Moetion Films are hiring a Technical Director!

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Moetion Films is currently seeking a Technical Director to support our 3D animation team for our 3D animated feature film (sequel).

Contract position. 10 – 12 months

This 3D Technical Director (TD) role provides critical support to the film’s animation department. The position requires a person who is highly competent to oversee the sequences technically for each animator from the start of each sequence to the publishing of the semi-rendered completed sequence for directors’ approval. The role requires someone who can work well under pressure, be highly organized, and meet agreed deadlines. This person will be required to maintain the processes, procedures and policies of the internal studio as well as work collaboratively with our partners in co-production. This person will contribute to the pipeline by developing, and implementing new tools for particular elements of the pipeline such as crowd scenes using Python on a Linux based pipline/OS. They will need to write scripts/tools to trouble shoot issues arising in the rigs or soft-wares for the animators in order to help maintain an ongoing efficiency in the animators’ work. The role requires a person who has an open positive attitude to working both in a team and on their own.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Development of tools and procedures to extend and enhance the pipeline such as crowd sequences using Python.

Ensure software development follows studio policies and guidelines. Support the animation team by overseeing the animation technically, including writing scripts/tools to troubleshoot rigs, shots, animation, and software bugs.

Carrying out caching and semi-render of shots and sequences for approval.

Publish shots/ sequences for approval on Shotgun.Work closely with the animators and in conjunction with others working in the various departments such as: animation director, partnering technical directors, production managers, and the production engineers in order to maintain and further the production pipeline and efficiency of output of animation according to the production schedule.

Maintain excellent file keeping, documentation and manage back ups.

Possibly provide shot work.

Assist in training and mentoring of other Entry Level Technical assistant

Person Specification/Requirements:

  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in technical directing within a 3D animation environment.
  • Experienced at designing, creating and supporting complex character animation.
  • Experienced at building tools to improve animation, rigging and / or character pipelines
  • Extensive knowledge of Python.
  • Extensive knowledge of Maya, Yeti, Arnold, Nuke and other 3D and rendering softwares.
  • Extensive experience of Linux based systems.
  • Good experience and practical working knowledge and understanding of Shotgun.
  • 3D animation experience
  • Must be very well organised, detail oriented, and focused.
  • Must have clear precise written and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Must passionate about the work.

Candidates should apply with a CV and link to their previous animation TD relevant work, to

Deadline: Oct 5th



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