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Troll is a visual effects house based in Finland, known for producing high quality content for feature films, TV series and commercials. We are committed to delivering our clients the best possible quality and coming up with solutions to seemingly impossible tasks.

We offer a chance to work on world-class projects in a friendly, fun and creative work environment. We have offices in two cities: Helsinki and Tampere. Come join our team here in beautiful Finland! We have the cleanest air, thousands of lakes, the best education and the happiest people. We think you’ll love it here too!

29-11-2023

Compositing Supervisor

We are looking for a Compositing Supervisor to join our team on-site in Tampere, Finland to work on visual effects on our feature film projects.

The Compositing Supervisor is responsible for the leadership of the compositing team and contributes to the establishment of the look of the final picture.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead and mentor a team of compositors on a broad range of specific projects
  • Take responsibility for the quality of the work of the team as a whole
  • Hands on compositing shots and sequences to a finished standard
  • Work proactively and collaboratively with all other VFX and support departments
  • Attend client reviews and lead daily reviews with the compositing team
  • Solve any difficult technical and artistic compositing challenges
  • Color pipeline management and 2D workflow as it integrates with DI, CG and DMP

 

Requirements:

  • Deep understanding of film VFX processes and pipeline
  • 8+ years experience in compositing
  • Strong technical understanding of Nuke, both in 2d and 3d
  • Able to deliver on schedule, working calmly and efficiently under pressure
  • Able to take direction and be willing to address constructive feedback
  • Proven artist management and leadership skills
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively with other departments

 

To start with, we offer a one year fixed-term contract. The position is open as of now. Terms of employment, salary, and benefits will be individually negotiated.


 

Lead Compositor

We are looking for a Lead Compositor to join our team in Tampere, Finland and work with us on multiple high-profile projects. In addition to leading a comp team you will work closely with Visual Effects Supervisors and CG Supervisors to composite the numerous elements that complete visual-effects shots.

Responsibilities:

  • Working in collaboration with the Compositing Supervisor and Visual Effects Supervisor to evaluate the creative and technical approach to assigned shots
  • Giving briefs and direction to the team with the aid of the VFX Supervisors in order to ensure the appropriate execution of shots
  • Training and mentoring of more junior artists
  • Integrating 2D, CG / 3D and live action elements to high-end visual effects film standard
  • Meeting schedules and show deadlines
  • Taking responsibility for the teams’ workload, time management and notes/feedback actions required by Supervisors

 

Requirements:

  • An excellent working knowledge of and production experience with Nuke
  • A familiarity working with multiple render passes
  • Previous experience leading or mentoring a team
  • A pro-active and collaborative work ethic
  • A strong eye for detail, composition, colour and lighting
  • The ability to multitask, prioritise and problem solve
  • An understanding of colour space principles
  • A working knowledge of the overall VFX pipeline

 

We’re happy to provide whatever assistance you might need with relocation to Tampere. EU residency/work permit required. For remote work a fast and reliable internet connection is essential.


 

Senior Compositor

We are looking for experienced compositors with feature film and/or high end commercials experience to work on several high profile projects. We are looking for people who preferably are available within the next months.

Requirements:

  • Be able to take on shots from start to completion to the highest level of quality and have a good eye for photorealism compositing.
  • Able to carry out all compositing tasks on a shot such as Rig Removal, Cleanup, Keying, tracking, CG Multi-pass Compositing etc.
  • Work in a fast paced environment and meet deliverables met by Supervisor and Production.
  • Willing to learn as well as share and be a pro-active team player.
  • Proven track record of working in Feature Films or Commercials.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Delivering final shots that are creatively and technically excellent, address all notes on schedule.
  • Communicates with other departments, particularly Lighting to ensure comps are up to date.
  • Work in partnership with Compositing Supervisor to improve and enhance template scripts and show wide compositing tools.

 

We’re happy to provide whatever assistance you might need with relocation to Tampere. EU residency/work permit required. For remote work a fast and reliable internet connection is essential.

 


 

VFX Compositor

We are looking for a VFX Compositor to join our team be responsible for ensuring photoreal integration of all visual effects elements with the live action plate and for ensuring aesthetic consistency across their shots. The Compositor will develop innovative technical solutions to complex compositing integration problems. They must manage complex upstream dependencies particularly from the Lighting Department, often for many shots at the same time.

Responsibilities:

  • Delivering final shots that are creatively and technically excellent, address all notes on schedule.
  • Communicates with other departments, particularly Lighting to ensure comps are up to date.
  • Work in partnership with Compositing Supervisor to improve and enhance template scripts and show wide compositing tools.

 

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Previous experience in compositing. To be a creative problem solver who likes technical challenges and can manage complex systems.
  • To be comfortable with the more technical aspects of CG integration, the colour pipeline, the 2D pipeline and can effectively use 3D solutions to enhance/aid in 2D compositing tasks.
  • Excellent eye for integration issues, can discern subtle changes in lighting, colour, grain, blur, edges.
  • Familiarity with node graphs and knowledge of Python is an advantage.

 

Software Requirements:

  • A full working knowledge of Nuke.

 

We’re happy to provide whatever assistance you might need with relocation to Tampere. EU residency/work permit required. For remote work a fast and reliable internet connection is essential.

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