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Vancouver, British Columbia - Canada
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VFX Producer


Purpose of the job:        

The VFX Producer is responsible for administering the show visual effects budget and partners with the facility VFX Supervisor to oversee all resources required to produce high quality work on schedule.  This position acts as the primary liaison between Digital Domain and the client VFX team.

Essential Functions/Responsibilities:

  • Reviews client materials (scripts, storyboards, and pre-vis) with VFX Supervisor and technical supervisors in order to generate visual effects breakdowns and bid
  • Oversees client correspondence and acts as primary liaison with all client side parties
  • Supports VFX Supervisor in client reviews and facilitates feedback to client
  • Identifies potential production problems and works with Executive Producer and VFX Supervisor to ensure creative decisions can be completed within budget and on schedule
  • Manages all requirements for client live action, element, or miniature shoot(s)
  • Responsible for the management of client turnover schedules
  • Works with Digital Producer to ensure proper scheduling and allocation of crew and digital resources within the budget
  • Schedules and manages facility deliveries, including trailers and other special requirements; communicates changes to Executive Producer and studio management team
  • Works with Production Accountant to manage all aspects of show budget, including accurate projections, and weekly EFC reporting
  • Approves all show budget costs
  • Monitors changes to scope of work, including shot turnover re-bidding; maintains documentation for all changes and issues client change orders as needed
  • Creates and distributes weekly status report to client and DD Executive Staff
  • Mentors Production staff and participates in show performance appraisal process and post-mortems

Education and/or Experience Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree in film, art, communications or related field
  • 8+ years experience in production management or supervisor role for feature film visual effects required

Skills, Abilities, Special Licenses or Certificate:  

  • Demonstrated organizational, project management and leadership skills
  • Comprehensive knowledge of Microsoft Office applications required; experience with production tracking software and asset management software a plus
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to resolve conflict
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks in a high pressure environment

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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