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Rising Sun Pictures Recruiting Visual Effects Producer & Environment/Matte Painting Supervisor

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Visual Effects Producer

We are currently seeking an established VFX Producer to join our supervisory and leadership team.

Employment period: August 2014 to May 2015
Location: Adelaide, Australia. These positions are open to Australian and international applicants.

Position Overview

Reporting directly to the Executive Producer, the VFX Producer will work directly with RSP’s clients and in partnership with our internal VFX Supervisory and production team. In this role, you will be required to deliver, monitor, direct and influence wide-ranging aspects of high-end VFX production, across multiple projects.

You are an expert manager, negotiator and influencer. You represent company values with integrity and honesty, delivering results that often outstrip client expectation. With a deep foundation in practical film making and feature film visual effects, you are the Producer who leads from the front, picks the team up in low patches and recognises achievement.
You are rational, calm and decisive. You expect your team to maintain professional standards of work & efficiency. You do not work your team to the bone, but rather inspire them to achieve new heights. Through your clarity in feedback and communication, you create an environment of stability and certainty. Maintaining an eye on the big picture is important to you, but you are an individual who has an uncanny ability to recall detail where others rely on databases.
Working hard to develop and maintain long-lasting client relationships, you have a strong & respectful peer and professional network. People want to work with you. Clients want you to manage their shows. It is not uncommon for you to be personally recognised by studios for your contribution and dedication, which has been pivotal in a shows successful delivery.
This position is not only focussed on overcoming technical and creative challenges, but ensuring those around you are motivated to achieve their full potential.

Responsibilities

Ensure the work created by RSP is of the highest professional visual standard and in-line with client & budgetary expectations.
Establish and develop professional relationships with major studio executives, VFX producers, supervisors and other industry leaders.
Work with RSP’s sales & bidding team to win contracts, ensuring successful handover of awards to the production team.
Attend external client meetings, script run-throughs and pre-production meetings as necessary.
Manage the client’s expectations and conflicts to create positive outcomes on behalf of the client and company.
On a daily basis, create client reports that track each shows performance.
Regularly meet with the production accountant to advise of changes that may affect cash-flow, profitability and resourcing.
Looking ahead to upcoming show requirements, meet with key facility department heads to advise of resource requirements.
On a weekly basis, create internal reports that track each shows performance.
Through regular communication with the internal supervisory team, maintain an ongoing awareness of the state of assets and shots in the projects, maintaining an ongoing view of project health.
Manage your own priorities independently of personal assistants.
Regularly provide direct feedback to your team.
Attend regular production and team meetings.
Mentor and actively develop junior production crew members and those under your direct sphere of influence.
Promote a collaborative and enjoyable workplace influencing morale, discussion and work ethic.

Required skills and experience

Minimum 8 years of senior VFX Producing experience in successive client-side &/or vendor-side positions.
Deep understanding of end-to-end production methodology from script through to delivery.
Strong eye for detail with real world sensibilities of naturalistic visual effects and phenomenon.
Solid knowledge of financial budgeting and the required software skills. Excellent knowledge of MS Word and Excel.
Sound knowledge of Shotgun, Filemaker or similar database software and scheduling software.
Maintain a calm and professional demeanour in a deadline focused work environment.
Expert time management and prioritisation skills.
Expert people management/leadership and organisational skills.
Sharpened tactical and creative problem solving sensibilities with a can-do mindset.
Bachelor of Business Management or Communication or related tertiary qualifications may be required for international applicants.

Application

To apply, please email your resume, reel and breakdown, to employment@rsp.com.au with the words “VFX Producer” 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.

All applications will initially receive an automatic reply. Those closely matching this job description will be contacted for further information.
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Environment/Matte Painting Supervisor

Rising Sun Pictures is currently seeking an established Environment Supervisor to join our supervisory and leadership team.

Employment period: Position commences August/September 2014, concluding May/June 2015
Location: Adelaide, Australia. This position are open to Australian and international applicants.

Position Overview

Reporting directly to the Head of Production, the Environment Supervisor will supervise, monitor, direct and influence wide-ranging aspects of high-end environment and matte painting creation across multiple projects. This position is directly responsible for ensuring disciplines of modeling, texturing, matte painting & rigging can create realistic environment assets for high-end feature film. RSP’s environment team use a suite of tools including Mari, Photoshop, Houdini, Nuke, ZBrush, Maya & 3DEqualizer. Demonstrated experience with each software is a fundamental pre-requisite for successful applicants.
Your previously held positions are likely to have included leadership or supervisory matte or environment roles, 2d/3d or modeling supervisor, senior environment TD, etc. You are an expert people manager, a natural team player and forward thinking professional. Drawing on your extensive digital effects knowledge, you can respond confidently to complex creative challenges. Your work pushes quality benchmarks to the highest level. You implement solutions that improve efficiency at a show and facility level. Utilising available resources, your team consistently deliver high quality assets in a timely manner to the satisfaction of show supervisor and client alike.
The strength of your creative eye, excellent communication, collaboration and leadership skills are all highly regarded by your peers. You provide confidence to production that your team has absolute clarity in what is expected of them and conduct themselves with professionalism.
Successful applicants will have an eye for detail and an eye on the big picture. You recognise value in the mixed skillets of your team members. Your job is not only focussed on overcoming technical and creative challenges, but ensuring team members are engaged and utilised to their full potential.

Responsibilities

Manage, support and supervise broad areas of hard and soft surface environment and prop creation, with a focus on: digital matte painting, modelling, texturing, set dressing, camera projection mapping and scene augmentation.
Collaborate with the art director and VFX supervisor to conceptualise assets.
Ensure assets are created in-line with the creative brief and supportive of render optimisation and reuse.
In collaboration with the pipeline group, compositing, lighting and modelling, drive and prioritise environment pipeline and work flow improvements ensuring seamless handover between departments.
Match Lidar scans and on-set photographic references to create integrated environments.
Work with the compositing leads to secure coverage maps to assist in determining matte painting requirements.
Provide lighting teams with QA’d assets that can be successfully lit and rendered.
Work closely with production on delivery schedules, timeliness and quality standards.
Review and approve all work for internal and external delivery, ensuring it hits creative and technical notes.
Set discipline and quality assurance standards by regularly providing feedback to your team on the improvement of assets created.
Ensure matte painting and modeling leads are effectively running their own teams, providing guidance and advice on resolving issues as they arise.
Mentor and actively develop less experienced team members.
Promote a collaborative and enjoyable workplace influencing morale, fostering purposeful discussion and positive work ethic.
Work with the Sales team, assisting with environment breakdowns, budgets and shot methodologies as necessary.

Required skills and experience

Minimum 8 years supervisory or leadership positions in areas such as modelling, texturing, rigging & environment creation.
Expert user of production ready software including Maya, Houdini, Nuke, Photoshop, Mari & ZBrush. RSP operates in a Linux system environment.
Experience managing and directing script & tool development in a production environment, including some familiarity with coding in Python.
Strong photographic background with some on set experience preferred.
Knowledge of rigging and animatable topology.
Maintain a calm and professional demeanour in a deadline focused work environment.
Real world understanding of 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 may be required for international applicants.

Application

To apply, please email your resume, reel and breakdown, to employment@rsp.com.au with the words “VFX Producer” 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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