• VFX Trainer

  • Department: Training
    Location: Vancouver
    Reports To: Global Head of Training
    Terms of Employment: Project based


    Key Purpose of the Job:
    To take on the development and delivery of VFX training across 2D, 3D and Animation within Double Negative.


    Main responsibilities and duties:
    Working with the Global Head of Training, Head of Departments, Supervisors, other Trainers and HR, to carry out training needs analysis to ensure appropriate training material and courses are designed.
    Deliver training programmes to artists either in a group classroom setting, online or on a one-to-one basis.
    Work with experienced Technical Directors, Supervisors and Tech personnel to design and deliver courses.
    Produce relevant materials and other documents such as handouts, manuals and exercises to complement training.
    Maintain and organise training area of the intranet to make access to material efficient.
    Responsible for recording training sessions and uploading to the intranet.
    Evaluate the effectiveness of the training and make relevant amendments.
    When appropriate liaise with external course providers and specialists.
    Keep up to date with relevant systems, software and online training technology.


    Skills and Experience:
    Degree or diploma 3D Animation, Multimedia or an equivalent subject.
    At least 3 years experience educating in the VFX industry.
    Experience working with software such as Maya, Houdini and Renderman.
    Previous experience working as a VFX artist with proven experience in training and mentoring.
    Ability to pick up new software quickly
    Exceptional communicator, facilitator and trainer
    Team player but able to motivate self and work independently on own initiative
    Ability to liaise confidently and credibly with people at all levels
    Proven ability to influence and build strong working relations within an organisation
    Flexible, can-do attitude with the ability to react calmly in a pressurised situation


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