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Flying Bark Productions

Sydney - Australia
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Nuke Compositing Lead


Paramount Animation and Nickelodeon Animation have enlisted Flying Bark Productions to animate their first recently announced Untitled Avatar feature film in a newly confirmed partnership with Avatar Studios.

The Compositing Lead is responsible for leading a team of Compositors, achieving the excelling in delivering the creative vision briefed by the VFX Supervisor, whilst maintaining a consistent technical approach. They also evaluate the creative and technical approaches for sequences, assist the Producer to bid, schedule and execute their team’s schedule.

We’re looking for an experienced Nuke Compositing Lead who can work from our beautiful studio in Sydney starting in June 2023.

The skills we’re looking for are:

  • Direct, inspire and mentor all crew in the Nuke Compositing department
  • Ability to think of creative solutions to enhance shots, without overshadowing the overall story point or animation, including but not limited to, the addition of adding atmos, vignettes, depth of field
  • Ability to create a compositing workflow for sequences that excels the creative brief
  • Using Nuke Compositing software, perform all tasks associated with the compositing process, including layering of elements, matte projections and colour grading
  • Responsible for ensuring a high level of quality by having a good eye for detail and cross checking renders are up to standard
  • Able to seamlessly work with 2D, 2.5D and CG shots, understanding limitations in 2D and CG animation pipelines
  • Be organised and methodical, dealing with large amounts of shots, tracking versions and render management
  • Able to take direction from the Supervisors, Leads and client and address notes appropriately
  • Ability to multitask, prioritise and problem solve. Ability to be adaptable, flexible and responsive to changes
  • Produce final renders and elements for delivery with a neat and well labelled node network, while maintaining reference to files in correct locations and easy to navigate filing systems
  • A passion & infectious enthusiasm for creating outstanding visuals on an international stage
  • Ability to work in a team environment and follow guidance from creative and technical supervisors
  • Ability to maintain a consistent level of productivity while meeting deadlines and producing high quality work to quota
  • Ability to take and successfully interpret a verbal or visual creative brief
  • Be proactive and communicative with the upstream teams and production
  • Communicate with the Pipeline team and aid in implementing improvements to the Comp pipeline