FX Technical Director

FX Technical Director

Apply before: 2019-11-22
Type: Full Time

Digital Domain is an innovative and global visual effects studio. We are a creative powerhouse that has brought artistry and technology to hundreds of motion pictures, commercials, and games. Our groundbreaking visual effects appear in films such as Fast and Furious 8, Ready Player One, Spider-Man and Avengers, Infinity War.

The FX Technical Director works with peers and supervisors to craft novel systems, tools, techniques, and procedures to aid the execution of the current project and advance the capabilities of the facility. The role requires strong technical and communication skills, as well as a firm understanding of software design, graphics, and production work flow. The FX Technical Director should have a working knowledge of rigid body and particle dynamics, volume modeling and rendering, procedural geometry generation, fluid and gas solvers, and above all, experience utilizing this knowledge in crafting FX assets and systems.


  • Design and create FX assets and systems for use by shot FX Artists.
  • Design and create tools using a combination of custom and commercial APIs, including those applicable to Houdini and Maya, depending upon the emphasis of the specific role.
  • Integrate new tools into Digital Domain’s existing pipeline, using a combination of Python, C++, and the aforementioned APIs.
  • Work with shot artists to troubleshoot and fix problems arising in the course of production.
  • Craft and update documentation for assets, tools, techniques and work flows generated by the FX Technical Director.
  • Remain informed of current technologies in the Technical Director’s field(s) of expertise.

Qualifications: Education and/or Experience Required:

  • 3+ years experience as a Technical Director for Feature Films
  • Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics or equivalent work experience
  • Experience designing FX assets and systems for general use in a production by shot artists
  • Practical knowledge of Python strongly desired, knowledge of PyQt a plus
  • Working experience with one or more professional graphics FX packages, including Houdini and/or Maya, depending upon the project
  • Proficiency in applicable domain specific programming language(s) including Hscript and/or Mel, depending upon the project
  • Proficiency in one or more professional graphics package C++/Python APIs, including the HDK or the Maya SDK, depending upon the project

Please note: This position can be based out of Vancouver, BC or Montreal, QC

Please apply via e-mail at: tandrade@d2.com

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