling with DNEG, an industry leader in post production Visual Effects and Animation as a Trainer working with our London and European facilities - Budapest, Barcelona and Sofia. 

Training is vital for the continuous success of DNEG as a leader in the industry and we truly understand the importance of developing our artists so they are able to reach their full potential and quickly adapt to new and changing software and methodologies.

This role would be well suited to a 3D generalist with a robust knowledge of the upstream pipeline and shot production. A passion for both teaching and learning is essential.


  • Delivery of inductions, covering the DNEG pipeline, tools & technical environment
  • Working with experts in each discipline to deliver core training programmes
  • Support experts to deliver specialist training when required
  • Supporting crew with internal ‘user-group’ and knowledge share type presentations
  • Delivery of DNEG's entry-level ‘Greenlight’ training programmes
  • Contributing to maintenance and development of training materials & documentation
  • Supporting each department in identifying and evaluating training needs
  • Working globally with the training team to address training needs

Must Have

  • Degree or diploma 3D Animation, Multimedia or an equivalent subject
  • At least 3 years experience educating in the VFX industry
  • Extensive experience working with software such as Maya, Nuke & renderers
  • Background as a VFX artist with proven experience in training and mentoring
  • Ability to pick up new software quickly
  • Exceptional communicator, facilitator and trainer
  • Team player but able to motivate self and work independently on own initiative
  • Ability to liaise confidently and credibly with people at all levels
  • Proven ability to influence and build strong working relations within an organisation
  • Flexible, can-do attitude with the ability to react calmly in a pressurised situation 

Nice to Have

  • Previous experience working with Houdini/Solaris
  • Experience working with LMS authoring/staging environments (e.g. EasyGenerator/Saba Cloud)
  • Experience developing VFX training curricula
  • Experience with procedural workflows in Houdini
  • Scripting/coding experience (python, mel, vex, etc.)
  • Experience developing VFX training curricula
  • Experience in supporting global training over multiple sites

About You

  • Commercially focused with strong internal stakeholder relationships
  • Advanced facilitator with impeccable relationship management skills
  • An effective people coach and strong leadership qualities 
  • Collaborative, creative and technical with strong organisational skills 
  • Composed and adaptable to change, with the ability to deal with ambiguity

About Us
We are DNEG, one of the world’s leading visual effects and animation companies for the creation of award-winning feature film, television, and multiplatform content. We employ more than 10,000 people with worldwide offices and studios across North America (Los Angeles, Montréal, Toronto, Vancouver), Europe (London), Asia (Bangalore, Mohali, Chennai, Mumbai) and Australia (Sydney).