Pipeline TD (FX) – Animated Feature Films (Vancouver) (82 views)

Vancouver, BC
December 4, 2018

Animal Logic – the studio that brought you The LEGO Movie – is looking for a Pipeline TD. The Pipeline TD will work collaboratively with the Vancouver FX Supervisor, Sydney FX TDs and R&D teams to ensure a common and standardised approach to the workflow, tool development and support. This is a fulltime, contract role that reports to the CG Supervisor and Artist Management.

What you’ll get to do:

  • Understand the visual requirements for the film, and design procedures, techniques and tools that will enable these to be met
  • Responsible for creative problem solving in relation to complex pipelines and FX, user support, environment and character pipeline development, environment shot assembly and technical direction
  • Take responsibility for the optimisation of the department workflow
  • Work closely with the FX Supervisor to research and develop department specific tools, maintain existing tools and plan for the future show/studio needs
  • Testing and validating new releases of pipeline tools both interactive (Houdini) and automated (Farm) within these Production tool and Farm environments
  • Liaise with the R&D team to ensure compliance with current internal best practices
  • Effectively report on and communicate issues and work arounds back to the visual Departments and RND, tracking and resolving issues in partnership with RND
  • Assist the FX team with day to day issues and glitches and eventually escalating those issues through the right channels when they aren’t immediately addressable
  • Anticipate potential issues and create fixes before problems arise
  • Provide training to the artists for new tools
  • Contribute to the FX department’s technical platform documentation
  • Long term planning for future projects

What you bring:

  • 5 + years’ proven TD experience on feature films, TV and/or animated feature
  • 5 + years’ experience using and troubleshooting in Houdini software
    • Experience in, Maya, Mari, Nuke, XSI considered a bonus
  • Experience with a large scale facility pipeline
  • Knowledge/experience in Python language
  • Degree in media arts, graphic design, computer science/engineering or physics; or equivalent combination of education & experience
  • Working knowledge of source control systems, PyQt or other GUI toolkit
  • Working knowledge of concepts like data flow, data dependencies, Meta data, publishing and retrieval
  • The ability to code review and troubleshoot problems as they arise
  • Excellent in pro-active problem solving and finding solutions within the parameters you’re presented with
  • English written and oral communication skills and the ability to connect with a wide variety of personalities
  • Ability to work solo as well as collaboratively within a strong team environment; build relationships across departments, including global teams, and when necessary to pass knowledge to other staff members
  • An adaptable approach, with the ability to balance your workload with the needs of artists and production deadlines
  • The ability to efficiently organise and prioritise work across multiple areas and work and remain calm under pressure
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to communicate in both a technical manner and artistic manner
  • Willing to learn, and contribute to the success of the team and project
  • Self-motivated with strong organisational and time management skills
  • An inquisitive mind with excellent attention to detail and the ability to follow through on suggested solutions

Interested? Check out our online application form via the following link: https://grnh.se/05f567411

Animal Logic recently completed production on Peter Rabbit, and is currently in production on The LEGO® Movie Sequel (2019). In 2017, Animal Logic completed production on The LEGO® Ninjago Movie, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, and Alien: Covenant. See our new and improved website for more: https://www.animallogic.com/portfolio/projects/!

If you want to create GREAT WORK with GREAT PEOPLE then come and join us at Animal Logic, Vancouver.

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