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Compositing Supervisor


London, United Kingdom 03-13-2023
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
Job Description
Position Summary

We are looking for a Compositing Supervisor who reflects the creative talent, collaborative mindset and passion for great filmmaking that define ILM.
The Compositing Supervisor works work in collaboration with the Supervision Team and the Producer to plan, implement and deliver:
Alongside the Show Leadership Team (Exec Prod, Producer, PM, VFX Supe, CG Supe, Anim Supe) manage Clients needs, expectations and aspirations to deliver the highest quality work, on time and to budget
To the agreed methodology yet remain agile to adjust the plan where and when needed
Consistent leadership locally for the project, to ensure collective collaboration at all levels of the project with a focus on the morale of the crew and the show leadership team
Be aware of the impact creative decisions have on a show's schedule & budget, and be willing to change the creative choices, when possible, to stay on schedule budget
Know the limitations of their knowledge (e.g., technical, aesthetic, client-handling skills, etc.) and seek expert advice when appropriate.

Works in collaboration with the Talent Team to:
Foster a respectful and cooperative dynamic within the compositing department
Empower team members to collaborate inclusively and build community and a sense of belonging
Maintain a productive team environment that encourages belonging in every facet of the team
Empathetic to different experiences and backgrounds to foster new perspectives and ideas
Serves as a role model and mentor for and within the Compositing department

What You'll Do

Manages and is responsible for all aspects of 2D compositing. Determines the technical approach and provides the technical leadership to achieve the desired level of compositing on shows
Works with Production and CG Supervisors in designing workflow and throughput of assigned shows
Works with Production in the estimation of bids and schedules and in staffing requirements including assessing individuals skills and delegate work appropriately
Participates in colour management including scanning photography and internal colour management systems to ensure colour consistency of ILM's work
Ensures proper clean-up, documentation, and archiving of the project after its completion
Interfaces with other departments to ensure the seamless combination of work from other disciplines (3D, Matte Painting, Roto, etc.)
Assists in the assessment of software needs and requirements
Attends show ''post mortem'' meetings, designing and implementing streamlined processes where applicable
Responsible for problem solving and communicating issues organizationally, logistically and technically
Delegate creative and technical tasks, as needed, to the appropriate personnel in order to maintain an overview of the creative and production goals of the show
Juggle and prioritize shots, working within limited resources
Coordinates and combines work of Roto Artists, Matte Painters and 3D Technical Directors
Is able to perform all tasks necessary to complete a shot; including matte extraction, painting, roto, 2D motion, compositing and use of ancillary 2 1/2 D programs

Participates in the supervision and direction of a variety of administrative and personnel decisions and responsibilities including: recruitment, determination of work procedures and priorities, career development, employee morale, performance reviews and conflict resolution
Collaborates with the Talent manager with the employee review process and the scheduling of personnel on shows, providing input on skills, productivity, and career development
Responsible for honest, timely feedback to Compositing crew members
Assists in the design and execution of training for the compositing discipline
Works with the Talent Manager on defining the on-going recruitment needs of the department and is involved in the interview process for compositing candidates

Represent ILM professionally and positively both within and outside the industry
Assist and promote ILM 'best practices' across the show
Working with ILM Senior Management, understand capacity issues locally and work in conjunction to mitigate Studio capacity issues, as and when possible
Working with Talent Management to mentor potential supervisory up-and-coming talent
Provide clear, concise and timely feedback for the Show Leadership Team and where appropriate, individual artists on the project
Work in conjunction with the Talent Management team to handle individual performance issues on the project. For example, highlighting the issue as early as possible to Talent to work together to confirm a plan of action to deal with the issue
Other Tasks Can include:
May cover On Set Supervision, where appropriate; participates and assisting in plate photography
Supervise and train less experienced compositing artists
On occasion, may be required to perform hands-on shot work on show
Play a proactive key role in marketing ILM's services to the industry

What We're Looking For:

Leadership & People Management:
Being accountable and responsible for the morale of the people on your show; Being forthcoming with expectations of those on your show
Role Modeling the values and attributes of Good ILM Leadership including:
Respecting and trusting any and all of those that you work with
Collaborating within, across and outside your show, and using situational awareness to make timely decisions for your show with the studio and the company in mind at all times
Prioritizing effective communication with your team, including active listening
Overall aesthetic & quality issues:
Demonstrate day in day out, the ability to recognize what is aesthetically / technically missing in a shot
Feedback, encourage and mentor the team and individual artists to produce the best quality work
Ability to offer various technical or creative solutions to fit with the budget and schedule of the show

Technical Knowledge & Breadth of Knowledge:
Demonstrate the ability to manage artists efficiently toward successful final shots
Be aware of new technical developments within and outside ILM
Proactively pursue in-depth knowledge of the new developments to further their ability to do leading-edge work
Recognize one's limitations in one's current technical knowledge and seek to broaden that knowledge
Assist ILM's documentation and dissemination of new techniques developed on the show.
Be technically versatile enough to comprehend the several technical solutions to any one problem


Jobcode: Reference SBJ-gwz69n-34-239-173-144-42 in your application.

Company Profile

Lucasfilm is among the world’s leading entertainment service companies, a pioneer in visual effects and sound across multiple mediums, and is home to the legendary Star Wars and Indiana Jones franchises.