Full Time Job

Senior / Lead Compositor


New York, NY 05-09-2020
  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description
Job duties and responsibilities
• Responsible for the management of the compositing team on a per project basis, maintaining the highest level of creative quality for the compositing work as well as color continuity

Comp supervisor skills
• high level of creative, aesthetic and technical abilities
• managing a team of artists on a technical and an aesthetic point of view; mentoring and guiding the artists to build a strong, cohesive team
• anticipate comp and team challenges; work with production to avoid and resolve such challenges
• setting up a show - color pipeline, representations, stereo (if appropriate), crewing
• ensuring deliverables are to the highest creative and technical standards
• presenting work clearly in dailies and walkthroughs, taking direction and responding to the VFX supervisor appropriately and in a timely fashion
• evaluating artists' skills and what identifying what areas in which they need to improve
• exercises close attention to detail
• being proactive with team members, production to ensure smooth delivery of work

Comp senior artist skills
• matching color, lighting, and exposure of stock elements to rendered or photographed elements
• matte extractions from blue/green screen photography
• executing Paint fixes and rotoscoping
• clean and efficient script organization (minimum number of nodes to get a result)
• transforming and warping elements as needed
• utilizing concepts in:
• 2D/3D camera tracking and stabilization concepts
• 3D in Nuke – using correct math for 3D renders and AOVs
• grain and degrain as necessary
• plate speed up/slow down manipulation
• matte edge processing and integration
• QC black levels, grain, color, mattes, etc.

, experience, and skills required
• 2D/3D camera tracking and stabilization concepts
• expert knowledge of Nuke, with minimum 3 years of node-based compositing software experience
• minimum 3 years Comp Supervisor experience in feature films/TV Episodics/Commercials
• experience with Keylight, Primatte or Ultimatte
• knowledge of projection mapping
• Deep compositing knowledge is a plus
• Scripting knowledge and tools development is a plus.
• Knowledge in 3D packages is a plus: Maya, Houdini, Cinema4D, etc.
• sound aesthetic with good understanding of color, contrast, and lighting design
• knowledge of film resolution and aspect ratios, cameras and Lenses.
• strong problem-solving skills
• strong interpersonal and communication skills
• team leader player with outstanding attitude
• dependable, flexible, and able to take direction well from VFX Supervisor
Company Profile
Deluxe is the world’s leading video creation to distribution company offering global, end-to-end services and technology. Through unmatched scale, technology and capabilities, Deluxe enables the worldwide market for professionally created video. The world’s leading content creators, broadcasters, OTTs and distributors rely on Deluxe’s experience and expertise. With headquarters in Los Angeles and New York and operations in 38 key media markets worldwide, the company relies on the talents of more than 7,500 of the industry’s premier artists, experts, engineers and innovators.
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