Job Summary:

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


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

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