FX Technical Directors create a variety of natural and abstract phenomena for feature film effects.
Lead FX artists will be expected to carry out the following responsibilities;
Manage and lead a team of FX TDs to supply the FX elements for film projects.
Lead the standard of effects work by example, always demonstrating an expert standard of skill.
Work with production teams to ensure that the bidding and scheduling of fx work is accurate.
Have a good understanding of key shots on a show, and the potential creative and technical challenges to be resolved and advise appropriately.
Where necessary take artistic responsibility for producing ‘hero’ shots, and creating effect templates and tools for the team to use.
Assign appropriate tasks to Senior, Mid and Junior team members, showing a strong understanding of their abilities and the project workflow and timing
Be a key contact for production and supervisors ensuring clear communication as to creative challenges and solutions and delays to scheduling
Maintain a good relationship with all other departments and address any issues promptly
Train, share knowledge and take responsibility for the progression of more junior members of the team
Provide regular feedback and quality control for the work
Work with HOD to review workflow and tools in conjunction with leads from multiple shows.
Advise HOD of any advances made on a project for integration into other shows
Report any specific show issues that affect effects to HOD and DM
Set a high level of professionalism for the team, displaying calmness, integrity and positivity
Guide artists in team on how best to present work
Give feedback to team on submissions and help guide comments in daily sessions.
Highlight any low/high effects crewing issues to HOD and DM
Support recruitment for the department when required.
Shader writing skills
Lighting and Rendering skills
C++ code writing skills
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