Coordinator VFX, UK-Netflix

October 1, 2021

Job Description

The Opportunity
We are seeking an experienced individual to join the dynamic UK VFX Team in London as a VFX Coordinator. This position will act both independently and work closely with the VFX Manager to provide support to them and the wider team across non-fiction, series and film. They will be responsible for a variety of duties using both internal and industry-standard tools, handling vital information, communication and workflows across the lifecycle of VFX production from development through to wrap, and supporting projects with our cross-functional teams within Netflix.
The Role
A successful candidate will need significant experience, and passion, within the Film & Television VFX sector at Senior Coordinator or Line Producer / Production Manager level. This is a demanding and fast-moving position that requires someone who is self-motivated, proactive, quick-thinking, flexible, thorough and able to juggle multiple and diverse responsibilities with a strong emphasis on organisation and unwavering attention to detail at all times.  They will need to be solutions-oriented, a positive-thinker, able to exercise good judgment and have excellent communication skills.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Working with the VFX  Manager to serve as a VFX point of contact across pre­-production, production and post production.
  • Work with cross-­functional teams at Netflix (Creative, Production Management, Post Production, Finance, Tax, Business and Legal Affairs) to ensure productions are successfully set-up and positioned for success.
  • Assist the VFX Manager in the assessment of initial VFX production and post-production plans to ensure each production has the appropriate resources to deliver visual effects of the highest quality.
  • Alongside the VFX Manager assist in the tracking, managing and reporting of financial and status updates.
  • Serve as a bridge between productions and internal Netflix teams to ensure both sides receive pertinent updates throughout the production lifecycle and resolve any issues in a timely manner.­­
  • Championing, facilitating and contributing to the evolution and adoption of new tools, including Netflix proprietary apps, and determine how to incorporate these into VFX workflows­ and to train their teammates Facilitate the onboarding process for our external partners and crews to the Netflix ecosystem, tools and resources.
  • Update and proactively maintain inward and outward-facing VFX resources and documents.
  • Maintain up-to-date talent and vendor lists and seek to forge new relationships working to Netflix Grow Creative to source and nurture the next generation of talent through training and education opportunities.
  • Set up and manage VFX reviews and note taking through tools such as ShotGrid, cineSync and SyncSketch.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • A minimum of 3 years of experience working in VFX within a medium to high-budget studio, vendor, or VFX production team.
  • The ideal candidate will have held a significant position at Senior Coordinator level or above with one or more vendors. Client-side production experience would be a plus.
  • They need to be passionate about our culture and values in the workplace.
  • Ability to handle a fast-paced environment, simultaneously managing several projects in various stages of production (from development through delivery).
  • Strong organisational skills with a proactive mentality and a strong problem solver, excellent time-management and communication is a must.
  • Familiarity with standard production and post software such as ShotGrid, PIX and cineSync.
  • Knowledge of digital video and audio file formats.
  • Working knowledge of VFX and Post vendors, including digital labs and DI facilities.
  • Highly organised, efficient and detail-oriented.
  • Comfortable with a fast pace and constant change.
  • Ability to respond after hours for important, timely or urgent matters.
  • Team-player who operates in a fast-paced team-oriented setting.
  • A second or additional language would be a plus.