A lot of responsibility lies on the shoulders of VFX Producers as they oversee entire projects from a managerial position. They are involved from beginning of the process from early client discussions, bidding and shot breakdowns, right through to making sure the final result is of a high standard and delivered on time. Duties include;
Depending on the scale of the production, auxiliary positions such as VFX Line Producer and VFX Coordinator may be utilised. However often these roles and associated duties may fall solely on the VFX Producer.
To succeed in this role, a VFX Producer should have the following qualities:
They should be well versed in the methodologies of VFX, have excellent managerial, leadership and scheduling skills.
Possess excellent communication and people skills when it comes to not only maintaining healthy client relations, but also making sure the entire team clearly understand what is expected of them
Strong communication, management and organisation skills.
Moderate/strong understanding of film and VFX methodologies, file formats and terminology.
High attention to detail.
Can perform under pressure, and manage working with deadlines.
Ability to motivate team members and maintain a positive environment.
Database, spreadsheet and word processing experience.
Willing to manage a large team size, with multiple departments.
Enjoys working with clients and preserving relationships.
Punctual, calm, instinctual forethought and troubleshooting skills
Career Path to VFX Producer: Runner, VFX Coordinator, VFX Line Producer, Visual Effects Artist
Career Path from VFX Producer: VFX Supervisor, Company Director, Film Producer
Education Routes: A degree in Film/Television and/or Visual Effect/Animation production is recommended. Team Leader or managerial studies are also a plus.