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BC, 3D Supervisor

3D Supervisor

Zoic Studios is an Award winning VFX company made up of accomplished artists and producers who understand story, process and relationships. Partnership, integrity and enthusiasm are our key founding principles. We have three locations, Los Angeles, New York City and Vancouver, Canada. Some of our recent credits include, The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, Legends of Tomorrow and Arrow.

"Visual Evolution" is our mission; we invest in constantly improving our technological and studio processes so that our artists can focus on being creative even in the lightning fast paced world of visual effects. We apply these principles to our work on some of the most VFX intensive film and television projects out there. We like a challenge. Do you?

Zoic Studios, Vancouver is currently seeking a 3D Supervisor for our Vancouver studio. This is a key position that will advise the VFX Supervisor and/or Creative Director regarding the technical and creative capabilities and limitations of the 3D team and work collaboratively to provide solutions. The 3D Supervisor works closely with specialist department Supervisors (character development/dynamics/animation) to bring to life our client’s vision. The 3D Supervisor reports directly to the Head of Digital. 

This is a project-based 6-month contract.

Responsibilities

  • Advise on 3D workflow to aid VFX Supervisor/Creative Director and Producer in bidding and shot methodology planning
  • Interpret creative needs into actionable tasks. Identify refine and establish 3D workflow based on the needs of the show
  • Oversee the 3D look development of key shots/sequences in conjunction with 2D look dev leads and supervisors
  • Proactively communicate with relevant Supervisors and Production team members to ensure all necessary individuals and departments are aware of shot statuses and potential issues
  • Select, mentor, train and manage teams of up to 10 artist
  • Provide artist performance feedback to direct reports and management
  • Attend dailies, interviews, administrative and managerial meetings as required

Qualifications

  • Minimum 8 years experience within live action VFX
  • Minimum 2 years experience as a 3D Supervisor with a proven track record of delivering shows, driving methodology and leading teams of artists
  • Expert knowledge in Maya, Vray
  • Working knowledge in Mari,Nuke
  • Substance, Speedtree, and Houdini/Mantra an asset
  • Experience in all aspects of the 3D Pipeline: modelling, texturing, shading, colour theory (technical & creative), lighting and rendering experience
  • Ability to evaluate workload vs. resources and provide accurate delivery estimates
  • Collaborative leadership style; always working to achieve common goals in terms of delivery and quality
  • Exceptional interpersonal communication including conflict resolution, negotiation, note interpretation, creative to technical translation, technical to creative translation
  • Ability to troubleshoot technical, creative and interpersonal issues
  • Ability to adapt to changing priories or new technology / processes as required
  • Must provide up to date reel and resume showcasing listed skills

Canadian or PR and BC Residents preferred

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