All Hail King Julien: CG Show Technology Management

Emmy Awarded Netflix Original series. Produced by Dreamworks television and digital services by Bardel Entertainment. Bardel’s work includes storyboard, animation, compositing, and rendering.
Development Tools
  • Maya
  • V-Ray
  • Shave
  • Nuke
  • Bardel Custom Tool Set
Management Tools
  • Deadline 8 Monitor
  • Foreman – Linux management
  • Atlassian JIRA
  • Atlassian Confluence
Render and Data team management:
  • Resource allocation and all data handling.
  • Meeting with production during render crunch times for strategy discussion.
  • Render wrangling team management – maximizing coverage and render resources for the show.
Technology project coordination:
  • Linux rendering research and development. As Dreamworks explored parallelly the option of a mixed farm, we conducted and documented our own research and development process.
  • Supporting the team with allocating and following up with the appropriate service desk requests.
  • Having general meetings with Production to follow the status of the show and ensure the crew was covered with proper hardware specs (workstations) and software.
  • Following up on pipeline feature requests and Software requests during production time. Assisting with vendor communication, budgeting, and purchasing.