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Industrial Light & Magic Recruiting VFX Art Director

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VFX Art Director

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

Job Description

Company: Industrial Light & Magic Vancouver

The VFX 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 Film, Specialty Film, and Commercial work.

Primary Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

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).
Provides conceptual paintovers 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.
Provides creative direction and feedback to a team of concept artists, supervising the creation of artwork, storyboards, and materials; leads team to stay on schedule.
Oversees the creation of CG assets from Concept art, ensuring design continuity through the production process.
Responsible for interacting directly with clients, including Directors and Production Designers during production periods and at spec and bid work phases; ensures first unit production design and aesthetic is carried through post production and refined according to the director’s vision.
Partners with CG leadership, 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.
Partners with production on bids and scheduling, proactively raising concerns and offering solutions when necessary.
Actively participates in dailies and transmissions.

Reporting Relationships:

Reports To: Art Department Creative Director, Art Department Production Manager, and Talent Manager.

Key Peers and Relationships (Positions in the organization in which good relationships are important for success in this role):
Senior VFX Art Directors, Creative Director, Art Department Production Manager, CG Leadership



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
Required Skills/Competencies
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.

Preferred Skills/Competencies:

Set experience preferred

Technical Skills:

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

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