Crowds Lead


Skydance Interactive

Skydance offers a dynamic, inclusive, and ever-evolving culture where innovative ideas are welcomed, and growth fostered. The partnership between unique creativity and technological advancements are demonstrated within each pillar of the company. At the heart of it all is a commitment to boldly entertaining and relevant storytelling.
While all Animation studios look to hire people who are creative and hard-working, Skydance Animation is specifically looking for pioneers who seek to push the limits of what the world’s most collaborative art form can achieve, and to give those pioneers the space and the resources to build a new studio that’s doing something different.


As the Crowd Lead, you will be a key crew member of the crowd team in charge of developing and maintaining the crowd simulation system within our existing pipeline and assisting other members of the team.


    • Develop crowd techniques and tools.
    • Work closely with the R&D staff to develop software support tools and assist with integration tasks, particularly with our Arnold renderer.
    • Assist with shots and troubleshoot technical issues.
    • Work on production sequences to produce crowd shots from several to thousand agents crowd framework.
    • Maintain a consistent level of productivity while meeting deadlines and producing high quality work.
    • Work together with the team providing them with support, guidance and instruction in areas that contribute towards their artistic and professional growth.
    • Work closely with the Supervisor.
    • Help plan the growth of the department over time.
    • Capability to organize and maintain complex crowd data.
    • Ability for cycles and assets database management and share data to all parts of the pipeline


    • 4+ years of professional experience in VFX.
    • 3+ years of experience in the animation industry.
    • Professional experience in shot crowd films.
    • Understanding of crowd systems: agents, behavior, simulation.
    • Strong proficiency in Maya.
    • Experience with Houdini.
    • Strong proficiency with scripting languages (i.e. Maya Mel, Python, etc.) C/C++
    • Experience in rigging, animation and cloth simulation are pluses.
    • Proficient in English
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Skydance is a diversified media company founded by David Ellison in 2010 to create high quality, event-level entertainment for global audiences. The Company brings to life stories of immersive worlds across its feature film, television, interactive, and animation divisions.
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Location: Madrid, Spain

Date posted: 2022-01-20