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Los Angeles, California - United States
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CG Supervisor (Commercials)


Purpose of the job:

The CG Supervisor oversees the throughput of shots through the 3D pipeline, partnering with the VFX Supervisor to ensure delivery of assigned work on schedule and on budget. They are also responsible for the implementation of an efficient and effective approach that allows the artists to focus on creating the highest quality images with a minimum of resources within the production schedule and budget.          

Essential Functions/Responsibilities:

  • Partners with the VFX Supervisor and/or VFX Producer in scheduling/updating the tasks on the show
  • Partners with the Production Coordinators in task management at the asset and shot level; includes wrangling weekly goals and pushing shots through the pipeline
  • Participates in turnover meetings, shot breakdowns, and re-bidding over the course of the show
  • Participates in the staffing aspects of the show. Includes liaising with the facility Department Supervisors and Artist Managers on staffing and assessing resource needs across shows.
  • Demonstrates a thorough understanding of the tools and techniques in use within the facility pipeline and offers creative solutions to the VFX Supervisor and team
  • Ensures Team dailies are set up and running consistently
  • Provides concise direction and feedback to Leads and artists on the floor, focusing effort on the critical parts of the shot
  • Delegates to Team Leads and/or artists to ensure focus on technique and methodology
  • Mediates discussions within the Leads and Artists, acts as an escalation point for the Leads and resolves conflicts between the Leads as needed
  • Anticipates show challenges and identifies solutions with the VFX Supervisor, maintaining an ongoing focus on optimization and streamlining throughout the life of the show
  • Identifies and utilizes tools and techniques which improve productivity and the quality of the work; avoids reinvention of the wheel or duplication of effort both within the show and across the facility
  • Responsible for render prioritization across the show
  • Participates in the bidding process as required, working with the VFX Producer to help assess creative strategy, determine methodology and accurately estimate work-load and resource requirements
  • Collaborates with other CG Supervisors and VFX Supervisors in the facility and promotes a positive and productive work environment
  • Responsible to the VFX Supervisor in realizing his vision
  • Responsible for the success/failure of the artist departments on a show
  • Ensures effective communication between disciplines within the show and partners with peer group to ensure critical information is shared across shows
  • Mentors the Leads and Artists, providing ongoing feedback and participating in mid-show and end of show review process for team

Education and/or Experience Required:

  • Minimum of 6 years of artist experience across 2 disciplines
  • Minimum of 2 years of Lead experience in commercials required, CG Supervisor experience a plus
  • Strong knowledge of the entire post-production process relating to visual effects
  • Must have a sense of strong team dynamics and a positive morale generating style
  • Must have strong problem solving mentality and/or the ability to accurately place people who can solve a particular problem
  • Ability to successfully delegate, mentor, and manage people and projects

Working Conditions and Environment/Physical Demands: 

  • Office working environment
  • Hours for this position are based on normal working hours but will require extra hours pending production needs
  • Walking/bending/sitting

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by people assigned to this work.  This is not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities associated with it.  Digital Domain 3.0, Inc management reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet business and organizational needs.

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