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Maryam
07-12-2005, 10:47 AM
DreamWorks Animation Seeks Matte Painting Technical Director

Location: Glendale, CA

Duties and Responsibilities:
Communicate closely with Lighting Leads/Animators/Sequence
Supervisors on shot/sequence requirements and potential Matte Painting enhancements.
Create 2D/3D effects using Maya, compositing, and a variety of proprietary software.
Works closely with Matte Painters in setting up of shots. Ensures proper geometry creation and placement.
Provides support and development of tools and procedures, which extend and enhance the pipeline.
Ensures software development follows studio policies and guidelines.
Will assist in training and mentoring of other Technical Directors as required and appropriate.
Attend weekly meetings as determined by a Department TD Supervisor or Head of Global Pipeline.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Experience with Maya and an industry level compositing tool.
Solid foundation in CG principles and theory.
Prior experience with software development and integration.
Experience with Maya.
Ability to establish priorities, work independently or within a group, and proceed with objectives without supervision.
Ability to handle and resolve recurring problems.
Ability to program in Perl. Ability and willingness to utilize pre-established libraries and modules for code consistency.
Customer first" mentality and willingness to provide direct support to individuals.

Recommended Skills:
Experience with Photoshop.
Art background with knowledge of color and composition
Basic camera knowledge.

Experience:
Undergraduate degree in Computer Science (or equivalent experience)
1+ years related experience


To Apply:
Please paste/copy resume into the body of an email with the subject line of "Matte Paint TD" Then send to recruiting@pdi.com
*Attachments of ANY kind are automatically deleted by our system due to virus concerns.

PLEASE NOTE: We will be at SIGGRAPH 2005 in Los Angeles, Booth # 1131.
For further details on how to pre-qualify for interviews visit our website: www.dreamworksanimation.com (http://www.dreamworksanimation.com)