VFX Lead Compositor

Location: Bristol

Specialism: Visual Effects



Contract: Freelance

Axis VFX are looking to hire Lead Compositors to join us on a freelance basis, to work across a variety of VFX projects remote* or onsite in our Bristol based studio.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Working with and taking direction from the Compositing Supervisor and VFX Supervisor to help evaluate the creative and technical approaches.

  • Responsible for working with the Show Supervisors and production to assess, assign and monitor compositing needs

  • Design and develop procedural and innovative tool sets, pipelines and techniques for the Compositors

  • Leading a team of artists and ensuring that the output is of a consistent and high quality.

  • Performing all tasks associated with the compositing process, including 2D tracking, matte extraction, layering of elements, and colour grading on difficult shots.

  • Developing key looks for shots that can be rolled out across the rest of the sequence as well as taking on more complex compositing tasks.

  • Providing solutions to technical and aesthetic challenges.

  • Being accountable for meeting productivity and quota targets on time and at a high level of quality.

  • Offering guidance and mentoring to junior and mid level compositors.

  • Working collaboratively with artists from other disciplines.

  • Clearly communicating progress and issues.


Required Skills: 

  • At least 5+ years experience in compositing digital VFX for film and/or Television

  • Strong artistic ability and eye for detail

  • Advanced demonstrated knowledge and production experience of using Nuke

  • Experience with complex matte extractions and motion tracking

  • Must have strong knowledge of compositing workflow and VFX pipelines.

  • Experience in leading a team of compositors

  • Must have strong aptitude for technical workflow challenges such as directory structure, file formats, naming conventions, scripts, automation tools, automated dailies, etc.

  • Ability to mentor coworkers

  • Familiarity with using Unix systems

  • Ability to work gracefully under pressure to meet deadlines.

  • Ability to write Nuke gizmos and/or plugins is a plus

  • Python and/or C++ experience a plus

*Please note: Candidates outside of UK time zone must be willing to work within UK studio hours


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