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Image Engine Recruiting Senior Compositor & Senior VFX Producer

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Senior Compositor

Contract: starting December, 2014 and January, 2015

Are you interested in working for a growing, independent, award winning studio? This opportunity involves working in a strong, R&D supported pipeline, a friendly and collaborative environment, and with a group of passionate artists all working towards realizing the Director’s dream.

HERE’S WHAT YOU’LL DO:

Work primarily with Compositing Supervisor/ leads to effectively solve compositing challenges within the pipeline
Composite multiple types of shots (live action footage, digital still photography, rendered cg elements and digital paint) with minimal supervision to create believable environments that are to be seamlessly integrated into the film
Work with production and supervisor team to understand and manage schedules and shot deadlines
Engage in solutions for technical problems that may arise in a shot, sequence or with a film format
Provide input regarding tools and interfaces to improve throughput.
Work with compositing team to maintain continuity and consistent performance within a show
Work closely with lighters and matte painters to finish shots so that computer generated elements are seamlessly integrated with live-action plates
Accurately address critique and comments from supervisors, and ensure that revisions are completed in a timely manner
Mentor junior Compositors and BG Prep & Roto Artists

THIS IS WHAT WE REQUIRE:

5+ years experience compositing VFX for films/ commercials
Expert knowledge and demonstrated work experience in Nuke (ie. assemble cg passes, cleanup, keying, roto)
Must have a demonstrated eye for subtle details
Able to give stylistic direction to improve a shot when required
Demonstrated expert knowledge of compositing workflow and the compositing application interface
Good understanding of photography and film and how the interactions of light, lenses and film emulsions go to make up the image
Able to composite multiple types of shots from simple to difficult with a minimum of supervision
Strong aptitude for technical workflow challenges such as directory structure, file formats, naming conventions, scripts, automation tools, automated dailies, etc.
Excellent problem solver who can focus on detail, while maintaining the whole picture
Experience with complex matte extractions and motion tracking is a plus
Python scripting is desirable

HERE’S HOW TO APPLY:

If this role is for you, e-mail your resume, and a link to a reel and breakdown to jobs@image-engine.com The subject should read “Senior Compositor – your name”.
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Senior VFX Producer

Contract: starting October, 2014

Are you interested in working for a growing, independent, award winning studio? This opportunity involves working in a strong, R&D supported pipeline, a friendly and collaborative environment, and with a group of passionate artists all working towards realizing the Director’s dream.

HERE’S WHAT YOU’LL DO:

Administer VFX productions internally and with the client(s)
Manage the production schedule with the VFX Supervisor to ensure the right balance between time spent & quality of shots
Maintain the bid in coordination with the VFX Executive Producer
Represents the company externally and internally
Work closely with VFX Supervisor and/or CG Supervisor(s)/ Sequence Supervisor(s) to:
Hold team dailies
Perform rounds at artists desks
Provide schedule visibility to the team and the executives
Help the supervisors sell the shots to the clients(s)
Help manage resources: renderfarm, licenses, R&D,
Manage the artists on a day-to-day basis to maintain a high standard of work within the deadlines
Bid shots with help from the VFX Supervisor and the team and present to the VFX Executive Producer to review

THIS IS WHAT WE REQUIRE:

5+ years work experience as a VFX Producer in feature films
Previous, credited experience as VFX Producer
Highly organized, first-class time/project management skills
Excellent client and crew management skills
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Thorough understanding of live-action and CG based VFX workflows
Proven ability to manage high revenue budgets
Capable of motivating and leading a large team, with enthusiasm and clarity
Comprehensive knowledge of Microsoft Office applications
Existing industry contacts
Experience with Shotgun database a plus

HERE’S HOW TO APPLY:

If this role is for you, e-mail your resume to jobs@image-engine.com The subject should read “Senior VFX Producer – your name”.
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