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Animation - Madrid

Crowd TD

Madrid, Spain Animation - Madrid
Skydance offers a dynamic, inclusive, and ever-evolving culture where innovative ideas are welcomed, and growth fostered. The partnership between unique creativity and technological advancements are demonstrated within each pillar of the company. At the heart of it all is a commitment to boldly entertaining and relevant storytelling.
While all Animation studios look to hire people who are creative and hard-working, Skydance Animation is specifically looking for pioneers who seek to push the limits of what the world’s most collaborative art form can achieve, and to give those pioneers the space and the resources to build a new studio that’s doing something different.
As the Crowd TD, you will be a key crew member of the crowd team in charge of developing and maintaining the crowd simulation system within our existing pipeline. #Animation


  • Good taste composing camera shots using crowd agents
  • Keep up on current artistic methodologies and on technology trends and tools that best suit the production and the company, in the development of a stronger creative and technical environment
  • Developing crowd techniques and tools
  • Works closely with the R&D staff to develop software support tools and assist with integration tasks, particularly with our Arnold renderer
  • Shots assistant and troubleshooting technical issues
  • Works on production sequences to produce crowd shots from several to thousand agents crowd framework
  • Maintain a consistent level of productivity while meeting deadlines and producing high quality work
  • Works together with the team providing them with support, guidance and instruction in areas that contribute towards their artistic and professional growth
  • Follows supervisor’s and lead’s guidance
  • Capability to organize and maintain complex crowd data
  • Ability for cycles and assets database management and share data to all parts of the pipeline
  • Requirements

  • Over 4 years of professional experience in VFX or animation industries
  • At least 3 year of experience in the animation industry
  • Professional experience in shot crowd films
  • Understanding of crowd system: agents, behavior, simulation
  • Strong proficiency with Maya
  • Experience with Golaem
  • Strong proficiency with scripting languages (i.e. Maya Mel, Python, etc.) C/C++
  • Rigging experience is a plus
  • Animation experience is a plus
  • Cloth simulation experience is a plus
  • Strong proficiency in English language
  • #LI-MF1

    Skydance is a diversified media company founded by David Ellison in 2010 to create high quality, event-level entertainment for global audiences. The Company brings to life stories of immersive worlds across its feature film, television, interactive, and animation divisions.
    Skydance is proud to be an equal opportunity employer committed to building and fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workforce. We welcome and consider applicants for employment regardless of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, pregnancy status, military/veteran status, disability, or any other protected category. Diversity in the workplace is not just a commitment, it is who we are and a reflection of what makes our world special.