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Double Negative Recruiting Effects Technical Director

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Effects Technical Director

Category: Technical Director
Company: Double Negative
Location: London (United Kingdom)
Start Date: immediately

Job Description

Key Purpose Of The Job
FX Technical Directors gather a variety of 3D assets produced by our Build, Layout and Animation departments and use off the shelf software – primarily Houdini but also Maya – and custom pipeline tools to create particle, rigid body, fluid, cloth, fur and hair simulations.

Needs To Do
Use an array of commercial and proprietary software tools to produce photorealistic simulations of real-world phenomena while developing innovative solutions to complex problems
Create bespoke effects setups to fulfil client briefs
Produce test and often final renders of FX elements for a shot
Create working test composites for review by the supervision team
Work in partnership with lighters &compositors to ensure shots are delivered to the very highest standard
Stay on schedule and meet deadlines whilst maintaining the highest quality of work

Needs To Know
Proven experience in producing effects such as smoke, fire, clouds, water, steam and explosions, plus experience with particle and voxel based rendering
An eye for details, good sense of timing, and thorough understanding of techniques and technologies relating to physical simulation in computer graphics
Experience in live action FX work preferred
Extensive knowledge of Houdini and/or Maya (Python, Hscript or Mel knowledge a plus)
Familiarity with pipeline issues and problem solving
A good general TD background is desirable
Familiarity with at least one node based compositing application (Nuke preferred), and a solid understanding of the compositing process.
Strong understanding of linux/ unix based operating systems
At least 3 years experience in feature films. Experience in other areas of visual effects (TV, Games) will also be taken into account.

Needs To Be
Good communication and organisational skills
Creative problem solver and good attention to detail
Ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines, whilst maintaining high quality results
Ability to work as part of a team as well as alone
Ability to work with little supervision
Flexibility and adaptability
Measures Of Performance
Delivery of required content, on time
Continuous improvement

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