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.
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.