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22 Sep 2020

Full-Time FX Supervisor

WildBrain Studios – Posted by Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Job Description


WildBrain is looking for a FX Supervisor to join our Vancouver studio for a feature quality episodic production. We can’t say what it is yet, but it is an action oriented global franchise with beloved characters! In this role, you will be responsible for establishing workflows, managing the FX team, and training artists. In addition, you will collaborate with other Supervisors and Directors on the project to ensure that elements are passed across departments with efficiency, while meeting the creative and scheduling requirements of the production.

We are currently working virtually because of the Covid-19 pandemic. During this time our hiring teams are ready to support interviews via video conferencing, and we are enabling artists to work from home until the studio can reopen. We’d love to hear from you! #stayhomestaysafe!


Work closely with Director and Art-Director to create a feature quality FX look for the show
Work closely with CG Supervisor and Show TD to identify and solve technical issues that arise
Mentor, train, and guide the FX team, in new software and through shot production
Review and critique the FX team via dailies or weeklies
Provide bid times for all FX tasks series wide
Collaborate with pipeline to improve FX process and workflow
Ensure complete and seamless integration of all FX assets within the pipeline
Take responsibility for all task assignments to FX team
Review all submitted FX for approval in dailies
Create and maintain FX wiki
Identify, communicate and implement the FX needs of the production
Lead the team to deliver the show needs on time and to the expected quality standards
Communicate and work closely with the Series Director, Art Director, CG supervisor, and the pipeline team to ensure an efficient and creative production
Overseeing the daily activities, leading the department, and establishing best practice workflows and guidelines for the team
Review, debug and improve other team members’ assets, workflows and techniques
Meet production deadlines and maintain regular communication with the production team
Implement workflow, scripts and tools as needed
Anticipating, communicating, and troubleshooting any creative or technical issues
Organizing training for new employees as well as refresher sessions for existing team members in order to keep them up to date with new tools and technics
Being able to determine and understand the needs, interests, strengths and weaknesses of the team and use this information to contribute to the growth and development of the modeling team
Working closely with management to guide artists overall professional development by providing performance feedback, mentoring, resolving performance issues and maintaining positive morale within the team
Assist the Artist Management and Recruiting departments in the the crew selection process
Be a positive and creative force in building a healthy work and team culture
Communicate with other supervisor and team leads on concerns and production issues ahead of time


2+ years Supervisory experience in FX on a Animated Feature film or Feature Quality Episodic production
Proficiency in Houdini is a must
Proficiency in Nuke is a must
Expert level understanding of modelling, texturing, shading, lighting, compositing and rendering workflows
Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a team, often with multiple tasks and under deadline pressure
Ability to communicate creative and technical thoughts and ideas in a professional and positive manner
Ability to multitask, prioritize and manage time efficiently
Highly motivated, pro-active, with a solid work ethic and positive attitude


Python scriptiong is a plus
Proficiency in Phoenix FD for Maya and Bifrost is a plus
Experience with VRay is a plus
Experience with Shotgun and RV would be helpfulBachelor’s degree in Fine Arts, Computer Animation, or other relevant area of study and/or equivalent job experience
Experience in episodic production methodologies is a benefit

Why WildBrain?

At WildBrain Studios our teams dig into a diverse range of projects – from preschool and comedy to action-adventure, and work with international partners such as Apple, Netflix, LEGO, DreamWorks, BBC, Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon and more. We produce high quality Flash, Harmony, and Maya animated series. Aside from awesome projects and partners, WildBrain puts our people first, here are just a few of the ways:

Great benefits that make employees feel truly valued including a customizable extended health and dental plan
Generous RRSP matching
Bonus time off

How to Apply

Job Categories: VFX. Job Types: Full-Time.

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