Compositor

CG Artist San Francisco, CA


Description

Position at Industrial Light & Magic

Position Summary

The Compositor combines live action and computer generated elements into visual effects shots that realize the vision and creative direction of the client and Visual Effects Supervisor. The compositor is ultimately responsible for the aesthetic integrity and technical quality of the final image delivered to the client.

What You'll Do

  • Together with the Compositing Supervisor and Visual Effects Supervisor, evaluate the creative and technical approach for assigned shots
  • Perform all tasks associated with the compositing process, including 2D tracking, matte extraction, layering of elements, and color grading on moderately difficult to difficult shots
  • Maintain the overall look, color balance, and quality for assigned shots and sequences to create uniformity in all finished work
  • Ability to work collaboratively with artists from other disciplines

What We're Looking For

  • Minimum of 3 yrs of compositing experience in a feature film or commercial production environment
  • Strong knowledge of Nuke
  • Strong aesthetic skills in judging photo-realism and color
  • Ability to work gracefully under pressure to meet deadlines
  • Strong sense of composition, color, and design
  • Ideal candidate has strong fine arts foundation skills, such as photography and photographic lighting
  • Familiarity with using Unix systems
  • Ability to write Nuke gizmos and/or plugins is a plus
  • Python and/or C++ experience a plus

This position is with Lucasfilm Entertainment Company Ltd. LLC, which is part of a business segment we call Industrial Light & Magic. Lucasfilm Entertainment Company Ltd. LLC is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other basis prohibited by federal, state or local law. Lucasfilm fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world. **FOR U.S. BASED NEW HIRES ONLY:** We are taking a responsible approach to creating environments that allow us to do what we do best - entertain and inform millions around the world. As part of our commitment to health and safety, COVID-19 vaccines are required for current U.S. salaried and non-union hourly employees, as well as all newly hired U.S. employees.


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