Effects Technical Director

CG Artist Vancouver, BC


Description

Position at Industrial Light & Magic

Position Summary

The Effects TD generates FX animation, procedural simulation, dynamic simulation, particle and fluid systems for feature film visual effects. They are responsible for lighting, rendering and moderate-level compositing of complex shots with guidance from their supervisors.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Designs and creates FX animation, procedural simulation, dynamic simulation, particle and fluid systems
  • Light complex/multiple elements; communicates status of shots to supervisors and Production
  • Provides accurate time estimates for shotwork
  • Responsible for handing off elements to other departments i.e. comp and rendering teams
  • Presents shot work in dailies; attend dailies and other department meetings
  • Mentor junior Effects artists
  • Data management of shots including clean up
  • Special projects as needed

Education / Experience

  • At least three years of relevant professional VFX experience and at least a college level diploma or higher in computer graphics, fine arts, design, or photography, or related field; OR at least five years of relevant professional VFX experience in lieu of education.

Required Skills / Technical Competencies

  • Demonstrates an excellent aesthetic eye
  • Exhibits strong teamwork and interdisciplinary thinking
  • Production pipeline experience
  • Strong communication and follow-through
  • Ability to work under pressure and deadlines
  • Experience with either Maya, 3DS Max, Houdini, or similar software
  • Basic understanding of the physics of simulation

Preferred Skills / Technical Competencies

  • Linux and scripting ability in Python
  • Advanced simulation experience with either Houdini, Maya, 3DS Max or other software, and the ability to write expressions


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