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VFX Lead

  • Aardman Animations Ltd
  • Bristol, UK
  • 18/11/2021

Job Description

Full Time: 40 hours per week

Salary: depending on experience
Contract: 1 year fixed term contract initially
Start Date: January 2022
Location: Gas Ferry Road Studios, Bristol (some remote working - to be agreed)

The VFX department is responsible for shot clean up and prep, creating 2D and 3D FX, digital matte painting and final composites of various elements from multiple sources to deliver shots for approval.

The VFX Lead coordinates the team of composite artists in order to maintain efficient work flow and high-quality shot delivery as directed. They are often the interface between the director and the VFX team.

We’re looking for an expert in Nuke with excellent Adobe CS skills and Python knowledge. An understanding of professional pipelines is essential and a thorough knowledge of working in 3D environments to deliver 3D and 2D composites.

As VFX Lead you will be need to be able to identify and communicate problems with a composition and/or consistency in the style across a range of shots from different artists. You will need to be well organised, demonstrate excellent attention to detail and be able to take direction in a collaborative and fast paced production environment.

For a full role profile and to apply, please go to:

Please confirm your salary expectations and availability alongside your CV and showreel. We will be reviewing applications for interview as they’re submitted.

The closing date for applications is 5pm on Friday 10th December 2021

In November 2018, Aardman became an Employee Owned organisation, ensuring that the studio remains independent and securing the creative legacy and culture of the company for the future.

Aardman strives to be the most inspirational animation company in the world creating world class entertainment to a diverse and intergenerational global audience. We aim to lead the way in both our content and our professional principles, ensuring diversity and inclusion is inherent to the development and production of all our content - both on and off screen. Aardman is committed to building a culturally diverse workforce and strongly encourages applications from underrepresented groups. We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from all individuals and are always happy to discuss flexible working needs.