FX Supervisor

Creative Supervision Vancouver, Canada


Description

Position at DNEG

The FX Supervisor is responsible for leading a team of FX Artists and managing the day-to-day production needs. The FX Supervisor will supervise the FX team in the technical and artistic aspects of the visual effects production, ensuring the highest-quality photorealistic results are produced within the time frame given. You will be working closely with the Producer, VFX Supervisor, Head of FX and other departmental supervisors.

Must-Have

  • A minimum of 8 years experience as an FX TD
  • Previous leadership experience, preferably in a Supervisor or Lead role
  • Extensive knowledge of Houdini
  • Proven experience in producing effects such as smoke, fire, clouds, water, steam and explosions, plus experience with particle and voxel based rendering
  • An eye for details, good sense of timing, and thorough understanding of techniques and technologies relating to physical simulation in computer graphics
  • Familiarity with pipeline issues and problem-solving
  • Experienced in project management, balancing quality with time constraints
  • High-level feature film experience in live-action VFX Films
  • Good experience in leading and training teams of FX Artists
  • Excellent in artistic and technical skills
  • Able to provide artistic and technical solutions to the FX Team

 

Nice to Have

  • Knowledge of Python, Hscript or Mel knowledge
  • Experience in live-action FX work preferred
  • Maya and/or equivalent 3D software knowledge

 

About You

  • Organized, proactive and a self-starter
  • A team leader, approachable and personable, with strong motivational qualities
  • A team player and a clear communicator, with a keenness for collaboration
  • Adaptable and with a willingness to learn new skills and techniques – including proprietary software
  • Calm under pressure and committed to meet production deadlines 
  • A desire to help others grow and achieve their goals  
  • A positive, can-do attitude


About Us
We are DNEG, one of the world’s leading visual effects and animation studios for the creation of feature film, television and multiplatform content. We employ nearly 7,000 people with worldwide offices and studios across North America (Los Angeles, Montréal, Toronto, Vancouver), Europe (London) and Asia (Bangalore, Chandigarh, Chennai, Mumbai).