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Technical Director, Set Extensions

Disney

Emeryville, CA 08-05-2022
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
Job Description
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Do you get excited about inventing new approaches to building environments? Proceduralism? Color, light, and composition? Projects that bridge pipeline departments and disciplines?

The Set Extension team uses both hand-crafted and procedural techniques to create different aspects of the environments in our films, such as:
• Procedurally dress large-scale cities and small-scale details
• Build volumetric cloudscapes
• Procedurally model whimsical environments
• Generate light animations for complex sequences
• Matte paint set extensions

RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Build complex, distant, and/or dynamic sets-- specific methods can play to your strengths as an artist, but skills often include 2-3 of the following: modeling, shading, dressing, painting, animation, simulation, and lighting, plus collaborating with specialists outside your skill set
• Design, develop, support, and use technical pipelines for innovative and non-traditional approaches to constructing sets
• Solve problems creatively with an understanding of how sets enhance storytelling and are used by downstream departments (layout, animation, effects, lighting, rendering)
• Artistic flexibility and versatility with the ability to interpret concept art and adapt to direction from the Director, Production Designer, and Directors of Photography

QUALIFICATIONS:
• Interest in the breadth of the Technical Director pipeline (including Lighting and Compositing)
• Capacity to work collaboratively with the technical and artistic teams, understanding diverse workflows and developing tools to address user needs
• Strong design and color sense; a solid sense of sculptural form and detail; familiarity with lighting and composition in physical media or CG
• Expertise in 3D software such as Houdini, Maya
• Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to present ideas in a clear concise manner
• Ability to meet project deadlines in a dynamic work environment. Strong organizational skills.
• Programming / scripting skills are a plus
• Experience working with 3D volumes is a plus

When in doubt, please apply!

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Jobcode: Reference SBJ-d2ymoy-44-197-230-180-42 in your application.

Company Profile
Disney

Pixar Animation Studios, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is an Academy Award®-winning film studio with world-renoinswned technical, creative and production capabilities in the art of computer animation.