Groom TD - Film & Episodic

  • Film
  • London, United Kingdom

Groom TD - Film & Episodic

Job description

Groom Artists/Technical Directors create hair, fur and/or feather grooms for characters and creatures in high end VFX film projects.


Responsibilities:

  • The creation of hair/fur/feather grooms for characters and creatures using Framestore's proprietary grooming tools
  • Close liaison with Creature FX simulation TDs over the requirements for dynamics, and the layout of guide hairs
  • Liaison with other departments involved in the creature workflow - Modeling, Rigging, Animation and Lighting
  • Producing render tests of the groom as it progresses
  • Meeting set schedules and deadlines while maintaining the highest standards
  • Regularly communicating with Production and Leads regarding schedules and deadlines

Job requirements

Essential Skills:

  • Previous experience in a similar role
  • Previous experience on CG creature projects
  • A thorough knowledge of Maya
  • Good problem solving skills
  • An appreciation of both the aesthetic and technical requirements of the role
  • A good eye for detail
  • A strong work ethic, and a willingness to be involved in both development and shot execution
  • The ability to work as part of a team in a challenging and deadline orientated environment
  • A good understanding of pipeline and workflow issues
  • Excellent organisation, communication and interpersonal skills, and the ability to liaise across departments

Desirable Skills:

  • Experience of working under a Unix/Linux systems environment
  • Experience with dynamic hair simulation, or other forms of dynamics

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