Full Time Job

Lead Compositor


Sydney, Australia 07-18-2022
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description
The Lead Compositor combines live action and computer generated elements into visual effects shots that realize the vision and creative direction of the client and Visual Effects Supervisor. The Lead compositor is ultimately responsible for the aesthetic integrity and technical quality of the final image delivered to the client.

Primary Responsibilities:
• Work with the Compositing Supervisor and Visual Effects Supervisor to evaluate the creative and technical approach for assigned shots.
• Point person for either a sequence of shots, or defining a ''look'' being developed,
• Perform all tasks associated with the compositing process, including 2D tracking, matte extraction, layering of elements, and color grading on difficult shots.
• Maintain the overall look, color balance, and quality for assigned shots and sequences to create uniformity in all finished work.
• Create generic looks for other artists to apply.
• Work collaboratively with artists from other disciplines.
• Independently provide solutions to technical and aesthetic problems, with minimal direction, and can handle the most difficult tasks under intense time pressure.
• May be responsible for bidding comp department work and working with Production to keep the bids on track.
• Available to step in for the Compositing Supervisor when needed

Required Skills / Technical Competencies:
• Strong knowledge of Nuke.
• Strong aesthetic skills in judging photo-realism and color.
• Strong communication skills.
• Can quickly learn new software and techniques.
• Ability to work gracefully under pressure to meet deadlines, and with minimal supervision.
• Strong sense of composition, color and design.
• Familiarity with using Linux systems
• Ability to write Nuke gizmos and/or plugins a plus.
• Python and/or C++ experience is a plus.

Preferred Skills / Competencies:
• Ideal candidate has strong fine arts foundation skills, such as photography and photographic lighting.

Education / Experience:
• Minimum of 5 yrs of compositing experience in a feature film or commercial production environment.
• Previous experience in look development and sequence supervision is ideal.
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category: 'Animation-and-Visual-Effects',

location: 'Sydney, New South Wales, Australia',

req: '10000419',


This position is with ILM (Australia) Pty. Ltd., which is part of a business we call Industrial Light & Magic.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-re55y2-44-200-30-73-42 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.