CG Artist London, United Kingdom


Position at Industrial Light & Magic

Position Summary

The Compositor combines live action and computer generated elements into visual effects shots that realise 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.

Primary Responsibilities

  • 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 colour grading on moderately difficult to difficult shots;
  • Maintain the overall look, colour balance, and quality for assigned shots and sequences to create uniformity in all finished work;
  • Ability to work collaboratively with Artists from other disciplines.

Education / Experience

  • BA in Computer Graphics or equivalent experience

Required Skills / Competencies

  • Ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines

Preferred Skills / Competencies

  • Ability to write Nuke scripts and/or plugins is a plus
  • Python and/or C++ experience a plus

Technical Skills

  • Strong knowledge of Nuke
  • Strong aesthetic skills in judging photo-realism and color
  • Strong sense of composition, color and design
  • Familiarity with using Unix systems