Senior Compositor

Senior Compositor

Senior Compositor




Responsibilities and Duties

  • Working in collaboration with the 2D Supervisor and Visual Effects Supervisor to evaluate the creative and technical approach to assigned shots, understanding and satisfying the brief.
  • Taking briefs and direction from Leads and VFX Supervisors to execute assigned shots in the best and fastest way possible.
  • Balancing the creative and technical aspects of each shot.
  • You will have an extensive understanding of the broader VFX pipeline including color-space, workflow and industry standard script layouts.
  • Meeting schedules and show deadlines.
  • Ongoing communication with Production and Leads regarding schedules and deadlines.
  • Taking responsibility for own workload, time management and notes/feedback actions required by Supervisors.

Required Skills

  • Excellent ability in all aspects of compositing in Nuke, integrating 2D, 3D and live-action elements to a high-end visual effects standard.
  • Compositing skills will include rotoscoping, tracking marker removal, rig and wire removal, tracking (2D, planar and camera tracking), 3D camera projections, colour correction and colour matching, digital cosmetic fixes, beauty work and deaging, warping, greenscreen keying and integration, set extensions, CGI integration, deep compositing, TCL Expressions and Python scripting (preferred but not essential). Experience of other supporting packages is a plus.
  • Experience of compositing CG/live action elements into CG environments.
  • A strong eye for detail, composition, colour and lighting.
  • Thorough understanding of compositing techniques.
  • Able to understand and apply shot notes.
  • Experience using Shotgun.

Desirable Skills

  • Python C++

About You

  • Avid interest in photography, practical lighting and cinematography.
  • Independent problem solver.
  • Able to share knowledge and techniques with other artists.
  • Participate in creative and technical discussions.

Required Experience

  • 4+ years high-end film, TV or commercial industry experience.


  • Fantastic company culture
  • Pension contribution
  • Wellness benefits
  • Free Friday beers or non-alcoholic drinks for all (once we return to the studio!)
  • Company sick pay
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity pay
  • Generous holiday entitlement


  • Bournemouth, UK

Due to Covid-19 you may need to be able to work from home at the beginning of your appointment. However, if offered a position you must be willing and able to work in our Bournemouth studio. If shortlisted for an interview, you will be asked some questions to assess your home working capability.

Contract Type

  • Various contract lengths available

Start Date

  • Summer 2021


  • Dependent on experience

How to Apply?

  • Send a short cover email to: [email protected].
  • Include your demo reel, portfolio and CV.
  • Add the position you are applying for in the subject of the email.

All applicants must be eligible to work in the UK at the time of applying.

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