The VFX Supervisor is most senior person in the VFX team and leads all aspects of the VFX effort. They work directly with the Director and Producers of a project to help decide their VFX requirements. They are on a project from conception to completion. They will be actively involved in helping to shape the productions VFX needs and defining the look development of the production with the Art Directors. They must maintain a strong relationship with the Director, Art Director and Producer to ensure clear lines of communication and deliver the intended end result.
They can accurately predict costs and schedules, will work closely with teams in the production in order to solve technical issues.
To succeed at this job, you need:
Several years’ production experience in a Supervision role overseeing both the CG and 2D teams.
You are a recognised leader in VFX, with full knowledge of the VFX pipeline and an in-depth understanding of the latest industry best practice.
You can scope and direct the technical effort. You can foresee potential bottlenecks and eliminate technical constraints to achieve the artistic goals.
Experience with pipeline management, data management and asset tracking software.
You are a leader with strong motivation and communication skills. You can motivate teams to achieve the highest standards, encourage artists to overcome challenges
Excellent aesthetic judgment. Emphatic to Directors vision you can give concise and constructive feedback to VFX crew.
Great organizational skills and ability to manage a very busy team, while meeting production timetables and budgets.
CG Supervisor, VFX Supervisor, Line Producer, Producer, Production Manager, Production Designer, Art Director, Director.
Career Path to VFX Supervisor: Several years experience in supervisory role.
Career Path from VFX Supervisor: Head of Department
Education Routes: VFX Supervisor will often have a degree in Computer Science, Animation, or Visual Effects. This role requires a lot of production experience across the entire VFX pipeline.
This is not an entry-level role proven management experience at senior levels is important.