Full Time Job

Prep Artist

Moving Picture Company

London, United Kingdom 07-28-2020
  • Paid
  • Full Time
Job Description

MPC expands into Streaming and Episodic VFX with the launch of a specialist division, MPC Episodic. The division offers episodic directors and producers' access to the pioneering technology and world-class talent behind recent blockbusters such as; The Lion King, Godzilla: King of The Monsters, Detective Pikachu and the BAFTA award winning 1917.

Led by MD Tom Williams, Executive VFX Supervisor, Pete Jopling (The Bourne Legacy, Captain America: Civil War, Chernobyl),Head of Creative Gurel Mehmet (The Witcher, Avengers: Endgame, Inception) and Senior Producer Therese Zambra (Mars, Frontline) MPC Episodic is actively hiring the industry's top VFX talent, to work on some of the most exciting series visual effects work in the industry.

Prep Artists are responsible for rig removals, painting out markers, wires, and other imperfections before the shot can move along the pipeline.
• Cleaning up of seams on blue/green screens for the compositing team.
• Color correction/grading to match the prepped area to the plate.
• Wire and rig removal for static/minimum camera movement of the character/background.
• Removing a character/object/subject with available source using 3d projection
• Face marker removal, wrinkle removal/make up prosthetic fixes.
• Creating clean plates, with help of reference plates provided
• Recreation work, which can be done by 2d/planar tracking.


PREP Artist Essentials:
• A keen eye for detail and solution oriented
• Previous experience with Nuke & basics of Maya and Mocha.

Any of the following technical skills is a bonus:
• A small amount of scripting knowledge - Python preferred.
• Previous experience in a VFX environment.

Any of the following experience is a great advantage:
• Previous experience in a VFX environment.
• Any previous experience in Roto.

The details above provide an outline of the key requirements for candidates to apply for a role in this department. At MPC Episodic we have a number of job classifications within our artist team structure. These are:
• Artist
• Key Artist
• Technical Artist
• Lead
• Head of Department

Based on your skills we will assess your suitability for a particular role during the application process.

This job application remains open even when we don't have roles available. If you would like to be considered, please apply and we will contact you as soon as we have an opening.

Company Profile
Moving Picture Company

The Moving Picture Company (MPC) is a global creative studio with a single goal: to create experiences that move people. With decades of storytelling experience, we are perpetually pushing the limits of what is technologically and artistically possible to tell visually stunning stories. MPC continues to lead in an ever-evolving industry, building authentic and long-lasting connections with audiences across all channels.