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Tech Director, Creative Services

Apply Now Apply Later Job ID R-02279 Location Emeryville, California, United States Business Pixar Animation Studios Date posted Nov. 15, 2019

Job Summary:

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Create new shots in the CS prod, perform camera layout work, run cloth and hair simulation tasks when needed, create and fine-tune lighting, recreate FX from production shots, render high-resolution images (adjust displacement as needed), composite in Nuke, paint work in Photoshop

  • Perform miscellaneous TD tasks for print, online, advertising, promotions, and other corporate marketing initiatives

  • Manage tools version settings as simultaneous projects necessitate moving from one film unit environment to another during normal work

  • Render and adjust film frames using Katana, as well as retouch/paint in Photoshop

  • Present imagery in reviews with production leads and directors and liaise with Disney partners

  • Work with production departments as needed (modeling, layout, shading, simulation, animation, FX) to finesse assets for shot setup and lighting adjustments

  • Work with Rendering to optimize shot work

  • Deliver final images for feature films, often prior to the completion of the production, managing multiple projects simultaneously

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field or equivalent experience

  • Two to three years of technical director experience; recent college graduates with exceptional skills may be considered

  • Strong technical skills in the tools used for CG film production; layout, 3D lighting, rendering, compositing, simulation, FX, and ability to debug technical issues

  • Fluency with Linux operating system

  • Experience with Global Illumination and physically accurate lighting

  • Working knowledge of Katana (preferred) or another 3D lighting software

  • Working knowledge of Nuke (preferred) or another node-base compositing software

  • Excellent artistic eye for color, composition, layout, and lighting

  • Strong knowledge of Macintosh platform

  • Mid-level to advanced Photoshop skills

  • Must possess ability to work well under pressure, manage multiple projects, and produce high-quality work under tight deadlines

  • Excellent written and oral communication and presentation skills

  • Adept at working both independently and collaboratively

  • Open to direction and adaptable to change

About Pixar Animation Studios:

Pixar Animation Studios, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is an Academy Award®-winning film studio with world-renowned technical, creative and production capabilities in the art of computer animation. The Northern California studio has created some of the most successful and beloved animated films of all time, including “Toy Story,” “Monsters, Inc.,” “Cars,” “The Incredibles,” “Ratatouille,” “WALL•E,” “Up,” “Toy Story 3,” “Brave,” “Inside Out,” and “Coco.” Its movies have won 35 Academy Awards® and have grossed more than $13 billion at the worldwide box office to date.

About The Walt Disney Company:

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with the following business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney’s stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.

This position is with Pixar Inc., which is part of a business segment we call Pixar Animation Studios.

Pixar Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status. Disney fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.

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