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Nuke compositing Artist

Company: Nickelodeon Animation Studios
Location: Burbank
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

About The Brand

For over 30 years, the Nickelodeon Animation Studio continues to be one of the largest producers of television animation in the world, reflecting all kids today. Based in Burbank, Calif., with offices in New York, the Studio, designed by our artists and for our artists, is home to the world's greatest creative talents. Our campus of creativity houses top-notch talent, storytellers, artists, production teams, voice actors, cartoon experts and more. At Nickelodeon, we are always looking to recruit dedicated craftspeople to help bring groundbreaking new ideas to life and that starts with you! We are leading the way in animated content for TV series, TV movies, shorts and theatrical features. Some of our new upcoming original animated series include, Kamp Koral: SpongeBob's Under Years, Rugrats, Middlemost Post, Star Trek: Prodigy, Big Nate and Santiago of the Seas, among others. Our content development teams are creator-driven, our work culture is collaborative, our mentorship of new talent is second to none, and we are committed to hiring inclusively to reflect authenticity in the diverse stories we want to tell. Join us!

Overview and Responsibilities

SUMMARY:

  • Nickelodeon Animation Studio is looking for a Compositing Artist for a CG animated production. Work will be done using Nuke and Redshift software.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develop lighting looks and light rigs for our CG Shows and for lighting and compositing final scenes.
  • Assist in developing looks and light rigs for sets and characters that meets the vision of the Director and the Supervisors
  • Support the lighting and compositing lead to achieve high quality looks while working in a fast paced environment with high output requirements.
  • Able to work independently on creative look development using commercial and proprietary lighting and compositing tools.
  • Assist in developing techniques to render the necessary layers with appropriate compositing software with detailed documentation.
  • Light and Render the necessary layers in Maya and composite with appropriate compositing software for assigned episodes of shows that are in production, while following the production pipeline set in place by Nickelodeon for vendor studios and ensuring the quality of the show is not compromised.
  • Take direction from the VFX supervisor, Lighting & Comp supervisor and the Lighting lead to establish suitable work techniques and lighting tools as well as macros for 2D and 3D software for other team members with detailed documentation explaining tools and techniques.

Basic Qualifications

  • Knowledge of, and experience with Nuke compositing software.
  • At least 3 years' experience in the telivision, gaming or feature film industries

Additional Qualifications

  • B.A. or B.S. in Animation, or related field preferred, but not required.

Responsibilities SUMMARY: - Nickelodeon Animation Studio is looking for a Compositing Artist for a CG animated production. Work will be done using Nuke and Redshift software. RESPONSIBILITIES: - Develop lighting looks and light rigs for our CG Shows and for lighting and compositing final scenes. - Assist in developing looks and light rigs for sets and characters that meets the vision of the Director and the Supervisors - Support the lighting and compositing lead to achieve high quality looks while working in a fast paced environment with high output requirements. - Able to work independently on creative look development using commercial and proprietary lighting and compositing tools. - Assist in developing techniques to render the necessary layers with appropriate compositing software with detailed documentation. - Light and Render the necessary layers in Maya and composite with appropriate compositing software for assigned episodes of shows that are in production, while following the production pipeline set in place by Nickelodeon for vendor studios and ensuring the quality of the show is not compromised. - Take direction from the VFX supervisor, Lighting & Comp supervisor and the Lighting lead to establish suitable work techniques and lighting tools as well as macros for 2D and 3D software for other team members with detailed documentation explaining tools and techniques.

Keywords: Nickelodeon Animation Studios, Burbank , Nuke compositing Artist, Other , Burbank, California

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