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Performance TD - Animal Logic, Vancouver

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  • Performance TD - Animal Logic, Vancouver

    Are you a Performance TD interested in working with us in our Vancouver studio?!

    The Performance TD is responsible for supporting creative and visual objectives through pipeline troubleshooting, user support, technical direction, and tool development. You will get to work closely with the Performance (Animation, Assembly, and Layout), Editorial, and R&D teams to ensure a standardized approach.

    What you bring:

    • 3 + years’ experience on feature films, TV and/or animated feature
    • Proven pipeline TD experience in large scale animated features, animated TV series and/or VFX feature films
    • Degree in Animation, Film, Computer Science, Design, Engineering, Math or Physics, or equivalent combination of education & work experience in animation/VFX
    Technical Knowledge & Skills
    • Experience using and troubleshooting in Maya (or other similar softwares)
    • Solid knowledge in Python and knowledge of RV, VCS, SVN, GIT, Mercurial or others, as well as PyQt or other GUI toolkit
    • An understanding of traditional animation and layout techniques
    • A comprehensive understanding of the 3D animation pipelines and the applicable tools
    • Ability to code review and troubleshoot problems as they arise
    • Knowledge of concepts like data flow, data dependencies, Meta data, publishing and retrieval
    Soft Skills
    • Ability to quickly acquire a working understanding of off-the-shelf and proprietary software tools
    • Pro-active problem solving within parameters
    • Adaptable and calm while balancing workload with artist and production needs
    • Strong written and verbal English language skills
    • Ability to communicate in both a technical and artistic manner with various personality types
    • Ability to work collaboratively, build relationships, share knowledge and mentor others
    • Efficiently organize and prioritize work across multiple areas

    The following would be considered a bonus:
    • An understanding of USD and its general concepts is a bonus
    • Experience with XSI, Houdini, Nuke, AVID, Baselight, or Nucoda is a bonus
    • Understanding of colourspace and its integration into a colour managed workflow is a bonus

    For more information, please visit our website

    Animal Logic is one of the world's most accomplished digital studios producing award winning, ground breaking and trail blazing animation, visual effects and design. Animal Logic is currently in production on Peter Rabbit 2 and Super Pets. Recent productions include Captain Marvel, The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part, Peter Rabbit, The LEGO Ninjago Movie, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and Alien: Covenant.

    If you want to create GREAT WORK with GREAT PEOPLE then come and join us at Animal Logic, Vancouver.