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Department : Surfacing/Lighting
Division : Home Entertainment
Poste : Senior Shader TD

Dwarf Animation Studio is currently seeking Senior Shader TD

Job Description

Leads the shading department during look dev, asset creation and shot production for characters and locations on the assigned projects.  Ensures the quality of the work aligns with the studio strategy and vision.  The Senior Shader TD reports to the Director of Photography-Lighting and Chief Creative Officer.

Responsibilities and Essential Skills:
  • Partner with CG Sup and Art director to define the style of shaders on both technical and artistic aspects.
  • Work closely with Lighting, FX, and production engineering depts. to insure shader development can be delivered at the highest quality and in a timely manner.
  • Understand and create surface, hair and displacement shaders.
  • Provide shader support to the Lighting and FX teams throughout production.
  • Creates multiple texture map layers for surfaces and understand how they work and interact with lights in 3D scenes.
  • Ensure that the work produced by the team is efficiently rendered.
  • Act as team leader; assign work appropriately to the team members; manage team's productivity; quality control the team's work; manage the team's resources effectively.
  • Assist in the hiring of the shading team.
  • Establish clear direction and set objectives.
  • Build team confidence and morale.

  • 5+ years CG production experience
  • Proven experience in collaborating in a production environment
  • Strong knowledge of lighting & rendering process
  • Knowledge of shading writing language
  • Strong knowledge of color theory
  • Strong artistic eye and attention to detail
  • Good understanding of workflow and process of production using Deadline, Shotgun, Mari,
  • Substance, Maya, Renderman, Arnold, etc.
  • Experience in REYES Point cloud based lighting a plus
  • Strong knowledge of Python programming in production is a big plus
  • Strong communication and inter-communication skills
  • Proven experience in successfully prioritizing task in production environment
  • Excellent troubleshooting & problem solving skills

Company Description

Dwarf Animation Studio is a place of convergence between cutting edge technology and traditional media where computer animated projects are realized. We innovate in the art of storytelling by pushing the boundaries, inventing immersive and believable worlds.  We foster a philosophy that brings together artists and technologists in a creative yet collaborative environment. 

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