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Lead Compositor (TV) Vancouver, BC

Apply NowApply Later Job ID oqUwdfwN Location Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Business Industrial Light & Magic Date posted Oct. 15, 2020

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Position at Industrial Light & Magic

Position Summary

The Lead Compositor (TV) combines live action and computer generated elements into visual effects shots that realize the vision and creative direction of the client and Visual Effects Supervisor. The compositor is ultimately responsible for the aesthetic integrity and technical quality of the final image delivered to the client.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Work with the Compositing Supervisor (TV) and Visual Effects Supervisor (TV) to evaluate the creative and technical approach for assigned shots.
  • Point person for either a sequence of shots, or defining a “look” being developed.
  • Perform all tasks associated with the compositing process, including 2D tracking, matte extraction, layering of elements, and color grading on difficult shots.
  • Maintain the overall look, color balance, and quality for assigned shots and sequences to create uniformity in all finished work.
  • Create generic looks for other artists to apply.
  • Work collaboratively with artists from other disciplines.
  • Independently provide solutions to technical and aesthetic problems, with minimal direction, and can handle the most difficult tasks under intense time pressure.

Education / Experience

  • At least 4 years of relevant professional VFX experience and at least a college level diploma or higher in computer graphics, fine arts, design, or photography, or related field; OR at least 6 years of relevant professional VFX experience in lieu of education.

Required Skills / Competencies

  • Proven Track record of delivering high end VFX across a range of episodic television genres.
  • Strong understanding of the pace and production process of episodic television.
  • Strong knowledge of Nuke.
  • Strong aesthetic skills in judging photo-realism and color.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Can quickly learn new software and techniques.
  • Ability to work gracefully under pressure to meet deadlines, and with minimal supervision.
  • Strong sense of composition, color and design.
  • Ideal candidate has strong fine arts foundation skills, such as photography and photographic lighting.
  • Familiarity with using Linux systems.
  • Previous experience in look development and sequence supervision ideal.
  • Ability to write Nuke gizmos and/or plugins a plus.
  • Python and/or C++ experience a plus.

This position is with Lucasfilm Entertainment Company Ltd. LLC, which is part of a business segment we call Industrial Light & Magic. Lucasfilm Entertainment Company Ltd. LLC is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, colour, religion or belief, sex, nationality, ethnic or national origin, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, disability or pregnancy or maternity. Disney fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.

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About Industrial Light & Magic:

Founded in 1975 by George Lucas, ILM is the leading effects facility in the world, serving the motion picture, commercial production, and attraction industries. ILM has created visual effects for over 325 feature films and has played a key role in seven of the top 10 worldwide box-office hits of all time and has contributed to 25 of the top 50. ILM has set the standard for visual effects, creating some of the most stunning images in the history of film. At the forefront of the digital revolution, the company continues to break new ground in visual effects, VR, AR, and Immersive Cinema.

About The Walt Disney Company:

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with the following business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney’s stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.

This position is with Lucasfilm Entertainment Company Ltd. LLC, which is part of a business segment we call Industrial Light & Magic.

Lucasfilm Entertainment Company Ltd. LLC is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status. Disney fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.

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