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Industrial Light & Magic Recruiting Art Director / Matte Painter, Compositor, FX Technical Director, Production Assistant, Production Data Assistant & Maya Rigger

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Art Director / Matte Painter

Company: Industrial Light & Magic Singapore
Location: Singapore
State: Singapore
City: Singapore
Benefited/Non-Benefited: Benefited
Salary/Hourly: Salary

Job Description

The Art Director is responsible for interpreting ideas communicated by the Director/Key Creative of a show(s) into traditional concept art and storyboards for Feature Films or Animated Features.
Responsible for creating or providing concept art, storyboards, photo reference, and video reference to communicate ideas and develop goals for the design and look of a show(s)
Partner with Art Directors at ILM SF on visual development across shows with a focus on shows for the Singapore studio
Provides conceptual paint-overs and look direction for sequences and key shots for directorial approval. Art work is then used as a template for CG artists to complete work.
Work closely with VFX Supervisor, and Lighting and Comp Supervisors to help define the look on shots and provide guidance for lighting and compositing
Partners with Generalist Lead in providing creative direction and feedback to Generalist team, supervising the creation of artwork, storyboards, and material
Help drive shots or sequences forward
Oversees the creation of CG assets from Concept art, ensuring design continuity through the production process.
Partners with ILM SF Art Directors, ensuring work is done according to the specifications of Director/Key Creatives
Tracks and archives all work including project files, renders, source images, and textures
May also function as a matte painter for some shot work
Actively participates in dailies and transmissions

Requirements

Bachelor’s degree and/or 3+ years experience in Entertainment industry
Experience in Film or Video Effects and/or Film production, including knowledge of cinematic techniques, language and shot composition
Full portfolio demonstrating high-level traditional art skills and breadth of subject matter. Highly proficient at rendering imaginary scenes with little or no reference
Submission release form needs to be completed before portfolio/reel can be reviewed
Developed “eye” and strong aesthetic
Clear understanding of anatomy and motion of organic and mechanical forms.
Demonstrated understanding and creation of photo real work
Experience creating environments, hard surface, and creature design
Ability to work closely with CG leadership and within a production environment
Ability to support different productions with various design needs
Ability to work under pressure while implementing changes based on input from multiple sources
Excellent organizational skills.
Set experience preferred
­Knowledge of Macintosh computer systems including word processing, Adobe Illustrator, and Photoshop
Proficiency in design software required (Photoshop, Painter, Sketch-up, Modo, etc.)
Ability to assemble research and reference material that will be influential to clients and design team

Apply here:- https://www.lucasfilm.apply2jobs.com/ProfExt/index.cfm?fuseaction=mExternal.showJob&RID=5842&CurrentPage=1
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Compositor

Company: Industrial Light & Magic Singapore
Location: Singapore
State: Singapore
City: Singapore
Benefited/Non-Benefited: Benefited
Salary/Hourly: Salary

Job Description

The Compositor combines and oversees others who combine live action and computer generated elements into visual effects shots that realize the vision and creative direction of the client and visual effects supervisor.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

Perform all tasks associated with the compositing process, including 2D tracking, matte extraction, layering of elements and color grading.
Ability to perform digital matte painting, texture painting, or paint/roto work is a plus
Together with the Lead Compositor evaluate the creative and technical approach for assigned shots.
Complete work within the schedule while maintaining constant communication with production team and other artists.
Ability to share techniques and mentor junior level talent.

Working Practices:

Proven ability to work closely in a small team with tight schedules.
Demonstrate the ability to prioritize and manage time well.
Excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills.
Experience in dealing directly with clients.
Good note-taking and written skills.
Good time-keeping.

Requirements

Demo reel required demonstrating strong artistic skills including knowledge of color, lighting, perspective, scale, and composition.
Traditional art portfolio demonstrating traditional art skills is a plus.
Experience with Maya or equivalent is a plus.
Experience in a multi-platform environment is required.
Expert knowledge of Nuke is required.
Completion of a formal education course in the Arts or Sciences.
3+ years of experience in the high-end feature film visual effects.
Python Scripting or programming experience is a plus.

Apply here:- https://www.lucasfilm.apply2jobs.com/ProfExt/index.cfm?fuseaction=mExternal.showJob&RID=5952&CurrentPage=1
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FX Technical Director

Company: Industrial Light & Magic UK
Location: Offsite UK
State: United Kingdom
City: London
Benefited/Non-Benefited: Benefited
Salary/Hourly: Salary

Job Description

The Effects TD generates FX animation, procedural simulation, dynamic simulation, particle and fluid systems for feature film visual effects. They are responsible for lighting, rendering and moderate-level compositing of complex shots with guidance from their supervisors.
Designs and creates FX animation, procedural simulation, dynamic simulation, particle and fluid systems.
Light complex/multiple creatures (hairy or furry creatures) and elements.
Can set-up and wrangle heavy particle effects and enormous crowd shots.
Excellent pipeline scripting ability.
Solid compositing ability, can wrangle blue-screen extractions, working knowledge of Nuke.
Can write plug-ins, debug simulations and write set up and surface shaders with proficiency.
Can write/hack procedural surface shaders and volumetric shaders with proficiency.
Can animate moderate objects with proficiency.
Can pick-up new techniques quickly and easily and can debug just about anything.
Sets a standard for all Technical Directors in continually raising the bar for speed, quality of work and adaptability

Requirements

Education / Experience:

– 3-5+ years production experience or feature film experience with effects simulation work
– Bachelor’s degree in computer science, engineering or computer graphics
– Demo reel required

Required Skills / Competencies:

– Ability to work with competency, energy and enthusiasm within a team environment with minimal supervision to complete a shot.
– Exhibits excellent listening and communication skills, able to receive direction and criticism
– Excellent presentation/communication skills in dailies/shot review by clearly and briefly outlining what has been accomplished and what next should be addressed in the shot
– Engages in the creative process without ego, and accepts all final decisions with a positive and supportive attitude.
– Demonstrates an excellent aesthetic eye, anticipating potential problems and using knowledge of how to use the tools to achieve the desired look.
– Demonstrates superb problem-solving skills and takes the initiative to offer ideas and suggestions.
– Prioritizes tasks and manages time very well

Preferred Skills / Competencies:

– Linux and scripting ability in Python
– experience in MEL

Technical Skills:

– Advanced simulation experience with either Houdini, Maya, XSI, 3DS Max or other software, and the ability to write expressions
– C++ skills

Apply here:- https://www.lucasfilm.apply2jobs.com/ProfExt/index.cfm?fuseaction=mExternal.showJob&RID=5726&CurrentPage=1
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Production Assistant

Company: Industrial Light & Magic UK
Location: Offsite UK
State: United Kingdom
City: London
Benefited/Non-Benefited: Benefited
Salary/Hourly: Salary

Job Description

This entry level position provides administrative and backup support to the production team while providing an opportunity to learn about the production environment and process at ILM. They can be temporary positions but may evolve into longer term project positions (from as short as two weeks to as long as one year).

• Support the Production team in day to day activities, assist in production errands and tasks, and be the go-to for general needs to the entire crew.
• Technical Assistance: Will need some technical ability and knowledge required to run Linux, Windows, and Mac-based programs for reviews with crew (dailies), clients, external vendors, and various meetings.
• Conference room setup and troubleshooting, Viewstation setup and troubleshooting, basic technical troubleshooting (running generic scripts to resolve issues).
• Manage cc lists for reviews, shot notifications, tools updates, etc.
• Meeting Setup: PA will be responsible for notifying crew of all meeting/review times and locations (and making sure they attend), prepping the review playlists, and possibly taking notes. Act as assistant to the CG Coordinators/Managers to help follow up on items after various meetings.
• Internal Tracking Database: Will assist CG Coordinators in making sure internal tracking tools are up to date.
• Schedule and Shot Tracking: Assist the Production Coordinators and Managers in making sure the physical schedule boards are up to date and all vfx elements are accounted for (matching the Internal Tracking Database).
• Show Schedule: Responsible for overall show calendar in Outlook in keeping everyone on the same page of what’s happening on a daily basis (dailies, meetings, client reviews, etc)
• Contact Information: Maintain internal crew and client contact information, all internal email aliases for the show, and show webpage.
• Craft Service and Overtime Meals: Maintain supply of snack foods and drinks for crew of 50-150. Responsible for the ordering, delivery, and clean up of meals as needed (lunch, dinner, weekend). Conceive, order, and set up of thematic crew parties, as needed.
• Shipping and receiving (digital): Responsible for delivering and receiving all files shared between clients, external vendors, and internal crew at various locations. Keep a meticulous account of all files transferred.
• Shipping and receiving (practical): Prep, ship, receive, and keep a detailed account of all models, props, and media drives shared between various contacts.
• Office maintenance: Organize the production office, order office supplies, keep the printer supplied with paper, expense reports, organizing travel, etc.
• Organize and maintain the digital reference repository (digital artwork, movies, etc). Also print physical copies of any reference when needed.

Requirements

• Bachelor’s degree in film production or equivalent preferred.
• Minimum two years of related experience.
• Computer literacy; work processing and spreadsheet experience helpful. 50 wpm typing.
• This position is on a guaranteed 50 hour work week, with overtime and some Saturday work required.
• Ability to work on a computer/keyboard for long periods of time
• Ability to work overtime on an ongoing basis
• Ability to travel as needed
• Must have the ability to juggle multiple projects, work with diverse personalities and work within strict deadlines.
• Attention to detail, follow through and strong communication skills.

Apply here:- https://www.lucasfilm.apply2jobs.com/ProfExt/index.cfm?fuseaction=mExternal.showJob&RID=5737&CurrentPage=1
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Production Data Assistant

Company: Industrial Light & Magic UK
Location: Offsite UK
State: United Kingdom
City: London
Benefited/Non-Benefited: Benefited
Salary/Hourly: Salary

Job Description

The Production Data Assistant serves as the liaison for digital resources and data pipeline information between Production, CG Supervisors, Artists and Technical support staff and is responsible for tracking and managing all digital information through the CG pipeline.
Works with the CG Supervisors, Assistant Technical Directors, and Production Software team to ensure show follows proper data management procedures.
Monitors disk usage and show storage needs for the facility, with a particular focus on individual shows, and on a shot-by-shot basis within those shows.
Prioritizes, manages, and maintains archive of show data, including creation of archival backups for shows, maintenance of archive database, storage and retrieval of physical media for recent show archives. Fulfills all data restoration requests, including archival research to locate requested data.
Manage render priorities and coordinating processor allocations with Production. Balances processor demands within show, between shows, and as a share of facility pool.
Provides up to date information and support for all elements libraries, tracking the status and location of all elements through the pipeline, working with editorial and production to guarantee the reliability and consistency of database entries relating to elements. Moves, renames, converts elements and performs other data maintenance as required by Supervisors and production.
Undertake other production data support tasks as required.

Requirements

Education / Experience:

• Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent degree.

Required Skills / Competencies:

• Proven ability and experience of working well on teams.
• Highly motivated self-starter able to work effectively on their own.
• Strong time management skills.
• Ability to multi-task and prioritize.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills required.
• Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively interact with diverse personalities.
• Ability to work shift hours as required.

Preferred Skills / Competencies:

• Familiarity with film and video postproduction and/or computer graphics techniques highly desired.

Technical Skills:

• Knowledge and experience of UNIX/Linux & Windows operating systems.
• Aptitude for developing in Python, so knowledge of scripting language, i.e. Python, Perl, and programming language, i.e. C/C++, Java, beneficial.

Apply here:- https://www.lucasfilm.apply2jobs.com/ProfExt/index.cfm?fuseaction=mExternal.showJob&RID=5740&CurrentPage=1
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Maya Rigger

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

Job Description

Provide Maya rigging, enveloping and tool development for feature film visual effects animators.
Maintain rigs throughout the course of a show.
Oversee creature pipeline issues for other artists.
Willingness to cross-train into proprietary software.
Mentor entry-level artists.

Requirements

3+ years of Maya rigging for games, television or feature film.
Experience rigging and enveloping humanoid, quadriped, winged, other non-bipedal creatures, vehicles, and facial animation systems.
Programming skills: MEL & PYTHON
Knowledge of simulation techniques for hair, flesh, cloth, rigid bodies in 3D software packages a plus.

Apply here:- https://www.lucasfilm.apply2jobs.com/ProfExt/index.cfm?fuseaction=mExternal.showJob&RID=5888&CurrentPage=2
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