During large scale productions, it is very easy for the small duties to become neglected. Supervisors, producers, and artists are all busy focusing on their primary tasks that the workplace can become an unpleasant environment if not maintained consistently. VFX Production Assistants often share duties with VFX Coordinators. Additional responsibility can include;
Skills required for a successful VFX Production Assistant include;
Strong organisation skills, which an emphasis on note taking and tracking.
Clear communication skills
Attention to detail
Database, spreadsheet and word processing experience
Basic understanding of film and visual effects workflows, file formats and terminology
Willing to work within a team
Instinctual forethought and troubleshooting skills
Career Path to VFX Production Assistant: Runner/Intern
Career Path from VFX Production Assistant: VFX Coordinator, VFX Producer, Line Producer, Post Production Supervisor, Project Manager
Education Routes: A degree in Film/Television and/or Visual Effect/Animation production is recommended. Team Leader or managerial studies are also a plus.