VFX artist or technical director (level 6)
Create content, by producing objects, images or scenes that render together with live footage for the final image.
- Qualification level
Equivalent to degree.
- Typical duration
- 18 months
- Apprenticeship category
- Creative and design
- Maximum funding
Maximum amount government will fund
for apprenticeship training.
- Also known as
- Creature FX Technical Director
- Crowd Technical Director
- Environment Technical Director
- FX Technical Director
- Lighting Technical Director
- Look Development Artist
- Rigging Technical Director
- Texture Artist
Skills an apprentice will learn
- Core - Interpret the brief and identify tangible assets to meet the specifications. Identify the resources required and any interacting factors, in order to meet the specification.
- Core - Critically evaluate the brief, checking for any missing information and clarifying the outcomes.
- Core - Assess and evaluate the VFX processes and workflow required to complete the tasks within timescales, developing a plan for VFX deliverables
- Core - Take responsibility for competing priorities, multiple stakeholders or projects simultaneously, adapting approach to achieve the required production outcome without impact on relationships or deliverables.
- Core - Apply industry and organisational standards regarding the selection and use of workflows, software packages and tools.
- Core - Monitor and evaluate the agreed workflow and methods and make recommendations to improve workflows, packages or tools.
- Core - Provide VFX work in progress as part of the dailies review process; evaluate and act on feedback to maintain delivery timelines, technical requirements and outputs.
- Core - Provide information and rationale for the development of organisational policies, standards and procedures such as confidentiality, security, asset storage, legal and regulatory requirements.
- Core - Apply problem solving techniques to determine the root cause of technical challenges, adapt approach whilst recognising the impact this could have on other workflow stages and departments.
- Core - Write scripts or code to customise software or pipeline tools, simplify/automate processes or procedurally generate assets. Solve technical or creative problems, improve efficiency and/or reduce errors for the requirements of the project or department.
- Core - Research and analyse information to keep-up-to date with the new tools, software, data and other related technology. Critically evaluate how they could impact on personal development and the potential wider impact across the department and organisation.
- Core - Present findings and the wider business implications. Adapt communication style to influence and meet the needs of the audience.