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FX Networks

Los Angeles , California - United States
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Director, Visual Effects

Description

FX Networks is seeking an experienced and multifaceted leader to join the FX Design department as Director of Visual Effects. This position manages the in-house Visual Effects team & all external resources (vendors and freelancers) in the creation of industry leading CG, VFX, and animation. Projects include VFX & Finishing on show launch campaigns (teasers and trailers), CG-intense promos, main titles sequences, VR/AR, event promotions & installation design, broadcast brand packaging, and more.The ideal candidate has a passion for creative and design-driven visual effects, while possessing a deep and thorough understanding of organization, workflows, and technologies. Experience leading multi-disciplinary teams, operating in a fast-paced & challenging environment, breaking from convention, strategic problem solving, and resourceful thinking are fundamental tenets of this position.

Responsibilities:

  • Managing the in-house Visual Effects team
  • Managing all VFX projects, deadlines, resources
  • Working with clients and creative leads to ensure the best possible approach and outcome on all projects – this is a crucial quality control position.
  • Sourcing and managing all VFX vendors & freelancers
  • Budgeting VFX projects
  • Interfacing with Senior Management, FX Networks Technical Operations, and Walt Disney Television Operations, IT, and Engineering in the maintenance of all VFX technical infrastructure.
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge and resources on the latest and emerging VFX technologies.

Requirements:

  • Minimum 10+ years of experience in visual effects, broadcast/motion design, and related fields; with a minimum of 5 years of experience in management and production.
  • Experience in team and studio management (VFX or CG Supervisor, Sr/Executive Producer, Managing Director) or similar role strongly preferred.
  • Experience in team-building and managing a diverse pool of freelance talent is required.
  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher, strongly preferred
  • Advanced knowledge of visual effects workflows, technology, and pipelines is required.
  • Expert knowledge of most industry-standard software packages: Maya, Houdini, Cinema4D, Nuke, Adobe After Effects, VRay, Redshift, Deadline Render.
  • Must be highly technical – an advanced understanding of computer programming (Object-Oriented, Python, MEL, Javascript), and the ability to communicate with computer, network, and software engineers is highly critical.
  • Knowledge of Adobe CC (esp. Adobe After Effects) is highly preferred.
  • Ability to work creatively hands-on is a plus, but not required.
  • Ability to determine advancements in field of graphics and test new technology, applications and operating systems for graphics groups.