3D Lighting & Compositing
Advertising Salary
Competitive depending on experience

About The Role

As the CG Supervisor you will be a pivotal member of the show's production team. You will be responsible for the technical implementation of production to the Director's vision, providing leadership and guidance in the creation of all 3D components. 

This role requires the hired candidate to be based in the UK, outside of London (outside the M25). We would like to highlight that the hired person in this role may be required to work part or full time at one of our Regional Studio Hubs (to be confirmed). This role will also report into one of our Regional Studio Hubs. The deadline to submit your application for this role is end of day, 15th of July 2021.

The CG Supervisor will report directly to the Art Director for their creative vision and maintain regular communication with the Production Manager to plan resources and review schedules.

The CG Supervisor will oversee and line manage:

  • Set Modelling Lead
  • Character Modelling Lead
  • Texturing and Surfacing Lead
  • Look Dev Support
  • Rigging Lead
  • Set Build, Dressing and Finalising Lead
  • FX Lead
Responsible for:
  • The quality control of 3D elements of the project, both aesthetically and technically.
  • Identifying the aspects of production that need to be researched and developed in order to find the right creative and technical solutions.
  • Designing and managing the pipeline from Asset Build through to final Lighting, and be able to liaise with the production coordinators in managing and prioritising work for the 3D teams.
  • Working in conjunction with the pipeline team to ensure the production has the required digital tools for artists to streamline workflow and communication.
  • Be aware of the render capabilities of Blue Zoo and strive to reduce unneeded renders.
  • During production, supervising the creation of all CG imagery and managing the artists creating it. Ensuring the art is true to the vision of the Art Director.
  • Responsibilities stop after lighting is complete and all assets are given to the compositors.
  • Maintain good communication with LP / PM including keeping them informed if scope is being compromised?
  • In charge of making own notes for reviews and uploading to the correct task on Ftrack
Production Oversight:
  • Asset build

    • Modelling

    • Topology

    • Texturing

    • Surfacing

    • Rigging

  • Set Build
  • Set Dressing
  • Finalising
  • Lighting - and providing the comp department with what they require
  • FX
  • Rendering

About You

Must Have:
  • A good artistic eye, as well as a good understanding of the principles of composition
  • Extensive knowledge of the production pipeline
  • Adept at using relevant programs such as Maya, Substance, Redshift, Arnold.
  • Leadership: manage the VFX artists and the TDs within the VFX pipeline, inspire them to do their best work, manage their output in terms of quality and deadlines, review and inform all creative work
  • To Problem solve and troubleshoot technical issues and resolving workflow inefficiencies.
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills, with the ability to provide clear and effective feedback.
  • Ability to multitask, prioritise, manage time efficiently and meet deadlines.
  • Not essential but preferable: Knowledge of Programming and coding skills particularly Mel scripting and Python

About Us

Blue Zoo is a leading animation studio in the UK, with a world-class reputation as the go-to place for creating bold, fun and characterful animation. Established in London in 2000, the studio has grown to become the largest dedicated CG animation studio in the UK, picking up a shelf full of BAFTAs along the way. 
The studio is going through an exciting period of growth and we are building a studio that is full of amazingly talented, happy artists, making work they are proud of, which in turn makes a small contribution to a happier world. Blue Zoo believes that a healthy balance in our lives - whatever our situation - is key to supporting the wellbeing of our staff. We offer flexible working to support this.
We look for people who have expertise, enthusiasm and are motivated by change. You’ll work alongside a talented and diverse group of people who respect each other's differences and seek to understand fresh perspectives. 

What we’ve got for you (benefits):

  • Winner of Best Places to Work in TV 2019 and 2020!
  • Inclusive self-funded shorts programme
  • Many fun social events throughout the year - even though they have to be remote for the foreseeable!
  • Bi-monthly staff feedback and engagement programme
  • Friday "beer o'clock" and talks programme!
  • Comprehensive benefits package, including loads of discounts and offers
  • Online wellbeing programme
  • Profit participation (for staff who have been with us for 2+ years)

Blue Zoo is committed to creating and nurturing an inclusive studio that promotes and values diversity and invites everyone to ‘bring their whole selves’ to work. We believe that companies that truly embrace and value diversity, and create an environment where everyone from any background can do their best work, are better companies. 

To be engaged our people have to feel included and valued. We work hard to build and nurture a culture where inclusiveness is embedded in the way we work, not just an initiative. We strive to engender a studio community that feels a deep sense of pride and commitment that transcends any role, department or level and works together to produce excellent and engaging work.

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