What is a Technical Director in Visual Effects, Animation and Games?!

My personal definition of a Technical Director from 5 years of experience.

MINDSET - TD Monday

What is a Technical Director in VFX, Animation, and Games?

Since I get asked that a lot of people in and outside the industry I thought I give a basic interpretation while I am in Vienna, Austria.


Being a Technical Director means to solve artistic and technical problems with a technical mind. It can involve structure, workflows, scripting & programming, testing what works, templating and also being creative.

If you are the laziest person in the room you are probably a Technical Director.”

TD positions

Asset TD, Look Dev TD, Rigging TD, Lighting TD, Rendering TD, Surface TD, FX TD, Crowd TD, Pipeline TD, Animation TD, Layout TD ...

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