Head of Department - Performance

  • Montreal, QC, Canada
  • Contract

Company Description

Mill Film is a newly launched visual effects studio with locations in Adelaide- Australia, Bangalore- India and Montreal- Canada, working on VFX for feature films and episodic content. With talent diversity and equality at the heart of Mill Film’s culture, we want to inspire the next generation of visual effects artists, to create a dynamic pool of talent and work with the latest technologies on ground-breaking productions.

Job Description

Reporting to the Head of Creative Operations and working in tandem with the Department Manager, the Head of Department is responsible for day-to-day operations and long-term strategic management of the Performance Department.

This is an exciting opportunity and challenge which will require you to formulate and articulate a vision and goals for your team while aligning with the greater Mill Film vision and goals. As the HOD of Performance, you will need to provide support and motivation to the Department through consistent CFX methodology and best-practices on all shows.  You will also provide strong technical support for our show-specific Animation Supervisors, leads and artists.

You are a coach and mentor, and you set a positive tone for the team. You are deliberate about diversity and mindfully inclusive.


We are looking for a candidate who has exposure to Character FX methodologies and has achieved technical accomplishments.

You will ideally possess the following skills and experience:

  • Experience in Character FX (fur, cloth and muscle simulations)
  • Strong knowledge in Maya, Houdini and Python
  • Experience in pipeline integration and evolution
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

Additional Information

Mill Film builds inclusion and diversity into the foundation of the studio. We believe that inclusion and diversity are the solution to delivering excellence in creative VFX for our clients. We foster a culture of respectful candour, where artists, production and technologists come together to build a talent community devoted to realising industry leading VFX solutions for feature and episodic content for major Studios.

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