Full Time Job

Senior Compositor


Vancouver, BC 08-23-2023
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description

Position Summary

Compositors combine 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 Senior Compositor ultimately maintains the aesthetic integrity and technical quality of the final image delivered to the client.

What You'll Do
Work with the Compositing Supervisor and Visual Effects Supervisor to evaluate the creative and technical approach for assigned shots
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

What We're Looking For
At least 5 years relevant professional VFX experience and at least a college level diploma in computer graphics, fine arts, design, or photography, or related field; OR at least 7 years relevant professional VFX experience in lieu of education
Strong knowledge of Nuke
Strong aesthetic skills in judging photo-realism and colour
Ability to work gracefully under pressure to meet deadlines
Strong sense of composition, color and design
Ideal candidate has strong fine arts foundation skills, such as photography and photographic lighting

Nice to have:
Can quickly learn new software and techniques
Strong communication skills
Familiarity with using Linux systems
Previous experience in look development and sequence supervision is ideal
Ability to write Nuke gizmos and/or plugins
Python and/or C+


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

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-rb9vpo-44-200-101-84-42 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.