Method Studios Vancouver is actively seeking VFX Coordinators for current and upcoming feature film projects.
Reporting to the VFX Producer, the VFX Coordinator is responsible for the management of information flow during a project. Taking client requests, recording client notes, generating schedules, invoices and work orders are all part of the daily responsibilities of the VFX Coordinator. The requirement to act as a backup for the Visual Effects Supervisor on set and in the suite may arise from time to time.
In addition, the VFX Coordinator serves as a key front-line representative of the company and frequently deals directly with clients. This direct client interaction requires a highly professional demeanor and diplomacy.
- Work with production team and Pipeline to set up shot information in Shotgun.
- Ensure clear file structure is in place, create shot directories for all shots. As show progresses, keep on top of new directory needs, and work with artists to create directories when necessary.
- Participate in show set-up meetings, take notes from these meetings and confirm that all stages of set-up are documented and assigned.
- Introduce new artists to Shotgun and timesheets, ensure the crew is familiar with show procedures. Ensure that all crew are added to appropriate email groups.
- Work with IO department to set up data transfer procedures. Upload and download material from ftp site / aspera, or establish how IO will handle downloads if appropriate.
- Monitor plate turnover dates and liaise with studio data team when plates come in.
- Maintain list of all roto and matchmove requests and target dates and completion status. Liaise with roto/mm coordinator to set priorities.
- Maintain database of shot data to include all material sent from client and request any missing material from client.
- Set up and maintain shot board.
- Work with supervisor and producer to create dailies playlist. Work with editor to prepare dailies material before artists are in the theatre. Notify relevant artists when it is time to be in dailies. Let crew know if dailies is canceled or delayed.
- Take notes during dailies and review with supervisor before publishing to the crew. Ensure all dailies notes are input into Shotgun and emailed to relevant artists and established email groups.
- Book rooms for client calls and meetings, and maintain all calendar events per production team.
- Set up cinesync sessions with proper playlist material established by client and supervisor. Save and file all notes and cinesync images, review with supervisor and distribute appropriately.
- Participate in daily production meetings and artist rounds with production team and follow up on notes and action items that come from these.
- Walk the floor, gather artist needs, follow-up on action items. Have a general idea of what the team is working on; inform producer/supervisor when they know of issues that are happening on the floor.
- Maintain current list of all shots statuses and task assignments (through Shotgun and other means.)
- Make sure artists are aware of targets and assure that they have all info and materials they need, and help them get it if they don’t.
- Create daily posting targets list and ensure all relevant artists are aware of targets. Maintain communication to know when material is ready for review by supervisor, and notify producer if any targets will be missed
- Complete submission forms per client specifications, and submit with every submission to client. Fling shots for delivery to client, prep any paper work that needs to go with it and update shotgun to reflect what’s been delivered.
- Collect client feedback and input into Shotgun, and notify relevant artists and email groups
- Manage render farm priorities: work with crew to establish render needs, and with studio wranglers to ensure that available resource matches needs.
- Collect timesheets from crew, ensure they’re all complete and pass to producer for review and approval.
- Help with ordering / organizing lunch / dinner when working OT
- On completion of project, ensure that all shot finals and plates are copied to the studio library/finals area.
- MUST HAVE experience working at a visual effects studio or similar CG-related industry, specifically aiding in the asset production and artist workflow of a project.
- Must be qualified to work in Canada (citizen or PR) or already have open work permit
- Must be familiar with Office programs such as Word and Excel
- Experience with production programs such as Filemaker Pro and Shotgun are assets
This is a full-time contract position requiring periodic overtime.
Please apply via e-mail to van-recruiting[at]methodstudios.com with the subject line “VFX Coordinator” with your name (e.g. VFX Coordinator – John Smith) along with your CV and upcoming availability. We thank all candidates in advance for applying but only those selected will be contacted for an interview.
Located in Vancouver at 50 W. 2nd Avenue, Method Studios is an award-winning, international visual effects group with facilities in Los Angeles, Vancouver, New York, London, Sydney, and Melbourne. As an artist-driven company known for its creativity, Method Studios services high-end feature film, commercial, television, games, and motion graphics clients in the global marketplace. Built around an exceptional team of VFX professionals, our international facilities provide a full range of services including conceptual design, look development, on-set supervision, 3D animation/CGI, matte painting, compositing, and finishing. With its global reach accented by its boutique accessibility, the company has the capacity to service its clientele wherever production is situated.
Recent feature credits for Method include: “Avengers: Age of Ultron”, “Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb”, “Jupiter Ascending”, “The Maze Runner”, “The Giver”, “Snowpiercer”, “X-Men: Days of Future Past”, “Transformers: Age of Extinction”, “Maleficent”, “Thor 2”, “Cloud Atlas”, “Abraham Lincoln-Vampire Hunter”, “Journey 2: The Mysterious Island”, “Clash of the Titans 2”, and “Elysium”.
Upcoming feature work include: “San Andreas”, “5th Wave”, “Pelé”, and “Tarzan”.