Jobs: Disney seeks Director of Visual Effects

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Director, Visual Effects
Job Description Its the magic of immersing yourself in a motion picture masterpiece, or a new track from your favorite band, or the spectacle of a live Broadway show. Its hard to define and even harder to create, but thats what we do at The Walt Disney Studios. Ours is a culture of innovation, collaboration and creativity. We raise the bar, then step over it, blazing trails through the production and distribution of world-class entertainment around the globe. If you want to help tell compelling, enduring stories through movies, music or stage plays, then we want to hear from you.

The Walt Disney Studios encompasses the creation, production, promotion, sales, acquisition and domestic and international distribution of live-action and animated motion pictures, DVD releases, live stage plays, and music and soundtrack recordings.

We have an exciting 18 month project for a Director, Visual Effects in our Studio Live Action Motion Picture Production team.

The Director, Visual Effects will be a senior in house visual effects producer for Live Action Physical Production. This individual will be the lead visual effect executive on multiple movies working with filmmakers to bring the creative vision of the story to life through visual effects.
Responsibilities Work with SVP and VFX team to manage all aspects of the VFX process including Technical, Creative and Financial.
Analyze scripts for VFX requirements. This includes drafting detailed shot breakdowns and suggested methodologies to be used for bidding and budgeting.
Work with Filmmakers, Studio Creative Execs and Production Execs to insure uniformity in scope, budget target and level of quality.
Identify Vendor(s) from worldwide databases that are most suitable to bid on specific projects.
Identify freelance VFX Supervisors and/or Producers whose experience and expertise are most suitable to specific projects and filmmakers.
Manage bidding process including the creation of comparative, like work analysis.
Work with VFX Finance team to draft budget and maintain up-to-date VFX cost reports and EFCs
Liaise with vendors and cutting rooms to track the progress of VFX shots and sequences from conception through final delivery and integration into the Digital Intermediate.
Work with Line Producers and UPMs to identify, budget and plan for all on set VFX requirements.
Responsible for keeping the entire VFX component of project on budget and on schedule and insuring quality control.
Interact with Vendors on behalf of the Marketing Department to insure trailer shots are identified and prioritized for early delivery. Also insure costs are in line and technical requirements are met.
Oversee delivery of shots requiring additional work outside of the theatrical aspect ratio to conform to TV/ Airline versions format.
Basic Qualifications BS/BA or equivalent work experience
Minimum of seven years visual effect experience as a VFX producer, or Director, Visual Effects for a major Studio.
Experience as the senior VFX lead in different approaches to visual effects as a VFX producer, a facility producer and/or a studio executive
Proven ability to manage complex situations through negotiation and creative problem solving
Strong understanding of technology and the ability to remain current on trends
Ability to drive quality and continuity of effects through a strong, developed VFX eye
Strong relationships and contacts within the VFX community
Outstanding organization and communication skills, written and oral
Must be available for travel assignments to various worldwide Productions and Vendors.
Willing to work an 18 month assignment.
Preferred Qualifications Knowledge of stereo
Physical production experience
Creative development experience or deep understanding of the creative process
Preferred Education BS/BA
Required Education High School Diploma
Job Posting Industries Movies
Additional Information This position is with Walt Disney Studios.
Primary Location-City Burbank
Primary Location-State CA
Primary Location-Country US
Auto req ID 111169BR

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