Added by on 2017-07-28

Double Negative Recruiting Pipeline TD, Pipeline Supervisor, Creature TD & Surfacing TD

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Pipeline TD

Description

As a Pipeline Technical Director (Pipeline TD), you will be responsible for ensuring the smooth running of the tools, software and workflows used on our award-winning VFX and Feature Animation shows. You will be providing face-to-face technical support and assistance to artists, as well as developing new tools and scripts – predominantly in Python – to meet the specific show requirements.

Our talented Pipeline TDs are highly technical and demonstrate an aptitude for creative problem solving. You will be regularly required to:

• provide technical advice and support for artists
• collaborate with R&D developers and senior production supervisors to develop specific new
Python tools and workflows
• contribute to the development and constant improvement of the Double Negative pipeline
• ensure requests for new tools are connected with company strategy

As well as being able to demonstrate technical skill and initiative, you will need to be an excellent communicator – your ability to accurately and succinctly communicate between technical developers and non-technical artists will help you thrive in this role.

Our Pipeline TDs not only produce excellent work, they are also inspirational mentors and coaches to the more junior members of the Pipeline team. This ranges from formal guidance – generating tutorials and teaching materials – to informal mentoring on a day-to-day basis, and you will be supported in this role by our Pipeline Supervisors.

Above all, you will be at the centre of some of the most exciting VFX and Animation work on projects ranging from blockbuster epics to television dramas, working with some of the most talented individuals in the industry. You will be in a fantastic position to develop your leadership skills and enhance your skills as a tool developer in a collaborative, show-facing environment.

Must Have

• Previous experience in Visual Effects or related industry
• Excellent Python, Maya and Linux skills
• Solid understanding of the Visual Effects pipeline
• Experience in developing tools for DCC packages such as Maya, Houdini or Nuke

Nice to Have

• A degree in Computer Science, Computer Graphics or other related field
• Experience with source control systems and team development

We would not be able to produce award-winning work without our Production Technology department, which is committed to nurturing an inclusive, diverse and exciting workplace. Our technical directors have a variety of backgrounds and originate from a number of different countries, working across the globe at the forefront of technology in the industry.

About Us

Double Negative are a multi-award winning, ground-breaking and long-established VFX post-production house, producing cutting-edge VFX, and is now one of the world’s largest providers of visual effects for Film and TV with facilities in London, Mumbai, Vancouver, Los Angeles, and Chennai.

Apply here:- http://jobs.jobvite.com/double-negative-visual-effects/job/ojjH5fw8
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Pipeline Supervisor

Description

A Pipeline Supervisor will oversee the smooth running of a VFX pipeline, and undertake any pipeline development tasks required. Collaborating with senior technology and production leadership to support and enhance Double Negative’s global pipeline, by maximizing investment in global pipeline development efforts and reducing show risk and waste. You will have a broad knowledge of VFX and Feature Animation film production techniques and technologies, that covers as many areas of 3D as possible, as well as proven development experience, and a proven history in relevant supervision roles.

Needs to Do:

Collaborate with show leads and supervisors to design technical solutions to complex production problems.
Break down pipeline and tool development projects into development tasks and assigns them to the team of ATDs and Pipeline TDs.
Supervise show pipeline and tool development, providing leadership on architecture and methods.
Ensure the scalability and reliability of show-developed tools.
Partner with CG Supervisor and R&D/Pipe to address show-specific pipeline needs.
Ensure effective communication between Leads, Supervisors, Pipe, R&D and the show’s pipeline team, as well as make sure critical information is shared across shows.
Conduct code reviews of tools developed by Pipeline TDs.
Provide mentorship for ATDs and Pipeline TDs.
Vet artist requests for new tools.
Facilitate the hand-off of new tools and pipeline improvements at the end of production.
Make recommendations and provide solutions to improve quality, efficiency, and workflow.

Must Have:

3+ years of experience as a Senior or Lead Pipeline TD.
5+ years experience with large-scale visual effects pipelines.
Experience planning large projects and forecasting show needs.
Expert level understanding of the Visual Effects pipeline.
Ability to establish priorities, multi-task efficiently, and work with diverse personalities and all levels of creative and technical staff.
Expert knowledge and experience with Python and PyQt.
Expert level experience with the APIs and use of Maya, Nuke and/or Houdini
Excellent communication, collaboration, organizational, problem solving, and project management skills.
Strong leadership qualities with proven ability and experience supervising teams.

About You:

Pro-active
Team oriented
Adaptable

About Us

Double Negative are a multi-award winning, ground-breaking and long-established VFX post-production house, producing cutting-edge VFX, and is now one of the world’s largest providers of visual effects for Film and TV with facilities in London, Mumbai, Vancouver, Los Angeles, and Chennai.

Apply here:- http://jobs.jobvite.com/double-negative-visual-effects/job/oPLJ5fw8
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Creature TD

Description

Creature TDs at Double Negative are integral to the development of animation and simulation rigs for creatures, digital doubles, vehicles, props and the subsequent simulations. You will find technical and creative solutions to develop high quality rigs and simulations according to the needs of the production.

Must Have

Minimum of 2 years experience on feature films
Thorough knowledge of an area of creature specialisation and a broad understanding of the other areas, which include rigging and enveloping in Maya, cloth, hair, flesh, rigid body destruction, crowd simulations
Full working knowledge of Maya
Be comfortable with the more technical aspects of creature work where appropriate
Have strong visual and artistic skills
Familiarity with pipeline issues and a typical creature heavy post production environment

Nice to Have

Programming or scripting skills (e.g. Python, Mel), depending on the area of specialisation
An interest in anatomy, tailoring, grooming or mechanics depending on your area of specialisation
Houdini Creature FX set-ups and simulation
A good General TD background
Strong understanding of Linux/Unix based operating systems

About You

Organised, pro-active and a self-starter
A team player and clear communicator, and a keenness for collaboration
Adaptable and with a willingness to learn new skills and techniques – including proprietary software
Calm under pressure and committed to meet production deadlines
A positive, can-do attitude

About Us

Double Negative are a multi-award winning, ground-breaking and long-established VFX post-production house, producing cutting-edge VFX, and is now one of the world’s largest providers of visual effects for Film and TV with facilities in London, Mumbai, Vancouver, Los Angeles, and Chennai.

Apply here:- http://jobs.jobvite.com/double-negative-visual-effects/job/oHvz5fwA
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Surfacing TD (Feature Animation)

Description

Double Negative’s Feature Animation department has been slowly building over the past couple of years and we are delighted to officially launch the new facility. Together we will bring the vision of both major Hollywood studios and independent productions to life.

We aim to compete with the best in the business and will rely on our talented Surfacing Artists to work closely with our production team to create the textures, surface, and groom qualities needed for the completion of CG Characters and hard-surface models. They are responsible for delivery of high quality hair, fur, feathers and organic elements for our 3D characters and environments. They collaborate with the team to determine design and technical solutions.

Known for the quality of the work we produce, our Surfacing Artists work closely with Art Directors, Modellers and their Leads to achieve the desired looks of assets for production. They work to maintain or exceed the consistent high level of work while meeting deadlines.

Must Have

Experience working on high quality shading, surfacing and texturing.
Familiarity with Feature Animation production.
Attention to details in textures and materials.
Previous experience with fur and feather grooming tools, such as Shave and a Haircut or Maya.
Proficient in Mari (Preferred), Zbrush, Photoshop, or BodyPaint.
A good understanding of material properties with regards to shading.
Demo reel with descriptive break down illustrating knowledge and experience in painting, illustration, or design.

About You

Strong interpersonal skills.
Organised.
Good time management.

About Us

Double Negative are a multi-award winning, ground-breaking and long-established VFX post-production house, producing cutting-edge VFX, and is now one of the world’s largest providers of visual effects for Film and TV with facilities in London, Mumbai, Vancouver, Los Angeles, and Chennai.

Apply here:- http://jobs.jobvite.com/double-negative-visual-effects/job/oCdC5fwg
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