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Lead Roto/Paint Artist

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We are only able to consider applications sent directly through our website. Please apply here: www.lumapictures.com/careers

The Lead Roto/Paint Artist is responsible for leading and mentoring a team of Roto / Paint artists, working closely with Compositors to help integrate all elements of an image (both CG and live action) to create film visual effects shots of the highest quality possible.

You can:

  • Generate mattes for CG hold-outs as well as remove items from live action photography such as wires, rigs and tracking wires
  • Utilize geo data and UV projections
  • Completing basic composites in Nuke (keying, grading, grain matching, re-timing)
  • Demonstrate frame-by-frame painting techniques to remove rigs and tracking markers 
  • Work with Production helping to breakdown task requirements and assign shots to artists
  • Coach and mentor other Roto/Paint artists using the latest techniques to grow their craft and quality of work in the studio as a whole 

You have:

  • A minimum of 3 years of experience as a Roto/Paint Artist in a VFX Production environment
  • At least one year of experience in a Lead role
  • A Bachelor's degree in computer science, computer graphics or the equivalent combination of education and experience 
  • A mastery of Nuke, including expressions for paint work as well as the 3D environment within Nuke
  • Some knowledge of the 3D workflow in Maya and the 3D Tracking workflow 
  • A proven aesthetic eye with an understanding of color and composition
  • Excellent leadership, communication and problem solving skills 
  • Approachable, proactive, and accommodating attitude 
  • Innate desire to stay informed of current technologies 
  • Strong time management skills and the ability to balance priorities under the pressure of a deadline-driven production
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills with a keen eye for detail 
  • A team oriented mentality with a 'get it done' attitude
  • An ability to thrive in a high-pressure environment
  • An ability to take direction and implement feedback with a positive attitude 


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