Full Time Job

Senior Compositor

The Mill

Los Angeles, CA 06-04-2024
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description
The Mill is a global creative partner for agencies, production companies and brands, working across all media channels and platforms.

We are trusted specialists in visual effects, creative technologies and content production. Our projects include the creation of digital products and virtual experiences, as well as world class visual effects and video production.

We are a vibrant network of talented artists, producers, directors and creative technologists from multinational backgrounds. We nurture innovation, flexibility and diverse ideas across our studios in London, New York, Los Angeles, Shanghai and Bangalore. We are all united by one single ambition: To create extraordinary and memorable work that captivates and excites audiences.

We are The Mill.

We create the extraordinary.

Our global Visual Effects team combines talent with technology, artistry with rigor, the familiar with the fantastic. Our work can be inspiring or invisible, but always unforgettable. From the language of color to the hand drawn and photo-real, we bring ideas to life through the use of movement, storytelling and timing.

The Senior Compositor is an exciting role that demands the highest in technical abilities and creativity.

They will take direction from the Lead compositor but will also be expected to work autonomously in a fast paced environment to deliver an extremely high level of work.

A senior compositor could be called upon to run a sequence within a show, and should feel comfortable working with internal creative directors to elevate picture. This would also involve working directly with other departments within the team, including, but not limited to, CG, design and production. They should be comfortable working with clients, have a keen eye for detail, excellent communication skills and technical knowledge, and also have relevant experience in a commercial, film or TV environment.

As part of our team, the chosen talent will have enormous growth potential and will receive

guidance, opportunity and long-term planning to help further their career.

We have a strong network of world-class 2D artists in our team that foster a culture of sharing, learning and advancing together.

Previous experience in timeline management is not a prerequisite, but a plus.


The Senior Compositor is a highly valued member of the compositing team, and is the main support of a Lead Compositor. They will be given insight into and be instrumental in the concepting of shots and the crafting of the approach along with the Lead Compositor. They are often given the most complex and demanding shots to complete, and are expected to manage individual and multiple shots as if it was a whole commercial.

Therefore they must have a complete understanding of the VFX pipeline and the

communication skills to manage shots with other artists, while also occasionally presenting their work to clients. They are expected to help mentor the junior members of the 2D team, and inspire them through the quality of their own work. Some of their responsibilities will include:
• Compositing live action plates, CG renders, design elements and a combination of all three.
• Working collaboratively with other members of the Compositing team and other VFX departments and locations.
• Extracting mattes from blue/green screen photography
• Advanced 2D and 3D camera tracking
• Advanced photoreal CG integration into live action plates
• Advanced set extensions
• Complex matte painting projections utilizing 3D cameras and geometry
• Advanced beauty work
• Advanced car augmentation
• Advanced photoreal full CG compositing
• Paint and rotoscoping
• Mentoring junior artists


• Advanced Experience in Compositing with Nuke for complex VFX projects
• Excellent people and communication skills
• A strong creative eye and artistic skills
• Sound aesthetic with good understanding of color, light and photography
• Strong problem-solving skills
• A team player with a great attitude
• Dependable and flexible
• Takes feedback and direction well
• Exercises close attention to detail
• Ability to work under tight deadlines

Technical skills
• Advanced knowledge of CG rendering and compositing multi-channel EXRs
• Excellent understanding of 2D and 3D tracking
• Highly proficient in using IBK, Primatte or Keylight
• Excellent knowledge of Nuke's 3D system
• Knowledge of other VFX software such as Maya or Mocha is an advantage.
• Strong understanding of colorspace pipelines
• Basic knowledge of Flame or Nuke studio is an advantage
• Experience
• Completed a degree in VFX or equivalent professional experience
• Minimum 5+ years experience working in the VFX Industry
• Additional

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-rnzxmm-3-236-116-27-42 in your application.

Company Profile
The Mill

Technicolor is home to the world's premiere portfolio of visual effects brands, services, and creative innovations. With locations that span the globe, and service offerings tailored to the specific creative and storytelling needs of each project, we power premium content. Our diverse family of VFX brands includes: MPC, The Mill, MR. X, Mikros MPC Advertising, and Technicolor VFX. Each studio has their own unique approach to help storytellers create out of this world experiences.