Full Time Job

Head Of Discipline - Compositing

Moving Picture Company

London, United Kingdom 08-12-2022
  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description

Position Summary:

Reporting to the Head of CG, along with the Crew Manager the Head of Compositing is responsible for day-to-day operations and long-term strategic management of the Compositing team.

Primary Responsibilities:

Managing the team:
• Mentor and manage the training and integration of new artists into the existing team in accordance with the global needs of the business
• Recruiting and casting of the Leads
• Cast and assign appropriate teams to the various projects, balancing the financial, technical and creative considerations of the task
• Nurture creative vision and technical ability, while ensuring balanced personal and professional development
• Assess performance of the team through appraisals (formal as well as informal), and manage career growth and promotions within the wider considerations of the company

Strategy and technical development:
• Have a compelling strategy and vision for the future of the discipline
• Keep up to date with industry developments and tools
• Ensure the discipline remains relevant in an ever-changing global industry
• Propose and oversee the integration of new tools, workflows or techniques for the discipline to continuously improve creative output and for successful and efficient delivery of shows
• Monitor workflow and techniques used in the team
• Collaborate with other HODs to design workflows between their teams
• Report on workflows to the Head of CG

Show planning, maintenance and delivery:
• Work with the lead artists, supervisors and show production to bid or plan shots, and ensure the project methodologies, quality and schedule expectations are consistent and achievable
• Assist in the briefing and supervision of asset work as required
• Interpret the client's vision in respect to assets, in collaboration with the other supervisors attached to the show
• Work with show teams to plan for future challenges and problem solve current issues
• Assist other artists and supervisors solve issues as they arise during production, delegating work where necessary
• Create good communication channels with other disciplines, show production and senior management to ensure complex information is disseminated appropriately
• Ensure that work is delivered to MPC's global standards, on time and on budget


Skills and Experience

Technical Knowledge/Skills:
• A strong technical background is essential
• Solid knowledge of VFX shot production
• Strong technical understanding of CG pipelines and the ability to develop efficient workflows and identify additional tools required
• Up-to-date knowledge of VFX tools and emerging technologies
• Strong understanding of shot look development, colour workflows and general film-making concepts in live action and full CG context
• Extensive knowledge of Nuke
• Strong understanding of colour space principles
• In depth knowledge and interest in photography and practical lighting
• A strong eye for detail, composition, colour and lighting


6+ years of proven leadership and management experience in a leading VFX company or associated industry

• Excellent communication and negotiation skills
• Strong work ethic
• Strong attention to detail
• Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills
• Exercise patience, problem-solving and mediation skills
• Ability to cope with stressful situations and conflict with composure
• Ability to work in an inclusive and diverse organization
• Strong creative ability and flair
• Strong sense of aesthetic
• Excellent team building skills
• Strong business acumen
• Understanding of financial impacts of business decisions

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-r7237k-3-238-199-4-42 in your application.

Company Profile
Moving Picture Company

Technicolor is home to the world's premiere portfolio of visual effects brands, services, and creative innovations. With locations that span the globe, and service offerings tailored to the specific creative and storytelling needs of each project, we power premium content. Our diverse family of VFX brands includes: MPC, The Mill, MR. X, Mikros MPC Advertising, and Technicolor VFX. Each studio has their own unique approach to help storytellers create out of this world experiences.