Pipeline TD - Compositing

  • Toronto, ON, Canada
  • Contract

Company Description

MR. X is a VFX studio composed of a unique and gifted team of artists, filmmakers and programmers devoted to the art, craft and technology of visual storytelling. Our talented staff, committed to quality above all else, has achieved some of the most original and photo-realistic visual effects and animation seen on film to date. If you have the imagination, talent and drive, then MR. X is looking for you.

Job Description

The Compositing Techincal Director creates and maintains a diverse set of tools, with a focus on improving artist efficiency. As a Pipeline TD in Compositing, s/he works directly with Compositing Supervisors and the Department Manager to improve workflows and the comp pipeline.

Under the direction of the TD Lead and Department Manager, your main missions will be:

  • Develop, document, and maintain Python tools, PySide UIs, Gizmos, NDK plugins, Flask webapps, etc.
  • Support show production with troubleshooting and custom development
  • Determine, design, document and maintain re-usable code modules
  • Write documentation for existing tools
  • Design and deliver training to artists on our tools
  • Submit your own code for code reviews
  • Communicate technical issues to IT


Minimum Qualifications:

  • 2+ years experience with:
    • Python
    • PySide/PyQt/Qt
    • Git and collaborative workflows (code review, standards, etc.)
    • Linux
  • Experience with some or all of:
    • Nuke Python API
    • Nuke Gizmos
    • C++, especially Nuke’s NDK
    • BlinkScript
    • Shotgun Python API
    • Flask webapps, including JavaScript/AJAX/reactive UIs
    • Tractor API

Desired qualifications:

  • Knowledge of the overall VFX or Animation pipeline
  • Strong Nuke skills
  • Experience as a compositing artist

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Please note that you may be asked to provide references. Mr. X is an equal opportunity employer.  

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