As a Senior Digital Artist, you will be situated within one of Deluxe’s most creative departments at the heart of Theatrical Versioning.
You will be required to create 2D/3D foreign-versioned titles, animate and composite them for the major film studio's Theatrical, Trailer, Promo, VOD and Home Entertainment releases. Producing bespoke title recreation indistinguishable from the original version.
You will be working closely with the Digital artist team, and at times independently; you will manage each project from brief, through production and execution. You will be required to strategically plan for debut trailer runs, as the departments trailer operations expand. You will be responsible for technical and creative problem solving of the work, planning ahead through liaison with Account management and Head of Department to deliver timely releases. Requesting any relevant assets ahead of schedule and developing new and robust workflows that increase efficiency within the department that allow for scale.
Alongside deadline-based workflow you will be a contact for production IT, helping facilitate future technical growth.
This role reports into the Head of Digital FX.
•Day to day supervision of the Digital Artist team.
•Building composition projects with all the relevant source backgrounds and artwork.
•Compositing and animation of graphics for re-versioning of Theatrical, Trailer, Promo, VOD and Home Entertainment releases.
•Create multiple formats for output; including 2D & Stereoscopic 3D, Digital Cinema and UHD/HD deliverables.
•Maintaining the internal schedule of all creative projects. Ensuring that all Work Orders are updated and completed.
•Researching specific effects related to titles received, keeping up to date with latest trends and styles within the industry.
•Help to deliver final shots and sequences that are creatively and technically industry leading.
•Adhering to prescribed workflow procedures.
•Requesting and sorting the availability of assets.
• Developing efficient creative workflows that enable room to scale operations.
•Creation of first versions that can then be completed by junior team members.
•Testing and technical development related to DFX.
What You Bring
•You must be highly organised and understand the importance and impact of deadlines on companies’ production and workflow.
•To succeed in this role, you must be passionate about film and have good compositing and animation skills.
•You should be an experienced ‘all-rounder’ able to turn your hand to a variety of design challenges with limited day-to-day supervision.
•You should ideally have operational experience in a Production or Post-production Facility environment.
•You have exceptional attention to detail whilst maintaining a vision to succeed the role.
•Good knowledge and hands on experience with Adobe After Effects, Maxon Cinema 4D, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop & Mocha Pro
•Experience of working with particles in 2d/3d would be advantageous
•Knowledge of Java Scripting and AE expressions also a plus.
•Excellent organisational and interpersonal skills.
•MS Office knowledge as standard.
-Minimum of 5 years' production experience working in the Film or Broadcast Industry.
-Broad knowledge of software common to post-production and graphics industries.
-Experience of project management and meeting deadlines.
•Polite and professional with a positive and optimistic approach
•Ability to work well under pressure and maintain focus.
•Ability to work on own initiative but also be a good team player
•Ability to make clear decisions
•Diligent and organized
•Able to anticipate and develop contingencies
•Flexible with the ability to work in a fast paced demanding environment
•Objective and balanced within a demanding environment
•An understanding of film post production and associated technologies
•Positive and flexible attitude.
•Reliable and professional.
•A good team player.
•Energetic and positive in approach
•Willing and able to trouble shoot complex problems
•Share an interest in continuing to develop and expand your technical skill set in conjunction with the department.
Monday to Friday, 09:30 – 18:00 (including 1 Hour unpaid lunch break)