Environment Lead

  • Film
  • Vancouver, Canada

Environment Lead

Job description

Environment Leads are responsible for creating photo-real digital environments for high end visual effects shots and manage a team. 

Hear from our Head of Environments in Montreal here.


  • Manage and mentor a team

  • Creating photo-realistic digital matte paintings, textures and models or collaborating with specialists in those disciplines as required

  • Assembling models, digital matte paintings, textures, projections and lights into a CG scene for rendering

  • Troubleshooting technical issues with the CG scene and optimising the renders to work within the resources available

  • Working with a shot Compositor to assemble renders and projections in a compositing application

  • Working to develop the look of a shot, assets or sequence with the Visual Effects and CG Supervisors

  • Lighting and scene assembly for other shots or assets as required, including characters and animation

  • Identifying the best approach for matching the quality of the plate photography

  • Communicating with production on a regular basis in regards to schedules and deadlines

  • Working in partnership with other departments to ensure that shots are delivered to the highest possible standard

Job requirements

Essential Skills:

  • Previous experience working in a film VFX pipeline

  • Strong knowledge of Photoshop, Nuke and Maya

  • Modeling, UV layout and texturing skills

  • Artistic skills in digital matte painting

  • Previous experience with 2.5 D workflow

  • A strong understanding of the entire VFX process

  • Good communication and organisational skills

  • Creative problem solving abilities

  • Excellent attention to detail

  • Able to take direction well and work as part of a team

  • Able to work well under pressure and meet deadlines while maintaining high quality results

Desirable Skills:

  • Experience with a wide range of specialist software used to create digital environments

  • Experience with volumetric rendering for clouds and atmosphere

  • A traditional arts background with an emphasis on photo-realism and environments

  • Previous experience working on a computer with the Linux operating system

  • An understanding of cutting edge technology in the field such as stereo photogrammetry and photo based 3D reconstruction

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.