Groom and Fur TD

Giant are seeking a Groom and Fur TD for an exciting new CG production.


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Position Overview

This is a full-time position based in the Dublin studio, and there is flexibility for remote working but applicants should be able to work in the Irish timezone as the studio.

We will endeavour to respond to all applicants, but due to the high volume of applications we receive a reply might not always be possible.

Please mail to – please include the position you are applying for in the subject line of your email, for example: “Application – Groom and Fur TD Position”.

Starting date: ASAP

Position Responsibilities

  • Create believable hair, fur, and feather grooms for characters, props, and environments.
  • Maintain close communication with the Director(s), other Supervisors, and the Animation Team(s) to perform tasks in line with a given show’s aesthetic, style, and quality level.
  • Support and guide the Groom Team(s), assigning tasks based on the overall production schedule and in consideration of varying skill levels within your team.
  • Scrutinize every groom and revise it as needed before sending it to the Art Director, CG Sups and Director(s).
  • Participate in Client reviews and take the lead on the internal daily reviews with the Groom team(s).
  • Review Animatic(s) to foresee potential difficulties with the episode and divide tasks across the team.
  • Complete / Delegate any necessary adjustments to the work that the Director or Client requests.
  • Make sure that the whole Groom Department on a given production meets all internal and external deadlines.
  • In the Groom Department, resolve issues or complaints constructively and efficiently, and escalate difficulties as needed.
  • Ensure ongoing communication with Production about the team’s progress toward the schedule by working closely with the Groom Lead(s).
  • Keep up to date in regards to new tools and software(s), including data management, and other related technologies that will help drive efficiency and evolution within your department.

Position Requirements

  • 5+ years of professional experience in animation, with at least 2 years of experience as Lead in the Animation or VFX industry.
  • Experience using Houdini and Yeti.
  • Strong leadership skills.
  • Excellent communication, time, and team management skills.
  • Experience with adopting production pipelines and make improvements that respect guidelines and system requirements.
  • Strong troubleshooting skills and the ability to find pragmatic solutions.
  • Ability to troubleshoot and solve problems independently.
  • Experience using Redshift renderer.
  • Proficient in Maya, Nuke, Photoshop, Substance.
  • Solid understanding of Production and Technical resources.
  • Knowledge of Shotgrid a plus.

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