FX Supervisor - Montreal Location - REEL FX
Dallas Office
301 N. Crowdus St.
Dallas, TX 75226
Montreal Office
1751 Richardson Street
Suite 1100
Montreal QC H3K 1G6
Hollywood Office
1438 N. Gower St
Suite 200
Hollywood, CA 90028

Job Summary

Reel FX Creative Studios, the award winning animation studio behind The Book of Life, is expanding its creative reach to include its newest office in Montreal. Recruitment for all of our projects, including the new animated feature Ugly Dolls directed by Robert Rodriguez (Sin City, Desperado, Spy Kids), is in progress with openings in the new Montreal location.

Based in Dallas for over 20 years, we’ve collaborated with Warner Bros, Disney, Fox, Paramount, Sony, Universal, Illumination and Google among others, with a passion for excellence on every project. From short film, branded content, ride film, or full length animated feature work, the team is constantly pushing for advancements in creativity, style, and process. The focus on superior craftsmanship and collaborative problem solving is at the core of Reel FX ethos.

Reel FX is looking for exceptional visionaries and artists to join the team. We don’t like to settle, so if you’re as demanding of your work as we are of ours, then you may have found the right place.

Studio offices are in LA, Montreal and Dallas.

Under general supervision of the VFX Supervisor, this position reviews concept art, storyboards, and rough animation to plan and execute the simulations and special effects needed for a shot.

Duties and Responsibilities

• Assist bidding project bidding process
• Assist in evaluation of Artists for annual performance reviews
• Simulate natural phenomenon by applying direct and procedural animation techniques to create a variety of effects
• Supervise and give input on 3D effects elements
• Supervise and communicate animation timing for effects to Artists
• Work with production team and VFX Supervisor to create the desired look for the effect
• Improve tools for pipeline process
• Act as mentor to Artists

Education and Experience Requirements

• Project Management – proven ability in managing projects from concept to completion. Able to prioritize appropriately and always meet deadlines.
• Excellent Teamwork – ability to assemble and motivate teams and work effectively with others.
• Superb Written & Verbal Communication – good at following directions; Ability to interact with and integrate requests of directors, broadcasters, executives and clients.
• Organization – demonstrated organizational skills including attention to detail.
• Strong Problem Solving Skills.
• Excellent conflict resolution and negotiation skills.
• Degree/diploma in fine arts or animation or equivalent experience
• A minimum of 5 years production experience in film or television effects
• Thorough knowledge of 3D effects and simulation techniques
• Working knowledge of Maya and Houdini required
• Compositing experience is a plus
UNIX/LINUX operating system experience required
• Experience programming Python is required

Note: This job description is not meant to be all inclusive. Employee may be required to perform other duties to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.