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Look Development Technical Director

Industrial Light & Magic

London, United Kingdom 05-21-2024
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
Job Description
Position Summary

We are looking for Look Development Technical Directors who reflect the creative talent, collaborative mindset and passion for great filmmaking that defines ILM.

The Look Development TD is responsible for producing high-quality lookdev and shading for our CG assets, needing only initial direction and guidance from their Lead or Supervisor.

What You'll Do
Design and create the look of computer generated objects and scenes
Work closely with Lighting Supervisors and CG Supervisors to determine the best approach to solving CG challenges when developing the final look
Create efficient shader setups in order to optimise render farm usage
Create & maintain simple materials using the provided shading templates
Create & maintain custom hero materials and shading networks when necessary

What We're Looking For
Previous experience creating both hero assets & props in Look Development.
Demonstrable Lighting and Rendering experience within a VFX environment
Proven knowledge of real world materials
Proficiency with asset optimisation
Comprehensive knowledge of physically based rendering and shader models
Ability to work and communicate with texture and groom artists to get the best possible results
A strong grasp of geometry formatting, including but not limited to Primvars.
Ability to build and maintain complex shading networks with artist usability and user-interface support in mind
Knowledge of Katana is essential, Houdini and Maya beneficial
A good understanding of neighbouring departments. FX, Texture, Groom, and Lighting
Excellent knowledge of Renderman and other unbiased rendering systems
Excellent aesthetic eye, anticipates potential problems and uses existing software knowledge to achieve the desired look
Ability to work collaboratively within a team environment
Ability to prioritise tasks, manage time well, provide everyone with accurate time estimates on shot task completion
A thorough understanding of the VFX pipeline from modelling through animation, texturing, rendering and compositing
Ability to pick up new techniques and the ability to learn new software quickly and easily

This role is Hybrid, which means the employee will be required to work a minimum of 2 days on-site per week at a Company designated location, and occasionally from home.


Jobcode: Reference SBJ-r1m88m-34-204-198-73-42 in your application.

Company Profile
Industrial Light & Magic

Lucasfilm is among the world’s leading entertainment service companies, a pioneer in visual effects and sound across multiple mediums, and is home to the legendary Star Wars and Indiana Jones franchises.