Compositor (AE)

Local Hero LLC - Santa Monica, CA


Mid/Senior Level Compositors

Local Hero is a Post-production, VFX and DI/Final Color company located in Santa Monica, CA. We are currently looking for Freelance Mid- and Senior-level After Effects compositors for an project starting immediately, with an opportunity for longer-term employment upon completion of the project.

Qualified candidates must be capable of completing photo-realistic 2D composites at a feature film level and must work well in a fast-paced team environment. You must be immediately available and able to work at our Santa Monica office (no remote work). Must have a flexible schedule, especially around deadlines.


- Seamlessly composite 2D and live action elements in a photo-realistic environment at a feature film quality level

- General compositing responsibilities, including keying, tracking, paint/clean-up, color grading, rotoscoping, look development and shot finaling

- Determining shot methodology and coming up with creative approaches to artistic and technical problems

- Taking both verbal and written direction from VFX Supervisor and Producers and finalizing shots at the required level of quality

- Communicating with VFX Supervisor and other team members in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment


- 3+ years experience in feature film and/or high-end television visual effects and post production.

- Proficiency in Nuke and/or After Effects, including compositing, tracking, keying, paint and rotoscoping.

- Ability to create seamless, photo-realistic composites with various 2D elements and live-action plates.

- Firm understanding of color space and LUTs

- Strong eye for detail, color and composition.

- Experience and understanding of feature film post-production pipelines

- Must be a team player with good communication skills

- Must have thorough knowledge of various digital imaging file and data formats.

- Ability to see detailed imaging issues or technical problems.

- Ability to take direction, notes and critiques from VFX Supervisors and Producers

- Ability to take a shot to final completion, either alone or with the team

- Ability to troubleshoot, problem solve and come up with creative solutions

- A “can-do” attitude and willingness to exceed expectations

- Adaptable to change, reliable and dependable.

- Resourceful and flexible with sound judgment and integrity.

- Must be available to work in our Santa Monica office and have a flexible schedule (No remote work).


- Proficiency in Photoshop, Fusion, Mocha, PFTrack

- Understanding/experience in Nuke 3D environment and projection mapping

- Experience with multi-pass 3D renders and photo-realistic integration of rendered 3D elements

- Experience in Maya or similar 3D packages

- Experience with particle systems & FX simulations (fluids, fire, smoke, etc.)

- Experience with Adobe Creative Suite and editing packages (AVID, Final Cut, Premiere, etc.)

- Experience/Familiarity with DaVinci Resolve or Assimilate Scratch

- Strong eye for color and understanding of color theory

- Knowledge of film and color science.

Please email resumes, cover letters and links to demo reels to: jobs @

Job Type: Contract