Compositor

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Compositor

We are looking for MID to SENIOR level Compositors to join our 2D team. With many projects lined up, this is an exciting opportunity and a great time to join Union. Please note that you MUST have previous industry experience working as a Compositor.

Role Details

Union Compositors are part of our highly respected team and work collaboratively with their 2D team, 3D artists, production and the VFX Supervisors to produce high quality photorealistic images for our film and TV clients that meet creative expectations and deadlines.


Responsibilities:


  • Produce high quality photorealistic images and create seamless transitions between filmed footage and composited 2D and 3D elements

  • Deliver simple to complex compositing tasks at all stages of the production process including pre-comps, temp comps, lookdev through to final

  • Work with the visual effects supervisor and the compositing lead to determine creative and technical approaches through rnd, lookdev and to final

  • Communicate creative and technical thoughts and ideas clearly and succinctly

  • Be production savvy, involved and keep in touch with the bigger picture of what is happening on each show and the deadlines 

  • Work efficiently with the compositing team and other departments to deliver work within established project targets and to creative expectations

  • Manage your time effectively and give accurate assessments of the workload and any changes to the time required to complete tasks

  • Liaise regularly with 2D lead to plan, troubleshoot and ensure efficient communication and workflow throughout each project

  • Liaise effectively with 3D artists to help ensure smooth cross department workflows and communication

  • Be highly proactive, use initiative to identify problems, find solutions and make things happen

  • Have a flexible approach - each project is different, each supervisor/lead is different, it is an important part of the Compositor role to establish what is required of them on a project

  • Take on board and accurately and efficiently action feedback 

  • Ensure your shots meet Union QC standards and show specific requirements

  • Proficiently apply 2.5d approaches, projections and use 3D environment within Nuke

  • Good understanding and application of technical workflows such as directory structure, file formats, naming conventions, scripts and automation tools etc

  • Create clean and organised Nuke scripts  

  • Stay up-to-date with evolving 2D tools and techniques

  • Provide assistance as required in crunch times across multiple projects to get shots and projects across the line

  • Mentor and support more junior artists


Skills, knowledge and experience:


  • Experience in film/ TV VFX production in a similar position

  • Good working knowledge of Nuke

  • Detail oriented, with a good artistic eye, good understanding of photography 

  • Technical and creative knowledge and understanding of colour, light, composition and design

  • Ability to remain calm and deliver effectively under pressure

  • Excellent problem solving skills

  • Excellent organisational and communication skills

  • Thorough knowledge of the VFX pipeline and film/ TV production workflows

  • Ability to perform multiple tasks, prioritise and manage time effectively

  • Positive, flexible, proactive and enthusiastic attitude

  • Very strong interpersonal skills and communication skills

  • Thorough understanding of core compositing techniques including  colour correction, blue & green screen extraction, roto, CG and working with AOVs, and tracking

  • Knowledge of the technical and organisational aspects of the studio pipeline

  • Ability to take direction and feedback and efficiently action it

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