2D Supervisor

  • Adelaide SA, Australia
  • Contract

Company Description

Mill Film is a newly launched visual effects studio with locations in Adelaide- Australia, Bangalore- India and Montreal- Canada, working on VFX for feature films and episodic content. With talent diversity and equality at the heart of Mill Film’s culture, we want to inspire the next generation of visual effects artists, to create a dynamic pool of talent and work with the latest technologies on ground-breaking productions.

Job Description

Working closely with the VFX Supervisor, the 2D Compositing Supervisor is responsible for identifying potential strategies, assessing technical options and evaluating production schedules. The Compositing Supervisor participates as a leader and hands-on contributor through all stages of 2D Pre and Post Production.

Every shot that leaves the compositing department will first be scrutinized and approved by the Compositing Supervisor. He/she will have proven ability to handle the pressure of delivering a myriad of shots to a strict deadline, foreseeing and pre-empting any problems along the way.

This is an exciting opportunity and challenge which will require you to draw on your communication skills across multiple department and stakeholders all the while delivering on project’s timeline, scope and budget. You are flexible and agile with changing demands and have tolerance for ambiguity. You have highly developed creative skills and a strong understanding of color correction, blue/green screen, rotoscoping, matte painting and tracking technologies. You champion diversity, are deliberate in inclusiveness and culturally competent.

Mill Film has a legacy which includes an Academy Award for Visual Effects, we set the creative bar high and work hard to deliver creative excellence alongside building inclusion and diversity into the fabric of our studio.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Work with the VFX Supervisor, Leads and the Head of Compositing to define the creative and technical approach for the show
 
  • Identify areas of R&D required for the show
  • Work with Production to manage the day to day running of the team
  • Work with Production to evaluate artist schedules ensuring they are realistic and achievable
  •  Attend desk rounds with all members of the team on a regular basis
  • Attend dailies sessions with the team to give feedback/approvals
  • Meet with the Leads on the show on a regular basis to identify inefficiencies or technical problems with the toolset and pipeline, and put in place a plan of action to resolve such issues

Pre-Production:

  • Help bid on the compositing component of shows
  • Set supervision assistance, as necessary
  • In conjunction with the imaging department, help set up the color pipeline for the show
  • In conjunction with editorial, set up a job specific for daily creation and client delivery standards
  • In conjunction with software and comp support, ensure that there is an appropriate job specific set up for Nuke, where all job specific gizmos are available to the compositor starting Nuke from a job shell
  • Define and split comp work into sequences
  • In conjunction with Comp Manager and Show Producer, define the number of compositors needed to work on each project and pick the number of leads to assist
  • In conjunction with CG Supervisor, develop the look and technical setup for each sequence, this will involve
  • Picking shader flavour
  • Determining how much overscan needed in 3D elements
  • Delineating which parts of sequences will be 2D and which 3D
  • Outline and specify new software requirements
  • Specify 2D elements that need to be shot
  • Collect reference material
  • Create wiki page to define Comp specific standards for each show

Shot production:

  • In conjunction with comp manager and leads, assign shots to appropriate compositor according to ability and sequence delineation
  • Create or supervise the creation of key shots
  • Organize the creation of template scripts for each sequence
  • Set neutral, final and temp grades for each sequence
  • Manage comp dailies session/rounds schedule
  • Arrange regular daily catchups with VFX Supervisor and make sure responsibilities of supervision are established, and the comp specific feedback is clear and precise
  • In conjunction with leads and seniors, offer technical support and advice on difficult scripts/look-dev where needed
  • Check released shots in the cut and ensure continuity and consistency
  • Optimize workflow and identify bottlenecks or problems
  •  Backup show coordinators by helping to chase elements from other departments
  • Communicate shot information to production to allow schedule updates and additional work
  • Be aware of show morale on comp floor, advising production if there are any problems arising

Post Show Production

  • In conjunction with VFX Supervisor, identify and organize creation of showreel material (breakdowns)
  • In conjunction with leads and HoD, participate in Post Mortem to identify problems that occurred on show and offer solutions
  • Assess team members, giving comp HoD and HR feedback on performance
  • In conjunction with HoD, highlight any show specific library elements which need to be transferred to the Global Library
  • In conjunction with HoD and the technical support crew, highlight and transfer any gizmos which could be useful on other shows

Qualifications

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Technical Knowledge and Skills
  • Demonstrated track record of compositing work of high complexity, creatively challenging and look development heavy in a team environment

EXPERIENCE:

4-5 years of compositing leadership/supervisory experience

ATTRIBUTES:

  • Strong sense of team dynamics and a positive morale generating style
  • Able to successfully manage projects with changing demands
  • Able to communicate with a range of people at all department levels
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Strong creative ability and flair
  • Inclusive and culturally aware and competent

Additional Information

Mill Film builds inclusion and diversity into the foundation of the studio. We believe that inclusion and diversity are the solution to delivering excellence in creative VFX for our clients. We foster a culture of respectful candor, where artists, production and technologists come together to build a talent community devoted to realizing industry leading VFX solutions for feature and episodic content for major Studios.

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