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Industrial Light & Magic Recruiting Compositor & Layout/Matchmove Artist

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Compositor

Category: Compositor
Company: Industrial Light & Magic
Location: San Francisco (United States)
Start Date: immediately

Job Description

Company: Industrial Light & Magic

The Compositor combines live action and computer generated elements into visual effects shots that realize the vision and creative direction of the client and Visual Effects Supervisor. The compositor is ultimately responsible for the aesthetic integrity and technical quality of the final image delivered to the client.
Composites feature effects using Nuke and proprietary software.
Together with the Compositing Supervisor and Visual Effects Supervisor, evaluate the creative and technical approach for assigned shots.
Perform all tasks associated with the compositing process, including 2D tracking, matte extraction, layering of elements, and color grading.
Maintain the overall look, color balance, and quality for assigned shots and sequences to create uniformity in all finished work.

Requirements

Minimum of 3 years of digital compositing experience in a feature film or commercial production environment.
Ideal candidate has a strong sense of composition, color and design.
Strong fine arts foundation skills, such as photography and photographic lighting.
Working knowledge of Nuke required. Ability to create complex macros and/or plugins in Nuke is a plus.
Proficiency with UNIX and shell scripting.
Programming experience a plus.

Apply here:- https://www.lucasfilm.apply2jobs.com/ProfExt/index.cfm?fuseaction=mExternal.showJob&RID=6127
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Layout/Matchmove Artist

Category: Matchmove
Company: Industrial Light & Magic
Location: San Francisco (United States)
Start Date: immediately

Job Description

Company: Industrial Light & Magic

Matchmoving is the replication of the real set, camera and camera move within the computer for later use by animators and technical directors. Each shot in which 3D computer graphics are to be added begins with a matchmove. In the CG Layout process, Camera Matchmoves and original CG camera moves are integrated to create the framework of each Sequence. Often this includes manipulating both 2d and 3d elements, while maintaining accurate camera perspective. In some cases a sequence might be entirely Computer Generated with no live action background elements.
Converts background plates to various formats to use with specific software to create digital motion files that match the plate photography. This includes animating any live action character or relative object in the scene.
Generate 2D Compositing elements, while maintaining the accuracy of camera perspective.
Model the set geometry used to create the matchmove and environment for Animators and Technical Directors.
Light, render and composite files with the background to judge the move.
Originate entirely CG camera animation.
Work with the CG Supervisor and Project Manager when applicable to estimate project schedules in terms of matchmove staffing needs and makes recommendations in the adjustments to the schedules as necessary.
Team acts as a central hub for all shot preparation to ensure continuity and camera accuracy in CG Elements.
Under the direction of the project Supervisors, the Matchmover will setup the technical and aesthetic approaches of the matchmove work for a shot, sequence, or even an entire aspect of a show.
Based on project size, and the nature of the work, the Matchmover may be asked to perform Lead Matchmove duties including, providing leadership, guidance and direction to the matchmove team.
Maintain an expert level of knowledge about current developments in matchmove tools for computer graphics, especially in areas that relate to the film industry.

Requirements

Ability to reproduce exact camera moves within a computer environment.
Understanding of photography and the effects of different lenses on perspectives.
Typically has experience as an artist, animator or camera operator.
Advanced knowledge of UNIX, Softimage, Maya and/or XSI.
Must have a willingness to learn new tools, proven ability to be detail-oriented and to work efficiently within a production environment.
Excellent problem solving skills including the ability to work under tight deadlines.
Good written and oral communication skills including strong interpersonal skills.
Experience in gathering information on location for Matchmovers.
Uses a computer 80% of work time.

Apply here:- https://www.lucasfilm.apply2jobs.com/ProfExt/index.cfm?fuseaction=mExternal.showJob&RID=6128
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