Full Time Job

Associate VFX Supervisor

Moving Picture Company

Remote / Virtual 05-19-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description
TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR REMOTE WORK YOU MUST RESIDE IN MONTREAL

MPC Episodic opens the world of award-winning, industry defining VFX tools and talent to streaming and episodic showrunners globally. From pitch to delivery, from Virtual Production techniques to the latest in photo-real CG character development, from the most minute detail to epic earth-shattering effects, MPC Episodic delivers new levels of expertise to episodic VFX.

MPC is home to brave creators who are eager to combine innovation, craft and creativity to bring entirely different ideas and experiences to audiences everywhere. Working at MPC is where passion and purpose come together; we support new ways of thinking to empower talent as we continue to lead the industry.

What You'll Do

The Associate VFX Supervisor works closely with the VFX Supervisor to define the creative direction of live-action episodic shots, identifying potential strategies, assessing technical options and evaluating production schedules in CG departments.
• Participates in pitching and presentations for potential VFX work, and helping to bid on new projects including assessing shots and completing shot breakdowns
• Collaborates with the VFX Supervisor, CG Supervisor and Heads of Department to define the creative and technical approach for the show
• Work with the CG Supervisor to identify areas of R&D required for the show, outlining new software requirements
• Optimize workflow and identify bottlenecks of problems

The Associate VFX Supervisor works closely with Production, the CG and 2D Supervisors to manage the day-to-day running of the team including assigning and reviewing Artists' work whilst taking responsibility for the sign off ''final'' shots.
• Arrange regular daily catchups with VFX Supervisor and make sure that the responsibilities of the supervision team are established and effective
• Evaluate artist schedules ensuring they are realistic and achievable
• Attend desk rounds and dailies sessions to provide feedback and give approvals
• Meet with the Leads regularly to identify inefficiencies or technical problems with the toolset and pipeline, and put in place a plan of action to resolve work issues
• Communicate shot information to allow for schedule updates
• Collaborate with the CG Supervisor to develop the look and technical set-up for each sequence
• Create or supervise the creation of key shots
• Check released shots in the cut and ensure continuity and consistency

The Associate VFX Supervisor will be collaborative with a strong teamwork ethic, nurturing junior and mid talent Artists including helping with technical and creative problems and knowledge transfer. The DFX Supervisor is inspirational and leads the team to deliver world class work on time and on brief.
• Provide feedback on the team's performance as necessary
• Provide on-going training and evaluation of all 3D and 2D Artists
• Work with the Talent Team to source and recruit the best talent
• Engage in post-production tasks including creation of showreel material, identifying any specific elements that need to be transferred to the Global library, and post-mortem the show to identify problems that occurred and offer solutions
• Provide feedback on team performance to the Head of CG / Crew Manager

The Associate VFX Supervisor is an ambassador of MPC Episodic:
• Proactively recommends ongoing pipeline improvements and development
• Collaborates with the team during the bidding stages, assessing shots and completing shot breakdowns
• Represents the company at industry-wide talks and forums.

Qualifications

Technical Knowledge/Skills:
• Solid knowledge of VFX shot production and its iteration process
• Thorough understanding of colour theory and film application for live-action features, including film-stock, film-grain, colour-space and lookup tables, film processing and DI processing
• Extensive experience with blue/green screen compositing as well as integration of 3D elements into plates
• Up-to-date knowledge of VFX tools and emerging technologies
• Extensive hands-on experience with production tools and pipelines

Experience:
• 5 years of experience with high-end film based VFX pipelines as a DFX/VFX Supervisor, or extensive experience as a Senior, Lead or Supervising artist

Attributes:
• Desire to learn from others and to take on increasingly challenging work
• Excellent communication and problem-solving skills
• A strong work ethic
• Team approach and the ability to take direction
• Ability to successfully delegate and manage projects
• Ability to understand client approval process
• A sense of strong team dynamics and a positive morale generating style
• Able to manage a time-sensitive workload with an urgent and extremely organized manner
• Capability to learn and adapt quickly
• Good ability to work under pressure
• Strong creative ability and flair
• Ability to mentor and provide feedback to all levels of artists
• Excellent team building skills

What You'll Need

Associate VFX Supervisor essentials
• Strong working knowledge of the overall VFX pipeline, VFX shot production and its iteration process including the Client approval process
• Up-to-date knowledge of VFX tools and emerging technologies
• Experience with blue/green screen compositing as well as integration of 3D elements into plates
• Strong leadership skills
• Clear and confident communicator
• Problem solver
• Organization skills and a strong ability to successfully delegate and manage projects
• Good ability to work under pressure and able to manage a time-sensitive workload with an urgent and extremely organized manner
• Very creative and design orientated with a strong aesthetic sensibility
• Strong attention to detail
• Familiarity with pipeline issues and a typical post-production environment

Any of the following technical skills is a bonus:
• Basic knowledge of Shotgun
• Extensive experience working as a DFX Supervisor/Lead or Supervising Artist with high-end film or episodic based VFX pipelines
• Thorough understanding of colour theory and film application for live-action features, including film-stock, film-grain, colour-space and lookup tables, film processing and DI processing

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-g4y897-3-215-79-116-42 in your application.