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Industrial Light & Magic Recruiting Art Dept Production Assistant, VFX Producer & Virtual Production Stage Technician

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Art Dept Production Assistant

Company: Industrial Light & Magic
Location: Letterman Digital Arts Center
State: California
City: San Francisco
Benefited/Non-Benefited: Benefited
Salary/Hourly: Hourly

Job Description

Provides administrative and production support to the Art department.

Provides administrative and general support to Art dept. personnel and clients.
Assists in all phases of production from bidding to archiving.
Maintains inventory, orders and stocks all department supplies.
Conducts library/video research for reference materials.
Creates presentation packages for meetings including scanning, printing and mounting of concept and storyboard artwork.
Responsible for general department maintenance.
Runs errands around Lucas facility and in the Bay Area.
Assists artists with clean-up of concept and storyboard artwork.
Maintains department database.

Requirements

Art portfolio/demo reel required.
Bachelor’s degree in Art, Graphic Design or Animation, or equivalent.
A working knowledge of artwork presentation preparation.
Strong traditional drawing skills required. Knowledge of concept and storyboard art a plus.
Must work well in high-pressure environment.
Background in graphic art, design or film highly preferred.
Thorough knowledge of Macintosh computer systems including Photoshop, Illustrator, Final Cut Pro, iDVD, MS Office, and Filemaker Pro. Knowledge of Linux system a plus.
Detail oriented and excellent organizational skills.
Must have fully insured vehicle for running errands.
Must be able to lift 25 lbs.

Apply here:- https://www.lucasfilm.apply2jobs.com/ProfExt/index.cfm?fuseaction=mExternal.showJob&RID=5959&CurrentPage=1
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VFX Producer

Company: Industrial Light & Magic
Location: Letterman Digital Arts Center
State: California
City: San Francisco
Benefited/Non-Benefited: Benefited
Salary/Hourly: Salary

Job Description

The Producer partners with the Visual Effects Supervisor and Animation Director to lead the crew in fulfilling the Director’s vision — on time and on budget, while maintaining highest quality of work. Primary responsibility is budget and schedule, in collaboration with the Client and ILM Management; and for managing overall Client relationship.

• Meet with clients to review scripts, breakdowns and storyboards for a specific project.
• Partner with Key Creatives to develop the approach for creating the effects work and provide clients with estimates of budget & schedule requirements needed to complete the work.
• Prepare bid letter, key dates schedule, and assumptions for the work of a specific project.
• During production, serve as principal client contact for non-creative issues, tracking and reporting progress of work, budgeting and negotiating cost of work, and delivering cost/schedule changes to ensure client is updated as needed.
• Create, organize, and maintain overall project schedule.
• Manage crew performance. Supervise assigned production staff.
• Estimate project budgets and initiate cost controls for each production.
• Evaluate EFC and work with production accountants to provide management with early, consistent, and accurate EFC reporting.
• Participate and oversee work on-set as required.
• Play a proactive key role in marketing ILM’s services to the industry.
• Share responsibility for the success of the entire ILM portfolio by proactively managing schedule; utilizing ILM’s global resources and 3rd party partners, where appropriate.

Additional Notes:

• The role will likely require weekend work depending on show schedules
• The role may also require:

o travel for client meetings and/or plate shoots
o work on the same schedule as first or second unit production

Requirements

Bachelor’s degree in Film or related field or equivalent work experience required.
Five years work experience in production management to include strong working knowledge of Visual Effects techniques and terminology.
Proficiency in Macs/PCs including Microsoft Word and Excel.
Must possess very strong organizational and communication skills and be able to handle a variety of tasks in an efficient manner while meeting deadlines.

Apply here:- https://www.lucasfilm.apply2jobs.com/ProfExt/index.cfm?fuseaction=mExternal.showJob&RID=5586&CurrentPage=1
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Virtual Production Stage Technician

Company: Industrial Light & Magic
Location: Letterman Digital Arts Center
State: California
City: San Francisco
Benefited/Non-Benefited: Benefited
Salary/Hourly: Hourly

Job Description

Operates and maintains systems for motion, image and 3D data capture for ILM’s Image Capture Stage Department.

Prepares stage and systems for shoots according to specifications of data capture supervisor or animation supervisor.
Operates video or motion capture systems during shoots and ensures the integrity of the captured data.
Backs up all shoot data.
Maintains all stage systems, or works with ILM in house engineering resources and/or vendors to maintain, upgrade and repair hardware and software systems used in the department.
Consults with productions on the capabilities of the department’s systems and the recommended practices for utilizing these systems.
Full understanding and ability to work on and/or train others to post-process data derived from capture techniques, including processing and applying motion capture data, 3D scan data, photogrammetric images and other data types.
Assists the capture supervisor and RnD engineers in the research and evaluation of new technology and techniques. Conducts test shoots, process data and assists with the integration of prototype hardware in the process of developing new production techniques.
Interfaces with key personnel in the Editorial, CG, Production and Technology departments regarding the development of new systems and well as the state of current systems.
Regularly attends various department and project meetings to obtain an overview for future needs and to provide guidance regarding system capabilities.

Requirements

Two to Four years as an operator or engineer in a preferably film or television production environment. Expertise with optical motion capture systems preferred.
Bachelors degree in Engineering or Computer Science or equivalent experience.
Must be able to execute technically difficult work and maintain a productive attitude under the pressure of live action production.
Must have knowledge of still photography, film, and video production.
Basic movie lighting and stage rigging skills preferred.
Familiarity with video hardware and signals, video engineering experience preferred.
Must be highly computer literate with Linux and Windows Operating Systems.
Must be an excellent troubleshooter to diagnose and solve issues in complex integrated systems of computers, video recording systems, software, and other sensor driven systems.
Ability to develop scripts and software for automating tasks required. C/C++ skills and ability to write plugins and device drivers preferred.
Familiar with a variety of the concepts, practices, and procedures used in visual effects and film production.
Excellent communication, interpersonal, and diplomacy skills.
Must be detail oriented, highly organized and be able to handle a variety of tasks in an efficient manner.
Ability to move boxes or equipment weighing up to 70lbs.
Must be able to use a computer 75% of the time.

Apply here:- https://www.lucasfilm.apply2jobs.com/ProfExt/index.cfm?fuseaction=mExternal.showJob&RID=5742&CurrentPage=1
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