Full Time Job

TV - Effects Artist

DreamWorks Animation

Glendale, CA 05-07-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
Job Description
DreamWorks TV - Effects Artist (Pipeline TD)


At DreamWorks Animation Television, our Effects Artist (Pipeline TD) works closely with the Effects and CG Supervisors to design and execute high quality effects that align with the production's schedule and creative vision of the series.

DreamWorks Animation Television has an exciting new opportunity for an Effects Artist (Pipeline TD) to join its team based in Glendale, California. This position is covered by the Animation Guild

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
• Troubleshoot and solve technical issues that block or slow down Effects Artists
• Use Python to develop tools and processes for use across all shows utilizing Maya,
Houdini, and Nuke
• Create integrations with studio services using provided APIs including Deadline and
• Research new workflows to meet creative goals of productions
• Design, setup, organize, and document reusable FX rigs for Partner Studios
• Create reusable Nuke gizmos to work with corresponding FX rigs
• Work with DreamWorks TV's in-house CG team and the FX teams at our Partner Studios to
develop and implement FX setups that achieve the approved look and expectations
of show Creative Leadership
• Document workflows and processes for in house and overseas use

• Strong Knowledge of Python development both in and out of DCCs
• Ability to create robust user interfaces for tools using PySide / Qt for Python
• Using Git version control as part of a team development workflow
• Experience using Houdini to create and share HDAs or reusable setups
• Experience with Maya dynamics workflows
• Experience with VRay
• Experience with Nuke in compositing workflows
• Excellent communication skills
• Ability to work in a fast-paced production environment

Desired Characteristics
• Enthusiasm and interest for solving technical problems
• Experience working within a 3D production pipeline in television animation, feature animation, VFX, and/or video games
• Ability to create and deliver a complete effects shot: Simulation, Lighting, and Final Compositing
• Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science preferred but not required

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-g4yzpq-18-204-48-64-42 in your application.