Senior Manager, Visual Effects

Disney

Job Position(s): Visual Effects Manager
Project Type: See Post
Job Date: Full time
Compensation: Salary
Union Status: Non-Union

Job Summary:

It’s 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. It’s hard to define and even harder to create, but that’s 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, home entertainment releases, live stage plays, and music and soundtrack recordings.

Marvel is an entertainment brand defined the stories and successes of our more than 8,000 incredible characters like Iron Man, Thor, Black Panther and Captain America. Based at the Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, California, Marvel Studios is one of the most successful movie studios in the world, today. The Marvel Cinematic Universe multi-film franchises, led by President Kevin Feige, is a universe filled with creativity, innovation and collaboration. At Marvel, you will be part of a team that helps propel our legacy into the future with vision as far-reaching as our stories.

The Senior Manager, Visual Effects will act as direct support on feature and streaming productions and will work with multiple teams among Marvel Studios, Disney, and outside vendors. He/she will be responsible for managing show set-up, training teams, scheduling, developing database and technology pipelines, as well organizing digital and physical assets.

Responsibilities:

Show Set-Up and Wrap:

  • Support the creation of best practices policies and promote their implementation with the VFX and Stereo teams.
  • Update and maintain Marvel’s VFX Confluence page.
  • Implement and promote wrap procedures with the VFX and Stereo teams.

Production Technology:

  • Work with the Production Technology department to create VFX workflow / pipelines designed for the needs of each production.
  • Help develop and builds upon tools, templates, and databases to standardize and centralize department information.

Marketing:

  • Coordinate between the creative marketing teams, VFX/Stereo productions, and technical operations to assist in the delivery of marketing pieces.

Franchise and Publicity:

  • Work with publicity team to facilitate interviews of VFX crew, submit VFX awards, and manage the publicity request process with the productions and VFX vendors.

Digital Asset Management:

  • Coordinate with the Digital Asset Management department to answer VFX questions and offer support for archived projects.

Physical Assets:

  • Manage database to track the status and location of all VFX physical assets.
  • Assist each production in receiving all requested VFX physical assets.
  • Assess condition of VFX physical assets to determine when items need to be decommissioned and re-purchased.
  • Insure all VFX physical assets are serviced and in good working order.
  • Act as liaison to productions regarding space management, parking, structural changes, and issues.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Schedule meetings with Producers, Supervisors, Directors, Senior Level Executives, and outside Vendors as requested.
  • Prioritize & coordinate calendars.
  • Ensure VFX Executives have prep time for critical projects & meetings.
  • Assists with video conferencing and VFX reviews.
  • Process drive-ons and walk-ons for visitors.
  • Organize meetings, on-site visits, and demos with VFX vendors, freelance production crew, and technology companies to maintain and expand department relationships throughout the industry.
  • Work with VFX Executives, on continuing to evolve databases for the best use by current productions as well as for the purpose of historical production archive and analysis.

Basic Qualifications:

  • A minimum of 5 years relevant work experience in Visual Effects.
  • Computer Skills: Mac skills required; proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Filemaker, Cinesync Pro, and Shotgun. Experience with Signiant and 5th Kind is preferred.
  • Working knowledge of Visual Effects/Post Production and understanding of technical terms and processes required.

Required Education

  • College degree preferred.

To apply for this job please visit jobs.disneycareers.com.