Lead Compositing & Finishing Artist (for Speculative Applicants)
The Embassy is an independent creative studio with expertise in visual effects and production. Located in the heart of Vancouver’s digital district we work with global production companies, agencies and brands, in film, television and advertising.
We are currently welcoming applications from talented artists who will help lead advertising projects in our Vancouver studio. This would be an exciting opportunity for those wishing to work with the industry’s best directors, agencies and brands on high profile projects. Applicants should be great all-rounders with the ability to lead teams but also complete smaller less complex projects on their own.
The duties for the position of Lead Compositing & Finishing Artist are equally split between compositing, editorial and finishing, and candidates should be proficient in all areas. Prospective candidates should be comfortable working in a fast-paced environment and in a client-facing role.
Our top priority is providing a safe and healthy workplace for our artists and support staff. We continue to monitor and follow the directives of the government and WorkSafeBC to ensure a secure working environment.
Artists will continue to work remotely from home until the situation surrounding COVID-19 stabilizes, after which time a hybrid model will be in place in accordance with health guidelines.
Principal Duties & Responsibilities
Complete project compositing, finishing and 2d project management, involving compositing of VFX/CG elements, and the creation and integration of motion graphics.
Ingest, conforming, finishing and editorial work on commercial & film projects.
Creative and technical color work and color pipeline development.
Technical line-up grades of all incoming shots.
Liasing with external editorial, finishing and color facilities.
Pitching and quoting for new work.
Attending shoots and assisting supervisors with their duties.
Managing, mentoring and training junior artists in your teams.
Working within a compositing team on larger projects e.g. Features/TV.
The skill set and confidence of a Senior Nuke, Flame, Finishing Artist or Online Editor at an established post facility.
A minimum of 5-6 years VFX industry experience is required. 1-2 years minimum leading projects, with an overall focus on commercial projects.
Expert experience in using Nuke and Adobe Creative Suite (Premiere, AE, Photoshop).
Experience in other editorial, DI & finishing tools an asset (Flame, Smoke, Resolve, Mistika, DS Baselight etc.)
Proficiency in film and video broadcast standards and video and graphics formats.
Understanding of the technical aspects of pipeline development e.g. python, gizmo’s etc.
Good understanding of editorial and color files and formats e.g. EDL, XML AAF, CDL, BLG etc.
Excellent grasp of the whole filmmaking process from pre through to post.
A critical eye for detail and an interest in art, photography and above all else filmmaking.
Strong communication and team leadership skills.
Be a creative problem solver. There is always a solution.
Friendly and a people’s person – especially good with clients in demanding sessions.
Faultless work ethic and ability to thrive and deliver creative solutions under pressure. Deadline driven and pro-active.
Committed to maintaining our client base.
Team-oriented, and able to inspire a collaborative working environment.
Who We Are
The Embassy is an independent creative studio with expertise in visual effects and production. Located in the heart of Vancouver’s Digital District we work with global production companies, agencies and brands, in film, television and advertising.
What We Do
We provide an integrated approach to visual effects production from concept to delivery including design, direction & post-production. With over 15 years experience creating best in class visual effects we utilize cgi, animation, motion graphics and compositing to create compelling imagery.
We have crafted award-winning visual effects for the world’s most recognized brands and film franchises. Our work has received accolades including Oscar nominations and numerous VES, Cannes, D&AD, Clio & ADCC awards.
Competitive salary based on experience;
Ample-cross training opportunities;
A fun and collaborative environment;
Emphasis on work/life balance.
* Note that at this time we are accepting applications only from those artists who are legally eligible to work in Canada (i.e. Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident, or currently hold an open work permit).