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Madrid - Spain
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Precomp Senior Artist



Klaus is a feature length animated film from The SPA Studios.

The SPA Studios are using digital tools to reimagine the charm of classical 2d animation blended, with unique cutting edge digital techniques that adds a fresh volumetric look, lighting and texturing that people have to come to expect in family movies.    


Job Description:

The SPA Studios is currently looking for a Precomp Senior Artist, with strong technical skills.Our precomp artists are in charge of transforming the layout setups into the starting point of comp, taking care of all the technical aspects of the setup, like assets resolution, camera movements, 3D integration, multiplane and projections, etc.  The role is available immediately will be based in our studios in Madrid, Spain.


- Prepare and set up Nuke scenes with 2D and 3D elements, for a 2D workflow

- Collaborate with other departments such as Layout, Ink & Paint, Lighting, and Compositing

- Set up image sizes and formats for the background and layout departments

- Perform technical work in support of shot lighting and comp

- Troubleshoot and debug shot problems as they arise

- Match and integrate 3D elements in a 2D environment

- Solve contact and perspective issues

- Prepare 3D projections

- Set up and animate 2D, multiplane and 3D cameras

- Pre-comp all the different elements from which shots are going to be created

- Update shots as new elements and versions get published

- Lay down a base for the Compositing department to work from

- Provide other departments with the needed elements meeting their technical requirements

Job requirements

- 2 years experience with Nuke in 2d films

- Strong technical understanding of Nuke, both in 2d and 3d

- Experience with ToonBoom Harmony is convenient

- Possess excellent understanding of composition and perspective

- Be neat and methodical

- Understand the 2D animation process, including camera mechanics

- Understand editing and film structure

- Have good communication skills

- Have good team-working skills

- Be able to deliver on schedule, working calmly and efficiently under pressure

- Be able to take direction and be willing to address constructive feedback

- Show respect for the procedures and requirements of the studio production and pipeline

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