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Assistant Technical Director

What is the job? The Assistant Technical Director (ATD) job provides the opportunity to help in developing and maintaining tools and scripts as well as giving general technical support to the Artists/Technical Directors (TDs) in larger VFX companies. As Artists/TDs work on shot and set-up revisions...

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Compositing Artist

What is the job? A Digital Compositor, Compositing Artist or ‘Comper’ (for short), works at the end of the VFX process to combine CGI and Digital Matte Paintings with live action plate photography. The art of VFX compositing is to make all the disparate elements, that have been created ...

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Digital Preparation (Paint/Prep) Artist

What is the Job? The tasks of a Paint/Prep Artist are to digitally prepare the plate for the Compositing Department to layer in CG, digital matte painting, graphics or other photographed elements, for example using green screen, black screen or second unit effects photography. Wires, harnesses, m...

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Effects (FX) Technical Director (TD)

What is the job? Effects Technical Directors (FX TDs) are the digital versions of the traditional on-set special effects crew. They are in charge of creating things that are too complex to animate manually, and need to be run as computer simulations instead, including fire, destruction, dust, water...

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Lighting Artist/Technical Director

What is the job? Together with Texture Artist and Modelling Artist, this job forms part of a CGI/3D Generalist (Also called a Generalist Technical Director) skill set. Lighting Artists/Technical Directors (TDs) or Lighters as they are referred as, work in both cg animation, games and VFX. Their j...

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Matchmover

What is the Job? Match Moving or Camera Tracking is a technique that allows the integration of computer generated (CGI) VFX into live action footage. The process allows for the correct position, scale, orientation, and motion of the CGI relative to the real world captured in the shot. Although Ma...

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Matte Painter

What is the job? A Matte Painter creates Digital Matte Paintings (DMPs) that are virtual backgrounds used to either completely replace or embellish live action photographed plates. The artist works with stills taken from live action photography, digital still photography, rendered cg elements and d...

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Modelling Artist

What is the job? Together with Texture Artist and Lighting Artist/TD this job forms part of a CGI/3D Generalist (Also called a Generalist Technical Director) skill set. Modelling Artists, Modelling Technical Directors or simply Modellers, ‘Create 3D 'assets' for the digital world. Often bui...

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Rotoscoping (Roto) Artist

What is the job? Roto Artists work closely with the Compositing Artists (Compositors) to integrate all layers and elements into a seamless VFX shot. It’s the very trusted and established route into a career as a VFX Compositor, the world over. Roto Artists animate mask shapes to make mattes...