Full Time Job

Character Supervisor

Moving Picture Company

Remote / Virtual 02-25-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description


With offices all over the globe, MPC is one of the world's leading creative studios, creating high-end visual effects, animation, creative content and immersive experiences for the advertising and film industries
Our unique combination of talent, technology and craft leads to distinctive and award-winning work for world's most famous brands

If you have a desire to challenge yourself and push the boundaries of creative excellence on every project, we want to hear from you

Position Summary

Reporting to the Head of Character Lab, the Character Supervisor works closely with the New Business, Art Department and Client to facilitate design-led solutions to complex design briefs. The Character Supervisor participates as a leader and hands-on contributor through all stages of 3D Pre and Post-production until a character is officially passed to the Asset Department

Primary Responsibilities
• Work with New Business to establish strong relationships with clients, aid with the bidding and award of Premium Hero Builds
• Work with Build Teams and the Head of Character Lab to define the creative and technical 'blueprint' for each Premium Hero Build
• Work with Production to manage the day to day running of the team and to evaluate artist schedules ensuring they are realistic and achievable
• Responsible for overseeing the use of various techniques which help aid the design process of Premium Hero Builds
• Participate and drive early Creature/Character design and development
• Brief and Supervise Build Team's work
• Ensure that all builds meet and push the global standards of quality of MPC
• Ensure that bid days are respected and the best possible product is achieved with those bid days
• Attend desk rounds with all members of the team on a regular basis
• Attend dailies sessions with the team to give feedback/approvals
• Interact in a professional manner with clients
• Interpret the client's vision in respect to Premium Hero Builds, in collaboration with the VFX supervisor attached to the show
• Troubleshoot issues which arise within the execution of the Premium Hero Build 'blueprint'
• Collaborate with the software team and act as a stakeholder for any related software development projects
• Be an ambassador of MPC, ensuring a good relationship is built between you and your client, as well as MPC and your client
• Act as a representative of the work MPC produce, by not intentionally under or over selling work or over promising to clients
• Remain professional in your engagement with clients
• Work with the software and technology groups and advise new tools, workflow, software and equipment
• Help to train and mentor key crew when necessary


Skills and Experience

Technical Knowledge/Skills:
• Strong working knowledge of 3D/2D software packages and pipelines
• Knowledge of the entire production process, including stage shooting is preferred
• Solid knowledge of VFX production and its iteration process
• A good understanding of colour theory
• Up-to-date knowledge of VFX tools and emerging technologies
• A solid user of the current shot presentation software/tools Extensive hands-on experience with production tools and pipelines

• 4-5 years of Asset leadership experience on live-action commercial or feature film productions

• Excellent communication and problem-solving skills
• Strong attention to detail
• Desire to learn from others and to take on increasingly challenging work
• Team approach and the ability to take direction
• Strong sense of team dynamics and a positive morale generating style
• Highly adaptable with the strong ability to work successfully under pressure
• Strong creative ability and flair
• Knowledge of entire production process, including stage shooting
• 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
• 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
• Ability to mentor and provide feedback to crew members
• Excellent team building skills