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Digital Domain Recruiting Animation TD

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Animation TD

Category: Other
Company: Digital Domain Vancouver
Location: Vancouver (Canada)
Start Date: immediately

Job Description

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Animation Technical Director Job Description

Location: Vancouver, BC


The Animation Technical Directors are responsible for improving the overall efficiency of the facility-wide
Animation pipeline. They design, implement, and manage tools that assist the Animators with their daily
use of both third party and in-house software and systems. These tools are intended to make
Animation/Character production as efficient and productive as possible. Animation TDs work with peers
and supervisors to craft novel tools, techniques, and procedures to aid the execution of current projects
and advance the capabilities of the facility. They also support Animators in tracking down technical
problems with rigs, models, tools or data flow. The role requires strong technical and excellent
communication/”customer service” skills, as well as a firm understanding of software design, graphics,
and production work flow.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

High emphasis on translation of Animator feature requests and workflow discussions into
practical designs and tool implementation that integrate with the production pipeline
Continually looking for ways to optimize the efficiency/workflow for Animation
Work with department representatives to augment their work flows and tool sets to achieve
specific goals of the project
Interface with departments both up and downstream, to facilitate the smooth flow of assets
through the pipeline
Work with artists to troubleshoot and fix problems
Ensure animation tools and workflows follows studio policies and guidelines.
Work closely with other Technical Directors to maintain and further the entire production
Craft and update documentation for tools, techniques and work flows generated by the Technical

Education, Experience and Skills Required:

3+ years experience as a Technical Director with a focus on Animation or Rigging pipelines
Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics a plus
Expert knowledge of Maya required
Proficiency in Python APIs and Mel scripting language
Must have written and supported animation and/or rigging tools used significantly in production
Experience with tool integration into existing or new pipelines
Working experience with one or more additional professional graphics packages, including
Houdini, and Nuke
Ability to establish priorities, work independently or within a group, and work with minimal
Excellent communication skills in dealing with both technical and artistic groups

To apply for this position please submit an application at
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