Nerd Corps Seeking a Compositor
Nerd Corps Entertainment, established in 2002, is a DHX Media company, boasting a diverse portfolio of award-winning original properties such as Slugterra, League of Super Evil, Storm Hawks and Rated A for Awesome. With six shows in production, there is always a genre or character to keep you interested and challenged. But we’re more than just an animation studio. Our 400 creatives build stories, worlds, and experiences for kids that cut across platforms from television to online, games, toys, mobile—wherever kids are spending time. We handle all stages of our process in-house, from the IP creation and development to post-production, finance, sales and distribution, licensing and consumer products, and interactive development, making us a rarity in the industry. Our studio near Vancouver’s trendy Commercial Drive is a vibrant mixture of rookies and veterans, where those fresh out of college can continue learning from mid-career and senior artists, and where every level of experience can make the most of their talent on some of the best kids shows and games in the world.
Leo, Gemini, Emmy…been there, won that.
Come work for an award-winning studio and make cartoons, not war.
About the Position As a compositor you seamlessly integrate all the layers or elements of a shot. You work closely with the VFX supervisor to composite the numerous elements that complete CG shots. You excel at creating high-calibre, dynamic and riveting comps, while at the same time meeting production deadlines. You must be able to make artistic judgments and practical decisions, and be able to effectively communicate with the animation director, team supervisor and art director.
Report regularly to the VFX lead informing him/her of any concerns or new developments
Identify to the VFX lead problems that could potentially present with respect to timelines and delivery schedules
Respect and adapt to the Nerd Corps system of data storage and retrieval through the use of the in-house software
Make sure that all work done is accounted for and entered in the tracking system (SPARCX)
Act as a resource to animators for layout/lighting/background questions
Help director watch for render errors/missing composite elements, such as gel layers, missing glows, etc.
Communicate to animators about elements that may be needed or used for their sequences
Watch animatics of your episode for errors and shots missing composites; stay current with the show and what stage of production it is at
Balance your creative needs, technical resources and time available
Composite shots for the show in a timely manner and try to get the most number of shots done in the time available while maintaining quality
Ensure the schedule is being followed and take a proactive approach with the director and VFX lead to ensure compositing shots are always in progress
Follow the creative direction of the production as communicated by the VFX lead
Work with the senior staff of the VFX team to learn as much as possible about the methods and software used when compositing
Intermediate understanding of 3D texturing, modelling and lighting
Solid understanding of compositing methods
Creative with timing and exceptional eye for colour
Work well within the team
Able to take directions and work independently
Able to communicate creative and technical thoughts and ideas
Able to multi-task and prioritize
Good at improvising and problem solving
Thrive in a high-pressure, deadline-oriented environment
Enjoy working in a team atmosphere
Degree/diploma in fine arts or animation or equivalent experience an asset
THANK YOU to all those who express interest in being a part of the Nerd Corps team. Unfortunately, due to the volume of applications we receive, we may be unable to reply to all applicants. If we feel that you may be a good match for one of our current openings you will be contacted.
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