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Goodbye Kansas Studios

Vancouver, British Columbia - Canada
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VFX Supervisor

Description

Goodbye Kansas Studios is seeking a VFX Supervisor to join our brand new team in Vancouver.

The ideal candidate for this position has at least 6 years of continuous experience in VFX for film and TV. You should be comfortable in leading and guiding artists to meet the studio’s and clients’ creative vision and common goals. It’s required that you fully understand the entire VFX process, so you can evaluate and participate in the team’s problem solving process and make correct decisions on how to move forward. Strong communication skills are necessary, as you will work closely with both producers, coordinators and artists as well as with external partners/directors.


What we offer:

  • A fun, creative, international and inclusive environment.
  • Opportunities for personal growth, a wide variety of projects and experienced co-workers that collaborate and share knowledge.
  • Flexible working hours encouraging work-life balance.
  • Group pension plan and an industry-leading extended healthcare package.
  • A modern, high performance state-of-the-art virtual office with a central physical location for in-person team meetings.

Responsibilities:

  • Understand the entire production process and approving the work of all crew on the show.
  • Verify creative & technical solutions proposed by team members.
  • Brief entire crew on director’s creative vision and enable artists to produce desired results.
  • Coordinate the management of a show and project schedules, to ensure that work is delivered on deadlines.
  • Occasional supervision of location shoots, to ensure VFX requirements are met
  • Preparing VFX breakdown for new projects alongside the VFX Producer and team of artists.
  • Establishing the artistic requirements of projects, setting internal goals, and determining resources required to achieve desired outcomes
  • Designing artistic approaches to VFX shots on an overall project basis, in conjunction with artists and heads of department, and preparing reference material and artistic resources
  • Communicate client direction to in house department supervisors and leads.
  • Provide artistic supervision throughout production process.
  • Approve shots internally.
  • Work closely with Producers and Coordinators to establish and manage the project teams and budgets.


Required skills:

  • Solid knowledge of Maya, Houdini, and Nuke.
  • Creative eye and aesthetic judgment with a deep understanding of composition, light and color with strong attention to detail and animation timing.
  • Must have an understanding of Directing/Lighting/Camera work/Practical Effects/Camera Gripping/Art Department/Production Design and Props.
  • Past on-set supervision experience is an asset.
  • Ability to help a team meet strict deadlines, even under pressure.
  • Excellent communication, organization skills and financial and budget management skills.
  • A thorough understanding of the CG & 2D principles and pipeline.
  • Proven team leader with strong motivational qualities.
  • Able to effectively communicate with people at all levels.
  • Experience delivering on a feature film or an episodic schedule.
  • Senior level experience in script breakdown and bidding.


Additional  Desired skills:

  • 6 years plus employment in the film and TV industry
  • Extensive production and technical knowledge
  • Render knowledge is desired (Vray, Arnold, ...)
  • Working experience with ftrack (project software) is considered an asset.
  • Strong sense of client service
  • Strong written and verbal skills
  • Outcome driven and highly efficient
  • Ability to operate autonomously with a strong sense of personal responsibility for task completion

Goodbye Kansas Studios offers award-winning and uniquely integrated services for feature films, TV series, commercials, games and game trailers. Expertise includes VFX, FX, CG productions, 3D Face & Body Scanning, Digital Humans, Creature & Character design, Performance Capture, Animation and RealTime expertise. The company, with a staff of 250+ is part of Goodbye Kansas Group AB (publ), listed on the Nasdaq First North Growth Market and with studios and offices in Stockholm, London, Helsinki, Vilnius, Belgrade, Beijing, Los Angeles, Manila and Vancouver.