2D Lead

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2D Lead

We are looking for a 2D Compositing Lead to join us for an upcoming project. Previous compositing and lead experience is essential as you will be required to take on the leadership role immediately, as well as actively working on high-end VFX shots.

Role Details

The 2D Lead (2DL) is a key role that works closely with the Head of 2D, VFX Supervisors and Producers to effectively deliver complex shows and sequences to a high creative and technical standard. They will have excellent relationship building skills and the ability to communicate ideas and guide both in-house teams and external clients through the creative process with diplomacy and discretion. They will have a strong sense of visual aesthetics and a good understanding of the full workflow, processes and techniques for visual effects design and compositing.  


The 2DL will lead designated projects and work collaboratively with the Production and 2D team to plan and oversee each project’s work-flow and artist resources to ensure delivery that meets creative expectations and deadlines. They will take ownership for any incoming work so that it is assessed, distributed and completed on time by their team. They will have excellent time management and organisational skills and the ability to provide accurate assessments of the workload and the time required to complete tasks and regularly keep in touch with the teams to provide updates or any issues. 


As part of the 2DL role, they will be part of the broader compositing team and will work collaboratively with the 2D team, 3D artists, production and the VFX Supervisors to produce high quality photorealistic images on their own projects. They will also provide assistance as required across multiple projects to ensure shots and projects get across the line.


In line with Union company values the 2D Lead will be proactive in developing and maintaining a positive, inclusive working environment in the department. They will guide and mentor the 2D Artists and working in liaison with Production, Talent & HoD’s, the 2DL will help to identify and implement the training and development requirements for the more junior members of the 2D team.  

They will have a keen interest in new technology and will take a proactive role in helping to develop 2D pipeline improvements and tools. They will help troubleshoot any Nuke technical issues across projects, providing solutions to problems that will improve the production and project efficiency and will work closely with the Technology and Editorial teams to ensure an efficient workflow.  


The 2DL will have excellent communication and team working skills along with strong organisational skills and meticulous attention to detail. They will be able to multitask, problem solve and adapt to changing priorities and situations, always remaining calm and professional.

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