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Intrepid Creative

San Rafael, California - United States
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Virtual Art Department Supervisor

Description

About Us

Intrepid Creative is a hybrid creative agency and production company working at the intersection of art, technology and culture—creating bold, unexpected ideas that cut through the clutter to drive business success. 

As early adopters of xR virtual production during the pandemic, Intrepid has established itself as the premier studio for virtual production in the Bay Area. We are currently building a new state-of-the art Virtual Production facility featuring a 100’ x 20’ semicircular volume with ROE BP2V2 walls and a ROE CB5 ceiling with Optitrack tracking, Arri mini LF cameras and Arri signature zooms and prime lenses. We are also planning to add motion control robotics in the near future.

The studio will support commercial, episodic and feature productions. Building on decades of production experience and reputation for innovation, we are expanding into original content creation for streaming platforms. We are also forging deep partnerships across the UE, VFX, AR and gaming communities to incorporate motion capture and metahumans into our pipeline.  Our studios feature full digital cinema production packages, as well as complete post-production facilities with 4K and 8K RAW pipelines.

Your Role

The Virtual Art Department Supervisor plays a vital role in the successful execution of Unreal scenic environments, supporting graphics, and related Visual Effects for Virtual Production for our LED stage. The ideal candidate will have a critical eye backed by a fine arts degree with an emphasis in related disciplines (illustration, photography, filmmaking, architecture, painting and/or realistic 3D modeling and lighting). They are a talented UE artist capable of creating photorealistic scenes if needed but enjoy working with a team. They are skilled art directors with a vision for how finished scenes should look on set and are mentors and coaches who know how to bring out the best in everyone on their team. They must be able to communicate visual ideas and be proficient in Adobe Creative Suite and 3D DCC applications. 

This individual will collaborate closely with clients, film crews, internal creatives, producers, and external vendors, ensuring creative goals are achieved across all phases of production. Candidates should be forward looking to future technology while having a strong grasp of traditional VFX and filmmaking techniques.

Responsibilities

• Lead the creation of UE assets for use in LED virtual production volume with in-house artists and remote team members

• Ensure creative aligns with UE scenes by working with directors and other creatives to set goals and realistic expectations for final look

• Ensure that all content has a high visual fidelity while also adhering to the limitations of virtual production

• Work with the UE On-set Operator to ensure that the quality and integrity of all digital assets are optimized for performance

• Collaborate with producers to determine scope of work and create/ meet expected timelines

• Conduct ongoing research and development into new virtual production technology and techniques

• Work with virtual production operators and directors on set to tune final look during production days

• Communicate with internal or external Visual Effects Supervisors to ensure all necessary data from UE and other systems is being recorded/tracked for delivery to post

Skills

• Must be comfortable giving and taking creative direction 

• Familiar with a variety of concepts, practices, and procedures used in visual effects and live-action film production 

• Excellent communication, interpersonal and diplomacy skills 

• Must be detail oriented, highly organized and be able to handle a variety of tasks in an efficient manner

• Must be proficient with Unreal Engine

• Should be proficient in lighting, texturing, blueprinting, and asset optimization

• Understanding of color management pipelines

• Familiar with asset management methodologies and platforms like Perforce

• Solid knowledge of DCC software packages. Maya, C4D, Blender, Houdini, etc.

• Creative eye and strong aesthetic sense for composition and cinematic design.

• Highly organized team leader

• Ability to meet strict deadlines

• Familiarity with nDisplay, Switchboard, and Live Link a plus, but we will train the right candidate

• College degree in film, visual effects, cinematography, computer graphics, or a related field is strongly preferred.  

Diversity and Inclusion at Intrepid

Creativity has diversity at its core. We celebrate the value of each unique experience by fostering the most diverse, equitable and inclusive culture—where every employee feels empowered and safe to show up to work as their full self. It is our policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees.