DFX Supervisor

Location: Montreal
Job Code: 10979

Description

Position Summary:

 

Reporting to the Head of VFX/CG, the DFX Supervisor works closely with the VFX Supervisor to define the creative direction of live-action feature film shots. The DFX Supervisor also works closely with VFX Producers, CG Supervisors, and 2d Supervisors to assign and review artist’s work whilst taking responsibility for the sign off of 'final' shots. The incumbent also works closely with the HR and Recruitment teams to staff up teams.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • In conjunction with the VFX Supervisor, CG Supervisor and VFX team, review all technical and R&D requirements for the start-up of any new show
  • Work closely with all departments on pipeline improvement and development
  • Attend daily sessions with all members of the team on a regular basis to give feedbacks and approvals
  • Ensure that all work carried out on the show fits within MPC's pipeline where possible
  • Undertake daily review of assets and work in progress
  • Design and implement the creative direction of each shot and sequence
  • Provide on-going training and evaluation of all 3D and 2D artists
  • Work closely with the VFX Producer to ensure an accurate production schedule is set up and maintained
  • Be an active member of the sales team for the Pitching and Presentations in regards to potential VFX work
  • Be part of the bidding stages, assessing shots and completing shot breakdowns
  • Ensure clients’ visions are met by constantly improving upon the their requirements

Skills and Experience

Technical Knowledge/Skills:

  • Solid knowledge of VFX shot production and its iteration process
  • Thorough understanding of colour theory and film application for live-action features, including film-stock, film-grain, colour-space and lookup tables, film processing and DI processing
  • Extensive experience with blue/green screen compositing as well as integration of 3D elements into plates
  • Up-to-date knowledge of VFX tools and emerging technologies
  • Extensive hands-on experience with production tools and pipelines

Experience:

  • 5 years of experience with high-end film based VFX pipelines as a DFX/VFX Supervisor, or extensive experience as a Senior, Lead or Supervising artist

 

Attributes:

  • Desire to learn from others and to take on increasingly challenging work
  • Excellent communication and problem solving skills
  • A strong work ethic
  • Team approach and the ability to take direction
  • Ability to successfully delegate and manage projects
  • Ability to understand client approval process
  • A sense of strong team dynamics and a positive morale generating style
  • Able to manage a time-sensitive workload with an urgent and extremely organized manner
  • Capability to learn and adapt quickly
  • Good ability to work under pressure
  • Strong creative ability and flair
  • Ability to mentor and provide feedback to all levels of artists
  • Excellent team building skills

 





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