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Rodeo FX: Animation Production Manager

Rodeo FX

This is a Full-time position in Montreal, QC posted April 2, 2021.

Company DescriptionArtist-driven company by nature, it’s our mission to give talented artists the freedom and resources they need to deliver quality work and to thrive in a fun and creative environment.Job DescriptionThe Animation division of Rodeo FX has exciting new opportunities for a Production Manager experienced in animation, to join its in-house team in Montreal, Canada.

We are seeking candidates who are familiar with the CG Animation pipeline and have previous animation experience.

This is a great opportunity for an ambitious individual to join a passionate team.The production Manager acts as the producer’s right hand and is directly responsible for keeping the entire project on track from pre-production through production by consistently creating and updating schedules and timelines for every stage of the process.

Works closely with the artistic leads and coordinators to determine quotas, analyze departmental progress, and shift resources according to the needs of the project.Due to the current climate, the role will initially be remote however will be based in our flagship Montreal studio.ResponsibilitiesResponsible for managing the day-today details of production in order to keep the project on track.Assists the producer in creating the master schedule and all departmental micro-schedules.Be proactive and assess each shot’s level of complexity during the storyboard and turnover phases, making sure that resources are available for their successful completion.Provides weekly production status reports to the producer, director and buyer.Prioritize the order of design and build assignment and track the progress of the artwork created.

Manage the design schedule for the artistsEnsures that there is enough inventory in each department so that weekly quotas can be met.Through constant communication with his coordinator.S, the production manager must be aware of each department’s workload and how it is tracking compared to the production plan.Keeps a vigilant watch over meeting the weekly targets.If there are issues causing delays, the production manager works with the production team and supervisors to determine immediate solutions so the crew can continue to work.Closely monitors the number of retakes being called, establishes a tracking system to keep a close check on the retakes called and to maintain control of the budget.

This system should be structured to track the percentage of changes made on each shot in order to identify and avoid potential overages as early as possible.Is the point person for the sub-contractor.SDuring post-production, focus on tracking retakes, with the editor, and aid the post-production supervisor in coordinating material transfers.

May be involved in scheduling recording sessions and, in some cases, attending them based on the producer’s requirements.

Responsible for upkeep of the script by tracking and inserting any revisions, along with making sure that all pick-up and ADR lines are recorded.

QualificationsMinimum 5 years of production management experienceStrong understanding of CG based workflows and their dependenciesStrategic scheduling experience with an adaptive approach to meeting deadlinesStrong interpersonal and organizational skills Excellent communication skills both oral and writtenEnthusiasm for the job Ability to prioritize and manage time and ability to multitaskProven ability to meet deadlines and keep a team on scheduleAptitude for problem-solving and troubleshooting Attention to detail Ability to follow-through on action items Goal-oriented attitude Eagerness to learn, ask questions, and get guidance Strong team player Self-starterExcellent knowledge of English and FrenchAdvanced knowledge of Microsoft Suite and especially ExcelKnowledge of Shotgun Software is an assetPost-secondary education in feature-animation production preferred, or related field.