SHOTGUN PIPELINE DEVELOPMENT
While working at Double Negative (DNEG) I was working on the Shotgun asset management system. Shotgun is a review and production tracking tool-set for VFX, animation and games teams.
My job was to lead the development globally on the asset management system. This meant wrangling technical requirements of visual effects studios in London, Mumbai, Singapore, and Vancouver. Which, sometimes was a little difficult when sleep schedules got in the way.
My day to day involved automating pipeline workloads with Python and bug fixing issues that would arise during the productions. Most of my time was spent working through the massive back catalog of scripts to stress test and try to modularise the functionality.
About 50% of my time was spent liaising with production staff to address slow pipeline areas and address them providing training or tools to suit.
DNEG is a British motion picture visual effects and computer animation and stereo conversion company that was founded in 1998 in London.
The company has received four Academy Awards for their work on the films Inception, Interstellar, Ex Machina and Blade Runner 2049.
In addition, DNEG has received Visual Effects Society awards for films such as The Dark Knight Rises, Sherlock Holmes, Inception, Interstellar, Dunkirk and Blade Runner 2049, as well as BAFTA awards for Inception, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2, Interstellar, Blade Runner 2049 and Black Mirror - Season 4: Metalhead.
DNEG is headquartered in Fitzrovia, London, with additional locations in Vancouver, Mumbai, Los Angeles, Chennai, Montréal, Hyderabad, Chandigarh, and Goa.