Compositing Supervisor

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The Embassy VFX is a Canadian, Oscar-nominated production house, specializing in live-action production, post-production, and animation for feature films & commercials.

If you have an advanced knowledge of Nuke and other compositing software, a creative eye and an insight into emerging technology, please read on.

We require someone who is able to work autonomously in a fast paced environment to deliver an extremely high level of work. You should be comfortable working with clients, have a keen eye for detail, excellent communication skills and technical knowledge and also have relevant experience in a film or TV environment.

We are ideally looking for someone who can provide creative direction and has the experience of leading a team through all phases of production.

Reels must be accompanied with a detailed shot breakdown.

Please note: At this time we are considering applications only from those artists who are legally eligible to work in Canada (ie Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or currently hold a work permit).

Principle Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Establish certain looks or solves particular design or effects challenges for the show

  • Collaborate with your team to share knowledge and techniques

  • Solve technical challenges and recognizes areas for improvement

  • Pitching and quoting for new work with the production team

  • Liaise with production team to assign shots, monitor throughput and schedule deliveries

  • Attend shoots and assist vfx supervisors with their duties

  • Oversee recruiting, mentoring and training of artists in your teams

  • Supervise quality control on all shots leaving the facility

  • Composite shots when required

  • Setup and manage the color pipeline for each show

Education, Experience, and Skills Required

  • Minimum 10+ years photoreal visual effects compositing experience in film, TV or commercials

  • At least 2+ years experience in a leadership or supervisory role

  • Expert with Nuke. Knowledge of other compositing, finishing & editorial tools an asset

  • Experience in a Linux & OSX  environment

  • Should possess a keen eye for color and color matching

  • Should have strong knowledge of compositing workflow and other major aspects of post production

  • Understanding of film & video broadcast standards and video & 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.

  • Outstanding organizational skills and the ability to multitask

  • Ability to take direction positively, lead a team and thrive under the pressure of tight deadlines

  • Committed to maintaining our client base

  • Team oriented, and able to inspire a collaborative working environment

  • and above all … have a great sense of humour!

We Offer

  • Competitive salary based on experience

  • Ample cross-training opportunities

  • A fun and collaborative environment

  • Emphasis on work/life balance

  • Dog-friendly workplace

Location: Vancouver, BC
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