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Rising Sun Pictures Recruiting CG Supervisor

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CG Supervisor

CG Supervisor [Lighting and FX focus] – Rising Sun Pictures
Employment period: June 2014 to May 2015.
Location: RSP Adelaide, Australia.

International Applicants?: This position is open to Australian and international applicants.

Rising Sun Pictures [RSP] has recently delivered highly regarded sequences for films such as X-Men: Days of Future Past, The Wolverine and Gravity. We are pleased to have been selected as a trusted vendor on a number of high profile feature films in 2014/2015 and are looking to expand our team.

We are currently seeking an established CG Supervisor to join our supervisory and leadership team.

POSITION OVERVIEW

Reporting directly to Sequence Supervisors, you will supervise, monitor, direct and influence wide-ranging aspects of high-end CG production across multiple projects. You are an expert people manager, a natural team player and forward thinking professional. Your success comes from engaging all areas of production and communicating clearly throughout the show cycle. You implement solutions to improve the overall efficiency at a show and facility level. Utilising available resources, you consistently deliver a high quality end-product within the allocated resources and to the satisfaction of show Supervisors.

This position will suit experienced CG practitioners with strong Pipeline TD skills and wide ranging hands-on experience. The strength of your creative eye, excellent communication, collaboration and leadership skills will all be highly regarded. Through your previous supervisory positions, you will have experience interfacing between the show supervisors and the artistic team.

Successful applicants will have an eye for detail and an eye on the big picture. You recognise the value of the sum of all parts in creating the big picture. Your job is not only focussed on overcoming technical challenges, but ensuring your team are utilised to their full potential.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Manage, support and supervise key aspects of the CG pipeline in the following areas:

· FX simulation
· FX animation – hair / cloth etc.
· Look development
· Tracking, matchmove & layout
· Modeling & texturing
· Lighting and rendering.

Work closely with the 2d department to ensure assets created are utilised as intended with minimal excess assets created.
Create technical solutions to ensure deadlines are met in consideration of each projects financial and resource parameters.
Closely monitor the progress of look development and its influence on surfacing, light, render and comp.
In collaboration with the pipeline group, drive and prioritise requirements for pipeline development and work flow enhancement.
Work with Layout department to fully block scenes as required.
Work closely with the production team on setting delivery pace and standards.
Review all work for internal and external delivery, ensuring it hits creative and technical notes.
Collaborate with 3rd party VFX studios as required to package or receive shared assets.
Regularly provide direct feedback to your team.
Attend regular production and team meetings.
Mentor and actively develop junior crew members and those under your direct supervision.
Promote a collaborative and enjoyable workplace influencing morale, discussion and work ethic.
Work with the Sales team, assisting with shot break downs, budgets and shot methodologies as necessary.

REQUIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

Minimum 8 years senior CG experience in successive 3d focussed roles, including at least 3 years in the position of CG Sup/CG Lead, on live action film projects.

Expert user of production ready software including Maya, Nuke, Houdini, ZBrush, Mari, Mudbox, 3d Equaliser, Renderman compliant renderers, Mantra. N.B. RSP operates in a Linux system environment.
Coding experience.
Maintain a calm and professional demeanour in a deadline focused work environment.
Real world understanding of movement, proportion, depth, scale, and physical space.
Expert people management/leadership and organisational skills.
Technical and creative problem solving with a can-do mindset.
Computer Science, Physics or Mathematics or related tertiary qualification.

APPLICATION

To apply, please email your resume, reel and breakdown to employment@rsp.com.au with the words “CG Supervisor” in the subject line. Please state your availability and country of passport so we can assess your right to work in Australia and visa options.

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ABOUT RISING SUN PICTURES

Rising Sun Pictures are a passionate team of producers, artists and technicians, known globally for delivering complex visual effects on high profile feature film and television projects. Our clients are inspired by the creative and technical solutions we deliver, and our team is integral in providing a truly collaborative experience. RSP’s recent film credits include X-Men: Days of Future Past, Gravity, The Seventh Son, I, Frankenstein, The Wolverine, The Great Gatsby, The Hunger Games, Prometheus, Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, Green Lantern and the final five Harry Potter films.
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