DescriptionCrafty Apes is a high-end visual effects company with a strong foothold in features and episodic television. We are hiring a VFX Bidding Producer to work remotely from the U.S. or Canada. This position requires focused attention on achieving the highest level of client satisfaction and the creative assessment of all potential new projects up to the award. This is a full-time salaried position with benefits.
- Read incoming scripts, VFX breakdowns and review all creative materials received. - Creatively assess the work required to complete a project and provide bid days for VFX breakdowns in line with the VFX pipeline. - Consult with VFX Supervisors and Department Heads on creative, technical approaches, and methodologies, as needed. - Prepare financials on all bids for approval by EPs. This includes revising bids as needed per client or production. - Understand the industry cost structures and how this affects the creative assessment. - Attend all client meetings relating to upcoming projects. - Stay current of studio capacity and talent capabilities in order to effectively create bids. - Work with EPs to ensure the accuracy of all bids. - Responsible for the creative handover of awarded shows to the EP/show.
- Minimum 5 years as a VFX Producer on episodic and film projects at an established VFX facility. - Previous experience in providing detailed and accurate bids for episodic and film. - Must be able to manage multiple projects simultaneously (and flawlessly). - Well versed in the Post-Production process, especially that of visual effects. - Experience using Shotgrid or similar production management software and hands-on experience with file transfer technologies such as Aspera. - Must have strong written and verbal communication skills. - Works well with tight deadlines and under pressure. - Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, Word and Excel in particular. Working knowledge of Adobe Acrobat Pro, and Google Suite.