Lucasfilm EntertainmentLondon, UK
Full Time Job
Position at Industrial Light & Magic
Position Summary / Job Purpose
• Lead a specific Digital Artist group. Provide mentoring and individual training or professional guidance as needed for Digital Artists in the specific group.
• Participate in show and annual performance reviews for digital artists in the specific group.
• Provide career development guidance.
• Collaborate with department Production Manager and Director of Production Management in advising on crewing and hiring decisions to ensure the maintenance of the strongest Digital Artist group.
• Collaborate with Production Manager, producers and show supervisors in crewing assignments to ensure the portfolio of work on shows and strategic projects is accomplished efficiently and to a high standard.
• Develop and maintain a thorough knowledge of the individual skill sets of the Digital Artists in the specific department.
• Participate in the bidding process for new and prospective shows to provide consistent technical oversight for your Digital artist department.
• Participate in the recruitment of digital Artists. Involves reel and resume reviews, interviews and attendance of industry and school events.
• Maintain a high level of proficiency in current tools and methodologies - both proprietary and 3rd party applications available on the market. Perform 'hands on' work on shows when needed.
• Collaborate with production managers and training department to develop curriculum and documentation for digital artist group.
• Collaborate with Director of Production Technology, tech team leads, R&D and show supervisors to determine and advice on the optimum technical approach for the specific Digital Artist group both for immediate show needs and long term strategy.
• Partner with Director of Production Technology to establish and enforce standard procedures for specific Digital Artist group across all shows.
• Maintain constant communication flow with the digital artist group and act as an advocate for their needs as well as communication with them to obtain feedback and ensure that they have current information.
Key Peers or Relationships
• VFX Supervisors
• 2D Supervisors
• Head of CG
• Experience in Computer Science or Computer Graphics
• Significant post production experience including experience working as a CG Supervisor
Required Technical Skills / Competencies
• Displays exceptional developmental skills along with the talent and desire to continually restructure and enhance the production pipeline.
• Expert understanding of Linux and shell scripts and working understanding of applicable software platforms.
• A self starter with proven ability to initiate and complete new projects. Strong organizational and communication skills.
• Ability to juggle multiple projects, work with diverse personalities and work within strict deadlines.
• Excellent organization and communication skills.
This position is with Lucasfilm Entertainment Company Ltd. LLC, which is part of a business segment we call Industrial Light & Magic. Lucasfilm Entertainment Company Ltd. LLC is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, colour, religion or belief, sex, nationality, ethnic or national origin, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, disability or pregnancy or maternity. Disney fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.
About Industrial Light & Magic:
Founded in 1975 by George Lucas, ILM is the leading effects facility in the world, serving the motion picture, commercial production, and attraction industries. ILM has created visual effects for over 325 feature films and has played a key role in seven of the top 10 worldwide box-office hits of all time and has contributed to 25 of the top 50. ILM has set the standard for visual effects, creating some of the most stunning images in the history of film. At the forefront of the digital revolution, the company continues to break new ground in visual effects, VR, AR, and Immersive Cinema.
About The Walt Disney Company:
The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with the following business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney's stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.
This position is with Lucasfilm Entertainment Company Ltd. LLC, which is part of a business segment we call Industrial Light & Magic.
Lucasfilm Entertainment Company Ltd. LLC is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, colour, religion or belief, sex, nationality, ethnic or national origin, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, disability or pregnancy or maternity. Disney fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.