CG Supervisor

Location: Bristol

Specialism: Visual Effects

CG Supervisors

Currently Axis Studios are seeking a CG SUPERVISOR to join them on site or remote in Bristol. The role requires a skilled Supervisor with a broad background creating different kinds of content as well as proven examples of supervising and mentoring CG artists of various levels through the production. They are vital to the delivery of our shows and we rely on them heavily to provide technical leadership.

You’ll be a personable, proactive, self starter who can motivate and lead the team around you as well as provide creative and technical solutions which deliver to both client and internal quality expectations but also drive commercial results. Prior Supervisory experience is a must, as is thorough knowledge of lighting, rendering, fx and compositing pipelines, with experience in Houdini essential. An excellent understanding of CG pipelines including pre-production,  production and post-production is also necessary.

The CG Supervisor will oversee the teams at a project level, providing technical and artistic leadership across projects and managing the day to day production needs. The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate the ability to participate as a leader and hands-on contributor through all stages of production.

The role involves working closely with the project management team as well as collaborating with the department heads/Leads/Supervisors to improve efficiencies to studio processes and workflow as a whole.

Key Responsibilities

  • Managing and supervising the teams to create 3D content on schedule and budget.

  • Quality controlling output by the team on assigned tasks in line with budget requirements

  • Actively providing creative/technical solutions to production/creative challenges

  • Working closely with the 3d and RnD departments to identify process improvements/tools to increase department productivity.

  • Liaising where necessary with clients and 3rd party contractors.

  • Attend all relevant meetings to promote effective communication to the team.

  • Working with production management to provide task breakdown and estimates per project

  • Working with production management to resource and prioritize tasks and help drive the team to meet schedule and budget objectives.

  • Working closely with Head of 3D to guide artists overall professional development.

  • Mentoring and developing all members of the department on an individual and collective basis

  • Appraising, coaching and where necessary leading disciplinary procedures.


Required Skills 

  • A strong, measurable track record in delivering against department goals and targets

  • Strong leadership abilities with a desire to confidently lead, motivate, develop and supervise a team

  • Great communication skills with the ability to work interactively with others and be comfortable communicating at all levels of the company

  • Advanced knowledge in assets, lighting, rendering, fx, preferably in Houdini. Maya knowledge is a benefit.

  • Familiarity with technical/pipeline issues and a typical vfx production environment

  • Self-motivated problem solver.

  • A positive attitude towards supporting business growth and the recognition that efficiencies need to improve year on year.

  • An understanding of all stages of the production process.

  • Ability to integrate into existing pipeline infrastructure.

  • The ability to support themselves and take initiative.


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