- Creating high quality 3D imagery and animated content for games trailer, television commercials and feature films
- Spearhead and drive 3D concepts with the rest of our team through good communication, planning, concepts/sketches, etc.
- Complete high quality work, on time and to specification along with the Production team
- Provide break-down and bid potential projects along with Production Manager
- Attending client meetings from initial pitches and concepts, through to project completion
- Nurturing junior talent within the 3D department including helping with technical and creative problems and passing on knowledge when necessary
- Working closely with CTO to design and implement the technical, artistic pipeline and workflow of a production
- Designing and possibly implementing tools used in production.
- Training the crew and making sure the tools required for the project are up to the task.
- Leading the technical directors (TDs) in solving problems the production faces on a day-to-day basis.
- Assisting and supervising the artists in achieving the artistic goals of the production.
- Excellent ability for communication and working with teams
- Understanding and capability of working with client requirements
- Ability to deliver and receive constructive feedback
- Fluency in written and spoken English
- At least 5 years' experience in the production of high-end 3D VFX for advertising
- Knowledge of advanced 3D modeling, rendering, animation, texturing, lighting, shading, effects and rigging
- Expert level Maya and/or Houdini
- Advanced rendering skills with a clean, modern aesthetics (Arnold/Mental Ray)
- Familiarity with pipeline issues and a typical animation environment
- Expertise in general compositing principles (Nuke)
- Strong aesthetic sensibility, good use of colour, clean typography, etc.
- A knack for visual exploration of abstract concepts
- Very creative and design oriented
- Self-motivated problem solver
- Experience in computer games
- Experience in game development
- Passion for films and games