Added by on 2013-05-14

Luma Pictures Los Angeles Recruiting Animation Artist, Junior TD, Compositing Supervisor, Compositor, CG Supervisor, Generalist, Technical Coordinator, Lighting Artist, Pipeline TD, Modeling/Texturing Artist & Paint/Roto Artist
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Animation Artist (Los Angeles)

Luma Pictures is an artist centric feature film VFX studio located two blocks from the beach in Santa Monica, California. We maintain a unique culture with an amazingly talented staff and are always on the lookout for exceptional people for full time and project positions.

Responsibilities
We’re looking for talented animators who also exhibit abilities and interest in other aspects of production. Candidate will need to have a strong understanding of character animation, and also willing and able to chip in with other elements of production when needed. No one trick ponies here. Ideal animator will have a strong technical mind, attention to detail, as well as great creative sensibilities. Rigging or other skills a huge plus.

Qualifications
Must be a team player, a ‘get it done’ attitude, willing to learn new things, and help out production in other parts of the pipeline if needed. Knowledge of Maya required, any additional software knowledge or skill sets is a plus. Prior film experience is NOT required.

Apply here :- http://lumapictures.com/jobs/apply/2
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Junior TD (Los Angeles)

Luma Pictures is an artist centric feature film VFX studio located two blocks from the beach in Santa Monica, California. We maintain a unique culture with an amazingly talented staff and are always on the lookout for exceptional people for full time and project positions.

It always starts with great people…

Luma was built by many great people who love this job and get their kicks by trying to be their best. That sets the tone for our work, and our culture.

(& our all around inappropriate take on halloween!)

Luma Pictures is an artist-centric feature film VFX studio located two blocks from the beach in sunny Santa Monica, California. We maintain a fun loving culture with an amazingly talented staff and are always on the lookout for exceptional people for full time and project positions.

We are currently looking for a junior TD who shows incredible promise. There’s plenty of work to do, so ultimately the nature of the job will vary with the skills and experience you bring to the table. This is a rare opportunity to join a thriving studio with a highly respected development team, and work on A-list blockbusters like The Avengers, Prometheus, Thor, and X-Men.

Responsibilities
learn and extend the pipeline
develop tools that make artists happy
identify and automate inefficient or redundant tasks

Qualifications
1+ years python experience
must be comfortable with Object-Oriented programming
expert problem-solving and troubleshooting skills
experience with Maya and Nuke
great communication skills
good time management

Pluses
Linux/OSX
python scripting in Nuke
PyQT or PySide
mysql
PyMEL
C/C++
web development (particularly with python)

Apply here :- http://lumapictures.com/jobs/apply/138
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Compositing Supervisor (Los Angeles)

Luma Pictures is an artist centric feature film VFX studio located two blocks from the beach in Santa Monica, California. We maintain a unique culture with an amazingly talented staff and are always on the lookout for exceptional people for full time and project positions.

A Compositing Supervisor manages the compositing of previously created materials such as rendered animation, visual effects, graphics, live action, matte paintings and background plates to create final images for the production. Serves as creative and technical compositing lead and manages productivity and performance of compositors.

They should also have a strong understanding of various disiplines within the VFX pipeline, including but not limited to Lighting and modeling.

Responsibilities
Completes all assigned work within the schedule while maintaining constant communication with production team and other artists. Translates creative and technical direction for the production into specific direction for shots and sequences.

Reviews and adjusts assigned art/technical content to meet creative direction. Manages the work of leads and individual contributors. Ensures the ongoing training and development of compositing staff. Possesses highly developed creative skills and a strong understanding of complex multi-layered compositing and latest lighting techniques.

Qualifications
Expert level knowledge of Nuke and other compositing software. Should have solid understanding and experience with Lighting and Rendering workflows. Should be able to do creative compositing/look dev.

Apply here :- http://lumapictures.com/jobs/apply/125
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Compositor (Los Angeles)

Luma Pictures is an artist centric feature film VFX studio located two blocks from the beach in Santa Monica, California. We maintain a unique culture with an amazingly talented staff and are always on the lookout for exceptional people for full time and project positions.

Responsibilities
Compositing of both digital and live action elements to create groundbreaking visual effects shots for blockbuster films
Collaborate with fellow artist and supervisors to meet challenging production deadlines in a positive work environment

Qualifications
Must be well versed Nuke (background with Shake considered a plus)
Should have a good understanding of 3d multi-pass rendering techniques and colorspace concepts
Ability to take direction positively, work well within a team and thrive under the pressure of tight deadlines
An understanding of stereo (3D) and anamorphic compositing in Nuke
Artists must be able to take direction and work in a team focused environment, good communication skills are a must
Relocation assistance may be available subject to negotiation

Apply here :- http://lumapictures.com/jobs/apply/5
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CG Supervisor (Los Angeles)

Luma Pictures is an artist centric feature film VFX studio located two blocks from the beach in Santa Monica, California. We maintain a unique culture with an amazingly talented staff and are always on the lookout for exceptional people for full time and project positions.

Responsibilities
Performing tasks associated with lighting, shading and rendering processes.
Managing a production team of 3d artists within established timeframes.
Assigning tasks, tutoring, creative and technical coaching of team members.
Supervising and reviewing the work of team members.

Qualifications
Minimum of 1+ years VFX post-production experience, this must be recent.
Solid previous experience as CG or 2D Supervisor and most recently CG Supervisor experience on previous major projects.
Creative eye and aesthetic judgement with a deep understanding of composition,cinematic design and animation timing.
Must have vast understanding of anatomy, rigging, cg lighting, rendering, compositing.Should have an eye for animation and FX work as well.
Comfortable with relocation from country to country as required.
Ability to work to and meet strict deadlines often under pressure.
Excellent communication, organization skills, management skills.
Expert in industry standard software packages such as Maya, and Nuke.
Proven team leader with strong motivational qualities.
Technically and creatively astute.
Highly organized.
Able to effectively communicate with people at all levels.

Apply here :- http://lumapictures.com/jobs/apply/48
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Generalist (Los Angeles)

Luma Pictures is an artist centric feature film VFX studio located two blocks from the beach in Santa Monica, California. We maintain a unique culture with an amazingly talented staff and are always on the lookout for exceptional people for full time and project positions.

Responsibilities
Should be proficient in both Lighting & Compositing.
Lighting look development for integration of CG elements into Live Action, CG assets as well as full CG shots.
Develop methodologies for reduction of render time and improving quality of results.
Compositing of both digital and live action elements to create groundbreaking visual effects shots for blockbuster films
Collaborate with fellow artist and supervisors to meet challenging production deadlines in a positive work environment

Qualifications
Artist must be proficient in Maya, and have in-depth knowledge of rendering and optimization.
Knowledge of Nuke is mandatory.
Knowledge of Arnold is a plus.
Should have a deep understanding of 3d multi-pass rendering techniques and colorspace concepts.
An understanding of stereo (3D) and anamorphic compositing in Nuke is a plus.
Artists must be able to take direction and work in a team-focused environment, good communication skills are a must.
Must possess strong time management skills and be extremely organized.
Solid work ethic and a positive attitude in the face of challenging situations.
You must be Los Angeles resident or willing to relocate.

Apply here :- http://lumapictures.com/jobs/apply/45
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Technical Coordinator (Los Angeles)

Luma Pictures is an artist centric feature film VFX studio located two blocks from the beach in Santa Monica, California. We maintain a unique culture with an amazingly talented staff and are always on the lookout for exceptional people for full time and project positions.

Responsibilities
Manage receipts and deliveries via FTP, hard drives and couriers
Convert large volumes of media to various formats, codecs, resolutions
Log incoming and outgoing files
Track editorial issues such as shot lengths, handles, scan requests

Qualifications
Strong work ethic
Meticulous attention to detail
Exceptional organizational skills
Comfortable with spreadsheets
Ability to take direction positively, work well within a team and thrive under the pressure of tight deadlines

Pluses
Understand basic compositing and editorial concepts (After Effects / Final Cut / Avid)
Basic command line knowledge
Familiarity with various media file formats/codecs

Apply here :- http://lumapictures.com/jobs/apply/12
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Lighting Artist (Los Angeles)

Luma Pictures is an artist centric feature film VFX studio located two blocks from the beach in Santa Monica, California. We maintain a unique culture with an amazingly talented staff and are always on the lookout for exceptional people for full time and project positions.

Responsibilities
Lighting look development for integration of CG elements into Live Action
Lighting look development for full CG shots
Creation of tools and scripts to facilitate workflow
Develop methodologies for reduction of render time and improving quality of results

Qualifications
Artist must know Maya and MentalRay extremely well
Understanding multi pass 3D compositing required
Knowledge of Renderman or Air a plus
Artists must be able to take direction and work in a team focused environment, good communication skills are a must
Strong time management skills and extremely organized.
Solid work ethic and a positive attitude in the face of challenging situations.
Los Angeles Residents or willingness to relocate preferred • Relocation assistance may be available subject to negotiation

Apply here :- http://lumapictures.com/jobs/apply/17
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Pipeline TD – Mid (Los Angeles)

Luma Pictures is an artist centric feature film VFX studio located two blocks from the beach in Santa Monica, California. We maintain a unique culture with an amazingly talented staff and are always on the lookout for exceptional people for full time and project positions.

Responsibilities
Learn and extend the pipeline
Develop tools that make artists happy
Identify and automate inefficient or redundant tasks

Qualifications
3+ years industry experience
master of python
in-depth knowledge of PyQT or PySide
good UI design sense
experience using databases
expert problem-solving and troubleshooting skills
experience with Maya and Nuke
great communication skills
good time management

Pluses
sqlalchemy or other python ORM
Linux/OSX
python scripting in Nuke
PyMEL
C/C++
web development (particularly with python)

Apply here :- http://lumapictures.com/jobs/apply/25
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Modeling/Texturing Artist (Los Angeles)

Luma Pictures is an artist centric feature film VFX studio located two blocks from the beach in Santa Monica, California. We maintain a unique culture with an amazingly talented staff and are always on the lookout for exceptional people for full time and project positions.

Responsibilities
Polygonal modeling of organic creatures/objects/terrains/ from photo reference
Optimization of UV’s for maximum efficiency
Develop multilayered photo-real textures for use in multi-pass rendering

Qualifications
Artist must be well versed with Maya and Z-Brush skills are a plus
Artist must have an understanding of pipeline based productions and multi-pass rendering methods
Artist must submit show reel demonstrating their ability to model and texture photo-real creatures, characters or environments
Artists must be able to take direction and work in a team oriented environment, great communication skills are a must
Relocation assistance may be available subject to negotiation

Apply here :- http://lumapictures.com/jobs/apply/3
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Paint/Roto Artist (Los Angeles)

Luma Pictures is an artist centric feature film VFX studio located two blocks from the beach in Santa Monica, California. We maintain a unique culture with an amazingly talented staff and are always on the lookout for exceptional people for full time and project positions.

Responsibilities
2D tracking
Matte extraction
Rig removal/paint fixes
3d camera projections
Clean plate creation
Grain matching
Spline based roto creation

Qualifications
Artist should have at least one year of experience working on feature films or HD Teleproduction
Artists must know Nuke, and experience in Maya is a plus
Los Angeles residents preferred

Apply here :- http://lumapictures.com/jobs/apply/23
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