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Oriental Dream Works Recruiting FX Supervisor & Modeling Supervisor

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FX Supervisor

Description

Job Description:

The FX Supervisor is responsible for identifying all effects in a sequence and clarifying with the Director, VFX Supervisor, and Production Designer when necessary. The FX Supervisor should demonstrate a mastery of the toolset, techniques, and workflows used in FX development and to be able to effectively supervise the FX team technically and artistically.

Duties and Responsibilities

· May be required to do hands on development and/or shot work.
· Actively seek out and understand the Directors’ vision for a film.
· In collaboration with the Production Supervisor, ensure on time delivery of effects elements within an established production schedule.
· Consistently look for a more efficient way of doing an effect (i.e. reuse of an effect), and work with the director and producer to manage costs.
· Work with the Production Supervisor to create the schedule; manage progress and delivery of effects elements based on production schedule milestones (i.e. start of motion, start & end of key shot lighting, start of production lighting, and final lighting delivery). Offer suggestions on how to achieve FX on time and on budget.
· Bid effects in each sequence. Collaborate with Production Supervisor regarding progress of FX Artist as it relates to the original bid. Appropriately elevate concerns to VFX Supervisor and Prod Mgr.
· State potential costs or schedule implications when receiving comments on effect elements.
· Present effects in daily walkthroughs to VFX Supervisor or to Directors in FX Dailies. Ensure creative direction from VFX Supervisor and Directors are clearly passed on to the crew.
· Assess and determine the need for developing a new system or use existing system. Supervise development to ensure delivery of FX element.
· Facilitate interdepartmental communication, dependencies, and technical problem solving related to FX production. Anticipate production problems. Collaborate with other department Supervisors to identify solutions to production issues.
· Perform daily one-on-one rounds with FX Artist: critique work and assist with technical problem solving, and determine when effects are ready for review with VFX Supervisor.
· Develop/oversee any new technology required to meet the specific creative and technical needs of the show.

Managerial Skills:

· Appropriately elevate issues and solutions to Production Management effectively.
· Is able to meet or exceed the creative goals of the department.
· Work closely with the Production Supervisors in the management of the department and to create the schedule and ensure schedules and deliverables are met for both shots and sequences. Supervises FX Leads and FX Artist.
· Work with the Production Supervisor on casting shots to FX Artist.
· Responsible for improving the performance of artists on the team. Mentor artists to provide guidance, experience and insight. Involved in trying to resolve performance related issues.
· Responsible with Production Supervisor for maintaining crew morale. Foster good working atmosphere and ethics.
· Deliver reviews with Production Supervisor to crew members; help manage career growth of staff; provide recommendations for promotions.
· Work with management in the casting and staffing of talent on the show.
· Help with recruiting and perform interviews. Ensure that FX new hires are provided the necessary training.
· Responsible for participation in the unification and initiatives for the studio.
· Facilitate meetings with artists to keep the crew informed on show changes and requirements.
· Ensure open lines of communication with other departments and department heads.

Qualifications:

· 8+ years of experience including production experience in feature film animation
· Strong working knowledge of Maya, Houdini, and Python; Nuke, Photoshop, modeling experience desirable
· Demonstrate strong leadership skills and experience
· Experience building new pipelines.
· Exceptional written and verbal communication skills

Job Location: Shanghai, China

How to Apply

To submit your information, send your resume and cover letter to: jobs@dreamworks.com
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Modeling Supervisor

Description

The Modeling Supervisor is responsible for building and executing complex CG models and supervises the work of the modelers. The Modeling Supervisor is also responsible for translating the creative vision of the VFX Supervisor and to ensure the direction is carried out on schedule and within budget.

Duties and Responsibilities:

· Along with the VFX Supervisor interprets and translates creative direction given by the Production Designer, Art Director, and VFX Supervisor
· Manage complexity of the models. Establish and enforce standards for the department so that the models work well for the rest of the pipeline.
· Perform daily one-on-one rounds with Modelers. Troubleshoot creative and technical issues as they arise and determine when models are ready for review.
· Attend other departments’ reviews as needed to address modeling questions or comments.
· Work with the Digital FX Supervisor and other departments to communicate Modeling needs and provide for other departments’ needs.
· Bid the schedule along with the Digital FX Supervisor and Production Supervisor.
· Ensure the presentation of models.
· Enforce directory structure, naming conventions and versioning for all models.
· Responsible for multi-picture overview with regard to how 3D Models will be used in the evolving pipeline.
· Proactively maintain a consistent working methodology by actively sharing tips and techniques between shows, partnering with other Supervisors and staying current on other shows’ development and initiative while staying abreast of the various tools.
· Highlight cost implications of requests or changes.
· Supervise work on multiple projects.
· Keep informed of latest industry standards and tools.

Global:

· Work with TDs, R&D, Production Engineering and Production Management to improve and evolve the production pipeline and methodologies.
· Communicate to R&D, Production Engineering or Digital FX Supervisor requests for new tools and improvements to existing tools.
· Participate in technology meetings and other meeting as required to help evolve the toolset towards studio objectives.

Managerial:

· Appropriately elevate issues and solutions to Production Management effectively.
· Work closely with the Production Supervisors in the management of the department and to create the schedule and ensure quotas/deadlines are met.
· Work with the Production Supervisor on casting shots/assignments to Modelers.
· Mentor artists to provide guidance, experience and insight. Deliver reviews with Production Supervisor to crew members and be involved in trying to resolve performance related issues.
· Responsible with Production Supervisor for maintaining crew morale.
· Work with management in the casting and staffing of talent on the show.
· Help with recruiting and perform interviews. Ensure that Modeling new hires are provided the necessary training.
· Facilitate meetings with artists to keep the crew informed on show changes and requirements.
· Demonstrate strong leadership skills and experience.

Qualifications:

· 8+ years of experience including production experience in feature film animation
· Strong working knowledge of Maya, Mudbox and Zbrush
· Experience building new pipelines.
· Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
· Demonstrate strong leadership skills and experience

Job Location: Shanghai, China

How to Apply

To submit your information, send your resume and cover letter to: jobs@dreamworks.com
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  • Nope.

    Work for a company that just fired 1000 of their US workers? And they open up a cheap outsource studio? I dont think so.