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Industrial Light & Magic Recruiting FX Technical Director, Lighting Technical Director, Production Assistant, Compositor, 3D Generalist Artist & Art Associate Technical Director

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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=2
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Lighting Technical Director

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

Job Description

Technical Directors are responsible for the lighting, rendering and basic compositing of fairly complex shots and generating FX animation, procedural simulation, dynamic simulation, particle and fluid systems for feature film visual effects.
Designs and creates lighting and the look of computer generated objects and scenes.
Creates images, effects and programs for digitally composited sequences.
Responsible for compiling the various elements of a shot and seeing it through to completion.
Also designs and creates FX animation, procedural simulation, dynamic simulation, particle and fluid systems.

Requirements

3-5+ years production experience or feature film experience with effects simulation work preferred.
Bachelor’s degree in computer science, engineering or computer graphics.
Advanced simulation experience with either Houdini, Maya, XSI, 3DS Max or other software, and ability to write expressions or authoring of shaders are required.
Linux and scripting ability in Python preferred, and experience in MEL highly desired; C++ skills also applicable.
Demo reel required.

Apply here:-  https://www.lucasfilm.apply2jobs.com/ProfExt/index.cfm?fuseaction=mExternal.showJob&RID=5727&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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Compositor

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

Job Description

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.

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 on moderately difficult to difficult shots.
Maintain the overall look, color balance, and quality for assigned shots and sequences to create uniformity in all finished work.
Ability to work collaboratively with artists from other disciplines.
Requirements Education / Experience:
• BA in Computer Graphics or equivalent experience
• Minimum of 3 yrs of compositing experience in a feature film or commercial production environment

Required Skills / Competencies:

• Ability to work gracefully under pressure to meet deadlines

Preferred Skills / Competencies:

• Ability to write Nuke gizmos and/or plugins is a plus
• Python and/or C++ experience a plus

Technical Skills:

• Strong knowledge of Nuke
• Strong aesthetic skills in judging photo-realism and color
• Strong sense of composition, color and design
• Ideal candidate has strong fine arts foundation skills, such as photography and photographic lighting
• Familiarity with using Unix systems

Apply here:-  https://www.lucasfilm.apply2jobs.com/ProfExt/index.cfm?fuseaction=mExternal.showJob&RID=5731&CurrentPage=1
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3D Generalist Artist

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

Job Description

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.

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.

Uses artistic and technical skills to work on all aspects of CG images or shots.
Creates high quality computer graphics within a shot using a variety of software programs, and working under the general supervision of Senior Level Artists and Digimatte Supervisors.
Participates as a team member in determining various aesthetic solutions; provides feedback to other members of the production by attending dailies on a regular basis.
Expected to mentor Apprentice and Jr. Artists and must be able to assist them with their shots.
Work to meet defined milestones within a timeline.
Source suitable reference materials for required assets.
Attend dailies and participate in creative problem solving.

Requirements

Education / Experience:

– Degree or 3-5 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

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=5729&CurrentPage=2
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Art Associate Technical Director

Company: Lucasfilm
Location: Letterman Digital Arts Center
State: California
City: San Francisco
Benefited/Non-Benefited: Benefited
Salary/Hourly: Hourly

Job Description

The Art ATD solves technical production issues, defines work flows, streamlines processes, and develops tools/frameworks for art.
• Develop appropriate art pipelines and workflow, working in conjunction with the Art Leads and the programming team.
• Solve technical production issues.
• Streamline art workflows and pipelines by developing tools/scripts/plugins in the art process; work with programming and tools team members.
• Create technically sound art and art frameworks.
• Excel as a team player and strive to maximize team/department performance.
• Performs special tasks as assigned.
• Develop an area or multiple areas of expertise.
• Demonstrates ability to be proactive and anticipating potential problems before they occur and follows through on every task assigned.
• Demonstrates ability to be proactive about communicating clearly and frequently the status of all tasks.
• Demonstrates ability to prioritize tasks and manage time well, and give accurate time estimates task bidding.

Requirements:

• Have good knowledge of python, mel and C++preferred.
• 2 years or more of production experience
• Background and understanding of 3D graphics
• Strong knowledge of one or more major 3D animation packages, Maya preferred.
• Excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills.
• Work well under deadlines and multi-tasks.
• Must be willing to work overtime when requested.

Apply here:-  https://www.lucasfilm.apply2jobs.com/ProfExt/index.cfm?fuseaction=mExternal.showJob&RID=5936&CurrentPage=1
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