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Senior Effects Technical Director


Vancouver, BC 07-15-2022
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description
Senior Effects Technical Director (Feature Animation & VFX) - Expression of Interest

This posting is an opportunity to submit your resume for future consideration; this is not a role that is open at this time. We anticipate this role may be open in the future, but we are not actively hiring for the position. If you would like to be considered for this potential role, please submit your resume. If the role becomes available, you may receive an email or call from a recruiter.

Position Summary

The Senior Effects TD operates independently to generate FX animation, procedural simulation, dynamic simulation, particle and fluid systems for feature film visual effects. The Senior Effects TD also completes lighting, rendering and moderate-level compositing of complex shots with guidance from their supervisors.

What You'll Do
• Design and create FX animation, procedural simulation, dynamic simulation, particle and fluid systems
• Light complex/multiple elements; communicates status of shots to supervisors and Production
• Provide accurate time estimates for shotwork
• Hand off elements to other departments i.e. comp and rendering teams
• Present shot work in dailies; attend dailies and other department meetings
• Mentor junior effects artists
• Data management of shots including clean up
• Special projects as needed

What We're Looking For
• At least 5 years relevant professional VFX experience and at least a college level diploma in computer graphics, fine arts, design, or photography, or related field; OR at least 7 years relevant professional VFX experience in lieu of education.
• Demonstrates an excellent aesthetic eye
• Exhibits strong teamwork and interdisciplinary thinking
• Production pipeline experience
• Strong communication and follow-through
• Ability to work under pressure and deadlines
• Experience with either Maya, 3DS Max, Houdini, or similar software
• Basic understanding of the physics of simulation
• Linux and scripting ability in Python
• Advanced simulation experience with either Houdini, Maya, 3DS Max or other software, and the ability to write expressions

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category: 'Animation-and-Visual-Effects',

location: 'Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada',

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This position is with ILM (Vancouver) Inc., which is part of a business we call Industrial Light & Magic.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-re54p0-3-238-204-167-42 in your application.

Company Profile

Lucasfilm is among the world’s leading entertainment service companies, a pioneer in visual effects and sound across multiple mediums, and is home to the legendary Star Wars and Indiana Jones franchises.