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Lead Compositing & Finishing Artist

Alexis Kellum-Creerby on Apr 10, 2017
The Embassy VFX
Vancouver, BC, Canada
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Job Category
Animation : 2D Animation
Job Type
Full Time
Career Level
Pay / Salary
Annual Salary
Experience Required
5+ Years
Job Description

The Embassy is a Canadian, Oscar nominated production house, specializing in live-action production, post-production, and animation for feature films & commercials.

We are seeking a very talented artist to help lead projects in our Vancouver VFX studio. This is an exciting new opportunity for those wishing to work with the industry’s best directors, on some of the highest profile projects in the industry. You are a great all-rounder with the ability to lead teams but also complete smaller less complex projects on your own. The duties for this position are equally split between compositing and finishing (editorial), candidates should be proficient in both areas.


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


The skill set and confidence of a Senior Nuke, Flame or Finishing Artist 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.
and above all … have a great sense of humour!

We offer:

Competitive salary based on experience
Full MSP coverage and great extended benefits package
A fun and collaborative environment
Emphasis on work/life balance
Ample cross training opportunities
Beer Fridays!
Bagel Wednesdays!
Dog friendly workplace
Job is On Location
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