Full Time Job

Director, VFX Post Production

Warner Media

Burbank, CA 05-09-2022
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description
WarnerMedia showcases some of the most iconic and cherished entertainment, news and sports brands in the world, but we are much more than that. WarnerMedia is truly where art meets science. Our combination of cutting-edge technology and an unrivaled commitment to groundbreaking storytelling builds a sense of community and meaningful connection that is shaping the future of media. We create rewarding opportunities across our entire family of brands, while championing a spirit of inclusion, innovation, self-development and support. Join WarnerMedia as we think big, live true and make the stories that move the world.

The Job:
• The Director of VFX Post Production Manages the day-to-day operations in regards to VFX for WBTV shows from prep through delivery and wrap .

The Daily:
• Provides initial VFX budgets,delivery schedule estimates for outlines/scripts, pilots/series in development and pre-production. This includes consultation during development stage to inform potential scope of a project's VFX work and provide a focused recommendation for how to approach a projects varied visual effects and timeline needs.
• Manages the day-to-day operations in regards to VFX for WBTV shows from prep through delivery and wrap, to ensure WBTV shows are delivered on time, on budget and meet all necessary technical requirements. This includes evaluating all VFX budgets submitted by vendors and post production/visual effects teams. Recommends specific vendors for specialized sequences during production and post. Provides daily production and post production support to all VFX personell. Troubleshoots any production and post production conflicts with visual effects teams.
• Interviews all new potential visual effects vendors/personel to gauge depth of their skills and talent pool. This includes vendor analysis and compile specific reels for preliminary look development. Assesses global vendor capacity for scope of work across multiple projects.
• Schedules VFX personel interviews with head of post, show runners, line producers, etc. Provides early assessment,vetting and confirms availability for key VFX talent. Initiates preliminary deal negotiations with VFX personel. Maintains a network of vendor and personnel relationships across the VFX industry.
• Handles compliation of initial reference materials for head of post, development team and show runners.
• Initiates testing for green screens, LED volume stage/virtual production, vendor pipelines and evailuates shared workflows.
• Performs additional related duties as assigned.

The Essential:

Work Experience
• 5+ years experience in similar role or boots on the ground scripted series experience as a VFX Supervisor or VFX Producer.

Education, Professional Training, Technical Training or Certification
• College graduate preferred

Knowledge/Skills
• Highly organized leader and team player who successfully operates in a team oriented setting.
• Strong communication, judgement and people skills.
• Ability to multi-task and manage multiple projects simultaneously.
• In depth understanding of all areas of Post Production including: Online, Color Timing, Titling, ADR, Mixing, Scoring and Visual Effects.
• Knowledge of Post Production unions and guilds.
• Proficiency in the following technology/software: Shotgrid, Box. Pix, Cinesync, After Effects, Photoshop, Cinema4D, VRay, Redshift, Deadline Render, Unreal Engine, Syntheyes, Maya, Houdini, 3D Max, Chaos Phoenix and Nuke. Movie Magic budgeting and scheduling systems, QuickTime and FTP Programs and Software: Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook.

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