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Spin vfx Recruiting Senior Compositors & Lighter

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SENIOR COMPOSITORS – Toronto

DESCRIPTION

· Responsible for creating high quality digital composites and visual effects for feature films and television
· Seamlessly integrate the various layers or elements of a live-action shot
· Strong sense of colour, colourspace and attention to detail
· Ability to do any required tracking (both 2D and 3D)
· Ability to work on the most complex and demanding shots
· Follow production process and develop creative approaches and problem-solving
· Proficient in using 2.5d approaches, projections and using 3D environment within Nuke
· Work closely with Visual Effects Supervisors to composite the numerous elements that complete a visual effects shot
· Work in partnership with lighters and other compositors to ensure shots are delivered to the very highest standard
· Thorough understanding of compositing multi-channel lighting passes and how each channel contributes to the final image
· Mentor junior compositors and ensure best practices are being employed

Requirements

· Minimum 5 years PHOTO REAL feature film experience in live action films
· Mastery of Nuke
· Expert knowledge of compositing as well as integration of 3D elements into plates
· Experience using multi-pass CG elements
· Experience in all aspects of stereo compositing and various conversion methodologies
· Strong artistic skills
· Experience with Maya and Katana is considered an asset
· A traditional arts background with emphasis on photo-realistic character work and environments an asset
· Successful completion of a Visual Effects diploma from a recognized Institution

To Apply for this position

Interested candidates should:

· Submit a cover letter and resume with a link to your online website to: careers@spinvfx.com
· Clearly include your name, address, telephone and email address
· Include position applying for in subject of email
· Only qualified applicants will be contacted
· No phone calls or drop-ins please
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LIGHTER – Toronto

DESCRIPTION

§ Works under the direction of the Supervisors to create the look of computer generated objects and scenes
§ Works with competency, energy and enthusiasm within a team environment with daily supervision to complete a shot
§ Demonstrates good listening and communication skills by openly receiving direction and criticism by asking good questions to confirm clear understanding of the directions and how to approach what needs to be done
§ Once clear, implements the requested changes immediately and raises flags immediately if a solution is not quickly found or if there are any delays ensuring Supervisors and Production are kept in the loop and are up-to-date on the status of one’s shot work
§ Demonstrates the development of an eye toward anticipating potential problems and knowing what could look better in one’s shot

REQUIREMENTS

§ Assemble temp comps of the lighting passes in Nuke
§ Experience with Renderman is essential
§ Familiarity with Katana
§ Familiarity with physically plausible shading and rendering
§ 3+ years work experience in visual effects
§ Demo reel demonstrating strong artistic skills and technical ability
§ Feature film and television experience required
§ Strong working knowledge of Linux
§ Ability to program simple tools in Python, MEL or C++ an asset

To Apply for this position

Interested candidates should:

§ Submit a cover letter and resume with a link to your website to careers@spinvfx.com
§ Clearly include your name, address, telephone and email address
§ Include position applying for in subject of email
§ Only qualified applicants will be contacted
§ No phone calls or drop-ins please
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