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Houdini Effects Technical Director Program Lead

Ria Benardby on Jun 21, 2018
Company
Lost Boys Studios Inc.
Location
Vancouver, Canada
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Job Category
Training : Professional Training
Job Type
Full Time
Career Level
Experienced
Pay / Salary
Annual Salary : $80,000.00 - $120,000.00
Experience Required
3+ Years
Education Required
Certified
Job Description
Lost Boys Studios Inc., School of Visual Effects is looking to fill a position of Houdini Effects Technical Director Program Lead. Lost Boys Studios is one of the world's leading visual effects Schools and one of the only school offering a dedicated FX TD program.

Main Duties:
- Design and delivery of effects technical director curriculum in the classroom, using appropriate software such as Houdini, Nuke, Kdenlive, and others.
- Teach and lecture on specialized topics to support effects technical director career preparation, including but not limited to industry studies, exercises, projects, career preparation, and exams.
- Insure all lectures are recorded and saved to our secure internal server, verifying audio/video quality is sufficient for subsequent review.
- Work closely with appointed staff to ensure that all curriculum, (primarily lecture video content) is uploaded and documented effectively for access through our online curriculum management system.
- Provide one on one mentoring to the students, supporting portfolio and professional job skills development.
- Research new effects techniques/workflows and maintain close industry contact to maintain ongoing curriculum development to ensure an industry relevant curriculum.
- Research and make recommendations for software and hardware specific to the visual effects field; install software and maintain workstations as required.
- Grading all relevant student projects, courses, and exams by the deadlines required by the school administration.

Requirements:
- Completion of Bachelors Degree or College Diploma in a relevant field
- Prior experience in instruction or mentorship an asset
- A minimum of 3-5 years production experience working on high end broadcast and feature film visual effects projects an asset.

Practical experience in several or all of the following disciplines:
- Procedural workflows (geometry & texturing)
- Mantra/Redshift shading, lighting, & rendering
- Environmental effects (rain, snow, dust, smokeā€¦)
- Particle systems
- Digital destruction workflows
- Fluid effects
- Python & VEX

Full-time, 35 hour per weeks, Permanent
4 weeks paid vacation per year
Salary ranges on experience ($80,000 - 120,000.00 per year)
Language of work is English
Apply by email at admin@lostboys-studios.com
Lost Boys Studios, 1825 Victoria Diversion, Vancouver, BC Canada V5N 2K2
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