Pipeline TD - Compositing

  • Toronto, ON, Canada
  • Contract

Company Description


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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 Technical Director is a developer who creates and maintains Python, PySide, and C++ tools which interface with Foundry’s Nuke, Autodesk’s Shotgun, and proprietary software, to support compositing artists working in a VFX pipeline. Compositing TDs work directly with Compositing Supervisors and the Department Head to design and build tools and workflows to improve the efficiency of compositing artists and automate tasks. 

Under the direction of the Department Head, your main missions will be: 

  • Develop, document, and maintain Python tools, PySide UIs, Nuke Gizmos, C++ 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 and review other’s code 

  • Communicate technical issues to IT 

Prior experience with Nuke, Shotgun, or compositing is preferred but not required. 


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, the Nuke Python API, Nuke Gizmos, BlinkScript
    • Shotgun Python API
    • Tractor API
    • C++, especially Nuke’s NDK
    • Flask webapps, including JavaScript/AJAX/reactive UIs

Desired qualifications:

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

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