Assistant Technical Director for Whiskytree

Whiskytree, located in the Bay Area of northern California, offers visual effects, art department, retouching, and location capture services for film, games, and advertising.

We are currently looking for an ATD for a project position.


• Provide technical support for the studio’s artists and technicians
• Assist with tasks including lighting, rigging, simulation (fluid, smoke, cloth, dynamics), camera setup/tracking/animation, render optimization, and jack-of-all trades computer graphics work
• Build and maintain VFX toolsets including Softimage, Maya, Nuke, and a wide range of utility applications
• Participate in the success of the company on a daily basis


• A year or two of professional experience in visual effects
• Some knowledge of and experience in Softimage, Python, Mental Ray, Nuke, and Photoshop
• Bachelor’s degree in computer science, industrial design, architecture, or similar discipline
• Strong traditional art and photography skills
• Ability to work in a self-directed manner, and in a collaborative team environment
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Capable of taking initiative to produce independent solutions to technical and artistic challenges
• Familiarity with shader writing, C++, MEL, objective C, and web development is a plus
• The aptitude to participate in all aspects of creating final shots
• Enthusiastic and highly motivated

To Apply:

Send email to that contains the following:
• Subject line “ATD submission – your name"
• A signed and scanned Content Submission Agreement –
• Your resume and cover letter
• A link to your website


Send postal mail that contains the following:
• A printed and signed Content Submission Agreement –
• A good old-fashioned paper resume with cover letter
• Demo reel

Recruitment Offices
Whiskytree Inc
914 Mission AVE, 3rd Floor
San Rafael, CA 94901

No phone calls please

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