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VFX Animation Supervisor - ILM London - Expression of Interest

  • Job
    Senior Level
  • Design
  • London

AI generated summary

  • You must have expert animation skills, VFX supervisory experience, technical understanding of CG, attention to detail, leadership abilities, and excellent communication skills.
  • You will lead and direct the animation crew, ensuring the creative and technical aspects align with client expectations. Conduct reviews, provide feedback, and oversee the development of animators while building strong relationships within the studio and across locations.


  • Expert knowledge of traditional animation principles, acting, film production and compositional design while demonstrating exceptional skills as an animator demonstrated by portfolio, showreel and references.
  • Significant proven experience in film VFX at a supervisory level and proven ability to deliver complex shots to the highest level of quality.
  • Good technical understanding of those areas of CG relating to character build and movement – modelling, rigging, creature TD and FX.
  • A keen eye for detail.
  • Awareness of deadlines.
  • An ability to give and receive criticism in a constructive manner.
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills.
  • An ability to lead and mentor more junior artists.
  • An understanding to engage in the creative process with a positive and supportive attitude.
  • Excellent organisational and project management skills


  • Work closely with the clients and the VFX supervisor to explore and determine the creative and aesthetic approach to the animation and the character performance direction.
  • Work with Production to accurately bid and schedule work for the show.
  • Work with the CG Supervisor and Rigging Supervisor as to the technical setup and workflow of characters to be animated.
  • Direct the animation crew and guide the overall animation production to deliver the expected and desired performance.
  • Conduct reviews as final quality control on all animated elements prior to VFX Supervisor and Client review.
  • During dailies, clearly and briefly outline accomplishments and areas of issue to VFX Supervisors.
  • Receive and comprehend direction and criticism of VFX Supervisors.
  • Effectively communicate notes and direction back to artists.
  • Work closely with recruitment and other animation supervisors to build a strong animation team for London Studio and crew all projects effectively.
  • Work with the Director of Animation to ensure the professional development of all animators. Conducting performance reviews, identifying training and mentoring needs.
  • Where necessary work closely with HR to deal with issues relating to poor performance or matters of discipline.
  • Driven to build strong working relationships and work collaboratively with senior creative and production staff at London studio.
  • Build strong working relationships with colleagues in all ILM locations.
  • Keep abreast of new technologies and techniques and ensure such information is disseminated to the animation team and fellow Supervisors.


What qualities are you looking for in a VFX Animation Supervisor at ILM London?

We are looking for a candidate who embodies the innovative spirit, creative talent, collaborative mindset, and passion for great filmmaking that define ILM.

What are the responsibilities of the Animation Supervisor at ILM London?

The Animation Supervisor is responsible for designing and creating the motion of all computer-generated characters, working alongside the Director of Animation and VFX Supervisor to ensure that all delivered shots support the vision of the Director and VFX Supervisor while maintaining quality standards.

Who will the Animation Supervisor work closely with at ILM London?

The Animation Supervisor will work closely with the Director of Animation and VFX Supervisor during projects to ensure that the delivered shots support the vision of the Director and VFX Supervisor.

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