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Industrial Light & Magic Recruiting Production Coordinator, Senior 3D Generalist, Senior Modeler & VFX Producer

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Production Coordinator

Category: Production Coordinator
Company: Industrial Light & Magic
Location: Vancouver (Canada)
Start Date: immediately

Job Description

Company: Industrial Light & Magic Vancouver

The Production Coordinator reports to Show Producer and/or production manager. Provide general show support to the Producer, VFX Supervisor and Animation Director to help ensure Show Leadership Team is able to operate in an organized and efficient manner. Primary emphasis is on scheduling, communication and coordination on behalf of the Show Leadership Team.
Follow and promote ILM’s established Best Practices.
Schedule, track, and manage assigned work. Ensure work is on schedule for each department and is meeting internal and external deadlines.
Assign artists to shots/work.
Serve as key communication liaison between all parties relevant to your work. Provide updates, priorities, reschedules, and status of all shots.
Generate & distribute weekly updates on production logistics as requested.
Anticipate and communicate issues to leadership team(s) to reach solutions in a timely manner.
Track information using ILM’s standard Production Tracking System in a manner exemplifying facility-wide best practices.
Supervise and train assigned Production Assistant(s).
Provide input for performance reviews.
Run budgets for shots and/or stage shoots as requested.
If assigned to do so, act as primary point person for organizing dailies/shot reviews throughout the day on behalf of the Key Creatives. Take notes regarding feedback and decisions made and enter any required information into the system so as to provide updates to all others impacted.
Perform special projects as needed. Additional responsibilities as needed on shows.
May accompany VFX Supervisor and Matchmover on location for blue screen and principle photography work. Responsible for camera reports, shot information sheets, and matchmove information. Must be able to recognize and report back to ILM production any changes to shots that affect the budget.
Serve as the main point person between the Production and VFX Editors. Discuss cut lengths, key frame numbers, editorial discrepancies and other specifics regarding film.
Reserve equipment and resources needed for location and stage work; monitor schedules to avoid conflicts.
Role may require weekend work depending on show schedules.
Role may also require travel for plate shoots, and/or work on the same schedule as first or second unit production.
No relocation will be offered for this position.

Requirements

Bachelor’s degree in Film, Art, Drama or related field or equivalent work experience required.
Three years work experience in production to include strong working knowledge of post production techniques and terminology.
Proficiency in Macs/PCs including Microsoft Word and Excel. Knowledge of UNIX required.
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=6214
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Senior 3D Generalist

Category: 3D Generalist
Company: Industrial Light & Magic
Location: San Francisco (United States)
Start Date: immediately

Job Description

Company: Industrial Light & Magic

The 3D Generalist demonstrates a strong base of knowledge in 3D Computer Generated Imagery Creation. Successful candidates will display a high degree of proficiency in some and a varied skill level across most of the areas of model, texture, shading/look development, basic hard surface animation and FX simulation as well as the ability to composite their own work. The 3D Generalist will work both individually and within a team, with tasks ranging from completing everything on a small number of shots to working on specific tasks within a larger body of work.
Senior 3D Generalists will also demonstrate the ability to break down complex VFX shot work into achievable workflows using a variety of off-the-shelf plug-ins and scripts. As such, a strong technical background with the ability to modify and/or create scripts to develop workflows is key to their success.
Successful candidates can model, texture, shade, light, look development and composite CG images or shots, however candidates will be considered if they demonstrate themselves to be exceptional in only one area, as long as they have some experience in all others and are willing to learn.

• Lead creation of outstanding artwork within a shot, using various software programs
• Participates as a team member in determining various aesthetic solutions
• Uses artistic and technical skills to work on all aspects of CG images or shots
• May train, mentor or supervise the work of entry, mid and mid-high level generalist artists at the discretion of the Department Supervisor
• Maintain or exceed a consistent level of productivity while meeting deadlines and producing high quality work
• Source suitable reference materials for required assets
• Attend dailies and participate in creative problem solving

Requirements

Education / Experience:

– Degree or 5-8 years relevant experience (professional OR amateur) in one or more of the following fields: Computer Graphics, Fine Arts, Design or Photography Required

Skills / Competencies:

– Proven ability in one or more CG techniques, including modeling, texturing, shading, lighting, look development, or compositing
OR
– Proven artistic ability in a non-CG field (impressive portfolio of figure drawing, landscape, animals, painting, composition, perspective, etc.)
– High level of problem solving or creative thinking skills

Preferred Skills / Competencies:

Technical Skills:

– Fluent in Photoshop
– Fluent in 3dsmax, Maya or similar
– Fluent in Vray or MRay or similar ray trace renderer
– Comparable software experience considered

Apply here:- https://www.lucasfilm.apply2jobs.com/ProfExt/index.cfm?fuseaction=mExternal.showJob&RID=6208
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Senior Modeler

Category: Modeller
Company: Industrial Light & Magic
Location: Vancouver (Canada)
Start Date: immediately

Job Description

Company: Industrial Light & Magic Vancouver

Senior Modelers are responsible for building a variety of creature and/or hard surface models to be used by other disciplines along the pipeline under the direction and guidance of their supervisors.
Build complex models, including vehicles, mechanical suits, props and sets, with minimal supervision and art direction

Requirements

At least 5 years experience.
Proficient at learning proprietary software.
Sound familiarity with shape deformation tools.
Communicates well with other production artists and production management.
Accurately bid and schedule model builds.
Ability to lead and mentor entry and mid-level modelers.
Ability to adapt to and develop new techniques.
Sets a high standard for all modelers.
Excellent time management skills.
Demonstrates ability to work with competency, energy and enthusiasm within a team environment with minimal supervision to build complex models.
Demonstrates good listening and communication skills by openly receiving direction and criticism about how to best approach what needs to be done. Immediately implements the requested changes and is conscientious about raising flags right away if a solution is not quickly found or if there are any delays. Also, keeps Supervisors and Production in the loop and are up-to-date at all times on the status of one’s assignment at all times.
Demonstrates excellent presentation/communication skills in dailies/model review by clearly and briefly outlining what has been accomplished and what should be addressed next.
Demonstrates an excellent eye toward anticipating potential problems and knowing what could look could be improved and what is good enough.
Demonstrates the ability to prioritize tasks extremely well, providing everyone with accurate time estimates on assignment completion.
Expert in Maya and Zbrush.
Modo, Mudbox, Mari, Photoshop also a plus.

Apply here:- https://www.lucasfilm.apply2jobs.com/ProfExt/index.cfm?fuseaction=mExternal.showJob&RID=6220
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VFX Producer

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

Job Description

Company: Industrial Light & Magic

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=6210
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