Mr.X - Lead Compositor

  • Montreal, QC, Canada
  • Full-time

Company Description

MR. X is composed of a unique and gifted team of artists, filmmakers and programmers devoted to the art, craft and technology of visual storytelling. Our talented staff, committed to quality above all else, has achieved some of the most original and photo-realistic visual effects and animation seen on film to date. If you have imagination, talent, and drive, then MR. X is looking for you.

Job Description

  • develop and set looks for sequences/effects/assets/2D effects, in consultation with the VFX Supervisor
  • develop plans for shots and sequences, in consultation with the CG Supervisor, VFX Supervisor, and Production
  • identify areas of R&D required for the show
  • understand and coordinate with upstream departments
  • provide accurate bids for compositing work
  • develop templates for recurring tasks on a show and roll out to team
  • solve technical comp issues, optimize complex Nuke setups
  • conduct frequent desklies/rounds, giving artists useful feedback/spotting
  • review comp work prior to dailies, present artist's work in dailies
  • run an effective comp dailies in absence of VFX Supervisor
  • perform final quality control checks on all final shots
  • lead the comp team - correct bad habits, encourage best practices, teach new techniques

Qualifications

  • 5+ years leading compositing teams for film or high-end TV/Streaming
  • advanced knowledge of Nuke and compositing
  • ability to composite high-complexity, creatively challenging shots or lookdev
  • ability to lead and mentor a team
  • familiarity with Linux an asset
  • familiarity with Nuke Python scripting / gizmos an asset
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