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Lead Compositor – Empire Visual Effects

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Empire VFX seeks an experienced compositor to join our team in Buffalo, NY. We seek an artist with a proven track record of delivering photo-real work for both episodic television, feature film & commercial projects. Candidates need to have strong expertise in Nuke software with a minimum of 5 years compositing experience. The ideal candidate will have a strong eye for detail, composition, and color, as well as the ability to guide and delegate to junior artists.

Job Description:

• Responsible for maintaining high work standards on the compositing team
• Maintaining attention to detail in all aspects of production
• Seamless integration of plates and VFX elements to create photo-real composites
• Handle difficult paint tasks
• Execution of complex and demanding shots
• Experience with projections and the 3D environment within Nuke
• Bid & break down VFX projects
• Supervise & guide junior compositors and ensure proper procedures are in place

Requirements:

• Minimum 5 years photo-real compositing experience in both episodic television and feature film projects.
• Expert knowledge of Nuke
• Strong understanding of color, colorspace and grain.
• Strong Paint skills including procedural paint
• Expert knowledge of tracking in Nuke – both 2D & 3D
• Expert knowledge of compositing, including channel manipulations, grain and integration of CG elements.
• Strong creative skills and a critical eye for maintaining a high level of execution
• Ability to work under tight deadlines
• Maya experience a plus

Application

Please submit resume confidentially to hr@empirevfx.com Please ensure that your submission details all relevant visual effects and compositing experience. Only candidates with specified qualifications will be considered.
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