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Final Layout/Set Dressing Supervisor

Madrid, Spain Animation - Madrid
Skydance offers a dynamic, inclusive, and ever-evolving culture where innovative ideas are welcomed, and growth fostered. The partnership between unique creativity and technological advancements are demonstrated within each pillar of the company. At the heart of it all is a commitment to boldly entertaining and relevant storytelling.
 
While all Animation studios look to hire people who are creative and hard-working, Skydance Animation is specifically looking for pioneers who seek to push the limits of what the world’s most collaborative art form can achieve, and to give those pioneers the space and the resources to build a new studio that’s doing something different.
In Final Layout we assemble locations, then we pass this set information to other departments, and finally we gather and optimize the content of each shot before moving into Lighting  and Compositing departments.
As Supervisor you will be responsible for the direction and management of the final layout team. You will be the ultimate responsible for the material generated in all the processes (artistic or not) and for the technical aspects of these processes themselves. 

Responsibilities

  • Revise and approve all the artistic material generated in the department.
  • Provide artistic support and guidance to the rest of the team in their respective tasks through clear and efficient communication.
  • Building of outstanding locations with an optimal usage of assets.
  • Creation distributions using scattering tools such as Mash or similar.
  • Improve shot framing per camera (strong image composition skills required).
  • Develop the department’s pipeline in collaboration with the VFX supervisor, the TD Supervisor and other department Supervisors.
  • Define tools specifications and develop strategies in order to have an efficient internal workflow.
  • Supervise the department’s daily workflow, assign tasks to artists, and monitor deadlines with production team.
  • Provide technical support and guidance to the rest of the team in their respective tasks through clear and efficient communication.
  • Keep up on current artistic methodologies and on technology trends and tools that best suit the production and the company
  • Works closely with the Production Supervisors in the management of the department, biding the work and creating the schedule based on an approved quota, ensuring it is met during production, casting appropriately to artists
  • Collaborates and keeps a fluid communication relation with other departments
  • Responsible with Production Supervisor for maintaining crew morale, fostering good working atmosphere and ethics.
  • Give guidance to the team, supervise the quality of the work and, works closely with production, in the fulfillment of deadlines
  • Mentor potential up-and-coming talent to make them grow in the Studio
  • Partner with HR to source and recruit the best industry talent for the department
  • Requirements

  • Over 8 years or more of professional experience in VFX or animation industries
  • At least 4 years of experience as Lead in the animation industry
  • Experience and in-depth knowledge of Autodesk Maya software usage (references, caches, topology, complex scenes management, scattering systems, Arnold rendering…)
  • Houdini is a plus
  • Programming knowledge (Python)
  • Advanced English level 
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    Skydance is a diversified media company founded by David Ellison in 2010 to create high quality, event-level entertainment for global audiences. The Company brings to life stories of immersive worlds across its feature film, television, interactive, and animation divisions.
     
    Skydance is proud to be an equal opportunity employer committed to building and fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workforce. We welcome and consider applicants for employment regardless of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, pregnancy status, military/veteran status, disability, or any other protected category. Diversity in the workplace is not just a commitment, it is who we are and a reflection of what makes our world special.