Animal Logic


Compositing Lead
- The Shrinking of the Treehorns

Are you a Lead Compositor with over 5 years’ experience on animated features and live action VFX projects? Are you seeking to play a key role in creating the unique visual style of Ron Howard’s first animated feature, partnering with the Production Designer and Lighting Supervisor to help guide the development of the Compositing pipeline and lead a select team of Compositors? You could be the Compositing Lead we are looking for!

What you’ll get to do:

  • Create outstanding visuals on a major animated project
  • Lead a team of Compositing Artists, with high standards of creative and technical excellence
  • Work with the Lighting Supervisor to guide and advise on the Lighting Department’s use of Nuke
  • Realise the direction of the Director and Production Designer
  • Assess, assign and monitor compositing needs
  • Clearly communicate progress and issues to the CG Supervisor and production staff
  • Offer guidance and mentoring to your team of Compositors
  • Provide solutions to visual challenges through existing tools or by leading development of new tools
  • Contribute creative feedback in reviews

What you bring:

  • A minimum of 5 years+ experience as a Compositor on animated features and visual effects films
  • Experience leading Compositing teams
  • Experience with large VFX and/or Animated Feature pipelines dealing with 500+ shots
  • Demonstrated expert knowledge of Nuke
  • Senior level knowledge on all aspects of compositing techniques, with a particular look-dev skillset
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to convey complex technical and creative information
  • Understanding of the visual requirements for the project, design procedures and techniques
  • The ability to multi-task, prioritise and problem solve
  • The ability to work collaboratively within a team environment
  • Proven ability to lead successful teams
  • The ability to meet deadlines while under pressure

Nuke Python API knowledge would be a plus.

What you need to include in your application:

Your demo reel will have:

  • Examples of innovative creative look-development
  • Examples of complex compositing shots, including deep compositing and preferably including highly stylised visuals and matte painting projection work
  • Breakdowns showing complex compositing approach & techniques
  • Finished shots

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