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Method Studios Recruiting Head of Software & Senior Production Coordinator

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Head of Software

Category: Other
Company: Method Studios Vancouver
Location: Vancouver (Canada)
Start Date: immediately

Job Description


Reporting to the Global Director of Software, the Pipeline Supervisor is responsible to lead the pipeline team to design, produce, and maintain processes and tools which ensure efficient and continuing operation of visual effects and commercial pipelines at Method Studios. The goal is to improve efficiency and quality for all segments of the studio and to make sure the team functions at peak efficiency.

Responsibilities and Duties:

Direct development resources to build software systems and tools to support production.
Collaborate with the Head of Software and Production Teams to prioritize development goals.
Work with the Project Manager to track development progress while setting expectations and status to productions.
Collaborate with Management to ensure adequate staffing levels.
Promote a positive, productive, and open work environment.
Strive to continually improve pipeline development and organizational standards.
Work to understand existing pipeline tools and processes.
Confirm that pipeline projects match required standards of functionality, documentation, and communication.
Address the needs of a multi-location, global workflow and dialogue with staff in different locations and time zones.


BS or MS in Computer Science, Computer Graphics, Engineering, or equivalent.
Minimum 5 years experience in film industry, ideally with previous experience in post-production, VFX, and CG.
Comprehensive working knowledge of multiple 2D and 3D software packages.
Proficiency in Python.
Excellent communication skills, both written and oral.
Demonstrated organizational, problem solving, and project management skills required.
Must be a proven and effective leader with the ability to effectively delegate and mentor.

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Senior Production Coordinator

Category: Production Coordinator
Company: Method Studios Vancouver
Location: Vancouver (Canada)
Start Date: immediately

Job Description


Reporting to the Production Manager, Visual Effects, the Senior VFX Coordinator is responsible for the management of information flow during a project. Taking client requests, recording client notes, and monitoring the progress of the crew are all part of the daily responsibilities of the Senior VFX Coordinator.
In addition, the Senior VFX Coordinator serves as a key front-line representative of the company and frequently deals directly with clients. This direct client interaction requires a highly professional demeanor and diplomacy.


· Work with production team and Pipeline to set up Shotgun.
· Ensure clear file structure is in place, create shot directories for all shots. As show progresses, keep on top of new directory needs, and work with artists to create directories when necessary.
· Participate in show set-up meetings, take notes from these meetings and confirm that all stages of set-up are documented and assigned.
· Introduce new artists to Shotgun and timesheets, ensure the crew is familiar with show procedures. Ensure that all crew are added to appropriate email groups.
· Work with Method IO to set up data transfer procedures. Upload and download material from ftp site / aspera, or establish how Method IO will handle downloads if appropriate.
· Monitor plate turnover dates and liaise with studio data team when plates come in.
· Maintain list of all roto and matchmove requests and target dates and completion status. Liaise with roto/mm coordinator to set priorities.
· Maintain database of shot data to include all material sent from client and request any missing material from client.
· Set up and maintain shot board.
· Work with supervisor and producer to create dailies playlist. Work with editor to prepare dailies material before artists are in the theatre. Notify relevant artists when it is time to be in dailies. Let crew know if dailies is canceled or delayed.
· Take notes during dailies and review with supervisor before publishing to the crew. Ensure all dailies notes are input into Shotgun and emailed to relevant artists and established email groups.
· Book rooms for client calls and meetings, and maintain all calendar events per production team.
· Set up cinesync sessions with proper playlist material established by client and supervisor. Save and file all notes and cinesync images, review with supervisor and distribute appropriately.
· Participate in daily production meetings and artist rounds with production team and follow up on notes and action items that come from these.
· Walk the floor, gather artist needs, follow-up on action items. Have a general idea of what the team is working on; inform producer/supervisor when they know of issues that are happening on the floor.
· Maintain current list of all shots statuses and task assignments (through Shotgun and other means.)
· Make sure artists are aware of targets and assure that they have all info and materials they need, and help them get it if they don’t.
· Create daily posting targets list and ensure all relevant artists are aware of targets. Maintain communication to know when material is ready for review by supervisor, and notify producer if any targets will be missed
· Complete submission forms per client specifications, and submit with every submission to client. Fling shots for delivery to client, prep any paper work that needs to go with it and update shotgun to reflect what’s been delivered.
· Collect client feedback and input into Shotgun, and notify relevant artists and email groups
· Manage render farm priorities: work with crew to establish render needs, and with studio wranglers to ensure that available resource matches needs.
· Collect timesheets from crew, ensure they’re all complete and pass to producer for review and approval.
· Help with ordering / organizing lunch / dinner when working OT

On completion of project, ensure that all shot finals and plates are copied to the studio library/finals area.

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