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Industrial Light & Magic

San Francisco, California - United States
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Technical Assistant - PROJECT


As a Member of the 3D Story Support Team, the Technical Assistant is responsible for the smooth running of the 3D Story Department: Scene Setup; Technical Support; Asset QC and Packaging.


?     Responsible for learning, understanding, and assisting with both technical and non-technical issues for the 3D Story Department Pipeline so as to assist the artists with any issues that they may have.

?     Under supervision, perform the required support tasks when delegated from senior team members.

?     Assist in Scene Setup and Episodic Packaging.

?     QC and problem solve for issues of all media coming into, being used by, and then delivered out of the 3D Story Department.

?     Contribute to the success of both the 3D Story Creative and Pipeline Department through actively supporting operational tasks as well as identifying and addressing potential issues/problems.

?     Learn and follow the naming conventions and standards.



?     Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or equivalent degree and/or equivalent experience.

?     1-2 years of experience in animation

?     Must have demonstrated expertise in the Maya software package.

?     Demonstrated programming skills: Python and Mel.

?     Strong desire to learn the process of an episodic animated production.

?     Ability to work well in a fast paced, deadline oriented environment.

?     Ability to handle multiple tasks.

?     Excellent communication and organizational skills

?     Strong interest in animation story process preferred.

?     Working knowledge of a Unix-like operating system also preferred.

?     Ability to communicate at both a technical and non-technical level with colleagues.

?     Ability to receive feedback and make adjustments.

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