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Expression of Interest – Compositing (Summer/Fall 2024)

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About the job

  • The compositing artist works with a Light/Comp Team with their Lead and their Key Artists. According to the inventory, the Compositing Artist may work on another mission  with another LC team.
  • Transcribe and interpret artistic requests in a technical environment.
  • Sublimate the lighting by building on visual references (photography, concept art, etc…) to achieve a cinematographic look (grading, effects, etc…).

Must have

  • Thorough understanding of Nuke, its 3D environment and tools.
  • Thorough knowledge of Lighting Rendering, master AOVs and handle issues as aliasing, granurality, etc…).
  • Understanding of color and colorimetric management.
  • Knowledge of photography and Cinematography.
  • Knowledge of Deep Compositing.

Nice to have

  • Professional experience on animated films.
  • Experience in lighting.
  • Knowledge of Script Languages associated to Nuke as Python, TCL, BlinkScript.
  • Knowledge of optics science.
  • Knowledge in creating tools to meet project needs
  • Knowledge in ACES

About you

  • French and/or English fluency is required
  • Strong communication skills and ability to take notes and direction
  • Ability to work within a team, prioritize tasks and meet tight deadlines
  • Onsite work only (no remote work)
  • We favor European Union citizens or candidates with French work permit. We will not be able to obtain a visa for this position.

About us

Illumination Studios Paris is the leading studio for animated films in Europe. Based in Paris, the studio is known for its blockbusters such as the franchise “Despicable Me”, “Minions”, “The Secret Life of Pets” and “Sing” – all produced by Illumination Entertainment for Universal Pictures.

Expression of Interest – Color Artist

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About the job

  • Create background paintings and color keys which will be used as references by the surfacing and lighting departments.
  • Might create color scripts.
  • Work closely with art director, production designer and directors.

Must have

  • Strong artistic skills in design, painting, perspective and composition.
  • Advanced software skills in Photoshop.
  • In-depth knowledge of lighting principles and balance.
  • Good understanding of volumes.
  • Good understanding of cinematography and light staging.
  • Understanding of layout and spacing.
  • Background in art history.

Nice to have

  • Experience in traditional painting.
  • Previous experience on feature films.

About you

  • French and/or English fluency is required.
  • Good communication skills and ability to take notes and directions.
  • Ability to work within a team, prioritize tasks and meet tight deadlines.
  • Available or willing to relocate to Paris (remote work unavailable) .
  • We favor European Union citizens or candidates with French work permit. The process of obtaining a visa being so complex and timeconsuming, only foreign candidates with a significative experience will be considered, for a selection of senior jobs.

About us

Illumination Studios Paris is the leading studio for animated films in Europe.

Based in Paris, the studio is known for its blockbusters such as the franchise “Despicable Me”, “Minions”, “The Secret Life of Pets” and “Sing” – all produced by Illumination Entertainment for Universal Pictures.