Motion Capture Supervisor
London, EN GB
Position at Industrial Light & Magic
The role holder partners with the Senior Supervisor of Virtual Production (SSVP) to oversee all aspects of Virtual Production in the London studio. Additionally, the role holder oversees all business development for the London Studio, ensuring continuity and cohesion between Stagecraft and mainstream VFX business streams.
On any given day, your primary responsibilities and accountabilities will include:
• Partners with the Sr Supervisor of Virtual Production (SSVP) to represent Virtual Production to both our internal and external client base.
• Pro-actively markets our Virtual Production and stage related services. Maintains and nurtures existing client relationships, ensuring our clients are aware of developments in our technology and services.
• Actively seeks out new clients. Exploring potential new markets for our services and advising the business of new opportunities (beyond our traditional markets of film and television) and how best to exploit them.
• Key participant in global marketing meetings.
• Oversees all bids generated by ILM London. Reviews bids and bid letters and presents to Executives as SMR.
• Plays a proactive role in marketing ILMs services to the industry;
• Stays informed as to new developments in the ‘local’ film industry and VFX community.
Here are the skills and experience you need to be successful in this role:
• Meet with clients regarding specific projects.
• Ensure clients receive estimates of budget and schedule requirements in a timely fashion. In the form of bid letter, key dates schedule and assumptions for the work of a specific project(s).
• During production, serve as principal client contact on UK based projects for non-creative/technical issues, tracking and reporting progress of work, budgeting and negotiating cost of work and delivering cost/schedule changes to ensure client is updated as needed.
• Supervise assigned production staff.
• Initiate cost controls for each production. Work with production accountants to provide management with early, consistent and accurate EFC reporting.
• Develop workflows between traditional VFX and Virtual Production.
• Working closely with the SSVP, responsible for forecasting and managing the budget for the Virtual.
• Create, organize and maintain overall department schedules.
• Effectively manage people issues and employee relations. Where necessary, escalating to HR. With the support of HR, conduct disciplinaries;
• Determine and project current and future personnel needs;
• Cast production crew to projects – taking into account the requirements of the show and, where possible, the development needs of the team member.
• Recruitment – partnering with recruitment team, specify job vacancies and job descriptions, vet candidates and conduct interviews. Additionally, partner with the Emerging Talent Coordinator on graduate placements, internships and apprenticeship opportunities;
• Training and development – partnering with the training team, identify training needs, develop courses and materials to ensure the continued development of the Virtual Production team;
• Conducting post show and annual performance reviews;
• Manage the merit and bonus budget for the Virtual Production team.
• Conduct mid and post show mortems – feeding back results and findings to Senior Management and show leadership.
• Establishes, supports and promotes ILMs best practices across Virtual Production portfolio.
• Liaises with facilities to ensure the smooth operation of the Chiswick stage.