The 2D Supervisor will work closely with the CG Supervisor and the VFX Supervisor, to ensure that all elements of the final shot achieve the vision of the Director. This is an important and senior role. The artistic expectations are very high, this is where all VFX shots will be finalled. This is a Client facing role, Directors and VFX Supervisors can have very ambitious visions so expectations and timelines must be carefully managed.
To succeed at this job, you need:
Several years of in-depth experience with photo-real compositing, ideally in a leadership role, expertise with Compositing software, in-depth understanding of the full VFX pipeline
An understanding of composition, cinematography, and editing. You can work across different looks and styles that is consistent with the Directors vision.
Very strong aesthetic sensibility and an excellent artistic eye, you are to be able tell when a shot ‘looks right’.
Can work effectively with Clients to lead them to the best solutions to satisfy their briefs and budgets.
The ability and experience to dissect a script, and scope 2D tasks. Can identify potential issues and bottlenecks within the compositing workflow.
Great organizational skills and ability to manage teams, delegate effectively, while meeting production timetables and budgets.
Career Path to Compositing Supervisor: Experience in the Compositing department.
Career Path from Compositor Supervisor: VFX Supervisor, Head of Compositing
Education Routes: 2D Supervisor, often have a degree in Animation, Visual Effects or Film Studies and years of production experience.
This is not an entry-level role. Show reel and CG production experience are requirements.