Extraction Artists
(multiple vacancies)


Title: Extraction Artist
Supervisor: Compositing Supervisor
Location: Vancouver

General Duties and Responsibilities

  • Work closely with the Compositing Supervisor and/or the Comp Extractor Lead to determine the best approach to extract shots for the Prime Focus pipeline
  • Decipher and extract relevant depth layers from Nuke scripts, keeping in mind the needs of all departments involved
  • Assemble "mini-comps" that reproduces 100% of the original mono script
  • Problem shoot and reconstruct missing elements in comps where needed
  • Complete work on schedule while maintaining constant communication with the Production Team and Leads
  • Report to the Compositing Supervisor


  • Minimum of 2+ years live action visual effects compositing experience 
  • Proficient in Nuke
  • Experience in projection, CG integration, keying and clean-up techniques
  • Excellent understanding of 3D multi-pass workflows, colour space, basic Nuke expressions and plate distortion
  • Strong eye for details
  • Fast and efficient; the ability to work under tight deadlines with a minimum of supervision
  • The ability to collaborate with other compositors to share knowledge and techniques
  • Organized with strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience in Stereoscopic Compositing is a plus
  • Completion of a formal educational course in the Arts or Sciences