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    Starz Animation located in downtown Toronto is looking for a Compositing Supervisor to work on a stereoscopic live action feature film “A Dolphins’s Tale”. This role collaborates with the Art Director and the VFX Supervisor to influence the aesthetic and technical “look” of the composited shots.

    Duties and Responsibilities:
    Work with the Compositing APM to help create schedules
    Work with the Department Head to create staffing models
    Work with the VFX Supervisor and Pipeline Supervisor to design efficient workflows and build upon and enhance existing Compositing tools and pipeline when required
    Assist Compositing Leads in the resolution of technical issues
    Troubleshoot and debug shot problems
    Escalate technical issues as required
    Monitor overall progress within Compositing department
    Collaborate with members of other departments as necessary to ensure proper completion of shots and to ensure a smooth production
    Remain current and up-to-date in lighting techniques through industry research and training

    Skills and Experience:
    8+ years of CG compositing experience, with proven knowledge of and skills (prior Lead or Supervisory experience an asset)
    Feature film experience required
    Stereoscopic experience is an asset
    Strong understanding of Lighting is an asset
    Completed post-secondary education in classical or 3D animation, art fundamentals, or other relevant related area of study
    Advanced working knowledge of Maya and a thorough knowledge of Mental Ray
    Advance knowledge of Fusion, Nuke or similar node-based compositing package
    Python and UNIX knowledge an asset
    Strong leadership skills with the ability to recognize strengths and weaknesses of artists to establish Compositing teams
    General understanding of animation styles and techniques as well as an excellent comprehension of animation production for film and/or television
    Great understanding of the animation production pipeline as a whole with an understanding of adjacent department workflows as well as how the Lighting and Compositing Department interacts with the overall production process
    Superior creative and technical problem solving skills with the ability to check own work
    Ability to learn quickly and comprehend custom in-house production tools
    Strong communication skills with the ability to interact effectively with key stakeholders
    Ability to prioritize tasks, meet tight deadlines, and perform to standard in a fast-paced environment while motivating others to do the same
    Ability to balance multiple priorities while retaining and encouraging a high level of enthusiasm and excellence within the team

    Qualified applicants can apply online to Starz Animation at Please ensure you attach a link to your demo reel including your reel breakdown and resume.

    We would like to thank all applicants however only those considered for an interview will be contacted.
    Last edited by starzanim; 12-12-2010, 12:51 PM.