Flame Artist

  • Advertising
  • New York, United States

Flame Artist

Job description

Framestore’s New York studio is expanding our staff compositing team, and are looking for an experienced Flame Artist to join us in working on a broad range of high end content, including advertising, branding, episodic, and immersive projects.

Flame Artists are responsible for creating visual and special effects and other images using Flame for high-end commercial advertising. They will composite the numerous elements that complete a visual effects shot while developing live-action, CG imagery and 2D elements into single composites.

This is a full-time staff role with benefits, and although we are currently working remotely, this position will eventually require at least some on-site work in our NY studio.


  • Working with offline edits, prepping initial conforms as needed.

  • Conforming edits including manipulating EDLs, understanding time warps, dissolves, wipes etc.

  • Slating and audio retracking

  • QC & Mastering requirements including the knowledge of technical areas, HD, 4:3 and 16:9 title safe, PAL, NTSC & social deliverables (1:1, 4:3, OLV, etc.)

  • Organizing media for archiving & liaising with Data Services to ensure the space is managed efficiently on the Flames

  • Work with clients in order to create their vision

  • Support the Head of Production and Producers in bidding projects and helping the Creative Director pitch and win the 2D aspects of projects

  • Assist VFX shoot supervisor on shoots when required, with the aim to start supervising smaller projects solo.

  • Provide visually creative and timely solutions to directors or clients

  • Communicates with other VFX staff and departments on status of composite work.

  • Able to manage time effectively and give accurate assessments of the workload and the time required to complete tasks.

  • Able to provide preliminary and final color correction for the spots

  • Comfortable working in client attended sessions on finishing projects

  • Compositing in Nuke - initially cleanup work to develop into multi layered, VFX heavy compositing, with guidance and support from Compositing Supervisors and Head of 2D

Job requirements

  • 5+ years experience on commercials and visual effects heavy projects using Flame

  • An understanding and commitment to providing superior service to commercial clients, both from a technical and creative point of view

  • A thorough understanding and experience in compositing computer graphics into live action

  • Proficiency in film and video broadcast standards and video and graphics formats

  • Must be highly organized and have the ability to juggle several jobs at once in a highly efficient manner

  • Very strong interpersonal and communication skills with both clients and staff at all levels

  • Good understanding of colour space

  • Photoshop experience

  • Linux experience

  • Backdraft experience

  • Furnace and Sapphire experience

Desired Skills:

  • Experience with Nuke is a plus

  • Experience with Unreal is a plus

  • Experience with Hiero is a plus

  • Experience with Final Cut is a plus

  • Experience with Shotgun is a plus


Framestore is proud to employ extraordinary talent across all genders, races, nationalities, religions, ages, abilities and sexual preferences. We aim to encourage and support all of our current and future employees to achieve their potential. No job applicant will receive less favourable treatment on any basis when applying for a career with us.