Colour Supervisor

Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Date Posted: 10-23-2017
Do you have strong Photoshop and Nuke skills, a keen eye for colour and a passion for restoring old footage?  StereoD Toronto is pushing the boundaries of the restoration process and is looking for a Colour Supervisor to oversee the photorealistic colourization of historical footage. The Colour Supervisor will use various reference material to create highly detailed Photoshop key frames which will be used to set the look for an entire sequence.  They will manage a team of digital matte painters and compositors to produce final shots at exquisite quality.
We are looking for an individual with a strong background in digital matte painting and/or advanced compositing techniques with experience working closely with teams to deliver high quality material within tight deadlines.
  • Works closely with creatives, producers and artists to develop the look and feel of restored and colourized material.
  • Ability to communicate client feedback into actionable artistic direction
  • Implement and support the pipeline, including any software or hardware needs, required for superb colourization.
  • Create colourized keyframes in Photoshop which will be used to set the look for entire sequences
  • Ensuring the colourization team uses the best technical and creative approaches to meet show deadlines within budget and at the quality expected
  • Give feedback directly to artist and in dailies.
  • Use photographic and historical reference material to ensure the creation of colour accurate, photo realistic final plates or composites
  • +5 years experience working as a Lead or Supervisor in Animation or Visual Effects.
  • Highly proficient in using Photoshop to create photo realistic material.
  • Expert knowledge of Nuke or equivalent compositing Software.
  • Strong understanding of digital matte painting, texture painting and paint/roto work in both Nuke and Photoshop.
  • 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
  • Previous experience restoring and colourizing old footage is a plus
  • Fine art background is a plus 
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