Senior Generalist Technical Director

  • Advertising, Episodic, & Immersive
  • Los Angeles, United States

Senior Generalist Technical Director

Job description

Framestore’s LA studio in Culver City is expanding our staff CG team, and are looking for an experienced Senior CG Generalist TD to join our busy facility working across a diverse range of high-end creative content within our Integrated Advertising division.
 

The Senior Generalist TD requires a broad knowledge and experience of the entire 3D pipeline, with a focus on producing sophisticated visual effects and/or CG look development. Tasks may include lighting, shading, rendering, dynamics, and particle based FX.


This is a full-time staff role with benefits, and although we are currently working remotely, this position will eventually require working onsite in our Los Angeles studio.


Responsibilities:
  • Shot look development for complex CG shots and sequences

  • Working on shots of a high level of complexity

  • Working closely with the 2D team throughout the project, with a focus on creating the highest quality images in the most efficient way possible, taking into account the creative, budget and time considerations of each project

  • Troubleshooting projects when they are challenged, working with the producers and supervisors to deliver projects on time and with high quality CG

Job requirements

  • VFX industry experience of 5+ years

  • Thorough understanding and working knowledge of VFX pipelines, production and workflows. We are looking for someone who is a generalist and able to take on a wide variety of CG work.

  • A strong sense of aesthetic and the desire to push boundaries.

  • Experience in shot look development

  • Advanced knowledge of lighting techniques

  • Solid knowledge of all other disciplines within VFX, including modeling and UV mapping, texturing, camera tracking and FX

  • Good communication and organizational skills

  • Must be a creative problem solver and have good attention to detail

  • Must be able to work well under pressure & meet deadlines whilst maintaining high quality results

  • Great communication skills both written and verbal.

  • A collaborative work ethic

  • Experienced in Maya and Houdini

  • Extensive knowledge of rendering packages, such as Arnold, V-ray and Mantra

  • Well versed in Nuke

  • Knowledge of Mel and/or Python Scripting

  • Strong understanding of linux \ unix based operating systems

  • Experience in teaching and mentoring junior CG artists

  • Ability to write plugins in C++

  • Experience with and/or interest in Unreal engine is a major plus


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.