Job Description / Responsibilities
The main responsibility of a VFX compositor is to compile a final image or frame by combining layers created previously through the production process. These include:
- Base Footage / Live Action
- Computer Animation
- 2D / 3D Animation
- Special Effects
- Background Plates
A combination of these layers would then be rendered to produce the final image to be used within a sequence.
Qualifications / Requirements
A Compositor would traditionally have a relevant degree in an art-related subject including:
- computer animation.
Furthermore, it will be incredibly useful for you to have a thorough knowledge of the relevant software currently in use by the industry, such as NUKE and Adobe After Effects. It also important to stay up to date with up-coming software in an ever changing climate.
According to glassdoor.com, the average nation salary within the United Kingdom for a compositor is £38,000, rising to £40,000 in the London area.
Examples of Job Adverts
The following is a list of example Compositor job adverts for positions within the UK.
Framestore – Compositor
Double Negative – TV Compositor