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ViacomCBS LEAD CHARACTER TECHNICAL DIRECTOR (BIG NATE) in Burbank, California

Overview and Responsibilities

SUMMARY:

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Work with each Lead Artist to create rigs for characters, and complex props.

  • Character Set-up/Rigging/Weighting/Skinning.

  • Implementation of new tools and techniques using Mel scripting.

  • Create and enforce hierarchy and pipeline solutions.

  • Work with the Lead Character Modeler and Lead Environment Artist to make the episode doable within the CG

  • Department’s parameters.

  • Complete tasks within the time allotted.

  • Create “Build” notes for the designs that satisfy the pipeline, the episode’s needs, and the artist’s needs.

  • In depth knowledge of IK and FK systems is required.

  • Great aesthetic eye for skin weights is a must.

  • Lead team of character technical directors by enforcing aesthetics, technical quality, and time lines for each assignment.

  • Review animatics/designs and give suggestions and/or solutions to the Supervising Producer to make the episode fit within the given parameters.

Additional Qualifications

  • The CG Lead Character Technical Director should have 3-5 years of industry experience in film, broadcast, and/or games (Not Mandatory).

Basic Qualifications

  • The ideal candidate should be a true character set up artist, able to jump from problems to solutions in short order.

  • A great "can do" attitude and open-mindedness to non-traditional solutions is essential.

  • We are looking for individuals who have extensive knowledge, experience and skill sets implementing the following into a Maya production pipeline.

ViacomCBS is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) including disability/vet.

At ViacomCBS, the spirit of inclusion feeds into everything that we do, on-screen and off. From the programming and movies we create to employee benefits/programs and social impact outreach initiatives, we believe that opportunity, access, resources and rewards should be available to and for the benefit of all. ViacomCBS is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, creed, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, marital status, disability, gender identity, gender expression, and Veteran status.

iCIMS ID 2020-14097

Job Locations US-CA-Burbank

Job Type Full-Time Staff

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