Lead Compositor

Location: London

Milk is an award winning, independent visual effects studio based in London. We create innovative and complex sequences for high-end episodic television and feature films specialising in FX, creatures and environment.

We have a friendly team, offering a collaborative and inclusive working environment; Milk has employees who have been here since we launched nine years ago because of our excellent working environment, and the fantastic work that we have produced. It’s a great mix of creative and technical people, and that makes it an engaging environment to both work and grow in. We are ambitious and have exciting plans to grow our business.

Lead Compositor role:

Candidates should ideally have at least three years lead experience along with high-level expertise using Nuke and working closely with other teams in a full VFX pipeline. There will be plenty of opportunity for hands-on compositing in addition to supervising and guiding others in the team.

Responsibilities include:

  • Collaborating on pitches, script breakdowns, bidding shots
  • Working with the 3d dept to establish methodologies and workflows on a per project basis
  • Assisting artists technically and problem solving scripts
  • Establishing concepts, looks and templates for sequences
  • Helping to develop the 2d pipeline
  • Working with editorial to set up project VFX pipeline
  • Liaising with production and external VFX Supervisors
  • Briefing and directing the comp team and overseeing workflow
  • Communicating with production and other department heads regarding shot progress, creative approach and schedule
  • Liaising with team to address client comments and recording progress
  • Attending dailies and client screenings
  • QC checks of shots
  • Ensuring projects are brought in on schedule and within budget
  • Managing remote workflow – from DMP artists to roto work


  • Ability to communicate with clients, production and team members
  • Experience working on episodic long form projects
  • Excellent understanding of VFX pipeline process
  • Ability to motivate and mentor junior artists and promote team morale
  • Attention to detail and the ability to multi-task across more than one project
  • On set and ShotGrid experience useful
  • Knowledge of Python a bonus

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