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Compositing Senior TD

Madrid, Spain Animation - Madrid
Skydance offers a dynamic, inclusive, and ever-evolving culture where innovative ideas are welcomed, and growth fostered. The partnership between unique creativity and technological advancements are demonstrated within each pillar of the company. At the heart of it all is a commitment to boldly entertaining and relevant storytelling.
 
While all Animation studios look to hire people who are creative and hard-working, Skydance Animation is specifically looking for pioneers who seek to push the limits of what the world’s most collaborative art form can achieve, and to give those pioneers the space and the resources to build a new studio that’s doing something different.
Senior Compositors at Skydance Animation Madrid are integrated into the lighting team and work closely with the Lighting Leads in developing compositing templates for the show, improving compositing workflows, and supporting the team, in addition to doing some shot-compositing work.

Responsibilities

  • Work under the artistic supervision of the Lighting Sequence Lead in charge of sequence
  • Defines the comp template for the sequence, ensuring it’s clean, documented and easy to understand by the lighting artists, supervising and assisting them in the correct use of it.
  • Works closely with the FX and Matte Painting departments to define the strategies and workflows regarding the render layers structure for the sequence.
  • Works with the Lighting Sequence Lead and the Compositing Lead to develop gizmos, effects, specific looks or applications for the sequence, if needed.
  • Attends with the Lighting Sequence Lead to the complexity meetings and assist him/her to elaborate the bid of the sequence.
  • Defines along with the Lighting Sequence Lead the compositing strategy for the sequence.
  • Attends the reviews with the Supervisor/Directors, supporting and giving compositing advice to the Lighting Lead, if needed.
  • Mentor lighting artists in technical procedures and workflows.
  • Works together with the team providing them with support, guidance and instruction in areas that contribute towards their artistic and professional growth.
  • Takes care of the more complex compositing shots of the sequence, if needed.
  • Requirements

  • 4 years of  professional experience in mono and stereo digital compositing.
  • Minimum 2 years of experience in compositing for animation feature films. 
  • In depth knowledge of Nuke.
  • Experience developing compositing templates/gizmos/tools, ideally shared with other artists.
  • Deep understanding of lighting rendering passes and AOV’s.
  • Self-motivated and comfortable working with deadlines.
  • Strong artistic eye and understanding of colour, lighting and image analysis.
  • Previous experience with Deep Compositing workflows.
  • Python scripting is desirable.
  • Skydance is a diversified media company founded by David Ellison in 2010 to create high quality, event-level entertainment for global audiences. The Company brings to life stories of immersive worlds across its feature film, television, interactive, and animation divisions.
     
    Skydance is proud to be an equal opportunity employer committed to building and fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workforce. We welcome and consider applicants for employment regardless of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, pregnancy status, military/veteran status, disability, or any other protected category. Diversity in the workplace is not just a commitment, it is who we are and a reflection of what makes our world special.