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 Director’s VFX vision. They must maintain a strong relationship with the 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 the VFX Producer and the Clients to negotiate bidding and feasibility of VFX work to ensure that the production comes in under the VFX budget.
To succeed at this job, you need:
Several years’ production experience in a Supervision role both on set and in house 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.
Professional demeanour and attitude. This is a client facing role. You can diplomatically sell creative solutions to clients.
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.
You are calm under pressure, Organised and can meet strict deadlines.
Excellent aesthetic judgement. Emphatic to Directors vision you can give concise and constructive feedback to VFX crew.
Great organisational skills and ability to manage a very busy team, while meeting production timetables and budgets.
Career Path to CG Supervisor: Several years experience in supervisory role.
Career Path from CG Supervisor: VFX Supervisor
Education Routes: CG 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.