jobby: Compositing Supervisor, Starz Animation, Toronto

By Mike Valiquette

Starz Animation located in downtown Toronto is looking for a Compositing Supervisor to work on a stereoscopic live action feature film. This role collaborates with the Art Director and the VFX Supervisor to influence the aesthetic and technical “look” of the compositing and promotes the success of team members and general morale within the studio. This is a 5-6 month contract position.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work with the Compositing APM to help create schedules
  • Work with the Department Head to create staffing models
  • Work with the VFX Supervisor and Pipeline Supervisor to design efficient workflows and build upon and enhance existing Compositing tools and pipeline when required
  • Assist Compositing Leads in the resolution of technical issues
  • Troubleshoot and debug shot problems
  • Escalate technical issues as required
  • Monitor overall progress within Compositing department
  • Collaborate with members of other departments as necessary to ensure proper completion of shots and to ensure a smooth production
  • Remain current and up-to-date in lighting techniques through industry research and training
  • Perform additional duties as required

Skills and Experience:

  • 8+ years of CG compositing experience, with proven knowledge of and skills (prior Lead or Supervisory experience an asset)
  • Feature film experience required
  • Stereoscopic experience is an asset
  • Strong understanding of Lighting is an asset
  • Completed post-secondary education in classical or 3D animation, art fundamentals, or other relevant related area of study
  • Advanced working knowledge of Maya and a thorough knowledge of Mental Ray
  • Advance knowledge of Fusion, Nuke or similar node-based compositing package
  • Python and UNIX knowledge an asset
  • Strong leadership skills with the ability to recognize strengths and weaknesses of artists to establish Compositing teams
  • General understanding of animation styles and techniques as well as an excellent comprehension of animation production for film and/or television
  • Great understanding of the animation production pipeline as a whole with an understanding of adjacent department workflows as well as how the Lighting and Compositing Department interacts with the overall production process
  • Superior creative and technical problem solving skills with the ability to check own work
  • Ability to learn quickly and comprehend custom in-house production tools
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to interact effectively with key stakeholders
  • Ability to prioritize tasks, meet tight deadlines, and perform to standard in a fast-paced environment while motivating others to do the same
  • Ability to balance multiple priorities while retaining and encouraging a high level of enthusiasm and excellence within the team

Qualified applicants can apply online to Starz Animation at www.starzanimation.com/careers Please ensure you attach a link to your demo reel including a breakdown and resume.

We would like to thank all applicants however only those considered for an interview will be contacted.

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