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Skybound North Entertainment Inc.

Vancouver, British Columbia - Canada
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Studio Technical Director

Description


An exciting opportunity to work with a small, creative firm on Robert Kirkman's series INVINCIBLE!!



POSITION OVERVIEW

 

The Studio Pipeline TD manages, supports and enhances the infrastructure that facilitates the studio’s technical processes and workflow for all projects. 


PRIMARY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY

 

  • Has a complete understanding of artist workflows.
  • Develops and maintains the structure and integrity of the workflow and pipeline.
  • Develops and maintains the workflow of a CG crowd system both in-house and with outsource vendors.
  • Oversees the smooth, secure, and cost-effective flow of creative materials and other data between Los Angeles and Vancouver studios, and all third-party vendors.
  • Delivers creative, innovative and effective technical solutions that are sustainable and expandable.
  • Sets and adheres to best practices for data management, security and digital file management protocols.
  • Creates scripts, utilities and plug-ins that allow for enhancements of in-house tools and automation of specific tasks, etc.
  • Maintains accurate and detailed documentation for all coding development utilizing industry best practices.
  • Works with production to hit delivery deadlines within schedule and budgetary constraints.
  • Attends regular production and departmental meetings, providing updates to progress on initiatives and informing show supervisors of problems that come up on a timely basis.
  • Provides rapid-response technical support, training and mentoring to production teams as needed.
  • Interprets and implements notes and feedback from the studio’s editors, directors and producers in a timely and qualitatively acceptable way.
  • Proactively manages IT contractors and/or employees with respect to operating, maintaining, supporting and enhancing the pipeline.
  • Maintains contacts with academia/industry to keep current on new research and competitor developments. Reads relevant journals and technical articles.
  • Aligns and engages with the values of Skybound North- a culture of community, connectivity, creativity and collaboration.
  • Interacts respectfully, professionally and collaboratively with colleagues, other staff members, partners and clients.


QUALIFICATIONS

 

Education/Experience:

           

  • 6+ years of experience working in a studio production environment.

 

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

 

  • Strong background in 2D animation, CG Animation and/or Visual Effects.
  • Working knowledge of Photoshop, Premiere Pro, Storyboard Pro, Maya, 3DS Max, and other high-end software.
  • Experience developing pipelines and toolsets with Python, Shotgun, JS
  • Experience with Adobe product SDKs
  • Experience with Crowd Simulation tools and workflows
  • Experience maintaining a Shotgun deployment
  • Experience working in Windows and Mac based environments
  • Acquires and maintains up-to-date knowledge and ability in the relevant fields.
  • Exceptional communicator that practices attentive and active listening.  Positively incorporates feedback and direction received from fellow team members.
  • Adaptable to change, he/she can alter course of action quickly per production needs.  Highly motivated, pro-active, terrific work ethic and positive attitude is a must.
  • Makes decisions in a timely manner.  Accepts accountability for own actions.
  • Efficient and detail oriented.  Ability to deliver assignments on time and meet set objectives.
  • Strong problem-solving skills in an unsupervised environment and uncompromising ability to work collaboratively.


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