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Character Modeling Supervisor Spontaneous Application


Montreal, QC 09-29-2022
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description
This role is currently an open call. We are accepting submitted applications and will reach out when active recruitment for role is open. Please expect a delay in outreach as we are currently not actively recruiting for this position

Mikros Animation is a global CGI animation studio located in Paris, Montreal, Los Angeles, Bangalore and London, dedicated to feature films and episodic content. Since its inception, Mikros Animation has always put creativity and CG artistry at the heart of its animation and production activities, allowing our artists to work across a great variety of stories with a high level of stylized craft. So far, Mikros Animation has contributed to ten released feature animations and to numerous high-quality animated series, for the world's best-known animation studios, either as creative studio, line producer or executive producer. Mikros Animation has also produced more than 250 hours of programming, broadcast by notable channels including Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon, TF1, France TV, Gulli, M6, Gloob, and Super RTL. Our animated episodic content airs and streams globally, in over 180 countries.

At Mikros Animation, we believe great animation is about making real connections with real people. By partnering with filmmakers to unite their creative visions, with our industry-leading craftsmanship and artistry, we create characters that connect with audiences on an authentic and emotional level to bring powerful stories to life.

The Character Modeling Supervisor is responsible for the direction and management of the modeling team while working under the supervision of the Line Producer and CG Supervisor. He is in charge of giving the necessary coaching and training to its team in order to reach its objectives and is responsible for the entire process of modeling. As the Supervisor for the department, he brings and implements his expertise both technically and artistically for the completion of the project.


• Develop, manage and maintain timing and production quotas in accordance with the coordination team;
• Attend and actively participate in meetings with clients;
• Attend and actively participate in meetings with supervisors;
• Assign, supervise and review the character modeling team's work;
• Communicate with the production on artists progress
• Train and supervise the team throughout production;
• Give feedback to each artist about their performance;
• Actively participate in the selection of new artists;
• Perform other related tasks as assigned by management;

• Before and during production, develop the department's pipeline in collaboration with the R&D Director, the CG Supervisor and other department Supervisors; Develop and improve procedures and tools to facilitate production;
• Work closely with the other supervisors in order to ensure a good transition into animation, rendering, etc.
• Prepare guidelines and instructions to be followed by the modeling team;
• Anticipate, analyze and find solutions to potential and actual technical problems;
• Communicate with the Artistic Director / Movie Director and clearly understand the movie visual style in order to balance artistic expectations / technical constraints / production deadlines
• Share these expectations with artists and make sure modelings and facial blend shapes match artistic and technical needs
• Keep the documentation for the team and others supervisors updated;
• Be available to answer questions from the team;

• Minimum five (5) to seven (7) years of work experience as a modeling artist in a film production environment, animated TV series or visual effects;
• Strong experience in facial modeling
• Knowledge of dpk_BCS is an asset
• Excellent knowledge of MAYA, ZBRUSH and/or MUDBOX;
• Ability to work within a Linux/Unix and/or Mac OS environment is a plus;
• Knowledge of an asset manager as Shotgun is a plus;
• Ability to manage a team;
• Ability to train and guide a team;
• Fluent English and French

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-gwb1ok-3-235-65-220-42 in your application.

Company Profile

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.