Head of Effects
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We are very excited to offer the long term position of Head of Effects at Rising Sun Pictures. Employment periods: This is a long term position. Location: Adelaide, Australia. This position is open to Australian and international applicants. Visa and relocation assistance provided where applicable.
Position Overview

The Head of Effects will create, monitor, direct and influence wide-ranging aspects of high-end effects production for live action feature films. You are an expert people manager, and a natural team player. You inspire people through your extensive effects knowledge, clear communication and by setting and maintaining high quality standards. You have strong attention to detail and provide direct, consistent and regular feedback to your team to encourage, develop, and mentor at every level.

You are a forward thinking professional who can anticipate problems while prototyping and implementing solutions. Your success comes from engaging all areas of production, communicating clearly through asset and shot evolution. Your departmental solutions improve overall efficiency at a show and facility level.

You possess a deep understanding of wide ranging natural phenomena, and have previously been responsible for creating naturalist effects simulation including destruction, water, and fire as well as supernatural effects. The strength of your creative eye, excellent communication, collaboration and leadership skills are highly regarded by your peers. You provide confidence to production that your team has absolute clarity in what is expected of them in terms of professionalism and shot delivery.

RSP is a Houdini based effects facility, all candidates must have expert knowledge of this software.

 
Responsibilities
  • Create, manage, support and supervise key aspects of the effects pipeline in the following areas; effects simulation, and effects look development.
  • Create and deliver effects; including rigid body dynamics, fluid simulations, and generic particle effects, that match the creative and technical brief.
  • Ensure your department is producing work as efficiently as possible, meeting the creative briefs and completing effects at the highest standard.
  • Delegate work and responsibilities to team seniors as required.
  • Manage, support and supervise all team members. Ensure artists are meeting the needs of the show and check delegated tasks are accomplished to the expected standard.
  • Work closely with team leads and supervisors to determine downstream delivery requirements.
  • Work closely with the production management team on setting delivery schedules and quality standards
  • Work with production to create technical solutions to ensure deadlines are met in accordance to resource parameters.
  • In collaboration with the pipeline group, drive and prioritise requirements for pipeline development and work flow enhancement.
  • Define department structure; work with the Head of 3D and Recruitment to determine hire needs.
  • Provide clear briefs and daily feedback to your team.
  • Run team dailies and set one-on-one meetings.
  • Review and QA team’s work ahead of internal and external delivery, ensuring it meets creative and technical notes. Immediately address ineffective delivery.
  • Actively mentor and develop all team members under your supervision.
  • Promote a collaborative and enjoyable workplace influencing morale, discussion and work ethic.
 
Required skills and experience
  • Minimum 7 years senior/lead effects experience.
  • Expert people management/leadership and organisational skills.
  • Expert user of production ready software including Houdini, Arnold, Mantra, and Nuke. RSP operates in a Linux system environment.
  • Strong scripting experience using Python.
  • Natural problem solving and lateral thinking skills.
  • Complete understanding of naturalistic light and motion with a focus on dynamic and natural phenomenon.
  • Real world understanding of physics, math, movement, proportion, depth, scale, colour, and physical space.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Superior level of attention to detail and strong eye for aesthetic composition.
  • Maintain a calm and professional demeanour in a deadline focused work environment.
  • Technical and creative problem solving with a can-do mindset.
  • Visual Effects, Fine Art, Computer Science, Physics or Mathematics or related tertiary qualification may be required for international applicants.
 
Application
To apply, please click the Apply button below. You can communicate with us regarding this position by sending an email with your resume, reel and breakdown, to employment@rsp.com.au with the words "Head of Effects” in the subject line. Please state your availability and country of passport so we can assess your right to work in Australia and visa options. All applications will initially receive an automatic reply. Those closely matching this job description will be contacted for further information. Please review our Privacy Policy for information on how we collect and store your data.  
We are very excited to offer the long term position of Head of Effects at Rising Sun Pictures. Employment periods: This is a long term position. Location: Adelaide, Australia. This position is open to Australian and international applicants. Visa and relocation assistance provided where applicable.
Position Overview

The Head of Effects will create, monitor, direct and influence wide-ranging aspects of high-end effects production for live action feature films. You are an expert people manager, and a natural team player. You inspire people through your extensive effects knowledge, clear communication and by setting and maintaining high quality standards. You have strong attention to detail and provide direct, consistent and regular feedback to your team to encourage, develop, and mentor at every level.

You are a forward thinking professional who can anticipate problems while prototyping and implementing solutions. Your success comes from engaging all areas of production, communicating clearly through asset and shot evolution. Your departmental solutions improve overall efficiency at a show and facility level.

You possess a deep understanding of wide ranging natural phenomena, and have previously been responsible for creating naturalist effects simulation including destruction, water, and fire as well as supernatural effects. The strength of your creative eye, excellent communication, collaboration and leadership skills are highly regarded by your peers. You provide confidence to production that your team has absolute clarity in what is expected of them in terms of professionalism and shot delivery.

RSP is a Houdini based effects facility, all candidates must have expert knowledge of this software.

 
Responsibilities
  • Create, manage, support and supervise key aspects of the effects pipeline in the following areas; effects simulation, and effects look development.
  • Create and deliver effects; including rigid body dynamics, fluid simulations, and generic particle effects, that match the creative and technical brief.
  • Ensure your department is producing work as efficiently as possible, meeting the creative briefs and completing effects at the highest standard.
  • Delegate work and responsibilities to team seniors as required.
  • Manage, support and supervise all team members. Ensure artists are meeting the needs of the show and check delegated tasks are accomplished to the expected standard.
  • Work closely with team leads and supervisors to determine downstream delivery requirements.
  • Work closely with the production management team on setting delivery schedules and quality standards
  • Work with production to create technical solutions to ensure deadlines are met in accordance to resource parameters.
  • In collaboration with the pipeline group, drive and prioritise requirements for pipeline development and work flow enhancement.
  • Define department structure; work with the Head of 3D and Recruitment to determine hire needs.
  • Provide clear briefs and daily feedback to your team.
  • Run team dailies and set one-on-one meetings.
  • Review and QA team’s work ahead of internal and external delivery, ensuring it meets creative and technical notes. Immediately address ineffective delivery.
  • Actively mentor and develop all team members under your supervision.
  • Promote a collaborative and enjoyable workplace influencing morale, discussion and work ethic.
 
Required skills and experience
  • Minimum 7 years senior/lead effects experience.
  • Expert people management/leadership and organisational skills.
  • Expert user of production ready software including Houdini, Arnold, Mantra, and Nuke. RSP operates in a Linux system environment.
  • Strong scripting experience using Python.
  • Natural problem solving and lateral thinking skills.
  • Complete understanding of naturalistic light and motion with a focus on dynamic and natural phenomenon.
  • Real world understanding of physics, math, movement, proportion, depth, scale, colour, and physical space.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Superior level of attention to detail and strong eye for aesthetic composition.
  • Maintain a calm and professional demeanour in a deadline focused work environment.
  • Technical and creative problem solving with a can-do mindset.
  • Visual Effects, Fine Art, Computer Science, Physics or Mathematics or related tertiary qualification may be required for international applicants.
 
Application
To apply, please click the Apply button below. You can communicate with us regarding this position by sending an email with your resume, reel and breakdown, to employment@rsp.com.au with the words "Head of Effects” in the subject line. Please state your availability and country of passport so we can assess your right to work in Australia and visa options. All applications will initially receive an automatic reply. Those closely matching this job description will be contacted for further information. Please review our Privacy Policy for information on how we collect and store your data.  
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