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LA VFX Supervisor

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Zoic Studios is a creative collective focused on the intersection of storytelling, strategy, technology, and design.

Partnership, integrity, and enthusiasm are our founding principles. “Visual Evolution” is our mission. Through the evolution of story, art, and technology our aim is to broaden the audience for the moving image.

We apply these principles to our work on some of the most VFX intensive projects out there. We like a challenge. Do you?

Zoic is currently expressing interest in meeting VFX Supervisors (on set and in house) for upcoming 2020 projects. This is a freelance, full time role.

Responsibilities & Qualifications:


  • Read new scripts and prepare prelim VFX overview / breakdown and possible methodologies - for discussion
  • Prepare any reference material for meetings
  • Assist Director in shot design, storyboarding, VFX sequence methodology
  • Manage information, and communication between production and VFX for successful shot execution
  • Create the VFX master breakdown sheet to aid various depts. in coordinating their role in the VFX shots
  • Attend all necessary prep meetings - Specifically pre concept, concept, VFX, art dept., SPFX & stunts, Props and prod
  • Provide input and VFX consultation as needed on development of other departments work i.e. stunt work and rigging
  • Camera equipment and testing, lighting and grip set up, props and spfx rigging - all interactive VFX components
  • Provide tech scout guidance to survey team to help maximize shot success
  • Prep any special VFX materials - eye line reference, foam core framing and size refs, special markers & targets
  • Coordinate VFX Studios’ special needs and requirements with appropriate depts
  • Ensure all needed reference material, footage, art is prepped for onset guidance prior to shooting
  • Manage green stage accessories and maintenance
  • Take necessary notes and photos of props, sets, locations etc. as needed


  • Confirm with any involved Dept. that VFX requirements will be addressed. Plan for plan "B"
  • Consult and strategically guide VFX shot set up. Provide any needed camera set up data
  • Provide camera and continuity with V slate requirements when needed
  • Record on set camera data and additional data and measurements when required
  • Take on set reference, texture, matte painting pics and HDRI photos as needed
  • Track and submit the VFX shots and time for the onset reports as per production requirements
  • Work with Director, Camera Dept. and DP to ensure proper framing and movement for VFX action and elements
  • Track VFX shot counts and budget items during production. Communicate any major deviation from the budget
  • Make critical on set decisions to maximize shot success and/or plan for issues
  • Provide for eye line targets and stand in reference placement
  • Supervise / Direct additional B cam, splinter and element shoots as required
  • Provide VFX stills unit capability. Elements for sprites, matte paintings, set extensions etc.
  • Manage day to day developments and interdepartmental communications during production
  • Ensure for adequate coverage, plates and other beneficial elements


  • Effectively communicate to artists on the floor what the intention of each shot is
  • Work with Producers and Coordinators to facilitate shot production and keep on budget
  • Attend “dailies”; provide critical and constructive feedback to artists
  • Represent Zoic during client reviews of wip and final shots
  • Call out any overages on a shot by shot basis as they come up
  • Provide mentorship and guidance for junior team members
  • Manage day to day developments on the floor with artists

Additional information

  • Candidates located in Los Angeles and surrounding area preferred
  • Zoic does not cover relocation costs
  • Zoic Studios Los Angeles and New York participates in the eVerify program
  • This job description contains the basic requirements for the position and is NOT intended to be a complete list of responsibilities; other duties may be assigned
  • Due to the volume of applications we receive across our different openings we regret that only those selected to interview will be contacted
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