Virtual Production Technical Director

  • Pre-Production Services
  • London, United Kingdom

Virtual Production Technical Director

Job description

Framestore is an Oscar, Bafta, and Emmy award-winning global creative company working across film, advertising, AR/MR/VR, theme park attractions, and pre/post visualisation, among many other creative endeavours. These are supported by Framestore's state-of-the-art products, tools and pipeline; built, maintained and managed by our in-house Technology team of developers, programmers and engineers.

Framestore’s Pre-Production Services division enables filmmakers and showrunners to make early-stage, creative decisions that can then guide their entire production; working independently as well as supporting the work of Framestore's Film, TV, VR and Interactive Advertising departments. 

Framestore Pre-Production Services is expanding its Virtual Production team and is recruiting a Virtual Production Technical Director for its London studio. The Virtual Production TD will be responsible for the fluent running of virtual camera and virtual scouting sessions and/or virtual production stages for acquiring in-camera VFX. In addition, they will also be responsible for assembling scenes for virtual scouting and virtual camera shoots, as well as being a key stakeholder in the continuous development of the VP pipeline.

Our ideal candidate for this role will need to be an excellent communicator and team player, have professional experience across a variety of Virtual Production technologies, including hardware and software and will be flexible as the work can be on-set or remote in the UK with requirements for travel on a show basis. This is a UK-based role and unfortunately, we are not able to provide VISAs at this time.

What you'll do

  • Assist supervisor and artist on shows

  • Prepare and run virtual scouting and virtual camera sessions

  • Equipment set-up, upkeep and maintenance

  • Data management as per Framestore’s folder structure and templates

  • Ensure and maintain hardware is correctly set up and calibrated

  • Contribute to the development of virtual production products

  • Deliver within schedule to meet deadlines

Job requirements

What we're looking for:

  • Strong knowledge of game engines and realtime rendering

  • Experience Onset in an operational capacity

  • Experience with nDisplay / ICVFX

  • Experience working with blueprints/ coding

  • Experience setting up/maintaining version control

  • Previous experience in film, TV or games

  • Intermediate to advanced-level user of Maya and/or Houdini

  • Experience with VR/AR equipment

  • Great time management

  • Ability to remain calm under pressure

You might also have:

  • Experience with motion capture systems

  • Understanding of cameras and cinematography principles

  • Experience with client-facing work

Framestore is proud to employ extraordinary talent across all genders, races, nationalities, religions, ages, abilities, and sexual preferences. We aim to encourage and support all of our current and future employees to achieve their potential. No job applicant will receive less favourable treatment on any basis when applying for a career with us.

To get an idea of what it would be like to work in Virtual Production at Framestore on a project, check out this video for our recent work on 1899 for Netflix -