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FuseFX

Van Nuys, - United States
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Technical Trainer

Description

FuseFX is currently seeking a Technical Trainer to support our expanding pipeline on a global scale.  This role is responsible for the development and instruction of technical training for new and current employees in FuseFX and subsidiary global studios, mainly focused on pipeline and shotgun training for current and new artists. This includes designing course outlines, gathering supporting technical documentation and leading instruction.

FuseFX is an award-winning Visual Effects Studio providing visual effects services for episodic television, feature films, commercials, virtual productions, and VR. Founded in 2006, the company employs 800+ personnel across eight studio locations and three brands. Our flagship studio is in Los Angeles, CA, with locations in New York City, Vancouver, BC., and Atlanta. Our Montreal, Toronto, and Bogota studios are serviced by FOLKS VFX, who joined FuseFX in 2020. The Adelaide, Australia studio is serviced by Rising Sun Pictures, who joined FuseFX in 2021.

Responsibilities

  • Create and deliver training on our internal pipeline, tools and workflow to current and future hires at FuseFX from the ground up.
  • Proactively partners with the pipeline group developing our Shotgun and internal tools to roll out a training program to current employees in production. 
  • Partners with FuseFX artists, software engineers, and production supervisors to determine artist training needs and develop course content.
  • Supports new hires onboarding through training on our current tools and pipeline – both proprietary and off the shelf.
  • Teaches tools for multiple artist disciplines including proprietary software applications live mainly through Microsoft Teams.
  • Creates and maintains technical documentation for a global FuseFX employee base.
  • Supports Apprenticeship and emerging talent programs such as internsips through developing and delivering training and evaluating progress.
  • Monitors industry technical advances to stay current with the needs of production and the goals of the organization and proactively updates the studio.
  • If needed, can step in and carry out additional tasks as needed such as stepping in to shotwork, or other related projects.

Traits of a Successful Technical Trainer

  • Previous work experience required in a visual effects or animation studio – ideally in an artist capacity. 
  • Broad and expansive knowledge of VFX pipelines, programs and skillsets and knowledge of current tools.
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent degree in Computer visualization, Visual Effects or Computer Animation.
  • Excellent communication, teaching and interpersonal skills.
  • Team player who enjoys working with local and global teams across multiple time-zones.
  •  Experience with VFX software packages such as Shotgun, Nuke, Maya, Houdini, 3dsMax, etc. necessary.

Nothing in this job description restricts the Company’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. The Company prohibits discrimination in employment against otherwise qualifies applicants because of a physical or mental disability and will make reasonable accommodations to enable qualified persons with known disabilities to perform the essential functions of their job consistent with applicable law. The Company will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with applicable law.