Whiskytree Recruiting Technical Director
Located north of San Francisco, California in Marin County, Whiskytree is a content creation company that is equal parts agency and production company, as well as a computer graphics powerhouse. Our work spans industries and generations, and you are just as likely to find it on the silver screen as you are on television, the internet, in an app, a game, or in VR or AR.
We are currently looking for a Technical Director to join our team and work on some amazing projects.
• Create visual effects for feature film and other projects with a balance of technical knowhow, artistic sensibility, and advanced problem-solving skills
• Responsible for lighting, rigging, simulation (fluid, smoke, cloth, dynamics), camera setup/tracking/animation, render optimization, and jack-of-all trades computer graphics work
• Build and maintain VFX toolsets including Maya, Nuke and a range of utility applications
• Participate in the success of the company on a daily basis
• Minimum of 4 years of professional experience in feature film visual effects and/or animation
• Proven knowledge of and experience in Maya, Python and Arnold
• Experience in Nuke and Photoshop
• XSI knowledge a plus
• Bachelor’s degree in computer science, industrial design, architecture, or similar discipline
• The aptitude to participate in all aspects of creating final shots, including modeling and texturing, is a big plus
• Strong traditional art and photography skills
Strong knowledge of shading, look-dev and lighting
Ability to light characters and environments, interior and exterior, different times of day, etc.
• Ability to work in a self-directed manner and in a collaborative team environment
• Capable of taking initiative to produce independent solutions to technical and artistic challenges
• Experience in shader writing, C++, MEL, objective C and web development is a plus
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Please send email to email@example.com that contains the following:
• Subject line “TD submission – your name”
• A signed and scanned Whiskytree Inc Content Submission Agreement – www.whiskytree.com/images/WTCSA.pdf
• Your resume and cover letter
• A link to your website
• Your date of availability
No phone calls, please.
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