Animation SupervisorChicago Apply now
The Animation Supervisor (AS) must have a proven track record in film or commercials VFX as a Lead or Supervising Animation artist, demonstrating technical wizardry and exceptional visual aesthetic geared towards complex Animation, team leadership, and proactive problem- solving.
The AS must be able to innovate and demonstrate a true understanding of the subtleties of their given discipline and the ability to seamlessly work with the other supervisors.
The AS is responsible for training future talent within the 3D department. This also requires working with the Talent team to identify talent gaps and recruit for them. They coach, mentor and lead their given area of the department.
The AS will have experience with clients and be able to advise upon the most effective ways to approach high-end visual effects. As one of the direct links throughout the project they must possess an in-depth awareness of client requirements and how to co-ordinate and guide them through the creative process, often with a great deal of diplomacy, to achieve a result which is satisfactory to all.
The Supervisor will manage teams of artists and are a respected authority when advising on technique. They are also responsible for maintaining the overall quality of work within their specialist area to a high standard. They will have excellent communication skills and have the ability to communicate at a high level across all Mill offices, the R&D team and their own 3D teams.
They will work closely with the Heads of 3D to ensure The Mill remains at the cutting edge of their specific discipline by researching, testing and implementing new methodologies and sharing their findings with all other Mill offices. The Supervisor will represent The Mill at international VFX and 3D conferences and local events, networking with potential clients to procure new business and raising the profile of their discipline both internally and externally.
Have a thorough and expert knowledge of a variety of animation including stylized, cartoon to realistic, and both character animation as well as vehicles/ elements.
SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE
• Manage expectations on progress throughout tasks and projects
Advise on scheduling solutions and bidding when required
• Research and recommend the best relevant Discipline training programmes available on the market and design/host in-house bespoke training