The Walt Disney Company Senior Effects Technical Director Vancouver, BC in Vancouver, Canada
Position at Industrial Light & Magic
The Senior Effects TD operates independently to generate FX animation, procedural simulation, dynamic simulation, particle and fluid systems for feature film visual effects.
The Senior Effects TD is responsible for lighting, rendering and moderate-level compositing of complex shots with guidance from their supervisors.
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.
- Reports to the Talent Manager, Effects and receives daily oversight and direction from the Lead/Effects Supervisor.
Education and Experience
- At least 5 years relevant professional VFX experience and at least a college level diploma in computer graphics, fine arts, design, or photography, or related field; OR , at least 7 years relevant professional VFX experience in lieu of education.
Required Skills and 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
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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