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Layout TD

Company: Spire Animation Studios, Inc.
Location: Burbank
Posted on: March 14, 2023

Job Description:

LAYOUT TDLos Angeles / San Mateo, CA / HybridOUR STUDIOAt Spire Studios we empower world-class and diverse creative and technical talent from all mediums to entertain global audiences through animated feature films with heartfelt storytelling, captivating worlds, and inspiring characters. -Key to our vision is developing a real-time enabled pipeline that brings intimacy back to the animation process while pushing the creative envelope. Our team has worked on many of the earliest and most successful 3D animated films, and have experienced firsthand the exponential increase in visual complexity and crew sizes as narrative appetite and audience expectations have grown. GPU accelerated rendering and game engines unlock new workflows that can upend long held assumptions underpinning the assembly line approach of legacy studios.THE JOBWe are seeking a talented and experienced Layout Technical Director (TD) to join our team. This position will partner with artists, engineers, and fellow TDs to understand the workflow for every task, identify areas of friction, and propose and develop solutions. These solutions can be direct artist support, developing artist tools, engineering production technology, and inspired innovation. The ideal candidate will have prior industry experience as a Technical Director and be proficient in both Python and Unreal Engine.

  • Collaborate with the Layout team to develop and maintain workflows for scene assembly, camera setup, and shot staging.
  • Write and maintain Python scripts to automate repetitive tasks and improve pipeline efficiency.
  • Work closely with the Art Department and the Director to ensure that layouts meet the creative vision for the project.
  • Troubleshoot technical issues and provide support to the Layout team as needed.
  • Collaborate with other departments to ensure that layouts are compatible with downstream workflows, such as animation, lighting, and compositing.
  • Stay up-to-date with industry trends and new technologies, and proactively recommend improvements to our pipeline.
    • At least two years of experience in a similar role, working on feature films or television productions.
    • Strong proficiency in Python and Unreal Engine, including experience with Unreal Sequencer and Level Sequencer.
    • Strong problem-solving skills and attention to detail.
    • Excellent communication and collaboration skills, with the ability to work effectively in a team environment.
    • Familiarity with other software commonly used in feature animation, such as Maya, Houdini, and Nuke.
    • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Animation, or a related field is preferred.
      • Experience with Perforce, RV, and Shotgrid API.
      • Familiarity with game engine workflows
      • Good Windows knowledge.
      • A degree in Computer Science, Computer Graphics or other related field.
      • Experience with C++, DirectX, PyMel, PyQT/PySide.
        • Competitive salary.
        • Go home at a decent time to hang out with your family and friends.
          To apply, please send your resume to careers@spirestudios.com and note the position you're applying for in the subject of your email.

Keywords: Spire Animation Studios, Inc., Burbank , Layout TD, Other , Burbank, California

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