Full Time Job

Groom Artist


London, United Kingdom 06-09-2022
  • Paid
  • Full Time
Job Description

Position at Industrial Light & Magic

With an emphasis on detail, photorealism and strong workflows the Groom Artist will create the character and character-based hair and fur and simulations for high-end VFX projects.

What you'll do
• Creation of detailed hair and fur grooms for a wide variety of character and creature assets using proprietary software.
• Collaborate with creature development artists to determine requirements for dynamics and layers.
• Responsible for guide hairs and styling, as well as the technical organisation and layer management.
• Works alongside digital asset departments including Modelling, Texturing and Lighting.
• Maintains or exceeds a consistent level of productivity while meeting deadlines and producing high-quality work

What we're looking for
• Proven experience within a high-end VFX facility in a similar role
• Showreel and portfolio illustrating an understanding and experience in character development and detail
• Familiarity with film production; computer graphics
• Attention to detail
• Proven Groom skills within a high-end VFX production environment
• Ability to learn quickly and assimilate new information
• Good interpersonal skills
• Ability to navigate complex computer graphics pipelines and transfer skills within proprietary software Proficient in Maya, Zbrush
• Ability to break down reference images into logical workflow requirements.
• Organisation and development of scalable and flexible workflows
• Basic understanding of scripting and expression syntax
• Comfortable with node-based hierarchies and non-linear workflows

**FOR US 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 US salaried and non-union hourly employees, as well as all newly hired US employees.
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Jobcode: Reference SBJ-d8zpnm-44-201-94-72-42 in your application.

Company Profile

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.