Lead Tracker

  • Film - Mumbai
  • Mumbai, India

Lead Tracker

Job description

The Lead Tracker will be a senior artist in their own right. In addition to working on challenging production shots, they are responsible for managing a team of artists on a show and for quality controlling the work coming into Mumbai from our partner studios overseas.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Spending dedicated time each day reviewing work from our overseas partners, providing feedback via annotated images and video recordings and giving constructive, concise and consistent feedback on work received

  • Creating motion files, including a camera and/.or the object, that match the original background plate photography

  • Leading a team of artists and being responsible for the quality check of the team’s output

  • Liaising with production to help ensure an efficient schedule and distribution of work

  • Collaborating with other departments as required to ensure that the CG elements are seamlessly incorporated into the shot

  • Geometric reconstruction of important static objects in the scene

  • Reconstructing the placement of motion files (camera or object track) in the 3D set in order to quality control the accuracy of each track

  • Rendering wireframes of the scene geometry to be rendered and composited over the original plate to help judge the accuracy of each track

  • Bidding the duration required for the various matchmove tasks on a show

  • Learning and developing specific Framestore tools and workflows

Job requirements

Essential Skills:

  • Tracking knowledge and experience at a senior level

  • Ability to problem solve

  • Strong understanding of the visual effects pipeline

  • Strong knowledge and experience of using 3d Equalizer and Maya

  • Working knowledge of Nuke and Linux

  • Ability to lead and motivate a team including training junior artists

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and an ability to communicate effectively to colleagues at all levels

  • Excellent organisational skills

  • Able to efficiently meet deadlines

  • A good understanding of cameras and photography and the effects of different lenses on perspective and distortion

Desirable Skills:

  • Mel or Python scripting skills

  • Native stereo experience

  • Knowledge of alternative tracking software

  • On-set experience

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.