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Compositing Supervisor

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Job ID 10089503 Location Sydney, Australia Business Industrial Light & Magic Date posted May 07, 2024

Job Summary:

Your Role

As the Compositing Supervisor, you will work with the Supervision Team and alongside the Show Leadership Team (Exec Prod, Producer, PM, VFX Supe, CG Supe, Anim Supe) to plan, implement and deliver:

  • The management of clients needs, expectations and aspirations to deliver the highest quality work, on time and to budget.

  • Deliver beautiful work to the agreed methodology yet remain agile enough to adjust the plan when needed.

  • Consistent leadership locally for the project, to encourage collaboration at all levels of the project with a focus on the morale of the crew and the show leadership team

  • Be conscious of a show's schedule & budget, and be willing to change the creative choices, when possible, to stay on that schedule.

  • Know the limitations of your knowledge (e.g., technical, aesthetic, client-handling skills, etc.) and seek expert advice when appropriate.

What You'll Do

You will have three core areas of responsibility.  We have included all the information below to give you  a thorough understanding of the department, please don’t worry if you don’t have experience across everything listed!

Show Responsibilities :

  • Manage and be responsible for all aspects of 2D compositing. You will determine the technical approach and provide technical leadership to achieve the desired level of compositing on shows

  • Work with Production and CG Supervisors in designing workflow and throughput of assigned shows

  • Work with Production on bid estimates, schedules and in staff capacity planning

  • Participate in colour management including scanning photography and internal colour management systems to ensure colour consistency of ILM's work

  • Ensure proper clean-up, documentation, and archiving of the project after its completion

  • Interfaces with other departments to ensure the seamless combination of work from other disciplines

  • Assist in the assessment of software needs and requirements

Department & Team Responsibilities:

  • Participate in the supervision and leadership of people & culture decisions  including: recruitment, determination of work procedures and priorities, career development, employee morale, performance reviews and conflict resolution

  • Collaborate with the Talent manager with the employee review process and the scheduling of personnel on shows, providing input on skills, productivity, and career development

  • Responsible for honest, timely feedback to Compositing crew members

  • Assist in the design and execution of training for the compositing discipline

  • Work with the Talent Manager on defining the on-going recruitment needs of the department and is involved in the interview process for compositing candidates

Studio Responsibilities:

  • Work with ILM Senior Management to understand capacity issues locally and work in conjunction to mitigate Studio capacity issues, as and when possible

  • Work alongside Talent Management to mentor potential supervisory up-and-coming talent

  • Provide clear, concise and timely feedback for the Show Leadership Team and where appropriate, individual artists on the project

  • Work in conjunction with the Talent Management team to handle individual performance issues on the project. For example, highlighting the issue as early as possible to Talent to work together to confirm a plan of action to deal with the issue

 To be a leader in this team, you will have a mix of these skills:

  • Have lead a compositing team on multiple large feature/episodic projects  

  • Have the ability and confidence to provide feedback to artists/stakeholders of all levels across ILM. You will encourage and mentor your teams to produce the best quality work.

  • Be accountable and responsible for the morale of the people on your show; Being forthcoming with expectations of those on your show

  • Collaborating within, across and outside your show, and using situational awareness to make timely decisions for your show with the studio and the company in mind at all times

  • Prioritising effective communication with your team, including active listening

  • Demonstrate  the ability to recognise what is aesthetically / technically missing in a shot

  • Ability to offer various technical or creative solutions to fit with the budget and schedule of the show

  • Demonstrate the ability to manage artists efficiently toward successful final shots

  • Be aware of new technical developments within and outside ILM

  • Proactively pursue in-depth knowledge of the new developments to further their ability to do leading-edge work

  • Recognize one's limitations in one's current technical knowledge and seek to broaden that knowledge

  • Assist ILM's documentation and dissemination of new techniques developed on the show.

  • Be technically versatile enough to comprehend the several technical solutions to any one problem

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