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Technical Director, FX

Pixar

Emeryville, CA 01-20-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
Job Description

RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Simulate natural phenomena by applying direct and procedural animation techniques to create a variety of effects
• Shade, render, and composite effects elements
• Use proprietary tools to implement solutions
• Create and communicate animation timing for effects
• Work with production team to create the desired look for the effect
• Work in a team environment to determine various design and technical solutions
• Coordinate with other team members on integrating and optimizing the effects process with the balance of the production pipeline

QUALIFICATIONS:
• Experience in film or television effects production
• Degree in Computer Science, Visual Effects or a related area
• Thorough knowledge of both 2D and 3D computer graphics techniques
• Working knowledge of Houdini required
• Shading and scripting experience required

PREFERRED SKILLS:
• Compositing experience a plus
• UNIX/LINUX operating system experience a plus
• C/C++ programming experience a plus

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Pixar

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