Head of Post

The Third Floor    Los Angeles, CA
Job Description

THE THIRD FLOOR is the world’s leading visualization company with offices in Los Angeles and London as well as on location with productions around the world. Since 2004, the studio has helped clients visualize and maximize content by producing computer-animated blueprints, known as “previsualizations”. The Third Floor is a fun, creative company founded by artists, for artists. We work on extremely high-profile projects, while maintaining a small studio feel. Recent examples of our work include Aquaman, BumbleBee, Mary Poppins Returns, Venom, and Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald.

We are looking for a Head of Post who will lead, manage and develop the department to ensure it achieves the highest possible standards of Post-Visualization by applying their creative direction and technical knowledge. They will work closely with other departments to ensure The Third Floor has the right tools, workflows and best people to deliver the work required.

The successful candidate will also be able to draw upon their extensive Visual Effects facility experience to make recommendations and lead innovation towards ensuring successful handover of TTF’s work to VFX facilities.


  • Oversee TTF’s Postvis teams and projects
  • Oversee and work with other TTF Supervisors to ensure efficient and successful delivery of postvis projects
  • Supervise and ensure best-practices for TTF to VFX handover on all shows
  • Lead a team of compositors to produce 2D slap comps
  • Meet with VFX Supervisor’s and VFX Facilities to ensure successful relationship
  • Work with TTF’s global team to streamline and enhance postvis workflow, tools & pipeline
  • Work with Production & Talent Management to support postvis team & hiring needs
  • Collaborate with Supervisors, Virtual Production & R&D teams to provide expertise on VFX needs at all stages of production
  • Work with R&D teams on building real time engine workflow for post
  • Improve the quality and efficiency of postvis output across the company
  • Supervise trackers, compositors and postvis artists to maximize efficiency and quality of output
  • Work with production management to manage client expectations of work & schedules
  • Act as a point of contact, leader and support for any postvis or VFX issues or challenges the company faces
  • Create and support training initiatives to grow the TTF postvis team & experience level
  • Work closely with other departments to ensure inter-departmental cooperation
  • Set the direction and maintain standards for the department
  • Assist with bidding/schedules alongside Business Development and Production team.
  • Work with HR to create training initiatives/rollout to increase company postvis and VFX proficiency
  • Actively keep up to date on production techniques and R&D
  • Essential Skills:

  • Experience working as a VFX Supervisor and/or Senior Compositing Supervisor
  • Solid knowledge of the Visual Effects pipeline – including tracking, CG & compositing
  • Excellent experience with After Effects, Nuke, Maya, PFTrack & 3D Equalizer
  • Awareness of other supporting tracking, 3D & compositing software & plugins
  • Experience with Real-time Engines – ideally Unreal
  • Experience on multiple projects as Lead Artist or Supervisor
  • Possesses a keen eye for aesthetics in compositing, lighting, color, and design, and effectively use the best methods to bring about results quickly and efficiently
  • Understanding of Virtual Production technologies (virtual camera etc)
  • A strong portfolio of work demonstrating creative skills and breadth of work
  • Personal attributes:

  • Strong & proven leadership, communication and problem-solving skills and confident with clients and managing their expectations
  • Ability to remain calm and confident in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work within a team towards a common goal
  • Proven ability to resolve conflicting tasks
  • An interest in photography and film making
  • Positive ‘can do’ attitude
  • U.S. Applicants only: TTF participates in E-Verify and we will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee’s Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. All documents provided for proof of work authorization must be current and unexpired. We cannot accept expired proof of identity. IMPORTANT: If the Government cannot confirm that you are authorized to work, TTF is required to give you written instructions and an opportunity to contact DHS and/or the SSA before taking adverse action against you, including terminating your employment.

    Fri, 18 Jan 2019 10:49:19 GMT

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