Compositing Supervisor - Expression of Interest

CG Artist San Francisco, CA


Position at Industrial Light & Magic

This posting is an opportunity to submit your resume for future consideration; this is not a role that is open at this time. We anticipate this role may be open in the future, but we are not actively hiring for the position. If you would like to be considered for this potential role, please submit your resume. If the role becomes available, you may receive an email or call from a recruiter.

Position Summary

The Compositing Supervisor participates in the supervision and direction of the Compositing group on a given project, in addition to a variety of administrative and personnel decisions, responsibilities, and tasks related to the staff members and activities. This position serves as a role model and mentor for the Compositing department, with the objective of fostering a team environment, and producing high-quality imagery.

What You’ll Do

  • Guide the Compositing team in achieving the vision of the Director and VFX Supervisor
  • Advocate to achieve the highest quality aesthetic results in the compositing domain at the shot and show level; have the ability to not only manage the team, but complete the highest-level and most complex shot work
  • Take a primary role in effect design to take advantage of software capabilities
  • Participate in color management including scanning photography and internal color management systems to ensure color consistency of ILM’s work
  • Handle quality control issues as shots go to film
  • Communicate effectively with all levels of Production, VFX Supervisor, client/director, discipline supervisor peers and Compositing team
  • Responsible for genuine, timely feedback to Compositing crew members
  • Act as a point person between Production and Compositing crews, providing clear and timely communication
  • Assemble crew for production, assess individual’s skills, and delegate work appropriately
  • Participate in the supervision and direction of a variety of administrative and personnel decisions and responsibilities including: recruitment, determination of work procedures and priorities, career development, employee morale, performance reviews and conflict resolution
  • Participate in the creation and submission of shot bids
  • Assess work for a shot and is responsible for its completion
  • Assist the department talent manager with the employee review process and the scheduling of personnel on shows, providing input on skills, productivity, and career development
  • Assist with problem solving efforts and communicating issues organizationally, logistically, and technically
  • Supervise and train less experienced compositing artists
  • Foster a team environment

What We’re Looking For

  • 5+ years of Compositing experience
  • Outstanding Artistic Ability
  • Expert-level Nuke abilities
  • Excellent communication skills a must
  • Highly skilled in all aspects of compositing, color tools and methodologies, matte extraction techniques, 2.5d compositing techniques, scanning and timing process
  • Understanding of photography, composition, lighting, color, and motion
  • Ability to mentor less experienced Compositors
  • Working knowledge of Unix and shell scripting
  • Python 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.