CG Supervisor (Animation)


Department: Animation
Location: London, with some travel to Canada and India


Job Description

The CG Supervisor is responsible for realising the creative aims of the Director through the use of visual effects/computer graphics. Responsible for the production of CG assets, delivering a working shot pipeline, and successful completion of CG elements for all shots on their project, the chosen candidate will creatively and technically lead the artists throughout the show ensuring that good and clear communication occurs at all times between the artists, production team and show leads/supervisors. Will contribute to bidding and crewing for their project, and have further responsibilities to the facility in terms of managing their team, providing feedback on crew, and proactively improving the facility pipeline for the long term.


Responsibilities / Tasks

  • Verifies technical solutions proposed by crew members, proposes own solutions to particularly unique challenges
  • Works closely with Creative Head to interpret the artistic brief of the director, and plan a pragmatic way to deliver on that brief
  • Communicates with departments – Blocking, Animation, Lighting, Comp and FX – to ensure tools development for the show is on track and issues are addressed in a timely fashion
  • Responsibility to coordinate management of show, project schedules to ensure work is delivered to deadlines, manage crew to ensure maximum productivity

Desirable Skills

  • Able and willing to follow direction and openly collaborate with others
  • Proven team leader with strong motivational qualities
  • Technically and creatively astute
  • Highly organised
  • Able to effectively communicate with people at all levels


Essential Skills / Experience

  • Requires understanding of production process
  • At least 5 years CG Film and TV production experience
  • CG Supervisor or possibly previous Sequence Supervisor experience on Films and TV
  • Creative eye and aesthetic judgement – knowing composition, cinematic design and animation timing
  • Thorough understanding of the complete CG Pipeline, with specific skills in architecting the specific Pipeline needs of a particular project
  • Good history of collaborating with pipeline teams – ability to provide tools specifications, then test and deploy these tools in a high pressure production environment
  • Ability to work to and meet strict deadlines often under pressure
  • Excellent communication, attention to detail, organisation and management skills
  • Excellent knowledge of software packages such as Maya and Houdini