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Weta Digital Recruiting Assistant Technical Director

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Assistant Technical Director

Category: Technical Director
Company: Weta Digital
Location: Wellington (New Zealand)
Start Date: immediately

Job Description

Weta Digital are often looking for Assistant Technical Directors (ATD’s) to work across a variety of departments. ATDs are responsible for providing support to the more senior TDs, Production, and other departments in all aspects of the Weta pipeline. Their focus is monitoring and ensuring render and data resources are used as efficiently as possible.
If you would like to apply for consideration for when the next opportunity arises, please see below for how to register your interest.

Needs To Do

Assist in a multitude of departments throughout the VFX workflow as required.
Assist senior TDs to maximise their productivity.
Stay abreast of company technology and standards.
Test and report back on new technology being developed within Weta’s Research and Development groups.
Advise Show and/or Department Production of the status of their workload and communicate with other departments as applicable
Proactively troubleshoot render and pipeline issues within the facility
Complete Renderwall Error Reports efficiently and proactively / follow up optimization suggestions
Use company resources efficiently
Always ensure their work is produced to the best of their ability.
Follow guidelines to ensure the quality of their work meets the requirements of the recipient.
Remains aware of the status of their assigned tasks and when elements will be ready
Communicate technical issues that you cannot solve yourself with the ATD Supervisor in a simple and accurate manner
Has a basic understanding of look development
Has a basic understanding of pipeline Has a demonstrable basic understanding of the VFX workflow
Has mid-level understanding of at least one specialised workflow within VFX
Has a strong desire to improve their knowledge and skill base, both technically and artistically
Stays pro-active and positive
Must be able to work productively and inclusively in team environments.
Must openly share their knowledge with their peers.

Must have:


A good understanding of Maya
Minimum one year work experience
A show-reel demonstrating artistic talent and technical ability
Passion for problem solving, VFX and Film making

Beneficial to have:

Python or scripting skills
Experience with Nuke and compositing practices
Practical art experience

Candidates must be a New Zealand Citizen or New Zealand Permanent Resident
If you would like to apply for consideration, please complete Weta’s online recruitment questionnaire and forward your resume/ show-reel link to us at: recruitment@wetafx.co.nz
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