jobby: CG Supervisor, Arc Productions, Toronto

arcHead2May 1, 2013

Arc Productions, a Canadian based CG animation and visual effects facility located in downtown Toronto is looking for CG Supervisors to join the team. With over 250 artists and technical directors and the most up to date resources available, we bring the vision to both major Hollywood studios and independent producers to life in a wide array of formats: theatrical features, television, DVDs, shorts and game cinematics.

POSITION OVERVIEW
The CG Supervisor collaborates with Project and Studio Leadership to determine and manage the technical approach needed to achieve the creative and quality goals of the project within the project budget, schedule, and resources.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

Responsible for establishing the technical direction and technical blueprint to meet artistic, budget and schedule parameters

Collaborate with Producer, Director, and other key members of the leadership team to assess complexity and determine technical methodologies

Maintain daily, open communication with show Producer and Production Manager

Provide regular status updates and confirm priorities to Show Producer

Provide hands-on troubleshooting for technical issues as needed

Attend all Director/Art Director rounds and approvals for assigned project to maintain constant awareness of work in play

Drive all complexity assessment meetings

Ensure that project leverages existing studio technology and complies with studio workflow and data creation polices and best practices where appropriate

Ensure that data and image creation workflows comply with project and studio specifications

Assess and monitor consumption of render and storage requirements allocated to project

Create, develop and build consensus between Technology, Artists, and Production Management to enable and realize Director’s vision

Actively contribute to development of overall pipeline process

Participate and contribute actively to workflow decision making process

Identify, research, recommend, and participate in implementation of new techniques and methodologies, adding value to Arc’s toolset.

Conduct audits and advise senior production staff of pipeline concerns

Keep up to date on current technology trends and tools (hardware and software) that best suit the production and Arc, in the development of a stronger creative technical environment.

Oversee tests and manage/troubleshoot interdepartmental issues

Evaluate pitches, proposals, and ideas in order to identify methods and accurately evaluate the team and technical elements required for a potential project

Promote a positive and productive work environment and lead collaboratively across departments and within facility

REQUIRED SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

3-5 years experience supervising fully computer animated productions (feature and other)

Completed post-secondary education or relevant area of study

Strong communication skills with the ability to clearly articulate creative and technical issues to directors, artists, technical directors, and production

Experience working in Live Action/CG Visual Effects (television or film) an asset

Experience with Stereoscopic and or special venue productions (Imax, Omnimax or similar) an asset

Strong combined creative and technical background

Maya, Fusion and Mental Ray experience is essential

General understanding of animation styles and techniques as well as an excellent comprehension of animation production for film and/or television

Great comprehension of the animation production pipeline as a whole with an understanding of how all departments interact with one another

Strong leadership, management, mentoring and diplomacy skills

Creative eye and appreciation of current cinematic conventions

Up-to-date awareness of trends in CG, film, television, and gaming

Please apply at our website @ http://www.arcproductions.com/careers

Thank you for your interest but only qualified candidates will be contacted. No phone calls please.