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2D/3D CompositingVFX Supervisor

2D/3D Compositing

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.

  • Will help guide the Director to the most appropriate creative and technical solutions to ensure that VFX can deliver on their brief.  Work onset to ensure that VFX needs are considered when shooting the live action.
  • In collaboration with the CG Supervisor, Production Designer, Art Director, will interpret script, helping to define Director’s vision.
  • Responsible for establishing and maintaining an effects library for the production alongside the animation team and ensuring the team hit that level of quality and style of VFX through the production.
  • Responsible for quality control of all VFX work, aesthetic consistency, and technical standards across departments. Will enforce standards through, mentoring, team meetings and dailies.
  • Will diplomatically guide the Director towards VFX solutions that will efficiently gain final approval while delivering on the artistic brief.
  • Proven history of collaborating with R&D teams, will lead the pipeline and R&D effort to ensure the tools necessary to deliver on the most complex aspect of the brief.
  • Will establish a strong and flexible pipeline and workflow. Will enable artists to focus on artistic issues by removing technical hindrances.
  • Will lead meetings with VFX Departments will relate all Directorial, Editorial notes and address artistic/technical issues.
  • Will identify key members of the crew including potential Supervisors. Will be actively involved in the recruitment process in collaboration with HR.

Could This Be The Job For Me?

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.

Works with

CG Supervisor, VFX Supervisor, Line Producer, Producer, Production Manager, Production Designer, Art Director, Director.

Career Path for VFX Supervisor

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.