Head of FX

  • Film - Mumbai
  • Mumbai, India

Head of FX

Job description

We are looking for an experienced FX leader to join our team in Mumbai. The Head of Department will work closely with their counterpart in London/ Montreal to ensure that the FX department within Framestore VFX has the right tools, workflows and people to deliver the work required on our shows.


  • Build the FX department including the planning and development of studio standard FX tools and their use on shows

  • Manage the process of taking complex FX systems and turning them into practical tools usable for show TDs

  • Work closely with software development to spec software needs for FX tools

  • Actively keep up to date on production techniques and R&D related to FX (Siggraph papers etc.)

  • Ensure that there is effective and responsive input from the department in film division decisions

  • Work closely with other departments to ensure inter-departmental cooperation

  • Set the direction and maintain standards for the department

  • Produce realistic schedules and help assign resources

  • Help build the team by being involved in recruitment

  • Responsible for the training and career development of team members

Job requirements

Key Skills:

  • A proven track record in film quality FX production

  • Strong understanding of rendering and compositing with experience delivering large scale high quality fx shots for feature films

  • Extensive production experience in a similar or relevant position

  • Experience in leading FX teams on large VFX projects

  • Extremely strong experience in Maya and Houdini producing environmental FX, rigid body dynamics, fluid dynamics and particles

  • Experience working with VFX Supervisors/Directors breaking down complex FX problems to practical approaches achievable within budget and schedules

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Excellent organisation skills

  • Negotiation and conflict resolution skills

  • Able to promote and initiate change

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.