FuseFX Vancouver is seeking an experienced Head of 3D / CG Supervisor to lead our Vancouver based 3D department. FuseFX is an award-winning visual effects and animation studio focused on producing photo-real digital effects for feature film, episodic television and commercials.

The Head of 3D / CG Supervisor oversees the scheduling, workflow, and overall creative success of the 3D department, including personally working on shots and troubleshooting technical issues on a regular basis. The Head of 3D / CG Supervisor represents the 3D team to a diverse group of internal and external clients, managing the team’s workload, priorities, and client expectations.

Head of 3D / CG Supervisor Duties:

  • Manage CG Supervisors’ workloads and cast them on shows based on their strengths
  • Partner with Production Management to ensure department resources are balanced across all projects
  • Monitor workload and assignments across the 3D team, balancing the volume of work with artists’ creative strengths to provide clients with the best possible result
  • Coordinate with Production teams to manage artists and ensure consistence high quality of work from the department
  • Advise department supervisors on best practices and participate in breaking down and bidding 3D work for projects
  • Suggest efficient techniques to keep bids competitive and minimize unnecessary production needs and labor
  • Counsel supervisors on shooting methods for efficient effects integration
  • Work on shots personally, while maintaining sufficient bandwidth for the other duties of the Head of 3D role. Focus on covering other team members, and tackling short but challenging projects
  • Proactively anticipate issues with existing workflow, technology and staffing, and present solutions to management with sufficient time for action to be taken
  • Collaborate with 3D pipeline developers on tools and procedures
  • Cultivate a team-oriented approach across the department and company as a whole. Address any interpersonal conflicts promptly and in a collaborative manner
  • Establish and advise on priorities for the 3D render farm and Render Wrangler
  • Represent the Fuse Vancouver 3D department to company leadership, both Vancouver studio management and Executive Management at head office
  • In collaboration with HR and studio leadership, participate in hiring, onboarding, training, performance reviews and releasing 3D staff
  • Prepare and document workflows and best practices, organizing them to be readily accessible to staff
  • Communicate a consistent and compelling picture of the company’s position as a world-class VFX studio to clients and staff

Required Skills :

  • 10+ years in 3D; comfortable leading CG Generalist teams as well as artists specializing in all areas of 3D
  • Highly proficient in Maya and Vray rendering systems
  • Able to perform as a senior CG Generalist in the following areas: animation, modelling, rigging, texturing, shading, lighting, rendering, effects, scripting and tracking
  • Basic familiarity with compositing workflows and tools
  • Knowledge of applicable software including, but not limited to: Maya, 3dsMax, Houdini, Nuke, Zbrush, Mari, Mudbox, Syntheyes, 3dEquilizer, ptGui, Substance Painter/Designer
  • Strong understanding of lighting principles, color theory, and latest techniques in 3D computer graphics
  • Role model in conflict resolution and ability to provide insight into complex situations for their team
  • Highly organized individual who enjoys the creative process and managing a department/ team
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