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Oriental Dream Works Recruiting Hair & Wardrobe Sim Supervisor

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Hair & Wardrobe Sim Supervisor

We have an exciting opportunity on iGO for an individual who will collaborate with a talented group of engineers and production artists to help build a new generation of cloth and hair simulation solutions.

ESSENTIAL JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

Collaborate closely with the iGO Asset Supervisor to ensure all hair grooming and wardrobe assets will simulate efficiently and at scale.
Collaborate closely with the engineering team in order to develop efficient simulation tools and workflows for cloth and hair with an aim at real-time, scalable performance.
Comfortable working with local and remote artistic and engineering teams.
Develop and manage workflow processes and staff.
Identify potential exposures to plan. Follow through on and reevaluate plan accordingly.
Troubleshoot creative/technical issues as they arise. Provide hands-on assistance and mentoring to the Character FX Artist(s).
Ensure on-time delivery of cloth and hair simulation elements within established project schedule. If creative appetite is too large, then need to present ideas and suggest creative alternatives. Consistently look for a more efficient way of completing tasks in a timely fashion.
Bid hair and wardrobe simulations in each project. Monitor progress and setbacks of hair and cloth simulation as it relates to the original bid. Appropriately elevate concerns to the iGO Head of Creative Services.
Facilitate meetings with artists to keep the crew informed on project changes and requirements.
Ensure open lines of communication with other departments and department heads.
Lead department meetings, manage expectations and provides communication during meetings.
Responsible for improving the performance of artists on the team. Mentor artists to provide guidance, experience and insight.
Responsible for maintaining crew morale. Foster good working atmosphere and ethics.

Qualifications

Self-sufficient, driven, and high attention to detail.
10+ years with simulation techniques used in games and/or visual effects or animated features.
Experience creating digital media involving photo-real digital doubles with physically plausible garment and hair simulations.
Experience working with software developers creating simulation tools.
Demonstrated ability to provide rapid turn-around of deliverables on fast-paced, short term projects.
Experience supervising cross-departmental tasks.
Experience with modeling and look development for cloth/hair/fur is a plus.

BACKGROUND

Technical background in computer science, engineering, math or physics.
Production experience, especially fast paced quick turn-around projects.
Experience working on simulations for games is a plus.

How to Apply

Include a resume and cover letter. We require both for all submissions.

To submit your information, send your resume and cover letter to: jobs@dreamworks.com

Please put the position name (or code if applicable) in the subject line

We apologize that due to the volume of submissions we’re unable to personally respond to each applicant or inquiry. If your qualifications meet our needs, we will contact you.
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