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Animation - Madrid

Crowd 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.
As the Crowd Supervisor, you will lead a team of crowd animation and simulation artists in building complex crowd behaviors during asset and shot production. You will be a key member of the team and partner with Production Designers and VFX Supervisors to ensure that the artistic direction and technical specifications are met and carried out on schedule and within budget, participating in developing any new technology required to meet the specific creative and technical needs of a show.

Responsibilities

  • Oversee and review the work of a team of crowd artists ensuring the artistic brief and guidelines from the Production Designer and VFX Supervisor are met for the assigned show.
  • Understand and communicate to the team the creative objectives with the support of an art brief or, sometimes, able to work with little direction.
  • Establish the reviewing and look development strategy for the department
  • Responsible of the evaluation of the artist’s work, making sure it follows the quality standards and artistic direction.
  • Perform daily one-on-one rounds with Crowd Artists, guiding and assisting with technical problem solving and determines when crowds are ready for review with VFX Supervisor.
  • Keep up on current artistic methodologies and on technology trends and tools that best suit the production and the company.
  • Participate in the development and management of the department workflow.
  • Troubleshoot creative/technical issues as they arise.  Provide hands-on assistance to the Crowd Animators.
  • State potential technical or schedule implications when receiving comments on crowd elements relative to delivery dates.
  • 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 building new pipelines a bonus.
  • Professional experience in shot crowd films and programming knowledge, interfaces creation, task automation with programming (Python, Mel).
  • Knowledge in Arnold a big plus.
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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.
     
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