Compositing Artist

VFX Compositor

CG Compositor

Minimum Preferably 10th standard pass

Certified training for Compositor (programme aligned to MES/Q3505 released by Media & Entertainment Skills Council)

Preferably minimum 1 or more years of experience in related field

The tasks a Compositor is expected to perform include:

Understanding the post-production requirements and planning the process and workflow

Merging various layers/elements created during post-production into a final product

Using computer-generated effects, colour grading, digital intermediate, screen conversion, rendering, rotoscopy, keying, match moving and compositing to achieve end-results

Preparing and finalizing effort estimates and work plan in accordance to the requirements

Managing interim work-products during post-production

Ensuring work-products are distribution- or exhibition-ready as per the required technical specifications

Gathering raw material, which could include characters, layouts, props/objects, effects and layers

Compositing all elements together using software and preparing the final output

Knowledge of principles of animation and visual effects

Basic knowledge of the process of film-making and game development

Basic knowledge of post-production techniques

Familiar with the relevant equipment and software e.g. Silhouette, Nuke, Fusion, Combustion, Shake Premier, PF track, After Effects, Renderman, Quantel, Smoke, Flame, Avid, 3DS Max and FCP

Knowledge of the implications of each activity on time, materials, equipment, manpower and budget

Knowledge of the domestic and international post-production best practices prevalent in the industry

Will be updated

Good communication skills

Good writing skills


Hardworking and persistent

Positive approach

Quick learner


It is a desk job

Need not handle a team

Local travelling is not a part of this job role

Part-time work and contractual jobs maybe available

Work from home is not available
Working hours

Working hours are not fixed

Overtime may be involved

Shift system maybe available
Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?


This job is not listed as hazardous or dangerous under The Factories Act 1948 (section 87)

Health risks include stiff back, joint pain and increased risk of diabetes, due to long sitting hours, etc.

For freshers ?INR10,000 toINR15,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Animation Industry in Industry

The animation and gaming industry has shown resilience in the face of the current economic downturn, growing by over 20 per cent during 2008. India is now seen as a leading destination for high end, skill based activities. The Indian animation industry is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 22% and gaming industry is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 49% by 2012.

The animation and gaming industry is a significant user of technology, and can further showcase India?s well established credentials in the technology and services offshoring space, in addition to playing a seminal role in developing India?s domestic media and entertainment industry. Over the years, the animation and gaming industry has seen the entry of many global majors who have tapped into India's talent pool for offshore delivery of services.

This opens up vast opportunities for budding animators, Compositors and Colourists. India has seen a fondness developing for quality visual effects of late. This market trend is expected to continue in future also and this industry will grow manifold as the demand is ever increasing. This makes Compositor a great career option with almost guaranteed growth.

Film studios

Print and electronic media institutes

Training institutes

Gaming companies

Cities across India