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Industrial Light & Magic Recruiting Animation Supervisor, Compositing Supervisor, Senior Compositor, Associate VFX Supervisor, FX Supervisor, 3D Generalist, Senior Modeler, Senior Creature Technical Director & Senior 3D Generalist

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Animation Supervisor

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

Job Description

Join us for the busiest time in ILM’s history! This round of shows we will be working on Warcraft, Avengers 2, Jurassic Park 4, and Star Wars Episode 7 to name a few. ILM Singapore will be a major contributor on these projects (and more). Don’t miss out on the chance to be a part of it while also getting the opportunity to experience all that Asia has to offer!

The Animation Supervisor works closely with the Director in determining the creative and aesthetic approach to the animation and supervises the animation team in achieving the Director’s vision for the film.

Responsibilities:

• Supervises the animation crew to deliver the expected and desired performance and footage quotas.
• Responsible for insuring and maintaining the quality and style of the character performance and acting continuity across the project.
• Consult with CG Supervisor or VFX Supervisor as to the technical feasibility of elements in the script and suggest production friendly solutions that will maintain the vision of the film.
• In consultation with the Director assign work to animators based on their individual skills and strengths.
• Responsible for reviewing the work of each animator on a regular basis and approving shots for submission to the Director.
• Responsible for directing and guiding the overall animation production on schedule and on budget, balancing artistic and productivity requirements, in tandem with production management.
• Direct and coordinate animation fixes and enhancements as per instructed by the Director.
• Partners with Artist Management to guide artists’ overall professional development, providing performance feedback, mentoring, assist with resolving performance issues and maintaining positive morale amongst the crew.
• Attend all relevant meetings to promote effective communication throughout the production team.
• Actively participates in the recruiting and staffing of the animation team – assesses the work of prospective candidates for the hiring process and works with Artist Management on hiring decisions.

Requirements

Education / Experience:

• 4+ years of experience as an Animation Supervisor either in CG Animation or VFX
• Possess advanced animation ability with an expert awareness of animation principles, including acting and action.
• Must have an extremely creative and critical eye for guiding the quality of the animation.
• Must be a skilled decision maker, problem solver and an exceptional communicator.
• Expert knowledge of various software applications. Technical expertise is a plus.
• Proven track record of successfully working in a supervisory capacity on several animation productions.
• Strong communication (written and verbal), interpersonal and organizational skills required.
• Proven ability to create effective presentation and training.
• Ability to train artists in the theory, technique and practice of character animation.
• Ability to work effectively with a diverse collection of individuals.
• Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in traditional or CG animation.

Apply here:- https://www.lucasfilm.apply2jobs.com/ProfExt/index.cfm?fuseaction=mExternal.showJob&RID=5649&CurrentPage=1
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Compositing Supervisor

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

Job Description

Join us for the busiest time in ILM’s history! This round of shows we will be working on Warcraft, Avengers 2, Jurassic Park 4, and Star Wars Episode 7 to name a few. ILM Singapore will be a major contributor on these projects (and more). Don’t miss out on the chance to be a part of it while also getting the opportunity to experience all that Asia has to offer!
The Compositing Supervisor is responsible for leading a team of Compositors and Leads and managing the quality of the compositing work and the overview of color continuity on a show. The Compositing Supervisor also works closely with the VFX Supervisor or CG Supervisor to communicate and delegate the compositing needs of the show to the team as well as represents the voice of the Compositing team with respect to workload and pipeline environment.

• Partners with Lead Compositor in evaluating the creative and technical approach for assigned shots.
• Oversees all tasks associated with the compositing process, including 2D tracking, matte extraction, layering of elements and color grading.
• Provides technical guidance and training to Compositors and Leads
• Responsible for problem solving and communication issues at the technical level.
• Interfaces with other departments to insure the seamless combination of work from other disciplines (Lighting, Roto, Generalists, etc).
• Participates as a supervising team member in determining various design solutions; efficiency improvements and provides artistic feedback on a shot and sequence level to other team members of the production.
• Partners with Artist Management to guide artists’ overall professional development, providing performance feedback, mentoring, assist with resolving performance issues and maintaining positive morale amongst the crew.
• Attend all relevant meetings to promote effective communication throughout the production team.
• Actively participates in the recruiting and staffing of the compositing team – assesses the work of prospective candidates for the hiring process and works with Artist Management on hiring decisions.
• Assists in the design and execution of training for the compositing department.

Requirements

• You must have a minimum of 6 years as a Compositor and 2 years as a Comp Supe.
• Strong Technical knowledge of Nuke at the expert level.
• Strong understanding of 3D and CG integration within 2d workflow
• Understanding Color pipeline management (luts, neutral grades, DI, etc.)
• Onset supervision experience a bonus but not essential.
• Critical eye for detail, and be able to communicate visual aspects to the team.
• Ability to provide creative and artistic solutions to compositing challenges.
• Experienced in project management, balancing quality with time constraints.
• Expert knowledge of Nuke
• High level feature film experience in live action films
• Possess extremely strong technical and leadership capabilities
• Solid experience in leading and training teams of compositors
• Excellent artistic skills
• Demonstrate ability to communicate creative and technical thoughts and ideas
• Strong understanding of color correction, blue & green screen, roto, mattes and tracking technologies
• Guru-level experience in Compositing

Apply here:- https://www.lucasfilm.apply2jobs.com/ProfExt/index.cfm?fuseaction=mExternal.showJob&RID=5650&CurrentPage=1
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Senior Compositor

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

Job Description

The Senior 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.
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

8+ years of experience in the high-end feature film visual effects.
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 Shake, Nuke or equivalent is required.
Completion of a formal education course in the Arts or Sciences.
Scripting or programming experience is a plus.

Apply here:- https://www.lucasfilm.apply2jobs.com/ProfExt/index.cfm?fuseaction=mExternal.showJob&RID=5149&CurrentPage=1
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Associate VFX Supervisor

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

Job Description

Join us for the busiest time in ILM’s history! This round of shows we will be working on Warcraft, Avengers 2, Jurassic Park 4, and Star Wars Episode 7 to name a few. ILM Singapore will be a major contributor on these projects (and more). Don’t miss out on the chance to be a part of it while also getting the opportunity to experience all that Asia has to offer!
The ILM Singapore Associate VFX Supervisor is responsible for ensuring work is created to the quality and standards requested by the client and the ILM VFX Supervisor, addressing technical issues, and identifying best practices and approaches as needed.

Responsibilities:

Creative responsibilities: collaborate closely with the ILM Singapore Studio Supervisor and ILM VFX Supervisors in the U.S. to ensure all work that comes through ILM Singapore meets client specifications; creative point person in Singapore responsible for guiding the aesthetic direction of all ILM Singapore work (including making decisions/calls when ILM Singapore Studio Supervisor is not available to provide input); requires strong knowledge and understanding of Lighting, Compositing, Digital Matte Painting, Texturing and Modeling.
Runs dailies, gives crew direction on shots and assets, aesthetic direction and feedback.
Develops methodology and approach to show, including how to get work completed efficiently and within show budget
In conjunction with Producer, develops and executes production plan
Report into and works with ILM Singapore Studio Supervisor to ensure the portfolio of work on all projects is accomplished efficiently, to the required quality standards, and within the schedule.
Lead the crew, provide mentoring, individual training and professional guidance as needed.
Serves as key creative in bid meetings
Work with ILM Singapore Studio Supervisor, ILM Singapore Production Manager (Talent), and Training department to develop curriculum and documentation for the team.
May start early shot production, overseeing asset build, look development and/or effects development while principal photography is in progress.
Partner with ILM Singapore Studio Supervisor, Director of Production Technology, tech team leads, R&D and show supervisors to determine and advise on the optimum technical approach for any given project and the ILM Singapore team, both for immediate show needs and long term strategy.
Maintain constant communication flow with global ILM teams.
Perform ‘hands on’ work on shows as needed.
Work collaboratively with ILM Singapore Studio Supervisor and Recruiting to define and communicate ongoing recruitment requirements including participation in reel reviews, interviewing, and recruitment outreach (as needed).
Develop and maintain thorough knowledge of the individual skills sets of the ILM Singapore VFX artists.
Participate in show and annual performance reviews for the VFX artists.
Maintain a high level of proficiency in current tools and methodologies – both proprietary and 3rd party applications available on the market.

Requirements

Education / Experience:

8-10 years hands-on digital production experience.
Proven track record of successfully working in a supervisory capacity on several major productions (4-5 years).
A demonstrable blend of technical and artistic skills, preferably with experience as a Technical Director or Digital Artist.
Portfolio demonstrating strong traditional art skills.
Reel demonstrating robust high end Feature Film VFX experience.
Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Graphics, Fine Art, or equivalent work experience.

Required Skills / Competencies:

Experience with Rendering software, Nuke, or proprietary equivalent.
Experience with Maya, 3dsMax, XSI, or proprietary equivalent.
Excellent organization and interpersonal skills

Apply here:- https://www.lucasfilm.apply2jobs.com/ProfExt/index.cfm?fuseaction=mExternal.showJob&RID=5636&CurrentPage=1
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FX Supervisor

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

Job Description

Join us for the busiest time in ILM’s history! This round of shows we will be working on Warcraft, Avengers 2, Jurassic Park 4, and Star Wars Episode 7 to name a few. ILM Singapore will be a major contributor on these projects (and more). Don’t miss out on the chance to be a part of it while also getting the opportunity to experience all that Asia has to offer!
The Effects Supervisor’s primary responsibility is to oversee the day-to-day operations of the Visual Effects team, ensuring that all the Effects and Simulations are created according to the designs and visual style of the animated feature. This will require partnering with the Character, Environment, and Lighting Supervisors, and Production Manager.

Primary Responsibilities:

• Supervises the effects team to deliver the expected and desired effects for the film.
• Responsible for ensuring and maintaining the quality and style of the effects across the project.
• Consult with CG Supervisor as to the technical feasibility of elements in the designs and suggest production friendly solutions that will maintain the vision of the film.
• In consultation with the Director and CG Supervisor assign work to artists based on their individual skills and strengths.
• Responsible for reviewing the work of each artist on a regular basis and approving models and mattes for submission to the Director.
• Responsible for directing and guiding the overall effects and simulations on schedule and on budget, balancing artistic and productivity requirements, in tandem with production management.
• Actively participates in the recruiting and staffing of the modeling and matte painting teams – assesses the work of prospective candidates for the hiring process and works with production management on hiring decisions.
• Partners with production management to guide artists’ overall professional development, providing performance feedback, mentoring, resolving performance management issues and maintaining positive morale amongst the crew.
• Attend all relevant meetings to promote effective communication throughout the production team.

Requirements

• 8+ years work experience required in 3D CG for digital animation or visual effects film.
• Demonstrated team leadership experience preferred.
• Proficiency with LINUX/UNIX is desirable.
• Expertise with Maya is required.
• Demonstrated artistic ability.
• Strong communication (written and verbal), interpersonal and organizational skills required.
• Ability to learn quickly and assimilate new information.
• Attention to detail required.
• Ability to work effectively with a diverse collection of individuals.
• A reel demonstrating effects work required. Work should include shot breakdown.

Apply here:- https://www.lucasfilm.apply2jobs.com/ProfExt/index.cfm?fuseaction=mExternal.showJob&RID=5656&CurrentPage=1
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3D Generalist – Senior Artist

Company: Industrial Light & Magic Vancouver
Location: Offsite Van
State: British Columbia
City: Vancouver
Benefited/Non-Benefited: N/A
Salary/Hourly: Salaried with Premium Pay

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.
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.
– Uses artistic and technical skills to work on all aspects of CG images or shots
– Lead creation of outstanding artwork within a shot, using various software programs
– Participates as a team member in determining various aesthetic solutions
– 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

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=4830&CurrentPage=1
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Senior Modeler

Company: Industrial Light & Magic Vancouver
Location: Offsite Van
State: British Columbia
City: Vancouver
Benefited/Non-Benefited: N/A
Salary/Hourly: Salaried with Premium Pay

Job Description

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=5687&CurrentPage=1
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Senior Creature Technical Director

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

Job Description

Senior Creature TDs are responsible for rigging and enveloping hero to background creatures, vehicles and props in Maya as well as setting up and running flesh-surface, hair, and cloth simulations. Able to wrangle rigging and creature pipeline issues proficiently under the direction and guidance of their supervisors.
Advanced hero-creature rigging and enveloping in Maya.
Set up and run Maya cloth, hair, muscle simulations.
Wrangle creature rigging issues for artists in other disciplines.
Mentor entry level artists.
Script utilities/tools/plug-ins in Maya.

Requirements

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent degree in Computer Science, Computer Visualization, or Computer Animation is a plus.
Experience with Massive crowd software is a plus.
At least 4 years of work experience as a Maya rigger in digital animation, visual effects, games, commercials or producing CG characters and creatures for visual media.
Positive attitude and a team player.
Passion for the work.
Good communication skills.
Sufficient knowledge of Maya rigging techniques to optimize the performance of rigs.
Proficiency with Linux is required.
Expertise with Maya is required.
Experience with Python scripting.
Feature Film experience is required.
Experience in corrective sculpting.
Knowledge of anatomy and enveloping
Demonstration of advanced rigging skills.
A demo reel demonstrating artistic and technical ability is required for this role.

Apply here:- https://www.lucasfilm.apply2jobs.com/ProfExt/index.cfm?fuseaction=mExternal.showJob&RID=4926&CurrentPage=1
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Senior 3D Generalist

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

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.
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=5121&CurrentPage=1
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