Full Time Job

Animation Supervisor

Technicolor

Bengaluru, India 08-20-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
Job Description
Technicolor Creative Studios is the division with Technicolor, which contains Technicolor's world-leading Visual effects and Animation brands such as MPC, Mr. X, The Mill, and Mikros.

Technicolor's brands have worked on the spectacular scenes and tiny details that make movies, advertising campaigns and Animation movies genuinely mind-blowing. We're the people behind the effects in countless blockbuster films like The Lion King, The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run and advertising campaigns for clients such as Samsung, Audi, Nike and Apple. We are continually looking for the best talent globally, enthusiastic people who come in every day to be a part of some of the industry's best work.

Technicolor's artists are wildly creative, uber-talented and passionate about the possibilities of VFX, Experiential, Animation and Technology. When you join the team, you'll be working with and learning from the most skilled people in the business.

Technicolor Production Services is the division that contains our world-leading Visual effects and Animation brands such as MPC, Mr X, The Mill, and Mikros. Key to the success of our division and its brands is winning the war on talent through acquiring and growing a community where artistry meets technology.

Key Responsibilities

1. Creative
2. On Time Delivery
3. Team Management
4. Technical
5. Collaborative
6. Communication

1. Creative: Supervisors focus on the ''big picture.'' They are responsible for the overall creative output by the team they oversee on their assigned project
• Responsible for meeting the artistic quality benchmarks of the Animation on the show they are assigned to
• Have a strong understanding of the artistic fundamentals of Animation
• Have clarity on quality expectations by taking point on client kickoffs and calls
• Work daily with their team leads to ensure quality expectations are being achieved
• Review work with an eye towards the big picture so individual shots are executed in line with their project's broader vision
• Approve work to be sent for client review
• Ensure client notes are addressed
• Support their project's leads in setting quality benchmarks through example
• Able to quickly adapt to variety of styles
• Assist Leads in working with the team to gather / create appropriate reference
• Attend Dailies sessions with the team to analyse notes / understand client expectations
• Conduct weekly sessions with the team to analyse notes / understand client expectations

2. On Time Delivery: Supervisors facilitate the delivery of quality artistic output within required timeframes
• Identify and flag issues that may interfere with delivering on time, and provide solutions
• Ensure work is reviewed in a timely manner
• Be cognitive of quotas / deadlines to ensure review points are properly prioritized
• Help ensure technical requirements for the team are satisfied

3. Team Management: Supervisors ensure there is clarity and consistency across all Teams on a project. They work to build and maintain Team morale, and endeavor to foster an enjoyable and productive studio culture
• Ensure work is properly cast among the team
• Conduct daily reviews at a set time in collaboration with Production to ensure artists have clear delivery goals, and have their work reviewed in a timely manner
• Have strong familiarity with the individual team members strengths and weaknesses
• Convey notes / information to the team and individuals as constructively and positively as possible
• Foster a positive, enjoyable culture in the team
• Actively prepare next in lines
• Conduct team trainings
• Mentor individual artists as required
• Resolve disputes within the team (escalate to Department Director and / or Production when necessary)

4. Technical: Supervisors ensure that Team Leads and Artists face minimal technical hurdles, are provided the proper software & tools, and are meeting the technical needs of the pipeline
• Proactively offer solutions to technical issues
• Have in-depth understanding of and proficiency in Maya
• A firm understanding of the software / tools the team uses on a regular basis
• Ensure team is properly equipped to meet delivery requirements
• Good understanding of overall pipeline to ensure work will flow efficiently through production

5. Collaborative: Supervisors ensure that Team Leads and Artists face minimal technical hurdles, are provided the proper software & tools, and are meeting the technical needs of the pipeline
• Collaborate with Team Leads to ensure clear and consistent direction through joint Artist launches, and regular communication
• Collaborate with Production / Line Producers to ensure timely deliveries, proper staffing, daily challenges are met, leaves are properly managed, etc.
• Collaborate with fellow project and discipline Supervisors to ensure consistency and knowledge sharing
• Collaborate with Supervisors in other disciplines to ensure work flows smoothly through the pipeline
• Collaborate with HR in the recruitment process

6. Communication:
• Lead launch sessions, communicating client expectations to team, answering team questions
• Notify Production if work will run beyond schedule or artist requires additional tracking
• Serve as the primary point of contact for creative discussions with clients in the absence of a Senior Supervisor

Qualifications

Experience:
• Proven leadership and management experience in a leading CG/VFX company or associated industry

Attributes:
• Team player approach with the ability to take direction/feedback
• Strong sense of team dynamics and a positive morale generating style
• Ability to successfully delegate and manage projects
• Able to manage a time-sensitive workload with an urgent and extremely organized manner
• Highly adaptable with the strong ability to work successfully under pressure
• Ability to motivate the team and inspire to get the best out of them
• Ability to prioritize and understand the severity of an issue
• Understand your weaknesses and knowledge gaps
• Strong attention to detail
• Ability to cope with stressful situations and conflict with composure
• Ability to work in an inclusive and diverse organization

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-r7en0k-3-238-132-225-42 in your application.