Framestore’s Chicago studio is expanding our staff compositing team, and are looking for an experience 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 working onsite in our Chicago 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
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
Furnace and Sapphire experience
Must have US work authorization
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
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