FX Supervisor

  • Advertising, Episodic, & Immersive
  • Los Angeles, United States

FX Supervisor

Job description

Framestore’s LA studio in Culver City is expanding our staff CG team, and are looking for an experienced FX Supervisor to join our busy facility working across a diverse range and high-end creative content. 

The FX Supervisor will report to the Head of CG in the LA office, working closely with the other Department Supervisors in the office taking a leadership role within the greater CG team, working across a variety of content, including theme park rides, commercials, brand work, episodic, immersive, and features. The FX Supervisor will supervise the FX elements of their own projects, manage the FX team, as well as work on shots on other projects as required.

This is a full-time staff role with benefits and working on a hybrid work model with some days in office and some days remote, ideal candidates will be based locally in Los Angeles, but open to discussing a fully remote agreement for the right individual.

  • Manage and lead multiple FX artists in the creation of FX material for use in a variety of high-end content

  • Work with VFX Supervisors and Creative Directors to define effects concepts, designs and workflows based on client briefs

  • Work with production teams to ensure that the bidding and scheduling of FX work is accurate

  • Create natural (and unnatural) phenomena utilizing simulations in particles, rigid-bodies, fluids etc. and other procedural or stochastic systems

  • Supervise FX look-development using lighting, shading and compositing to produce a final renderable image

  • Use a variety of commercial and proprietary FX tools to produce FX elements

  • Work in partnership with other departments to ensure that the design and execution of setups and shots is delivered to the highest possible standard

Job requirements

  • An excellent knowledge of Houdini and Maya

  • A thorough understanding of the techniques and technologies relating to FX simulation and procedural animation

  • Previous experience producing effects such as smoke, fire, clouds, water, steam and explosions in addition to simulation techniques for rigid-bodies, finite elements, PBD etc.

  • A good understanding of media aesthetics - e.g. image composition, detail, animation and timing, etc.

  • A working knowledge of Arnold or Vray

  • Strong experience within a commercial or film pipeline environment

  • Strong collaboration and communication skills within a team environment

  • A working knowledge of at least one compositing application (e.g. Nuke) and a solid understanding of the compositing process

  • Strong experience in scripting, e.g. Python, Mel, Vex, Hscript, etc.

Desired Skills:

  • Experience with other render packages

  • Programming skills with C/C++ along with knowledge of the Houdini HDK

  • Unix shell scripting

  • Shoot supervision experience a plus

Framestore is proud to employ extraordinary talent across all genders, races, nationalities, religions, ages, abilities and sexual preferences. We aim to encourage and support all of our current and future employees to achieve their potential. No job applicant will receive less favourable treatment on any basis when applying for a career with us.