Crowd Supervisor

SPIN VFX is seeking a Crowd supervisor to join our award winning creative team. The Crowd Supervisor is responsible for creating the motion of crowds in high-end visual effects films and television, including simulation for planning. Leading the team of artists and collaboratively working with other departments supervisors, pipeline, production.


  • Supervise and develop the crowd team and pipeline
  • Providing crowd artists with aesthetic and technical guidance and support to ensure the quality and schedules are met
  • Building workflows, best practices and technical solutions for the team
  • Create digital crowd behaviors and simulations to achieve the look, movement, and style envisioned by the Director & Production
  • Collaborate With VFX,  CG and Animation Supervisors in order to implement efficient and effective ways to integrate crowd pipeline tools and techniques and problem solve issues in feature film development
  • Communicate and provide production with schedules, deadlines and updated information regarding production support required. 
  • Troubleshoot and find solutions to technical challenges and execute them effectively
  • Propose creative approaches and solutions for any specific shots
  • Mentor and train junior artists and generalists in the crowd pipeline. 
  • Work with our head of CG, department heads and the pipeline team ensure the continuous development of the crowd pipeline.  

Must Have:

  • 2-3 years of Supervisor or lead expense on feature films or TV.
  • Houdini and/or Atoms, Maya, and Python
  • Experience working with a USD based pipeline
  • Strong troubleshooting and problem-solving skills
  • Team player who excels within a collaborative environment

Beneficial to Have:

  • Experience crafting animation for use in crowds.
  • Understanding of rigging requirements for crowd simulation and ragdolls.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the lookdev process.
  • Experience with Mocap Retargeting in Maya, MotionBuilder is a plus
  • Experience with other crowd software packages is a plus

If this sounds like you, please submit your cover letter, resume and demo reel to Be sure to include “Crowd Supervisor” in the subject line.