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Posted Feb 07
Framestore - Integrated Advertising

CG Supervisor

New York, NY, United States Full Time

Framestore's studio in New York is looking for a CG Supervisor.

The CG Supervisor will report to the Head of CG in New York, working closely with the other CG Supervisors in the office taking a leadership role in the CG team.

You will supervise the CG elements of your own commercial and VR projects, manage the CG teams, as well as work on shots on other projects as required.

We are looking for a CG Supervisor who has experience in RnD, as we are looking for someone who has the ability to create Maya, Nuke and/or Arnold plugins that will solve specific one-off technical problems for projects.

A US work visa and relocation to New York will be provided to the right candidate.

Responsibilities:

  • Working on bidding, pitching and winning projects working with the creative team, often taking part in client meetings.
  • Supervising technical aspects of VFX 3D commercial projects, including on set supervision, when required.
  • Working closely with the production team on planning CG projects
  • Shot look development for complex CG shots and sequences.
  • Leading a team of CG artists during the shot production phase.
  • Working on shots of a high level of complexity; this role will also involve hands on shot production work on both your and at time other CG Supervisor's projects when needed.
  • Working closely with the 2D team throughout the project, with a focus on creating the highest quality images in the most efficient way possible, taking into account the creative, budget and time considerations of each project.
  • Troubleshooting projects when they are challenged, working with the producers and supervisors to deliver projects on time and with high quality CG.
  • Managing and mentoring CG artists performance, working closely with the Head of CG in the LA office in longer term team planning particularly for the junior artists.
  • Working with the crew manager, develop a strong internship program in LA. Select, plan, mentor and train interns with a view to hiring the best junior talent into the office each year.

Essential skills:

  • Thorough understanding and working knowledge of VFX pipelines, production and workflows.
  • A strong sense of aesthetic and the desire to push boundaries.
  • Experience in shot look development
  • Advanced knowledge of lighting techniques
  • A track record in managing and mentoring teams of artists
  • Solid knowledge of all other disciplines within VFX, including modeling and UV mapping, texturing, camera tracking and FX.
  • Good communication and organisational skills
  • Must be a creative problem solver and have good attention to detail
  • Must be able to work well under pressure & meet deadlines whilst maintaining high quality results
  • VFX industry experience of 8+ years
  • Great communication skills both written and verbal.
  • A collaborative work ethic.
  • Experienced in Maya and Houdini
  • Extensive knowledge of rendering packages, such as Arnold, V-ray and Mantra
  • Well versed in Nuke
  • Knowledge of Mel and/or Python Scripting
  • Strong understanding of linux \ unix based operating systems
  • Experience in teaching and mentoring junior CG artists
  • Ability to write plugins in C++

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