FX Supervisor, CG

Job Locations CA-BC-Vancouver
Posted Date 1 week ago(1/10/2022 5:53 PM)
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WildBrain is looking for a FX Supervisor to join our team!


In this role, you will be the creative and technical eye of the show, reviewing and supporting lighting, FX and compositing stages of the production. You will work closely with the Director and Art Director to achieve the look of the show. The ideal candidate is an experienced artist with a creative eye and the ability to guide and support their team.


This role will start mid April 2022.


Find a job that let’s your imagination run wild!

WildBrain Studios produces fan-favorite animation and award-winning content that kids and families love in every corner of the globe. We love what we do and it shows in the quality content we produce! Our custom-built Vancouver studio in beautiful British Columbia is a wonderful backdrop for our artists, but it doesn’t end there, we have employees working remotely across BC, Canada, and the world!  Our artist-centric culture means we invest in our people, we provide training and growth opportunities, a healthy work-life balance, and fun activities throughout the year to meet, mingle and get creative with your team. If you like what you are reading so far, well buckle up, we’re just getting started!




What You’ll Do:

  • Work closely with Director and Art-Director to create a feature quality FX look for the show
  • Work closely with CG Supervisor and Show TD to identify and solve technical issues that arise
  • Mentor, train, and guide the FX team, in new software and through shot production
  • Review and critique the FX team via dailies or weeklies
  • Provide bid times for all FX tasks series wide
  • Collaborate with pipeline to improve FX process and workflow
  • Ensure complete and seamless integration of all FX assets within the pipeline
  • Take responsibility for all task assignments to FX team
  • Review all submitted FX for approval in dailies
  • Create and maintain FX wiki
  • Identify, communicate and implement the FX needs of the production
  • Lead the team to deliver the show needs on time and to the expected quality standards
  • Communicate and work closely with the Series Director, Art Director, CG supervisor, and the pipeline team to ensure an efficient and creative production
  • Overseeing the daily activities, leading the department, and establishing best practice workflows and guidelines for the team
  • Review, debug and improve other team members’ assets, workflows and techniques
  • Meet production deadlines and maintain regular communication with the production team
  • Implement workflow, scripts and tools as needed
  • Anticipating, communicating, and troubleshooting any creative or technical issues
  • Organizing training for new employees as well as refresher sessions for existing team members in order to keep them up to date with new tools and technics
  • Being able to determine and understand the needs, interests, strengths and weaknesses of the team and use this information to contribute to the growth and development of the modeling team
  • Working closely with management to guide artists overall professional development by providing performance feedback, mentoring, resolving performance issues and maintaining positive morale within the team
  • Assist the Artist Management and Recruiting departments in the the crew selection process
  • Be a positive and creative force in building a healthy work and team culture
  • Communicate with other supervisor and team leads on concerns and production issues ahead of time


What You’ll Bring:

  • 2+ years Supervisory experience in FX on a Animated Feature film or Feature Quality Episodic production
  • Proficiency in Houdini is a must
  • Proficiency in Nuke is a must
  • Expert level understanding of modelling, texturing, shading, lighting, compositing and rendering workflows
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a team, often with multiple tasks and under deadline pressure
  • Ability to communicate creative and technical thoughts and ideas in a professional and positive manner
  • Ability to multitask, prioritize and manage time efficiently
  • Highly motivated, pro-active, with a solid work ethic and positive attitude

Nice to Have:

  • Python scriptiong is a plus
  • Proficiency in Phoenix FD for Maya and Bifrost is a plus
  • Experience with VRay is a plus
  • Experience with Shotgun and RV would be helpfulBachelor’s degree in Fine Arts, Computer Animation, or other relevant area of study and/or equivalent job experience
  • Experience in episodic production methodologies is a benefit


Why WildBrain?

We make sure to take care of all our hard-working Wild Brains by offering a comprehensive benefits package and a workplace culture that values our employees’ wellbeing.  Our staff enjoy RRSP matching, multi-tiered benefits so you can pick the coverage that’s best for you, free mental health resources, and additional perks like half-days in the summer, extra holidays in the winter and regular events to connect our teams virtually, and in-person.


In short – life is good on the Wild side!


Visit wildbrain.com/studios to learn more!


COVID-19 Update:

We are currently working virtually because of the COVID-19 pandemic. During this time our hiring teams are ready to support interviews via video conferencing, and we are enabling artists to work from home until the studio can reopen. We’d love to hear from you! #stayhomestaysafe!



" WildBrain Studio provides an atmosphere free from barriers to promote inclusion, equity and diversity. We demonstrate our commitment to this by providing a supportive work environment and a culture that welcomes and encourages equal opportunities for all employees. WildBrain Studio also accommodates people with disabilities throughout the selection process. Should you require accommodation, please let us know your requirements when contacted.”



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