Screen - film & television


Curriculum subjects

Maths and computer science


Dioni Zhong is a senior pipeline technical director at Framestore in London. Framestore provides the visual effects for film, advertising, television and immersive. Visual effects is the art of combining computer-generated sequences with live-action footage to create scenes that can't be filmed in real life. Dioni specialises in the software needed to create fur on the animated creatures in films like Paddington and the TV drama, His Dark Materials.

Ice-breaker questions

  • Why does Dioni enjoy her job?
  • What does she mean by "pipeline"?
  • What does a pipeline technical director do?
  • How do you get into a role like this?

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Visit the ScreenSkills website to learn more about the role of pipeline technical director.

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