Facial Models Technical Director (Facial Rigger)

Wētā FX’s Facial Models Department is now accepting applications for Technical Directors to join their world class team!

This role will be working closely with the Facial Models HOD and other key stakeholders to deliver cutting-edge technology for the next stage in the evolution of Weta's facial pipeline.

We are looking for candidates with the following skills:

  • Experience working with Modelling and Rigging disciplines
  • Familiarity with MEL and expert Python skills required
  • A knowledge of facial anatomy desirable
  • Highly organised
  • Strong problem solver
  • Ability to switch tasks at short notice
  • Highly committed and self-motivated
  • High attention to detail and accuracy

Other desirable skills:

  • An understanding of facial motion capture principles and practices
  • An understanding of facial scanning
  • Maya C++ API desirable but not essential for this role

At Wētā FX we celebrate our diversity and believe in creating an environment where all our crew feel welcomed, respected, supported and appreciated. We define ourselves by the quality of our work, and we’re striving to build a workplace experience that’s second to none. Here at Wētā FX we value open minds and encourage our crew to be themselves.

We aim to provide a discrimination-free experience, beginning from the moment you apply for a role with us. If there is anything we can do to make the recruitment process easier, please let us know at recruitment@wetafx.co.nz.

These are rare and exceptional opportunities, if this sounds like you please get in touch – we would LOVE to hear from you!

Location: Wellington, New Zealand