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Head of Cinematography

WildBrain is looking for a Head of Cinematography to join our Studio!


WildBrain Studios
} 12:00 am
In-person & Online
$160,000 - $175,000 annually.

As Head of Cinematography you will establish and lead our Previs pipeline and tool development in collaboration with technical and creative leadership. Initially this role will begin on a feature film project as Previs Supervisor, where in conjunction with the Director of Photography and the Director, you will define the camera blocking, lens choice and composition, while working closely with other departments to ensure smooth transitions and improved tools and processes. Once the film is out of Previs you will transition to the studio as Head of Cinematography to continue to drive our capability and process for the department.


Responsibilities & Qualifications


What You’ll Do: 

  • Develop and oversee the Previs workflow for Feature production, including nomenclature, references, resource requirements, methodologies, tools, schedules, and work assignments
  • Define processes, workflows and tools to support and further the department’s capabilities with production and pipeline
  • Ensure that the conversion of the storyboard into a 3D scene aligns with the director’s directives regarding framing and camera movement
  • Liaise between all department supervisors – up and down stream – identifying needs and ensuring a seamless transition into animation, rendering, etc. and provide ongoing support to the team during production.
  • Hire, train and succession plan for the Previs department as it grows
  • Establish training materials and creation of Wiki to document process.
  • Collaborate with the Head of Assets to develop best practices for the creation of Environments and Set dressing
  • Create previs proxy objects for modelling team as needed
  • Instruct and oversee the team’s activities throughout the production process;
  • Participate in new project bids defining capabilities, infrastructure needs, costs, and process.


What You’ll Bring:

  • 5+ years of experience in Layout/Previs, preferably in the context of a full CG feature film.
  • 3+ years of experience as a Layout/Previs Supervision, preferably in the context of a full CG feature film.
  • A keen eye for visual composition and a solid understanding of camera techniques.
  • Strong storytelling abilities are essential for this role.
  • Ability to maintain visual continuity throughout a scene.
  • Excellent proficiency in Maya.
  • Understanding of rigging processes and principles.
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to train and guide a team of professionals.


Candidates are paid within the range posted, but their exact pay will vary based on the level, responsibilities and expectations of the role. We also take into consideration the experience and skills that individuals brings, with considerations of our internal equity.


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