Assistant Technical Director

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  • Los Angeles, United States

Assistant Technical Director

Job description

Oscar, Emmy and BAFTA award-winning Visual Effects house Framestore is looking for a talented and focused Assistant Technical Director (ATD) to join our Los Angeles Studio team. If you think you will enjoy working with a local team that has a large global presence that helps support the creation of some of the best Visual effects in Movies, Commercials, AR, VR Dark rides and TV, then please review the responsibilities below for more information.

The ATDs work closely with members of our senior creative team, the Head of CG and 2D to maintain while consistently improving our VFX workflow. They are responsible for writing, maintaining, and configuring workflow tools for use on the variety of high-end visual effects projects we produce within our Integrated Advertising division. This is an entry level position aimed at technically minded individuals looking to break into the world of visual effects

Framestore staff have the option to split their work time between home and the office, though some office attendance will be expected for certain team meetings, so the candidate will need to be able to commute into Culver City easily.


  • Maintain and support pipeline and workflow tools including troubleshooting and optimisation

  • Provide direct technical assistance to creative departments; i.e. Animation, Compositing, FX, etc.

  • Configure existing pipeline workflow tools for specific production needs

  • Assist with technical production tasks

  • Collaborate with artists to create tools to improve workflow

  • Thorough documentation of all development and updating as necessary

  • Collaborate with Pipeline Technical Directors by providing feedback and suggesting improvements to further inhouse softwares

Job requirements

  • Good knowledge of scripting Python

  • Familiarity with a variety of commercial graphics applications such as Maya, Nuke, or Houdini

  • Excellent problem solving abilities

  • Strong communication and documentation skills

  • Ability to work well in a collaborative environment

  • A passion and curiosity for advancements in computer graphics technology, from visual effects, to software, or video games.

Desired Skills:

  • Working knowledge of Linux

  • Previous experience of shell scripting

  • An understanding of colorspace

  • A broad understanding of the visual effects process, from shooting through to compositing is an advantage

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.