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Framestore Recruiting Digital Matte Painters, Compositor & VFX Production Coordinator

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Digital Matte Painters

Category: Matte Painter
Company: Framestore
Location: London (United Kingdom)
Start Date: immediately

Job Description

Digital Matte Painters are responsible for painting photo real environments, elements and textures for matching into live action plates or to stand on their own as DMP plates. Digital matte paintings may also be used in a 3D environment and may be mapped onto 3D objects.
A strong understanding and sympathy for real world materials and lighting is essential. DMP artists will work closely with the Modeling and Shading departments and therefore must have a basic knowledge of the practices of each of these disciplines.

Responsibilities:

Able to create photo-realistic digital matte paintings
Assist with and develop the look of a shot/sequence in liaison with the supervision team
Work alongside the production team to establish schedules and technical requirements
Work in partnership with Shader Developers, Lighting TDs and Compositors to ensure shots are delivered to the very highest standard
Work closely with the VFX Supervisor and Lead Digital Matte Painter to ensure that the plates meet planned concept design requirements
Seek out and build own photographic reference material
Stay on schedule and meet set deadlines while maintaining the highest standards
Communicate regularly with Production and Leads regarding schedules and deadlines
Share techniques, reference materials and ideas with the team
Continue to become familiar with new tools, software, data and other related technology

Essential Skills:

Previous experience in a similar role
A thorough working knowledge of Photoshop and an understanding of Nuke and Maya
Previous experience working in a Linux environment
Strong artistic skills
Experience with 2.5 D
A good understanding of the entire visual effects process
Strong knowledge of camera focal lengths, a good sense of composition and an understanding of different out-put requirements
Creative problem solving skills

Desirable Skills:

A traditional arts background with an emphasis on photo-realistic work and environments
Knowledge of 3D modeling and rendering programmes
An understanding of 2D compositing software

Apply here:- https://ldd.tbe.taleo.net/ldd01/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=FRAMESTORE&cws=39&rid=115
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Compositor

Category: Compositor
Company: Framestore
Location: London (United Kingdom)
Start Date: immediately

Job Description

Compositors seamlessly integrate all the layers or elements of a shot, including live-action and computer graphic elements. Compositors work closely with Visual Effects Supervisors and CG Supervisors to composite the numerous elements that complete visual-effects shots.

Responsibilities:

Working in collaboration with Compositing Leads to evaluate the creative and technical approach to assigned shots
Taking briefs and direction from Lead Compositors and VFX Supervisors to execute assigned shots
Integrating 2D, 3D and live action elements to high-end visual effects film standard
Meeting schedules and show deadlines
Ongoing communication with Production and Leads regarding schedules and deadlines
Taking responsibility for own workload, time management and notes/feedback actions required by Supervisors
Balancing the creative and technical aspects of each shot
Working with a good knowledge of colour space principles

Essential Skills:

An excellent working knowledge of and production experience with Nuke
A familiarity with stereo compositing and working with multiple render passes
Excellent organisation, communication and interpersonal skills
A pro-active and collaborative work ethic
A strong eye for detail, composition, colour and lighting
The ability to multitask, prioritise and problem solve
An understanding of colour space principles

Desirable Skills:

Knowledge of practical lighting for photography
A working knowledge of the overall VFX pipeline
Experience in dealing and communicating with clients
Programming and coding experience and knowledge

Apply here:- https://ldd.tbe.taleo.net/ldd01/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=FRAMESTORE&cws=39&rid=106
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VFX Production Coordinator

Category: Production Coordinator
Company: Framestore
Location: London (United Kingdom)
Start Date: immediately

Job Description

The VFX Coordinator is central to visual effects project management. The liaise with all aspects of production and post-production: Director, Editor, external VFX Supervisor and Producers, internal Producers and Supervisors as well as artists. Working closely with and on behalf of the internal VFX Producer they help strategise and implement tasks and targets crucial to the delivery of the project on time and on budget.

Responsibilities:

Work with Producer, Leads and Supervisors to track and manage the workflow through the departments meeting internal and external deadlines
Organise dailies, rounds and meetings, taking notes and following up on information as necessary
Ensure production database is kept updated daily with notes and critical information before departing for the day
Communicating information quickly and succinctly to crew and other departments in person as well as via e-mail
Communicating (directly or through the Production Assistant) client sessions and dailies/meeting changes
Keep communication flowing from Supervisor to Leads and crew to all other departments
Anticipate and communicate issues ti Producer and Supervisor to resolve problems quickly
Take detailed, comprehensive notes and review with Lead after dailies/rounds
Maintain an accurate summary of progress from the previous day’s work by artists
Oversee the execution of client deliveries of all temps and finals
Manage edits along with the editorial department
Manage resources and communicate coherently with other support departments
Help to maintain a positive, upbeat and professional production office, being pro-active and solution-orientated
Other ad hoc duties as may reasonably be expected

Essential Skills:

Highly organised
First-class time/project management skills
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Proven ability to prioritise conflicting tasks
Able to remain calm and confident in a fast-paced environment
Able to work within a team towards a common goal
Basic understanding of live-action and CG based visual effects workflows
Basic understanding of common file formats and resolutions

Desirable Skills:

Previous experience at Junior Production Coordinator or Production Assistant level
Existing knowledge of Framestore production databases (e.g. Shotgun)
Good knowledge of MS Office packages (including Word, Excel and Project)
Basic Linux skills
Basic Avid/editorial knowledge
Lateral thinking skills

Apply here:- https://ldd.tbe.taleo.net/ldd01/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=FRAMESTORE&cws=39&rid=126
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