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Senior Compositor

As a Senior compositor at ILP you are the last in a chain of great artists, and will have the pleasure to deliver the final, awesome looking images. You take pride in owning your work from start to finish, while proactively collaborating with team members from different departments. As a compositor at ILP, you will set up comps from scratch, or at times use an agreed upon template or method, as well as share any good solutions you find with your fellow pirates. Be the rock in a stormy ocean of feedback, technical challenges and production pressures.

If you enjoy an environment where you are expected to take action and interact with whomever you need to in order to get your shots done, you will love working at ILP! You will be highly involved with and keep track of who your lighter is, and talk to them to resolve any issues with renders. If your milestone targets are hard to meet, you will catch up with the production coordinator on your show. We want our compositors to be able to add their creativity to their work and there is usually room for creative suggestions outside of the original brief.

We value artists with a humble attitude who get excited about learning new things and, most importantly, who are passionate about doing spectacular, high quality visual effects.

Your work will include:

  • Evaluating creative and technical approach for assigned shots together with your supervisor

  • Setting up your composites from scratch without any template

  • Performing all tasks associated with the compositing process, including 2D tracking, matte extraction, layering of elements, and colour grading on moderately difficult to very difficult shots

  • Communicating with the team on matters regarding your schedule and tasks

  • Proactively engaging with other departments regarding the shots you are working on

  • Integrating world class CG with photographic plates

  • Adding elements, grading and final touches to full CG shots

  • Working on some of the coolest shows in the business with some of the most talented colleagues

  • Delivering great looking shots, on time

You need the following:

  • 5+ years of experience from working with high end visual effects
  • Excellent knowledge of Nuke, our main compositing package
  • Very thorough knowledge all aspects of compositing
  • Experience and habit in working in a highly organised fashion
  • Great communication skills in English, both written and spoken
  • Where applicable, you need to adapt ILPs documented style guides and techniques
  • A humble and helpful attitude
  • An excellent understanding of how to proactively and critically evaluate your own work, before presenting it to your lead or supervisor
  • Excellent eye for judging photo-realism, balance and colour
  • Deep compositing experience

The following are considered a plus:

  • Scripting and programming for Nuke
  • Colour science knowledge
  • Documented leadership skills

Other software we use (knowledge of these are a bonus):

  • RV
  • Shotgun
  • Silhouette
  • Mocha
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Krita
  • Neat Video Reduce Noise

Great Place to Work

  • You get to be a pirate

  • Social and friendly work environment

  • We do world class epic stuff

  • Innovative and fast-paced culture

  • Work–life balance perks

  • Flexible hybrid work

About the company

Important Looking Pirates is a multiple VES and Emmy award winning studio and have created animation and visual effects for some of the greatest storytellers. ILP was founded by artists in 2007 with the vision to become one of the top international suppliers of VFX in terms of quality, professionalism and service. With amazing projects such as Lost In Space, Mandalorian, Westworld, Black Sails, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom and Star Wars: The Last Jedi in our backlog, we can proudly say that we are one of the most successful studios in the world.

During the last 15 years, we have assembled one of the best visual effects teams in the business with talents from all corners of the world. All of our artists, technicians and support personnel are driven by passion for what we do and always strive to push the limits of what can be accomplished.

Our head office is located in the famous Norstedts building in the heart of Stockholm. The office is designed to inspire creativity and to provide the best possible work environment for creating spectacular visual effects. Almost a third of the office consists of social areas where the pirates gather to have lunch and celebratory fikas, get company updates, participate in fussball tournaments, and hang out for Friday beers.


Lania Sitepu | Contact Person

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