Overview

PRODUCER – POST PRODUCTION – 2 MONTH FTC
Spark44 is a creative company for the modern age, finding efficient ways to help brands win. We were founded in 2011 as an antidote to traditional agencies and we give clients the impact and progressive thinking they need – but without the unnecessary costs. We call this Big Lean Thinking and it manifests itself as end-to-end creative efficiency worldwide. With 20 offices in 19 countries, and just over 1,000 colleagues, we are a truly integrated team dedicated to connecting the customer experience and eliminating silos.

The Role:

We are looking for a pro-active and enthusiastic, super-organised Post Producer to join our busy Production team and focus on the growing requirement to leverage CGI based image creation for Jaguar Land Rover (JLR). Reporting to the Post Production Director (PPD), the Post Producer reports to and supports the PPD and wider post production team to ensure the smooth day to day running and the fulfilment of all asset deliverables from conception to delivery. Your involvement will cross all stages of the production process including; S44 CGI & Retouching post schedule planning, retouching, creative development, supporting location production, internal and external asset deliverables, whilst also supporting and delegating applicable workload to Assistant Producers. The focus of the role will be on delivering and coordinating all post imagery based requirements for JLR image production.

Responsibilities:

Producing the post production for all CGI and Photographic led projects from pre-production through to post-production and retouching and it’s effective handover of completed imagery to artwork for both Land Rover and Jaguar nameplates – (C-Scale 1 to 4)
Supporting and working in partnership with Assistant Producers to traffic retouching and CGI workload through its stages through the business and via stakeholders against its gateways
Overseeing department workflow to ensure that jobs are delivered within budget, on time and to agreed artistic and technical standards
Diary management and scheduling of multiple post production requirements concurrently
Creating budgets and controlling costs, reconciling jobs and liaising with Spark44 finance teams where 3rd parties are awarded and utilised
Request AllEFG files from model build teams, build VSM in collaboration with S44 Product and CPM
Provide VSM approved by Client to DAG
Production timings – request and report supplier timings to plan S44 resource with AP-R accordingly
Work in conjunction with AP-R and Studio Manager/Resource director (Retouching) to brief on project requirements
Responsible for attending and coordinating Design and Product reviews to report asset amends and updates where required – alongside CPM, ensuring that assets are ready for client review
Be the conduit of information back to AP-R to manage retouching requirements
Coordinate production of CGI assets from start to finish
Coordinate DAG asset deliveries being transferred to internal stakeholders for review
Manage the review of CGI assets with Retouchers and AD’s
Curator of asset list and distributor, and maintenance in collaboration with CPM and Location Producer, associate batches to overall deliverables timings
Gatekeeper of overall production deliverables
Support AP-R with timings re deliverables, design /product meetings prep
Supporting AP-R for effective handover of completed imagery to artwork
Clear and effective communication and the ability to multi-task and problem-solve are important skills in this role
Requirements

Experience of working in a CGI / VFX / Animation studio environment or Post-Production Facility, directly with crew and clients.
A keen active interest in the creative and technical developments within the industry and key markets.
A solid knowledge and understanding of workflows, pipelines, terminology, processes, software packages and capabilities and industry conventions in this field – with the focus on Still Images.
Fast learner of new terminologies and workflows.
A commitment to providing the highest level of client services and creative quality and comfortable dealing with a wide variety of projects, partners and suppliers.
Ability to remain calm and positive under pressure and deal with a high turnover of projects.
Reliable, trustworthy and committed. A positive and friendly attitude, a reliable supportive team player, a clear communicator.
Able to demonstrate exceptional organisational and administrative skills
Apple Mac Literate. Good Microsoft Office skills (including Office, Excel & Word)
Familiarity with digital project and asset management systems preferable
Advantageous

A working knowledge of Adobe Photoshop and Maya or 3DSMax for CGI Image Creation
Experience crossing both Motion and Stills / Retouch or Digital and an understanding of the integrated production process
Experience of photographic production, on-set experience
Live action experience would be an asset but not essential
Benefits

At Spark44 we offer great benefits for our permanent staff. We’ve listed the important ones below:

25 days holiday
Bonus
Life Assurance (4 x annual salary)
Income Protection
Pension (up to 5% contributory)
BUPA Healthcare or Health Cash Plan
Cycle to Work Scheme
Season ticket loan (interest free)
JLR Privilege Programme – up to 20% off Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles.