FX Supervisor

Location: Glasgow


Contract: Contract

Axis Studios Group are currently recruiting for an experienced FX Supervisor to support on an upcoming AAA games cinematic project.

The FX Supervisor must work with the Director, CG and production teams to strive for creative excellence and retain the original vision within budget & schedule. As an FX Supervisor, you will be responsible for determining the technical & creative workflow aspects of the project whilst collaborating with the HOD's to align wider studio objectives. 

This role provides a great opportunity to work with talented teams on an exciting feature project whilst supervising the day-to-day activities of the CG team. Ensuring high quality output and productivity, you will problem solve & address technical challenges, client concerns, and team issues promptly to prevent production delays. 

From supporting project planning, to determining an execution approach, to assuring final delivery of high quality content, the FX Supervisor will be a reassuring, confident voice for the team working collaboratively with all HODs, Production and Management team.

You’ll be a personable, proactive, self starter who can motivate the team around you as well as work with the project Director to realise his vision and ensure the standard and quality of the FX is consistently high.

Prior Supervisory/Lead experience is essential as well as thorough knowledge of Houdini and the ability to troubleshoot technical problems. Tasks will include working together with the Head of FX and the production team on the early stages of projects to ensure the schedule and team is appropriate for the project. A good understanding of the animation pipeline including pre-production, production and post-production is also essential.


  • Managing the project’s FX team and it’s pipeline throughout the course of the production

  • Quality controlling FX output on assigned project

  • Nurture teams to deliver execution excellence.

  • Actively engage in assessing the best methods of approach, in terms of project execution and delivery to schedule and budget.

  • Work with the project director & art director to understand the vision and work on execution solutions to implement it successfully

  • Receive and act on direction given by the director and have the ability to understand and pass on feedback to teams

  • Identify technical problems and be responsible for the solution.

  • Have detailed deadline awareness and deliver the project on time.


  • In depth knowledge of Houdini FX experience

  • Strong leadership capabilities with the ability to motivate, mentor and develop a team

  • Highly organized with exemplary time/project management skills

  • Proven ability to prioritize conflicting tasks

  • Solution orientated with a collaborative approach to problem solving

  • Able to remain calm and confident in a fast-paced environment


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