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The Third Floor – Previs Supervisor – Los Angeles

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THE THIRD FLOOR, Inc. is the world’s pre-eminent, Emmy Award visualization company with offices in Los Angeles and London as well as on location with productions around the world. For the past 12 years, the studio has helped clients visualize and maximize content by producing computer-animated blueprints, known as “previsualizations”. Recent film and television projects THE THIRD FLOOR, Inc. has worked on include The Martian, Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, Marvel’s Ant-Man, San Andreas, Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron, Mad Max: Fury Road, Maleficent, X-Men: Days of Future Past, Edge of Tomorrow, Guardians of the Galaxy and Game of Thrones Seasons 4 and 5. We continue to push the boundaries of entertainment with content development for exciting cutting-edge projects.

By using the language of cinematography and animation in tandem to design the strongest possible sequences, a previs artist holds an impactful and highly collaborative role in the film-making process. The artistic sketch of the film to come, quickly produced through previs, supports effective creation, communication and realization of the project from development through to production and post.
The Previs Supervisor is responsible for the creative direction of previsualization projects. They collaborate with the film’s Director and VFX Supervisor to help visually conceptualize the film. Supervisors act as the key client contact on shows they are assigned to. Supervisors decide on internal assignments and schedules, conducting efficient review of artists’ work and has sole responsibility for internal sign off.


Work closely with the client(s) to ensure that their vision is met, constantly improving on their wishes.
Collaborate with the Director, VFX Supervisor and other creative leads on the film to design & deliver effective previs of key sequences.
Take responsibility to meet the pressures and demands of a production schedule, working with the Producers and Production Management team to deliver the previs on time and on budget.
Work closely with the Production Manager to ensure an accurate production schedule is set up and maintained, contribute to bidding stage by assessing work required.
Work out element, technical and R&D requirements.
Daily review of assets and shot work in progress.
Work closely with all departments on pipeline improvements and developments.
Mentor and support the previs artists on their team, motivate and provide effective feedback to artist, train artists and understand how to develop artist abilities, set goals/deadlines.
Continuous self-improvement, uses cross functional knowledge to trouble shoot problems.
Confidence to contribute to the pre-production process as a key creative with a willingness to form a strong bond with the director, and other departments such as: vfx, editorial, production design.
Communications to TTF production on current and foreseen problems that will need to be addressed.

Essential Skills:

Extensive experience in visual effects for film including recent supervision experience both studio based and on location.
Versed in film grammar, composition and editorial decisions.
Extensive experience of Autodesk Maya.
Experience in After Effects.
Experience in Autodesk Motion Builder
Experience in PFTrack
Experience working to tight budgets and timelines.
A solid knowledge of Previs/VFX/CG shot production and its iteration process.
Strong creative and technical skills in photo-realistic 3D animation and competency in all other areas of 3D including modelling, texturing, lighting, FX and rendering.

Personal Attributes:

Strong & proven leadership, communication and problem-solving skills.
A desire to learn from others and to take on increasingly challenging work.
A vivid imagination.
U.S. Applicants only: TTF participates in E-Verify and we will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee’s Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. All documents provided for proof of work authorization must be current and unexpired. We cannot accept expired proof of identity.

IMPORTANT: If the Government cannot confirm that you are authorized to work, TTF is required to give you written instructions and an opportunity to contact DHS and/or the SSA before taking adverse action against you, including terminating your employment.

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