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Performance TD – Animated Feature Film (Vancouver)

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Animal Logic

Performance TD – Animated Feature Film (Vancouver)

  • Full Time
  • Vancouver
  • Posted 2 months ago

Description

Animal Logic – the studio that brought you Peter Rabbit – is looking for a Performance TD. The Performance TD is responsible for supporting creative and visual objectives through pipeline troubleshooting, user support, technical direction, and tool development. They will work closely with the Performance (Animation, Assembly, and Layout), Editorial, and R&D teams to ensure a standardized approach. This is a fulltime, contract role that reports to the Supervising Performance TD and Artist Management.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Understand the visual requirements for the film, design procedures, techniques and tools that will enable these to be met
  • Assist the Performance and Editorial teams with day to day issues and escalating through the right channels when necessary
  • Ensure that tools and procedures support the creative process
  • Provide solutions to visual problems through existing tools or by leading development of new tools
  • Take responsibility for the optimization of the department workflow
  • Test and validate new pipeline tool releases, interactive (Maya) and automated (Farm), within
    Production tool and Farm environments
  • Report on and communicate issues back to the Performance Departments and R&D. Track and resolve issues in partnership with R&D
  • Maintain a clean common facility pipeline (tools, automation, practices) across multiple shows at the same time
  • Understand the processes of adjoining departments, provide input where required to maximize efficiency and quality
  • Create and update technical documentation for Performance processes
  • Establish close partnerships with Performance and Editorial staff, Supervisors, and other TD groups

Requirements:

  • 3 + years’ experience on feature films, TV and/or animated feature
  • Proven pipeline TD experience in large scale animated features, animated TV series and/or VFX feature films
  • Experience using and troubleshooting in Maya (or other similar softwares)
  • Solid knowledge in Python and knowledge of RV, VCS, SVN, GIT, Mercurial or others, as well as PyQt or other GUI toolkit
  • An understanding of traditional animation and layout techniques
  • A comprehensive understanding of the 3D animation pipelines and the applicable tools
  • Ability to code review and troubleshoot problems as they arise
  • Knowledge of concepts like data flow, data dependencies, Meta data, publishing and retrieval
  • Degree in Animation, Film, Computer Science, Design, Engineering, Math or Physics, or equivalent combination of education & work experience in animation/VFX
  • An understanding of USD and its general concepts is a bonus
  • Experience with XSI, Houdini, Nuke, AVID, Baselight, or Nucoda is a bonus
  • Understanding of colourspace and its integration into a colour managed workflow is a bonus
  • Strong written and verbal English language skills
  • Ability to quickly acquire a working understanding of off-the-shelf and proprietary software tools
  • Pro-active problem solving within parameters
  • Adaptable and calm while balancing workload with artist and production needs
  • Ability to communicate in both a technical and artistic manner with various personality types
  • Ability to work collaboratively, build relationships, share knowledge and mentor others
  • Efficiently organize and prioritize work across multiple areas

Salary range CAD$80 – 115k and extended medical benefits. In addition, we include a comprehensive benefits package with paid vacation time, extended medical and dental, AD&D, LTD and Life insurance. Relocation assistance provided if required. If you are interested in applying for this role please fill out our online application form via our website http://www.animallogic.com/Careers/Jobs

We have animation studios in Sydney, Australia and Vancouver, Canada and a development office in Los Angeles. Our Vancouver studio is within the creative precinct of Yaletown and is currently working on DC Super Pets, set for release in 2022. Our business and work location for this role is 840 Cambie Street, Vancouver. Our contact number is 604 398 4800. This studio opened its doors in 2015 to begin work on the animated feature The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part, which was released in 2019.


Location

To apply for this job please visit animallogic.com.