We are storytellers. Goldtooth is a rare hybrid of a creative agency and full-service production studio. Each member of the Goldtooth team is a master of their craft, working with some of the hottest franchises in the video game industry and feature film VFX from concept to completion. As the recipient of numerous industry awards and accolades, Goldtooth attacks its projects with creativity and precision, always delivering on quality.
About the Position
The CG supervisor is in charge or has senior input regarding artist management and resource planning, and also plays a senior role in digital productions. While it is a creative role, most supervisors possess a strong technical background and are capable of making informed decisions about the most efficient and effective techniques to employ in order to solve the problem at hand. With the help of the technical team, the CG Supervisor provides up-front project setup and configuration, ongoing guidance of the project through the production pipeline, strategic planning for upcoming technical challenges, and ultimately delivery against critical milestones. The CG Supervisor will work in tandem with the technical team, the Producer and Visual Effects Supervisor.
Responsible for the successful execution of a project through the production pipeline
Evaluates the creative requirements of a project, determines their technical implications, and makes high-impact operational decisions
Works with the Pipeline Tools group on project-specific strategic initiatives for new tools, processes, or methodologies and ensures timely delivery of those initiatives relative to the milestones of a production
Collaborates with production technology leadership peers, attends regular production technology team meetings and serves an active role in the direction of the pipeline
Manages the CG Department artists in daily production activities. Promotes growth, creativity, and technical skills by developing and implementing adapted and needed tools
Gathers and oversees technical requirements/specifications for the production tools
Collaborates with Producers, Directors, Leads and Managers to formulate time lines and staffing plans for all types of content production
Is responsible for ensuring productions come in on or under budget
Provides continuous and regular performance feedback and coaching to team members and works with the HR Director where progressive discipline is required
Is responsible for being involved in any termination for a team member
Develops and integrates CG technical and workflow strategies within the department and collaborates with department Managers to insure successful integration across the studio
Works in the respect of the different deadlines and other key phases of the different projects
Participate in strategic planning and strategic inquiry about the developed projects
Studies patterns and trends, identifies current technical challenges, and forecasts future requirements for critical pipeline resources such as network storage, render nodes, and software licensing
Stays attentive to emerging industry technologies and production techniques, and determines practical applications for these advancements in order to improve production
Collaborates with production leadership peers, attends regular production team meetings and serves an active role in the direction of the pipeline
Ensures the high visual fidelity of the images created by the CG team
Thorough knowledge of Maya and you are well accustomed to the CG industry standards tools
Extensive production experience in all the following areas: layout, animation, modeling, texturing, rigging, fur/hair, cloth, effects, lighting, and compositing
Extensive previous experience leading technical teams of 20+ individuals, across multiple inter-related initiatives
Ability to communicate effectively with a wide variety of personalities, both written and verbal
Engages production leadership and teams with a positive attitude and encourages collaboration
Ability to manage time and balance priorities, often amidst the pressures of busy, deadline-driven production
Strong aesthetic sense; demonstrates exceptional ability to make creative and aesthetic judgment calls
Experience in developing CG production pipelines
Excellent attention to detail
Have excellent abilities to analyze and take decisions
Knowledge of production tools / software (ShotGun) and Excel
How to Apply
Please send your cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Goldtooth Creative Agency Inc.
A boutique studio in the lush and beautiful Vancouver, Canada. Founded in 2008, Goldtooth is one of the first rare hybrid studios of its kind : an all-in-one creative agency and full-service production studio, with a complete visual effects and post facility. Housing a multi-award winning advertising, cinematics, and visual effects team gathered under one roof. Artists with feature film backgrounds, specializing in bringing a cinematic quality to video game trailers, commercials, marketing media and in-game story content. Each member of the team is a master of their craft, who bring stories to the screen from concept to completion.
Goldtooth is fortunate to collaborate with some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry. We attack our diverse range of projects with passion and precision, delivering award-winning results. Our content ranges with material from Live Action, CGI, to In-Game. We handle pre-rendered, real-time, 2D, 3D, visual effects, motion graphics, and live action projects to suit the needs of major video game clients and feature film studios around the world.
Our team has delivered successful 10-60 second commercials under impossible circumstances, worked on Oscar nominated VFX films, delivered 100+ vfx shots on major Feature Films, and produced over 2 hours of story cinematics on a single production. We’ve completed the impossible with the most successful Webisode Series of its time, groundbreaking Marketing Stunts resulting in Trailer of the year awards, Best Trailer of All time, Best online video, Gold for copywriting, a Grammy nomination, including entire Marketing Campaigns for AAA best-selling titles, and the marketing campaign for the Best Game of the Year in 2014.
Goldtooth knows how to be unique, take chances, and be cutting edge. We have the talent and pipeline to deal with any project, and the chomps to take a bite out of the competition, launching your product forward as you’ve always imagined.