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Lucasfilm Animation Company Recruiting Production Coordinator & Asset Technical Assistant

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Production Coordinator (Project Hire)

Job ID: 508776BR
Location: San Francisco, California, United States
Business: Studio Entertainment
Brand: Lucasfilm

Lucasfilm Animation and creators of the Emmy award winning animation series “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” and the highly successful animation series “Star Wars: Rebels” are looking for a versatile Production Coordinator to join their production team.

The Production Coordinator assists with the coordination of the day-to-day responsibilities associated with their managers, the Supervising Director and the Sr Producer, from pre-production through post production on an animated television series.

Responsibilities

Assist in facilitating established schedules through production planning, coordination and troubleshooting.
Provide the Sr Producer and Supervising Director with support to enable them to complete their work in a timely manner.
Support the Sr Producer and Supervising Director by managing their calendars, schedules and adjust meetings to accommodate their priorities, arrange travel and procure/coordinate necessary items needed for international travel, create presentations, and coordinate other key events.
Arrange, coordinate and confirm all travel arrangements on behalf of the Sr Producer and Supervising Director. This may include coordinating travel for external/production crew as necessary or required. Ensure that all schedules are distributed, appropriate parties are kept up to date, and that all arrangements are within policy and make most efficient use of organization funds.
Provide scheduling, arrange travel, book conference rooms, plan for catering logistics and place order, and coordinate and assist with other logistics in regards to Writer’s Conferences.
Prepare, submit and track expense reports for the Sr Producer and Supervising Director, as well as other senior staff members as requested, or assigned.
Use and update planning systems and ‘work in process’ tracking systems daily.
Provide administrative support and back up support to the production team including typing memos, documents and schedules, photocopying, computer data entry and filing.
Prepare, maintain and distribute artwork, storyboards, reports, etc. as needed to appropriate personnel.
Prepare routine correspondence and forms, answer phones, package and ship various artwork, samples, etc. as needed.
Coordinate and set-up meetings including booking conference rooms, set up of A/V technology needs, meals and catering, running errands, and order, inventory, maintain and distribute office supplies appropriately. Coordinate on-site visits including entering into visitor kiosk and escorting.
Assist with various event planning and coordination.
Complete special projects as needed or requested.

Preferred Qualifications

Strong organizational, project management skills.
Demonstrated ability to work with minimal supervision.
Ability to work collaboratively with diverse personalities and work styles.
Capable of working independently and part of a team. High level of initiative, flexibility and confidentiality.
Ability to establish priorities and multi-task efficiently within a high-pressure environment while meeting strict deadlines.
Ability to work in a start-up environment that has a certain degree of ambiguity.

Technical Skills:

Requires excellent administrative skills including word processing, strong working knowledge of Word and Excel. Project Management software experience a plus.

Preferred Education

Bachelor’s Degree in film, art, theatre, communications or related filed, preferred.
3+ years of experience in Production, preferably in Animation.

Company Overview

Lucasfilm is a global leader in film, television and digital entertainment production. In addition to its motion-picture and television production, the company’s activities include visual effects, audio post-production and cutting-edge digital animation, interactive entertainment software, and the management of the global merchandising activities for its entertainment properties including the legendary STAR WARS and INDIANA JONES franchises. Lucasfilm Ltd. is headquartered in northern California.

Apply here:- http://bit.ly/2Df5SOp
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Asset Technical Assistant (Project Hire)

Job ID: 519458BR
Location: San Francisco, California, United States
Business: Studio Entertainment
Brand: Lucasfilm

Lucasfilm Animation and creators of the Emmy award winning animation series “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” and the highly successful animation series “Star Wars: Rebels” are looking for a versatile Production Coordinator to join their production team.

The primary role of the Asset Technical Assistant is to assist the Digital Asset Supervisor for the planning, creation, evaluation and distribution of high quality digital assets for use within company projects. The Asset Technical Assistant will be responsible for a wide variety of the preparatory, planning and review stages of asset development to ensure a high level of productivity is maintained from interpretation of 2D design through final lighting. This work is to support efficient asset production and successful asset sharing between studios and vendors associated with the company projects.

Responsibilities

Asset Pipeline Support

Render final delivered assets to confirm the file matches the images approved in dailies.
Review final delivered assets to ensure they meet the show asset specification and adherence to basic best practices.
Produce documentation, imagery and supporting text to communicate asset quality issues that require remediation during the asset build process.

Asset Builds and Maintenance for Story Department Needs

Assist the Digital Asset Supervisor in optimization and structuring of Maya source files received from the vendor so they can be delivered to the Story team for use in ZViz.
Create proxy character rigs for use by the Story team.
Create and maintain proper SG and OBJ files for use by the Story team from the files sourced from Design and outside vendors.
Aid in ensuring parity between assets used in Story and those being built by the vendors.
Problem-solve and fix technical asset issues in SG/OBJ files used by the Story team.

Additional Asset Department Support

Prepare episodic asset bid templates in Excel.
Prepare supporting imagery of assets for use in the Story Kickoff meetings.
Attend asset kick-off meetings with overseas vendors as requested.

Preferred Qualifications

Required Skills / Competencies:

Demonstrated proficiency in Maya and strong understanding of standard CG asset building methodologies.
Solid modeling, texturing and rigging experience.
Proficiency in Linux.
Experience with industry standard 3D and animation software/tools.
Strong sense of asset development, aesthetics and functionality.
Proven experience working in an established production pipeline.
Detail oriented and strong self-sufficient troubleshooter.
Able to create detailed documentation explaining issues related to asset quality.

Preferred Skills/Competencies:

Working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel.
Good communication skills, able to communicate in a professional and friendly manner with co-workers.
Self-starter, energetic, and able to prioritize workload.
Team player that strives to maximize team and department performance.
Detail oriented, highly organized and able to handle a variety of tasks in an efficient manner.

Preferred Education

Education/Experience:

Bachelor’s degree in related Art and Design field including Architecture, Industrial Design, Digital Media or equivalent professional experience.
1-2 years in animation, visual effects or video game production with emphasis on creation of 3D models for CG animation.

Company Overview

Lucasfilm is a global leader in film, television and digital entertainment production. In addition to its motion-picture and television production, the company’s activities include visual effects, audio post-production and cutting-edge digital animation, interactive entertainment software, and the management of the global merchandising activities for its entertainment properties including the legendary STAR WARS and INDIANA JONES franchises. Lucasfilm Ltd. is headquartered in northern California.

Apply here:- http://bit.ly/2mM2QLm
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