Pipeline TDs are responsible for developing and maintaining software tools, providing front-line support to artists, and general troubleshooting of the CG pipeline in a fast-paced, episodic visual effects production environment.
The primary focus is creative problem solving and facilitating artist workflows to ensure efficiency.
Develop pipeline tools to meet immediate production demands, ensuring company-wide compatibility and consistency
Help maintain a wide array of existing workflows and scripts.
Provide front-line production support, troubleshoot, and help artists with general problem-solving. Monitor email requests, assess and redirect issues to appropriate resources where needed.
Work closely with pipeline and systems teams in testing, and releasing new and modified software and systems.
Act as an on-call resource for show production staff
Collaborate effectively with artists, production supervisors, and technical staff
Identify day-to-day priorities in conjunction with supervisors; act autonomously.
Work primarily on workflow tools requiring introductory knowledge of the larger pipeline spec.
Develop comprehensive knowledge of software and systems and contribute to evolving standards and conventions used in production.
Update documentation for the pipeline and tools to reflect changes.
Proficiency in Windows
Strong/Advanced Python scripting required
Experience in one or more of 3dsmax, Maya, Nuke, Houdini, Mari, Shotgun or similar
Direct experience with CG workflows and techniques
Ability to communicate cross-discipline and provide innovative solutions to pipeline issues.
Detail oriented and strong self-sufficient trouble shooter.
Good knowledge of the entire visual effects process, from shooting to modeling and texturing, animation, rendering and compositing
Experience with production database systems
Experience with C, C++
Experience with Windows development a plus.
Education & Experience:
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Computer Science or a related technical field.
Demonstrated experience developing and maintaining tools for use in computer graphics.
At least 3 years production experience in visual effects for film, commercials, or television.
Who We Are:
Distillery VFX is a full-service boutique visual effects studio in Vancouver, BC, Canada, and an ensemble of experienced compositors and 3D generalists focused on delivering high-end environment and compositing work. Our namesake is derived from our team’s deepest core value: to refine our processes and workflows to their purest and most efficient forms.
What We Offer:
Competitive salary based on experience
A fun, creative and collaborative environment
Learn from the best in the biz
Commitment to COVID-19 Safety