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Old 02-21-2008, 02:14 AM
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NYC Retouchers - Anybody work here?

Boy, they advertise a lot. What's up with the turnover?

http://newyork.craigslist.org/mnh/med/580493764.html

"The ideal candidate must
have an aesthetic mastery of art, fashion and beauty"

phew, heavy.

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Old 02-21-2008, 07:06 AM
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Is that the going rate for the experience they want,
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Old 02-21-2008, 07:14 AM
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Is that the going rate for the experience they want,
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No and I suspect that's why they are always looking for people.
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Old 02-25-2008, 10:17 PM
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Boy, they advertise a lot. What's up with the turnover?

http://newyork.craigslist.org/mnh/med/580493764.html

"The ideal candidate must
have an aesthetic mastery of art, fashion and beauty"

phew, heavy.
They have the same ad for their LA division: http://losangeles.craigslist.org/lac/med/580500735.html
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Old 02-26-2008, 12:51 AM
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is that actually a good or a bad pay for the job overthere in the US?
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Old 02-26-2008, 01:07 AM
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Re: NYC Retouchers - Anybody work here?

it seems low for what they are expecting, my previous supervisor made 60K and he couldn't retouch to save his life, but he did know about color profiling...
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Old 02-26-2008, 07:21 AM
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is that actually a good or a bad pay for the job overthere in the US?
Can't compare 'in the US' - it's NYC (or LA). It is not good pay for what they want, just enough so you aren't starving. I was going to write "I can't believe they get away with it", but they don't.
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Old 02-26-2008, 12:55 PM
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And a new one today: http://newyork.craigslist.org/mnh/med/587341907.html

So, they're actually thinking that a "talented" and experienced CGI dude will work for that. hmmmmmm.....isn't that a very rare and valuable skill?
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Old 02-26-2008, 01:21 PM
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BTW, a member of this board does work there (or used to - not sure now). In my opinion, they are too big, have too many suits, are only one small step from pre-press and do not have the sense to realize that any good house is only as good as its retouchers - can't keep anyone good paying what they offer.

So this will show up in an internet search and maybe someone over there will see this and wise up:

Impact Digital www.impactdigital.com pays below the going rate and is always looking for people because of it.
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Old 02-26-2008, 09:39 PM
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And a new one today: http://newyork.craigslist.org/mnh/med/587341907.html

So, they're actually thinking that a "talented" and experienced CGI dude will work for that. hmmmmmm.....isn't that a very rare and valuable skill?
Now, that's just outrageous. Do they have any idea of what it takes to know all those programs in their job descriptions and be really good at them? 3 rendering softwares and 2 of the most difficult to learn 3D applications in the industry? Are they a retouching house or a full blown special effects studio? Seriously, experience CG artists in Hollywood can't honestly said they have those skills under their belt. Not to mention you also need to be really good at Photoshop. Talented people like that are most likely already working for big name studios like Pixar and Dreamworks.
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