Senior / Lead Compositor
Method Studios
New York, New York, US
1d ago

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 concepts3D in Nuke using correct math for 3D renders and AOVsgrain and degrain as necessaryplate speed up / slow down manipulationmatte edge processing and integrationQC black levels, grain, color, mattes, etc.
  • Education, 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
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