Head of 3DDMP Montreal

Quebec City - Quebec (QC),


Job Description:

Job Description

Position Summary:

Reporting to the Head of Creative Operations, along with the Department Manager the Head of Department is responsible for day-to-day operations and long-term strategic management of the 3DDMP department.

Primary Responsibilities:

Managing the team:
  • Manage the training and integration of new artists into the existing team in accordance with the global needs of the business
  • Recruiting and casting of the Leads
  • Cast and assign appropriate teams to the various projects, balancing the financial, technical and creative considerations of the task
  • Nurture creative vision and technical ability, while ensuring balanced personal and professional development
  • Assess performance of the team through appraisals (formal as well as informal), and manage career growth and promotions within the wider considerations of the company

Strategy and technical development:
  • Have a compelling strategy and vision for the future of the department
  • Keep up to date with industry developments and tools
  • Ensure the department remains relevant in an ever changing global industry
  • Propose and oversee the development of new tools, workflows or techniques as required for successful and efficient delivery of shows
  • Monitor workflow and techniques used in the team
  • Collaborate with other department HODs to design workflows between their teams
  • Report on workflows to the Head of Creative Operations

Show planning, maintenance and delivery:
  • Work with the lead artists, supervisors and show production to bid or plan shots, and ensure the project methodologies, quality and schedule expectations are consistent and achievable
  • Work with show teams to plan for future challenges and problem solve current issues
  • Assist other artists, departments and supervisors solve issues as they arise during production, delegating work where necessary
  • Create good communication channels with other departments, show production and senior management to ensure
complex information is disseminated appropriately
  • Ensure that work is delivered to MPC's global standards, on time and on budget

  • Qualifications

    Skills and Experience
    • Technical Knowledge/Skills:
    • A strong technical background is essential
    • Solid knowledge of VFX shot production
    • Strong technical understanding of CG pipelines and the ability to develop efficient environment workflows and identify additional tools required
    • Up-to-date knowledge of VFX tools and emerging technologies
    • Outstanding expertise and understanding of 2.5D and 3D environment creation and processes in a live action movie context and pipeline
    • Strong understanding of composition, color workflows, perspective, lighting and lookdev and general film-making concepts in live action and full CG context
    • High level experience modeling, texturing, layout, lighting and lookdev
    • Expert working knowledge of Maya, Nuke and Photoshop
    • Knowledge of Mari, Katana, Renderman and Houdini is a plus


    6+ years of proven leadership and management experience in a leading VFX company or associated industry

    • Excellent communication and negotiation skills
    • Strong work ethic
    • Strong attention to detail
    • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills
    • Exercise patience, problem-solving and mediation skills
    • Ability to cope with stressful situations and conflict with composure
    • Ability to work in an inclusive and diverse organization
    • Strong creative ability and flair
    • Strong sense of aesthetic
    • Excellent team building skills
    • Strong business acumen
    • Understanding of financial impacts of business decisions

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