Jedi Academy: Virtual Art Department
Lucasfilm EntertainmentSan Francisco, CA
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Position at Industrial Light & Magic
The Jedi Academy offers a six week placement to current-year graduating students or artists with one to two years experience in VFX. The Jedi Academy provides the opportunity for graduating artists to learn from highly skilled supervisors and senior artists in the Virtual Art Department (VAD). The VAD bridges the gap between Production Design and VFX, creating Real Time environments for Virtual Production scouts. You will get exposure to a variety of workflows and software.
In this paid experience, successful applicants will be carefully placed into the Virtual Art Department and will provide entry-level work to that team. The successful applicants will have the opportunity to gain experience in a live production environment through training, mentorship, and real shot-work experience in a fast-paced production environment.
Graduates who successfully complete the program may be offered a Junior Artist position within the studio.
What You’ll Do
Working in a “remote-first” fast-paced production environment, the Jedi Academy artists work closely with more senior artists and may be asked to:
• Produce high quality entry-level shot work
• Complete work within the timeframe bid
• Strengthen professional habits including the best way to present work in dailies, teamwork, and communication
• Gain knowledge and appreciation of ILM’s culture and history
What We’re Looking For
• Bachelor's Degree in Computer Graphics, Fine Arts, Design, Photography or related OR experience by working in our industry
• A strong foundation in photo-realistic, traditional, or digital art skills with an emphasis on landscapes and interiors
• Some experience using a Real Time engine like Unreal or Unity; you are open to learning, with a demonstrated interest in and ability to quickly pick up new software
• Demonstrated ability in one or more CG techniques, including modeling, texturing, shading, lighting, look development, matte painting or compositing
• Strong teamwork, excellent communication and interdisciplinary thinking
• Entry-level knowledge in some or all of these software packages: Photoshop, 3DsMax, Maya, Perforce and 3D paint programs like Substance Painter; comparable software experience considered
Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States and must provide proof of long-term eligibility. We do not provide assistance for optional practical training (OPT) or work authorization visas for the Jedi Academy.
Applicants must have graduated from a relevant course within the last 12 months or have one to two years of VFX experience.
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 race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other basis prohibited by federal, state or local law. Lucasfilm 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. **FOR U.S. BASED NEW HIRES ONLY:** We are taking a responsible approach to creating environments that allow us to do what we do best - entertain and inform millions around the world. As part of our commitment to health and safety, COVID-19 vaccines are required for current U.S. salaried and non-union hourly employees, as well as all newly hired U.S. employees.
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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 race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or protected veteran status or any other basis prohibited by federal, state or local law. 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.