Method LA seeks Pipeline Supervisor

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  1. MethodStudios


    Nov 26, 2013
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    Los Angeles
    Method Studios is an award-winning international visual effects group with facilities in Los Angeles, Vancouver, New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, London, Sydney and Melbourne. As an artist-driven company known for its creativity, we service high-end feature film, commercial, television, games and motion graphics clients in the global marketplace.

    Built around an exceptional team of visual effects professionals,Method's international facilities provide a full range of visual effects services including conceptual design, look development, on-set supervision, 3D animation/CGI, matte painting, compositing and finishing. With our global reach accented by our boutique accessibility, we have the capacity to service clientele wherever production is situated.

    We are seeking a Pipeline Supervisor to join our Los Angeles team.


    The Pipeline Supervisor is responsible for leading the pipeline development and show TD's in producing and maintaining the tools and process necessary to ensure the smooth operation of the visual effects, commercials, finishing and design pipelines at Method Studios in Los Angeles. The goal is to improve efficiency and quality for all segments of the studio while at the same time, reducing costs. In addition to show responsibilities, the Pipeline Supervisor will, along with the other pipeline supervisors at the other Method Studios, be responsible for global pipeline projects designed to unify the production process across sites.

    Responsibilities and Duties

    • Work with local productions to provide solutions to production problems using global solutions where possible
    • Work with the development team and TD's to design and produce tools and processes for local and global productions
    • Establish a working relationship and a rapport based on mutual respect with VFX and CG Supervisors
    • Participate with key stakeholders in planning to meet shows' technical needs
    • Attend weekly project updates
    • Work with other Pipeline Supervisors; apply global solutions to local problems and where possible to globalize local production solutions.
    • Work with technology project managers to deliver pipeline components, processes and tools on time and on budget
    • While supporting local productions, work with the VP of Production Technology and the other Pipeline Supervisors to define and achieve strategic goals
    • Manage physical and human resources in order to achieve both local and global technical goals
    • Work with the VP of Production Technology, the Pipeline Supervisors and production stakeholders to establish a studio strategy and tactical solutions to achieve it.
    • Partner with production leadership to help lead working groups of TDs, developers, show
    • supervisors, department supervisors, and other key digital artist to continually monitor,
    • maintain, and enhance inter-studio production performance.
    • Work to solve problems at the right level, escalating when necessary and addressing problems in situ when possible.
    • Work to resolve conflicts arising from limited resources or divergent stakeholder goals
    • Utilize limited resources as effectively as possible
    • Promotes a positive and productive work environment, knowing when to lead and when to follow leads collaborative efforts
    • Promote good, timely and effective communication between supervisors, CG Supervisors, and Production Leadership and the executive teams.

    • BS or MS in Computer Science, Computer Graphics, Engineering or equivalent
    • Minimum of 7-10 years of experience in visual effects for feature films or feature animation
    • Experience in film and video post-production preferred
    • 3+ years management/leadership of software, pipeline, or technology teams required
    • Ability to write code in Python and C/C++ and assist in tool/pipeline development
    • Working understanding of issue tracking, agile management and continuous build and integration preferred
    • Comprehensive working knowledge of multiple 2D and 3D software packages required
    • Demonstrated organizational, problem solving, and project management skills
    • Must be a proven and effective leader with the ability to effectively delegate and mentor
    • Must be able to work in a collaborative, fast-paced environment
    • Proven ability to drive initiatives while maintaining perspective
    • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral
    • Ability to establish priorities, multi-task efficiently, work with diverse personalities and all levels of management and technical staff in a high-pressure environment
    To apply, please visit

    Please bear in mind that due the number of applications we receive, you will only hear back from us regarding suitable applications to open positions.

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