“Wrangler” is a traditional but still common film industry term that first referred to the people who herded the horses and other livestock in Western movies. Likewise, Wilkie says he’s most often called a “render wrangler,” in this case someone who rounds up digital files rather than cattle. “Each part of a movie is an individual item, and it all has to be put together,” he says. “So when an artist is working on a shot, they will hit a button that launches a job on the render wall and loads it into our queueing system.”
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