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Head of 3D


FuseFX Vancouver is seeking an experienced Head of 3D to lead our Vancouver based 3D department. FuseFX is an award-winning visual effects and animation studio focused on producing photo-real digital effects for feature film, episodic television and commercials.

The Head of 3D oversees the scheduling, workflow, and overall creative success of the 3D department, including personally working on shots and troubleshooting technical issues on a regular basis. The Head of 3D represents the 3D team to a diverse group of internal and external clients, managing the team’s workload, priorities, and client expectations.

FuseFX is an award-winning Visual Effects Studio providing visual effects services for episodic television, feature films, commercials, virtual and VR productions. Founded in 2006, the company employs 500+ personnel across seven studio locations: our flagship office in Los Angeles, CA, New York City, Vancouver, BC., and Atlanta. Our offices in Montreal, Toronto, and Bogota, is serviced by FOLKS VFX. Folks joined the FuseFX family of brands in 2020


  • Manage CG Supervisors’ workloads and cast them on shows based on their strengths
  • Partner with Production Management to ensure department resources are balanced across all projects
  • Monitor workload and assignments across the 3D team, balancing the volume of work with artists’ creative strengths to provide clients with the best possible result
  • Coordinate with Production teams to manage artists and ensure consistent high quality of work from the department
  • Advise department supervisors on best practices and participate in breaking down and bidding 3D work for projects
  • Suggest efficient techniques to keep bids competitive and minimize unnecessary production needs and labour
  • Counsel supervisors on shooting methods for efficient effects integration
  • Hands on shot work will be required, while maintaining sufficient bandwidth for the other duties of the Head of 3D role. Focus on covering other team members, and tackling short but challenging projects
  • Proactively anticipate issues with existing workflow, technology and staffing, and present solutions to management with sufficient time for action to be taken
  • Collaborate with 3D pipeline developers on tools and procedures
  • Cultivate a team-oriented approach across the department and company as a whole. Address any interpersonal conflicts promptly and in a collaborative manner
  • Establish and advise on priorities for the 3D render farm and Render Wrangler
  • Represent the Fuse Vancouver 3D department to company leadership, both Vancouver studio management and Executive Management at head office
  • In collaboration with HR and studio leadership, participate in hiring, onboarding, training, performance reviews and releasing 3D staff
  • Prepare and document workflows and best practices, organizing them to be readily accessible to staff
  • Communicate a consistent and compelling picture of the company’s position as a world-class VFX studio to clients and staff


Traits of a successful FuseFX Head of 3D:

  • 10+ years in 3D; comfortable leading CG Generalist teams as well as artists specializing in all areas of 3D
  • Highly proficient in Maya and Vray rendering systems
  • Diverse capabilities of the principles of 3D such as: animation, modelling, rigging, texturing, shading, lighting, rendering, effects,  scripting, tracking and compositing
  • Knowledge of applicable software including, but not limited to: Maya, 3dsMax, Houdini, Nuke, Zbrush, Mari, Mudbox, Syntheyes, 3dEquilizer, ptGui, Substance Painter/Designer,
  • Familiarity with Clarisse and virtual production experience a plus
  • Strong understanding of lighting principles, color theory, and latest techniques in 3D computer graphics
  • Role model in conflict resolution and ability to provide insight into complex situations for their team
  • Highly organized individual who enjoys the creative process and managing a department/ team

Please submit your application here: https://chu.tbe.taleo.net/chu04/ats/careers/v2/viewRequisition?org=WZR3W6&cws=37&rid=350

Nothing in this job description restricts the Company’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. The Company prohibits discrimination in employment against otherwise qualified applicants because of a physical or mental disability and will make reasonable accommodations to enable qualified persons with known disabilities to perform the essential functions of their job consistent with applicable law. The Company will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with applicable law.