VFX Director

Los Angeles, California | Freelance | Job ID #54782 |
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Our client, a TV Network, is seeking a VFX Director to join the team.


  • Managing the in-house Visual Effects team
  • Managing all VFX projects, deadlines, resources
  • Working with clients and creative leads to ensure the best possible approach and outcome on all projects – this is a crucial quality control position.
  • Sourcing and managing all VFX vendors & freelancers
  • Budgeting VFX projects
  • Interfacing with Sr Technical Operations Manager, and TV Operations, IT, and Engineering in the maintenance of all VFX technical infrastructure.
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge and resources on the latest and emerging VFX technologies.


  • 7-10 years of experience in visual effects, broadcast/motion design, and related fields; with a minimum of 5 years of experience in management and production.
  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher, strongly preferred
  • Experience in team and studio management (VFX or CG Supervisor, Sr/Executive Producer, Managing Director) or similar role strongly preferred.
  • Experience in team-building and managing a diverse pool of freelance talent is required.
  • Advanced knowledge of visual effects workflows, technology, and pipelines is required.
  • Expert knowledge of most industry-standard software packages: Maya, Houdini, Cinema4D, Nuke, Adobe After Effects, VRay, Redshift, Deadline Render.
  • Must be highly technical – an advanced understanding of computer programming (Object-Oriented, Python, MEL, Javascript), and the ability to communicate with computer, network, and software engineers is highly critical.
  • Knowledge of Adobe CC especially Adobe After Effects is highly preferred.
  • Ability to work creatively hands-on is a plus, but not required.
  • Ability to determine advancements in field of graphics and test new technology, applications and operating systems for graphics groups.

Employer Details:

  • Onward Search is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in an employment with regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status or any other classification protected by federal, state and local laws and ordinances. Candidates must be at least 18 years old to be considered for employment. EOE/M/F/D/V/SO.
  • In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.
  • The client is unable to support 1099 / Corp-to-Corp or Independent Contractor arrangements at this time. All freelancers will be paid as W2 employees.
  • Onward Search is a drug-free workplace.


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