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Previs Supervisor (Vancouver) – Halon Entertainment – Vancouver, BC


  • Full Time

Halon Entertainment

Vancouver, BC

Halon Entertainment is a premier visualization company with credits on some of Hollywood’s most celebrated films. We are looking for an enthusiastic, motivated professional to join our team as a Previs Supervisor.

What we expect:

  • You must demonstrate excellent filmmaking skills and storytelling ability.
  • Proactive, concise and realistic communication with top players in a production environment
  • You are the first point of contact with our client(s) and must ensure that you are not only meeting their needs but continually improving on them.
  • We encourage our supervisors to become a part of and participate in the creative brain-trust that drives a projects creative core.
  • You must know how to connect and smoothly communicate with all other department heads and their teams for effective collaboration.
  • You should have a keen knowledge and passion for technology and its application to the storytelling process.
  • To deal with the pressures and demands of production with calm, grace and polite candor.
  • Take responsibility for your team’s successes and failings working, to improve them at all times.
  • Work seamlessly with the members of your team in a professional and courteous manner to bring out the best in all they do.
  • You must work closely with your team project producer for all scheduling, deliveries and client communication.
  • You will edit a first level cut of any scene or sequence on which you are supervising.
  • Provide concise, fair, written and verbal feedback to artists on the team.
  • Work with Engineering to consistently improve our tools, pipeline and working methodologies.
  • Maintain a safe, secure, and legal work environment;
  • Communicate job expectations and enforce systems, policies, procedures, and productivity standards.
  • Identify opportunities within and outside of projects and make Halon home base aware of those opportunities so we can help you capture them.
  • To orchestrate the delivery of 3d scene files that can be used directly by any other department in the production.
  • To support the live-action crew by providing camera statistics and setup diagrams.
  • Be proactive in helping those around you improve their skills and the quality of their work.
  • Participate in and contribute to the overall direction of the company through group meetings, brain-trust sessions and proactive initiatives.
  • Stay in touch with Halon home base to ensure proper support is being allocated and any production-company level issues are being addressed.
  • Looking to the future for PR and promotional opportunities related to projects you helm.
  • Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; benchmarking state-of-the-art practices; participating in professional societies.

Please provide

  • Please provide examples of successful client relationships and interactions.
  • Examples of an edit you have composed, animation you have done, and a portfolio of work you have been involved in supervising.

Skills

  • Strong communication skills with top talent all the way down to the janitor
  • Storytelling through editing
  • Understanding of camera work, lensing and composition
  • Character blocking and staging
  • Overall Direction
  • Amazing imagination
  • Creative problem solving and overcoming challenges and obstacles
  • An ability to let things go when they don’t work or are not approved
  • Time management
  • Love learning new things and challenging yourself personally
  • You understand the difference between CG and real life and can identify when one is negatively affecting the other and offer ways to correct for it.
  • Know when and how to delegate skills across your team to effectively manage tasks.
  • Be reasonably dangerous in
  • Art direction
  • Asset creation
  • Practical lighting
  • Color timing
  • The finer points of VFX production
  • How each department in a film production operates
  • Understand the needs and wants of each department
  • Huge plus if you’ve done
  • Location scouting
  • Photogrammetry
  • Game development
  • Rendered VFX pipeline

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