Rigging Lead needed–Oriental DreamWorks (Shanghai, China)
The Rigging Lead oversees a particular area of character setup for the film to satisfy creative and technical requirements while meeting the production schedule. The Rigging Lead collaborates closely with the Department Head, who they report to, to help drive decisions that facilitate the setup work. They are also responsible for mentoring and directing the work of the Riggers working on tasks under their domain. The Rigging Lead also works closely with the Department Heads in other departments to resolve cross-department issues as well as the Rigging Leads on other shows to provide cross-show communication and coordination.
§ Sets creative and technical direction in collaboration with the Rigging Department Head.
§ Performs weekly rounds with artists, evaluates artist work, and mentors the team technically and creatively.
§ Contributes to artist performance reviews.
§ Collaborates with Rigging Department Head and the Production Supervisor in bidding, scheduling and casting.
§ Collaborates with leadership in other departments on cross department issues.
§ Point person for all initiative issues – involves Rigging Department Head when needed.
§ Oversees technical development and integration on their show and coordinate the development efforts with other shows.
§ Oversees hair and clothing work, both technically and aesthetically.
§ Oversees motion system and body deformations work, both technically and aesthetically.
§ Sets the direction of face development, Oversees facial setup work, both technically and aesthetically.
§ Presents artists work to the Directors in dailies.
§ Suggests alternate approaches or simplifications to keep the Rigging work under budget.
§ Collaborates with fellow leads on other shows to leverage work across shows, communicate changes and help define the global cross-show vision for their area of specialty.
§ Helps spearhead QA, documentation and consistency specific to their area of specialty.
§ Oversees optimization efforts specific to their area of specialty.
§ Collaborates with HOCA/Lead Animator & Rigging Department Head on specs.
§ Helps identify and prioritize setup fixes & feature requests specific to their area of specialty.
§ Attends Modeling, Surfacing and Art reviews as appropriate.
§ Helps identify and prioritize R+D software bug fixes & feature requests.
§ Reviews models and flag potential problems to their Supervisor.
● 5+ years of experience including production experience in feature film animation
● Strong working knowledge of Maya, Houdini, C++ and Python
● Proven Leadership experience
● Experience building new pipelines.
● Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
Please email your resume and any other supporting materials to email@example.com if you are interested in this position. Thank you.
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