Lead Compositing & Finishing Artist (for Speculative Applicants)


Job Description:The Embassy is a Canadian, Oscar-nominated production house, specializing in live-action production, post-production, and animation for feature films, television and commercials. We require artists who are able to work in a fast-paced environment to deliver an extremely high level of work. We are currently welcoming applications from talented artists who will help lead projects in our Vancouver VFX studio. This would be an exciting opportunity for those wishing to work with the industry’s best directors, on some of the highest profile projects in the industry. Applicants should be great all-rounders with the ability to lead teams but also complete smaller less complex projects on your own. Please Note: 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. The duties for the position of Lead Compositing & Finishing Artist will be equally split between compositing and finishing (editorial); candidates should be proficient in both areas. 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. Requirements 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. We Offer Competitive salary based on experience Ample-cross training opportunities A fun and collaborative environment Emphasis on work/life balance Dog-friendly workplace * 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).
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