Environment Modeling Supervisor


Skydance Interactive

Skydance offers a dynamic, inclusive, and ever-evolving culture where innovative ideas are welcomed, and growth fostered. The partnership between unique creativity and technological advancements are demonstrated within each pillar of the company. At the heart of it all is a commitment to boldly entertaining and relevant storytelling.
While all Animation studios look to hire people who are creative and hard-working, Skydance Animation is specifically looking for pioneers who seek to push the limits of what the world’s most collaborative art form can achieve, and to give those pioneers the space and the resources to build a new studio that’s doing something different.


As an Environment Modeling Supervisor you will be supervising a team of modeling artists in building complex CG models for locations and props, using a variety of techniques, partnering with the Production Designer, VFX Supervisor, and TD Supervisor, ensuring the direction and technical specifications are met and carried out on schedule and within budget.  


    • Oversee and review the environment modeling work of a team of modeling artists ensuring the artistic brief and guidelines from the Production Designer and VFX Supervisor are met for the assigned show.
    • Understand and communicate to the team the creative objectives with the support of an art packet or, sometimes, able to work with little direction.
    • Establish the reviewing and look development strategy for the department.
    • Responsible for the evaluation of the artist's work, making sure all the assets follow the quality standards and artistic direction.
    • Keep up on current artistic methodologies and technology trends and tools that best suit the production.
    • Ensures the models can be delivered at the highest quality in a timely manner and ensure the intended performance requirements are met.
    • Manage the workflow within the department and fulfill production schedule requirements on a weekly basis.
    • Develop the department’s pipeline in collaboration with the VFX supervisor, the TD Supervisor, and PE.
    • Knowledge of procedural modeling systems.
    • Acts as the primary contact person and is responsible for the department
    • Works closely with the Production Supervisors in the management of the department, biding the work and creating the schedule based on an approved quota, ensuring it is met during production, casting appropriately to artists
    • Collaborates and keeps a fluid communication relation with other departments
    • Responsible with Production Supervisor for maintaining crew morale, fostering a good working atmosphere and ethics.
    • Give guidance to the team, supervise the quality of the work, and, works closely with production, in the fulfillment of deadlines
    • Ensures the team has the training and ongoing education needed to perform their tasks as optimally as possible
    • Mentor potential up-and-coming talent to make them grow in the Studio
    • Partner with HR to source and recruit the best industry talent for the department
    • Acts as an ambassador of the company. Has an extensive network in the industry and plays a key role in selling the studio as a first-class working place, maintaining ongoing relationships with key industry players, and contributing to the good reputation of Skydance Animation


    • Over 8 years or more of professional experience in VFX or animation industries.
    • At least 4 years of experience as a Lead in the animation industry.
    • A strong creative/technical background as a proven leader in setting direction for production and for inspiring and motivating production staff.
    • Experience in Real-Time engines, is a big plus.
    • Advanced English level 

Skydance is a diversified media company founded by David Ellison in 2010 to create high quality, event-level entertainment for global audiences. The Company brings to life stories of immersive worlds across its feature film, television, interactive, and animation divisions.
Skydance is proud to be an equal opportunity employer committed to building and fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workforce. We welcome and consider applicants for employment regardless of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, pregnancy status, military/veteran status, disability, or any other protected category. Diversity in the workplace is not just a commitment, it is who we are and a reflection of what makes our world special.  

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Date posted: 1970-01-01