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Generalist TDs Freelance - Blackbird (Sydney)

Blackbird is a collaborative team of visual effects artists focused on providing creatively driven responses to every brief, every time. We are an artist owned company with a commitment to producing the highest standard of creative work for every client.

We are currently looking for a Generalist TD who has a proven ability to provide technical and artistic leadership within our established CG team. You should be passionate about creating spectacular and convincing special effects with a general understanding of all facets of 3D. You love problem solving and coming up with solutions that will likely require creating simple tools in Python for the team.

You should have a reel that clearly demonstrates your capability with previous work for commercials and/or feature work. This is not a junior position, mid-seniors should apply.

Immediate start through to Mid March 2017.

Overview of responsibilities

  Participate in development, testing and R&D required for various 3D elements
  Prep and assemble shots using supplied assets.
  Work in partnership with CG Supervisor & Compositors to ensure that the VFX elements for shots are delivered on time and to the very highest standard.
  Assist with tool development and provide support and documentation for tools created
  Take a leadership role in problem solving issues related to the pipeline
  Clearly communicate with production any delays or obstacles that may impact delivery.
  Respond to internal & client feedback


Required Skills and Experience
  Must be very familiar using Maya
Our pipeline also includes Golaem / Yeti / VRay so experience in any of these would be a strong advantage
  A high level of experience using Houdini would also be considered favourably
  Experience scripting in Python.
  Artistic and real-world understanding of dynamics, proportion, depth, scale, and physical space and advantage.
  Excellent autonomy and organisational skills.
  Maintain a positive and professional manner in a deadline focused work environment.
  Technical and creative problem solving with a service oriented mindset.

Please send reels and info to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with Generalist TD noted in the subject line.