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Technical DirectorLocation Burbank, California, United States Job ID 174284BR Apply Now
Warner Bros. Animation Inc. seeks a Technical Director for the WB Animation department. The Technical Director is responsible for creating and maintaining software tools, providing front-line support to artists and leads, editorial, post-production, and archiving and general troubleshooting of the 2D pipeline in a fast-paced production environment.
- Maintain and develop tools for Shotgun. Extend functionality of Shotgun through the creation of stand-alone Python GUIs, Action Menus, and Event Triggers.
- Troubleshoot 2D asset creation, color styling, 2D efx, animation, rough comp, and final comp.
- Assist in developing and maintaining the entire pipeline lifecycle.
- Works with show leads and digital supervisor to provide support for the show.
- Develop and import plug-ins for various software programs.
- Develop additional tools that may be needed for Shotgun, and other programs.
- BA/BFA/BS degree preferred.
- Minimum 2-5 years previous experience in animation or visual effects required.
- Highly experienced with Shotgun (2+ years).
- Must understand current industry animation techniques, and technologies.
- Highly organized and independently solves problems with little supervision.
- Excellent communication skills.
- Familiarity with naming conventions and file organization.
- Proficient in Harmony, Photoshop, After Effects, and Maya.
- Experience with Apache2 HTTP, Wiki Servers, MEL, and PyMel preferred.
- Thorough knowledge of Mac OS, Windows, and Linux preferred.
- Experienced with writing Python and MEL scripts.
- A firm understanding of GUI toolkits such as PySide and Tk.
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