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Head of 3D, Rising Sun Pictures, Australia

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  • Head of 3D, Rising Sun Pictures, Australia

    Rising Sun Pictures are very excited to offer the long-term position of Head of 3D. Ideal applicants will have an extensive live-action background across multiple 3D disciplines, and be adept at managing the highest quality feature films. This is an exciting time to join RSP as we continue to increase capability and capacity.

    Employment period: This is a long-term position, ideally with an immediate start.
    Location: Adelaide, Australia. This position is open to Australian and international applicants. Visa and relocation assistance is available if required.

    Position Overview

    The Head of 3D directs and monitors wide-ranging aspects of RSP’s entire 3D pipeline and production process. Continually working on creating the highest quality output across all projects, while also developing and mentoring the crew through strong leadership and collaboration. The Head of 3D works very closely with CG and VFX Supervisors to set technical direction and quality expectations for each show.

    Applicants must have extensive hands-on post-production experience, and a finely tuned knowledge to appreciate the detail all VFX disciplines require, to consistently deliver the highest quality work. Key financial responsibilities include risk analysis, in collaboration with VFX Supervisors and the Sales team, to bid on prospective projects.

    Applicants must possess a strong eye for quality, be flexible and decisive. You inspire people through your strong leadership, extensive VFX knowledge, and ability to set and maintain high quality benchmarks.

    • Manage, support and supervise all 3D departments, including Layout, Model, Creatures, Animation, Effects, Lighting and Look Development.
    • Monitor the overall progress of shows, working with the VFX Supervisors and CG Supervisors to ensure delivery to be on time and on budget.
    • In collaboration with the Head of Production Technology and Head of Departments, establish a long-term strategy to develop and research new techniques and technologies to improve productivity while maintaining the highest level of quality.
    • In cooperation with the CG Supervisors determine the technical approach and quality control required to meet the aesthetic requirements of VFX Supervisors and clients.
    • Bid new work with CG and VFX Supervisors, Producers and the Sales team.
    • Work with VFX Supervisors and the Production Management team to provide risk-assessments analysis for prospective projects.
    • Ensure processes and best practices are updated and followed, to maintain consistency across all projects.
    • Have regular communication with your Heads of Departments to maintain ongoing awareness of project health.
    • Lead by example. Manage performance issues, supervise, support and develop peers and members of the 3D department, cultivating an environment of professionalism and accountability.

    Required skills and experience
    • 8+ years supervisory and leadership experience in high-end VFX for live-action feature films.
    • Proven strategic and project management experience across all 3D areas of VFX.
    • Expert understanding of all aspects of the VFX pipeline and entire post-production process.
    • Expert people management/leadership and organisation skills.
    • Expert time management and prioritisation skills.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
    • Working knowledge of industry standard software packages for 3D and 2D applications such as Maya, Houdini, Nuke, Mari, Substance Painter/Designer, etc…
    • Experience writing code for standard software package for 3D and 2D applications. Python is required, C/C++ is a plus.
    • Ability to operate with a high degree of professionalism and control within a pressurised, time-sensitive working environment.
    • Sharpened tactical and creative problem solving sensibilities with a can-do mindset.
    • Visual Effects, Fine Art, Computer Science, Physics or Mathematics or related tertiary qualification may be required for international applicants.


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