Colour Compositor

Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Date Posted: 10-23-2017
The Colour Compositor will be responsible for creating highly detailed, photo realistic restoration of original historic footage. To accomplish this the colour compositor will perform one or more of the following tasks for each shot: create a reference keyframe in photoshop that will be used as a guide for the rest of the shot, utilize Nuke’s colour correction tools alongside a proprietary toolset to set up full image sequences for colourization, and use various lighting and integration techniques in Nuke to create the final shot.
We are looking for artists with a strong background in digital matte painting and/or advanced compositing techniques who have a passion for bringing historical footage to life.
  • Work closely with Colour Supervisor and Leads to composite the numerous elements that complete a colourized shot.
  • Use photographic and historical reference material to ensure the creation of colour accurate, photo realistic final plates or composite that matches client expectations
  • Perform all tasks associated with the compositing process including 2D tracking, matte extraction, layering of elements, facial tracking and colour Grading.
  • Work in partnership with Roto department, compositors and other colour artists to ensure shots are delivered to the highest standard
  • Produce high quality shots with the ability to quickly address any notes given
  • Bachelor of Arts degree or equivalent work experience.
  • Strong understanding of digital matte painting, texture painting and paint/roto work in both Nuke and Photoshop.
  • Ability to integrate various elements into a cohesive image.
  • Great eye for colour, creative continuity, perspective and detail.
  • Ability to make timely decisions while maintaining positive relationships with teams with minimal supervision.
  • Flexibility to work extended hours and/or weekends to meet project deadlines.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Strong technical problem-solving skills
  • Work collaboratively across functional teams
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