Creature Supervisor

Creative Supervision Vancouver, Canada


Position at DNEG

PLEASE NOTE: We are accepting speculative applications only.

We do not currently have openings available for the position of Compositor but we are accepting speculative applications. If you would like to be considered for future opportunities, please submit an application. We will keep your details on our database and contact you when a position becomes available, should you have the required skills and experience which match this position.

The Creature Supervisor will oversee the development of all manner of CG creatures from design and build stage to the final render. All through the process you will be supervising the pipeline and providing direction on architecture and methods, working with the Head of Creature and the Pipeline team to improve departmental efficiency.

You will be communicating with the other departments while ensuring effective collaboration between your Creature TDs and related teams within the pipeline. A key facet of your role will be leading and mentoring your team through technical and creative challenges, to ensure only the best quality results are delivered by you. You will lead by example in implementing key challenging work yourself, and with on-the-spot guidance, as well as through planned training schemes implemented by you with our in-house trainers

Must Have  

  • Proven high-end feature film VFX experience, featuring major creatures/characters on multiple projects
  • Thorough knowledge of most areas of creature specialization
  • Full working knowledge of Maya
  • Need to be comfortable with the more technical aspects of creature work, and have strong, critical visual and artistic skills
  • Familiarity with pipeline issues and a typical creature heavy post-production environment
  • Strong leadership qualities with proven ability and experience supervising teams

Nice to Have

  • Programming or scripting skills (e.g. mel, python)
  • Experience with Houdini, Clarisse and/or Katana

About You  

  • Organized, pro-active and a self-starter
  • A team player and clear communicator, and a keenness for collaboration
  • A team leader, approachable and personable, with strong motivational qualities
  • Adaptable and with a willingness to learn new skills and techniques – including proprietary software
  • Calm under pressure and committed to meeting production deadlines 
  • A positive, can-do attitude

About Us
We are DNEG, one of the world’s leading VFX and animation studios for the creation of award-winning 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).