VFX Lead Compositor

Location: Bristol

Specialism: Visual Effects



Contract: Freelance

Axis Studios are looking to hire LEAD COMPOSITORS to join us on a freelance basis, to work across a variety of VFX projects in our Bristol based VFX studio.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities as a Lead Compositor:

  • Take direction from the Compositing/VFX Supervisor to help realize the vision of the shots through the compositing team

  • 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

  • Accountable for meeting productivity and quota targets on time and at a high level of quality

  • Offer guidance and mentoring for junior to mid level compositors

  • Clearly communicate progress and issues

  • Set up key shots as well as taking on more complex compositing tasks


  • At least 5+ years experience in compositing digital VFX for film

  • Advanced demonstrated knowledge and production experience in Nuke

  • Must have strong knowledge of compositing workflow and the compositing application interface

  • 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.

  • Experience with complex matte extractions and motion tracking

  • Ability to mentor coworkers


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