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Ilion Animation Studios

Las Rozas - Spain
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FX Supervisor

Description

Works closely with the VFX Supervisor and CG Supervisors to establish the working methodology of the FX Department on the assigned show.

Main Duties

  • Works closely with the VFX Supervisor and film Director to design the film effects, from a creative and technical point of view.
  • Works closely with the VFX Supervisor and CG Supervisors to establish the working methodology of the FX Department on the assigned show.
  • Works hand to hand with Production bidding sequences, creating schedules, follow ups, department quota, etc. and chooses best techniques for the effects.
  • Responsible for setting the elements of the movie that can be solved by simulations.
  • Responsible of the technical developments needed to execute the work of the department and collaborate with the CG Supervisors to include these developments in the studio pipeline.
  • Works closely with the Lighting and Compositing Supervisor to include the movie effects in the shots.
  • Is involved in final modeling and the set up for Maya assets
  • Create and deliver show specific FX in a timely manner.
  • Distribute the work to his team according to the production schedule, ensuring that it will be finished on time and with the standard of quality required.
  • Approves all the shots before VFX Supervisor checks them.
  • Provide feedback to FX artists on shots, request fixes and provide final approval before showing to VFX Supervisor.
  • Attend any relevant meetings to promote effective communication throughout the production team
  • Keep up on current technology trends and tools (hardware and software) that best suit the production (and the company) in the development of a stronger creative technical environment
Professional Experience

  • 3 years of experience as a Supervisor or at least 5 years Lead FX Artists experience.
  • Experience of 10 or more years in animation films
  • Experience building new pipelines.
Qualification/knowledge

  • Deep knowledge of CG FX with software Maya and Houdini.
  • Fluency programming in scripting language: MEL, Python. C/C++ programming knowledge will be given special consideration.
  • Advanced knowledge of compositing theory, concepts and techniques.
  • Advanced English level