- Paint / Prep Artist

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Paint / Prep Artist


Paint / Prep Artist

• Intermediate Level


Primarily works as an artist to support the delivery of shows that are to be delivered in the Paint/Prep department at Industrial Light & Magic Mumbai (MBI).

Category Animation  Art Department  Graphic Design 
Location India
Time Period Full Time
Posted Date Dec 08, 2022
Start Date N/A
End Date N/A

Job Description

Works with the creative leadership team and the production team maintaining strict adherence to timelines.

What You’ll Do
  • Handle complex shots with heavy motion blur, lots of layers, etc.
  • Use a combination of techniques when dealing with tricky wire removals and clean plates
  • Demonstrate a strong eye for color and grain structures with the ability to match saturation, hues and black points from multiple sources to create a cohesive final montage
  • Demonstrate a keen eye for recognizing paint artifacts, sharpness and color issues
  • Use layout and DM cameras in Nuke
  • Export track points between multiple toolsets
  • Comfortable working in Silhouette for Rotoscoping
What We’re Looking For
  • Professional experience with Silhouette ( Roto and Sequence Paint experience), Nuke, and Mocha
  • Bachelor's degree in Graphic Design, Drawing, Animation or equivalent artistic background and education required
  • Minimum 3 years’ production experience in computer graphics, animation or video
  • Ability to write Nuke gizmos and/or plugins is a plus
  • Must have an understanding of how their work fits into the pipeline and its effect on upstream and downstream departments
  • Must have a willingness to learn new tools, a proven ability to be detail-oriented, and problem solving skills
  • Adaptability and willingness to work under tight deadlines and to work efficiently within a production environment
  • Able to break shots down into individual components with little supervision
  • Demonstrates excellent troubleshooting skills
  • Easily assimilates feedback given by supervisors
  • Research appropriate references including continuity with like shots. Proactively communicates this information to team
  • Takes ownership and responsibility of shot. Proactively offers options and finds own solutions for production problems
  • Actively works across departments in shot groups. Provides updates to production and other artists on shot progress
Nice to have:
  • Python and/or C++ experience a plus
  • Computer proficiency including UNIX operating system; the ability to learn software and adapt scripts
  • Working knowledge of stereo compositing pipeline

Job Type Full Time 
Weekly Limit N/A
Shift Day
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