Lead Pipeline TD – PowerHouse VFX – New York
Founded in 2017 by Sr. VFX Supervisor Ed Mendez and EP Bob Lowery in partnership with Post Production industry leaders Sixteen19, PowerHouse VFX is a premiere Visual Effects company, offering best-in-class services to Feature Film, Episodic Television and Advertising clients with headquarters in New York City.
The Lead Pipeline Technical Director is responsible for writing and maintaining tools for use on high end visual effects films and episodics. The tools created are integral to the development of a consistent and efficient workflow.
Writing pipeline tools that aid the handoff of data between departments and software packages.
Updating existing tools in order to further develop the pipeline for use across shows.
Writing tools within software packages such as Nuke and Houdini to ease use for the artist.
Working in collaboration with the CG Supervisor, department leads and end users to determine efficient workflows.
Maintaining of tools including troubleshooting and optimisation
Thorough documentation of all development and updating as necessary
Ongoing research to recommend adjustments to workflows in order to improve productivity and communication
Excellent Python and Linux skills
Experience developing for 3D applications such as Houdini and Maya.
Experience developing for Nuke, Nuke Studio, Shotgun and RV.
Experience developing for Alembic, EXR and deep file formats.
Problem solving abilities.
Excellent communication and documentation skills.
The ability to prioritize production needs and tasks.
Detail oriented with a strong ability to multi-task.
A good understanding of the entire visual effects process, from shooting through to compositing.
A general understanding of networking and performance issues that arise with automated tools.
Visual effects production experience.
A degree in Computer Science.
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