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Weta Digital Recruiting VFX Producer, Show Production Manager, Sequence Manager, Production Coordinator, Production Assistant & Compositors

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VFX Producer

Category: Producer
Company: Weta Digital
Location: Wellington (New Zealand)
Start Date: immediately

Job Description

Responsible for the efficient running of a show through all departments within budget and to contracted deadlines.

Needs to:

– Bid the Show
– Forecast resources for the show using inhouse Forecasting Tools.
– Schedule & plan resource requirements with the Executive VFX Producer, VFX Supervisor & Head of Production
– Provide weekly cost and schedule reports to Executive VFX Producer and Head of Production
– Ensure the VFX team understands the goals and deadlines for assets, shots, sequences and any R&D projects required.
– Ensure scheduled targets are being met by troubleshooting and resolving any scheduling conflicts, issues or delays.
– Track turnovers and ensure we are tracking to contract and budget.
– Maintain FMP overview of show, assets and shots internally as well as weekly client report externally.
– Track editorial updates & changes ensuring the production database is current and aligned with change orders.
– Track client change orders and ensure the VFX team are aware of budget changes approved to progress.
– Ensure the production team is running efficiently by attending reviews, rounds & meetings.
– Arrange and/or attend senior VFX Supervisor reviews & Director reviews.
– Ensure artist schedules are being managed efficiently.
– Approve requested overtime as necessary. Ensure the Production team are managing the amount of overtime pre-approved.
– Approve artist timesheets and leave

Requirements are:

– A minimum of 5 years experience as a Producer in Feature Film VFX.
– Proven experience successfully Producing large projects within a facility.
– Onset experience preferred.
– Excellent knowledge of database systems (preferably Filemaker), Excel & Word.
– Proven experience managing artists and working with clients.
– Organized and methodical in approach to work.
– Clear planning with artists, supervisors & clients.
– Capable of motivating and leading teams with enthusiasm.
– Able to troubleshoot & solve problems.
– Calm and personable under pressure and when working to tight deadlines.

If this sounds like you, we would love to hear from you! Please send your resume through to us at: recruitment@wetafx.co.nz
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Show Production Manager

Category: Production Manager
Company: Weta Digital
Location: Wellington (New Zealand)
Start Date: immediately

Job Description

What the job is

Responsible for managing all matters as required facilitating efficient running of the Show.

Needs to Do

• Schedule the Show. Schedule and plan resource requirements with the VFX Producer, VFX Supervisor & Resource Manager to plan an effective and efficient approach to completing the show within contractually agreed deadlines.
• Track overall Show Schedule (ie. Shots/Assets). Ensure the VFX team understands the goals and deadlines for assets, shots, sequences & any R&D projects required.
• Responsible for hitting scheduled targets and working with both department production & show production to ensure the schedule is on track.
• Schedule new turnovers and attend turnover meetings.
• Report to VFX Producer Show progress & any delays.
• Inform all necessary parties of any possible/actual delays, reasons and what is being done to avoid further delays. Also to notify all departments who might be affected by the delay. Adjust schedule accordingly.
• Manage artist schedules.
• Request overtime as necessary for Artists to hit their targets. And manage the amounts of overtime worked, ensuring overtime at all times is productive.
• If required, approve artist timesheets
• If required, approve artist leave ensuring that leave taken will not compromise any show deadlines.
• Arrange a post mortem at the end of the Show to ascertain if there is anything we can do better next time.

Needs to Have

• 3-5 years Production Management experience in VFX or related field
• Proven scheduling experience and knowledge of scheduling tools, ideally MS Project & database knowledge preferably Filemaker.
• Good knowledge of Excel & Word.
• Know how to manage artists and work with clients

Needs to Be

• Previously worked in project management to a high level
• Organized and methodical in their approach to work
• Clear in their planning with artists, supervisors & clients.
• Capable of motivating and leading teams with enthusiasm
• Able to troubleshoot & solve problems
• Calm and personable under pressure and when working to tight deadlines.

Not required but nice to have:

• Onset experience
• Management training

If this sounds like you, we would love to hear from you! Please fill out the online questionnaire and send your resume through to us at: recruitment@wetafx.co.nz
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Sequence Manager

Category: Other
Company: Weta Digital
Location: Wellington (New Zealand)
Start Date: immediately

Job Description

Role – Responsible for managing all matters as required facilitating efficient running of the sequences assigned.

Needs to Do

• Schedule shots/assets – ability to forecast and look ahead
• Track shots/assets
• Responsible for hitting scheduled targets
• Report to PM & VFX Producer progress & any delays.
• Inform all necessary parties of any possible delay, reasons and what is being done to avoid further delays. Also if not at the end of the pipeline to notify all departments who might be affected by the delay. Adjust schedule accordingly.
• Arrange and/or attend senior VFX Supervisor reviews & Director reviews
• Schedule new turnovers and attend turnover meetings.
• Manage artist schedules.
• Manage artists.
• Request overtime as necessary for Artists to hit their targets.
• If requested by VFX Producer or PM liaise with client to arrange reviews, meetings, conference calls, playlists etc.
• If requested by the VFX Producer or PM approve timesheets.
• If requested by PM forecast resource requirements.

Needs to Know

• Previous knowledge of VFX pipeline
• Minimum of 3 years experience in VFX, preferably at least 2 in sequence managing
• Knowledge of Filemaker, Excel & Word.
• How to manage artists and clients

Needs to Be

• Confident clear communicator
• Sharp & resilient
• Organized & uses initiative
• Ability to handle confidential information
• Comfortable dealing with all levels with the organization, including key executives & senior management
• Able to multitask
• Able to juggle various priorities in a fast paced environment
• Able to troubleshoot & solve problems
• Calm and personable under pressure and when working to tight deadlines.

If this sounds like you, we would love to hear from you! Please fill out the online questionnaire and send your resume through to us at: recruitment@wetafx.co.nz
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Production Coordinator

Category: Production Coordinator
Company: Weta Digital
Location: Wellington (New Zealand)
Start Date: immediately

Job Description

Role – Responsible for coordinating all matters as required facilitating efficient running of the Show or Department.

Needs to Do

• Track shots/assets
• Schedule assets (In Department Production)
• Responsible for hitting scheduled targets
• Arrange dailies, rounds, meetings, create playlists, take notes and follow up on notes.
• Arrange and/or attend senior VFX Supervisor reviews & Director reviews (create playlists and take & notes)
• Manage artists.
• Request overtime as necessary for Artists to hit their targets.
• Order overtime food as required for Artists working overtime.
• Coordinate delivery & supporting documentation as required.
• If requested by VFX Producer or PM liaise with client to arrange reviews, meetings, conference calls, playlists etc.

Needs to Know

• Previous knowledge of VFX pipeline
• Minimum of 3 years experience in VFX or related field.
• Knowledge of Filemaker, Excel & Word.
• How to manage artists and clients

Needs to Be

• Confident clear communicator
• Sharp & resilient
• Organized & uses initiative
• Ability to handle confidential information
• Comfortable dealing with all levels with the organization, including key executives & senior management
• Able to multitask
• Able to juggle various priorities in a fast paced environment
• Able to troubleshoot & solve problems
• Calm and personable under pressure and when working to tight deadlines.

If this sounds like you, we would love to hear from you! Please fill out the online questionnaire and send your resume through to us at: recruitment@wetafx.co.nz
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Production Assistant

Category: Assistant
Company: Weta Digital
Location: Wellington (New Zealand)
Start Date: immediately

Job Description

Role – To assist the Production team in any matter as required. Could include, organising meetings, taking notes and following up with artists, delivering files and documentation to the clients, organizing reference material, ordering food and providing support to the team.

Needs to Be

• Organised and able to use initiative
• Confident clear communicator
• Sharp and resilient
• Calm and personable under pressure
• Able to handle confidential material
• Able to multitask
• Good attention to detail
• Comfortable dealing with all levels of the organization
• Able to juggle priorities in a fast paced environment
• Able to troubleshoot and solve problems.

Not required but nice to have:

• Previous knowledge of VFX pipeline and/or film industry experience
• Knowledge of Filemaker, Excel & Word

If this sounds like you, we would love to hear from you! Please fill out the online questionnaire and send your resume through to us at: recruitment@wetafx.co.nz
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Compositors – 6-month Contracts

Category: Compositor
Company: Weta Digital
Location: Wellington (New Zealand)
Start Date: immediately

Job Description

Weta Digital are now hiring Compositors for 6-month contracts starting within the next few months.

Candidates need:

– 3-5 years as a Compositor in Feature Films
– Poweruser in Nuke
– Strong communication skills and a team player
– A demonstrated ability in all aspects of Compositing
– Should posess a keen eye for colour and colour matching

If this sounds like you, please fill out the online questionnaire and send your resume + showreel link through to: recruitment@wetafx.co.nz
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