Monday, 8 October 2012

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Double Negative Runner

  • Job Title: Runner
  • Department: Front of House
  • Location: London
  • Closing Date: N/A
  • Reports To: Facilities Manager
  • Direct Reports: N/A

Key Purpose of the Job

Running is a foot in the door at Double Negative and a chance to carry on training and progressing into other areas of the business. To replace those that have moved up, we are always looking for bright, motivated, enthusiastic Runners who have a passion to work within VFX

Needs To Do

  • Dispatching and collecting items on request both in house and out of house; delivering post, faxes and other items to staff
  • Taking initiative to manage stocks and supplies, arranging orders where necessary; ensuring refreshments, stationary, general office equipment and loos are well stocked
  • Keeping reception, rest areas and offices clean tidy and well presented
  • Reception duties - including dealing with switch board calls, welcoming clients, providing refreshments for meetings and clients, booking meeting rooms, cars and couriers
  • Providing support to producers and managers, assisting producers with document presentation where necessary, including adding images to layout, laminating, binding, scanning, photocopying
  • Dealing with banking and dispatching of post

Needs To Know

  • Must have a knowledge and passion for Visual Effects
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Internet and Email
  • A professional and friendly phone manner

Needs To Be

  • Friendly
  • Enthusiastic
  • Pro-active
  • Confident in using initiative
  • Helpful
  • Hard working

Measures of Performance

  • Fast delivery
  • Continuous improvement
  • Ability to arrange and organise pro-actively

Moving Picture Company New York Runner

Start Date: Immediate
Reporting to the Studio Manager the MPC Runner provides support to MPCNYC staff by assisting in all departments.

Key Deliverables

Be available for jobs to keep Studio running smoothly
Maintain tidy appearance of Studio.
Order and serve tea, coffee, food to clients.
Pick-up and deliver packages at various locations around the city.
Assist in the setup and takedown of company functions and events.
Other duties as assigned by Production.
Back up phone duties in relief for the receptionist.

Leadership & Influence

At all times, maintain a pleasant and professional demeanor to employees, guests and clients.
Ability to work on own and in a team
Ability to take direction
Positive and proactive outlook

Business Acumen/Expertise/Compentencies

Knowledge of MS Outlook, Excel, Adobe Suite useful.
Ability to prioritize and comfortable working with tight deadlines.
High School Diploma
Ability to work with minimal supervision and think on their feet
Proactive and dynamic
1 year of related work experience
Excellent customer service skills
Good oral communication skills
Can do attitude

This is an exciting opportunity to work in the dynamic world of visual effects. If you are interested, please email your CV and showreel to

Framestore New York Compositor

Framestore New York is looking for experienced Nuke Compositors to join our Film Department.

Essential skills & experience:
  • Expert knowledge of Nuke in a Film environment.
  • Proficient in extracting Blue- and Greenscreens and complex multi-layer work
  • Comfortable with 3D compositing and working with multiple render passes
  • Good communication skills and a Pro-active work ethic
  • Strong eye for detail, ideally photography core skills
  • A full understanding of the VFX pipeline and color space principles
  • VFX industry experience of 3 – 5 years
Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Be able to take briefs/direction from Lead Compositors and VFX Supervisors
  • Work on your shot/sequence to a strict deadline
  • Being responsible in your time management
  • Balance the creative and technical aspect of each shot

Digital Domain Mumbai Compositor

Date: November 17, 2011
Department: 2D Department
Reports To: Compositing Supervisor
The digital Compositor takes multiple diverse elements, however they were created, and blends them together artistically into a seamless, photorealistic image. Skillfully makes it appear as if the elements were all part of the same scene utilizing various compositing techniques to accomplish the task.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Integrate cg elements and matte paintings into live action plates
  • Match color, lighting and exposure of stock elements to rendered or photographed elements
  • Matte extractions from blue/green screen photography
  • Clean and efficient script organization
  • Present work clearly in dailies and walkthroughs and respond to supervisor in a timely fashion
  • Transform and warp elements as needed
  • 2D/3D camera tracking and stabilization
  • Grain and degrain as necessary
  • Plate speed up/slow down manipulation
  • Matte edge processing and integration
  • QC black levels, grain, color, mattes
  • Paint fixes and rotoscoping
Education, Experience and Skills Required:
  • 4 years of node based compositing software experience (Nuke, Shake, Fusion)
  • Experience with Keylight, Primatte or Ultimatte
  • Knowledge of projection mapping
  • Maya knowledge a plus
  • Sound aesthetic with good understanding of color, contrast and lighting design
  • Knowledge of film resolution and aspect ratios
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Team player with great attitude
  • Dependable and flexible
  • Takes direction well
  • Exercises close attention to detail
To apply for this position please submit an application at

Above are two types of jobs I will be looking in to for when I leave University:
  1. Runner
  2. Compositor

The Runner position is the lowest job within the Visual Effects Industry, however, it is a stepping stone to get to the position that I want. A lot of companies employ Runners and then they progress onto Junior positions and then further their careers. The attributes they look for I believe I have apart from a finished showreel, which I hope to have by the end of February so I can start applying for positions and getting my name out there.

The compositor position is much more difficult to apply for when graduating as I don't have any real work experience within the Industry, and that is what they look for within the job description. Additionally, I need 'Expert' knowledge on Nuke, Shake, Fusion, etc and be able to work efficiently in other software that I haven't done in industry standards.

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