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Jedi Academy Graduate Program - Paint & Roto


Sydney, Australia 11-12-2020
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Entry (0-2 years) Experience
Job Description


Position at Industrial Light & Magic

We are looking for entry level VFX artists to join Sydney’s first Jedi Academy in early 2021. The successful candidates will reflect the innovative spirit, creative talent, collaborative mindset and passion for great filmmaking that define ILM.

If you have an eye for detail, an interest in paint and roto and a thirst for knowledge this program is for you.

What you’ll learn
• An understanding of 2d motion and animation for both rotoscoping and organic hand painting
• Breaking down and rebuilding various segments within a plate through the creation and implementation of self-made elements
• General plate prep, wire and target removal, clean plate projections, and dynamic recreation through frame by frame hand paint
• A strong eye for colour, lighting, perspective, lens and grain structure, and all round aesthetic skills in judging photo-realism
• ILM's proprietary tools and pipeline

What we’re looking for
• VFX graduates or junior artists with a genuine passion for a career in paint and roto
• A basic understanding of 2D, and passion for technology
• Great collaborators, curious learners with a blend of creative and technical skills
• You have a Bachelor's Degree in VFX, digital media or animation, and/or a reel demonstrating evidence of your work in layout, and a general understanding of VFX

To Apply
Applications will close on Friday 11 December, and interviews will begin in the week of 14 December. Offers to successful candidates will be in January.

Please apply online with a short cover letter outlining your interest in paint and roto, your reel and a resume.

Jedi Academy Paint and Roto program details
The Jedi Academy paint and roto program will start in February 2021 . We are offering 12 month opportunities consisting of an intensive and full-time initial training period (6-12 weeks depending on discipline and applicant level) followed by on the job development. This is a paid position.

Applicants must reside in NSW and provide proof of long-term eligibility to work in Australia. We are not able to provide assistance for relocation, housing, transportation, or work authorisation for the Jedi Academy.

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.