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Weta Digital Recruiting Onset VFX Reference Photographer

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Onset VFX Reference Photographer

Category: Other
Company: Weta Digital
Location: Wellington (New Zealand)
Start Date: immediately

Job Description

Weta Digital is accepting applications for an exciting opportunity to work as a Onset VFX Reference Photographer for a film shoot taking place in Atlanta Georgia USA. This job requires capturing, cataloguing and managing technical reference photography of film sets, lighting, camera and general setup. To be successful in this role your photography will need to be captured to Weta Digital’s specifications under the direction of a VFX Supervisor and will need to be catalogued and sent to Weta for processing using Weta’s proprietary systems. Please be aware that this role does not call for production beauty stills of actors, sets or locations.
You will need to be highly organized, with excellent time management skills and the ability to handle working in a pressurized environment.
We value people who use their initiative and have good problem solving abilities. If this sounds like you, we are currently accepting expressions of interest. Please apply online with your CV and cover letter.

Role and Responsibilities:

– Reference photography of each setup including camera, actor, set and light placement, slate information and tracking markers.
– HDRi photography for each lighting setup using specific equipment and technique.
– Photography of sets – texture and shader reference photography shot during the day or by arrangement on clear sets.
– Photogrammetry photography of sets.
– Accurate visual record of which photos belong to which slates.
– Use correct cataloguing nomenclature per Weta Digital requirements.
– Maintain photo Catalogue and manage data backups.
– Clean and care for camera equipment.

Experience and skills required:

– 3+ years set photography experience on large scale VFX films or sole photographer on 4+ large scale VFX films.
– Technical photography experience including set, texture, shader, photogrammetry and HDRi reference photography.
– Comprehensive knowledge of Canon 5D series cameras including 5D MK III, 5D MK IV, 5Ds as well as Canon lenses and accessories.
– Working knowledge of Mac, windows and Linux OS.
– Working knowledge of Adobe Bridge, Lightroom and Photoshop.
– Professional level photography catalogue organization and management.

Please also note – candidates are required to:

– be based in Atlanta, GA
– be US Citizens or legal to work in US
– be available between April – July 2017

If this sounds like you – we would LOVE to hear from you! Please fill out our online questionnaire at and send your resume to us at:
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