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Layout - Jedi Academy


Vancouver, BC 07-16-2022
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  • Full Time
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Job Description
Layout - Jedi Academy (Internship)

Position Summary

Are you a recent graduate looking to get your foot in the door of the exciting world of VFX, but not sure where to start? ILM's Jedi Academy may be just the thing for you!
Offered as an eight-week placement to recent graduates or artists with one to two years of VFX experience, the Jedi Academy provides the opportunity for graduates to learn from highly skilled Layout Supervisors and Senior artists. Come join The Force and train to accurately recreate the set, camera moves, and actor performances to allow for seamless effects integration as well as learning a variety of workflows and software for some of the biggest movies and television series in the world.

In this paid experience, successful applicants will be placed into the Layout discipline. Padawan artists will provide entry-level support to the team while gaining experience in a fast-paced and highly collaborative live production environment through training, mentorship, and the development of real shot-work.

To top it off, graduates who successfully complete the Jedi Academy may be offered a Junior Artist position within the studio.

We are looking for artists who reflect the creative talent and passion for great filmmaking that defines ILM.

What You'll Do

Working in a ''remote-first'' fast-paced production environment, the Jedi Academy artists will work closely with more senior artists and may be tasked to perform the following:
• Produce high quality entry-level shot work for camera tracking, character matching (matchanim), solving lens distortion, creative camera work and deformation matching of surfaces
• Replicate completed projects' shots to learn about Layout's all encompassing skills sets
• Complete work within the timeframe bid
• Strengthen professional habits, including best practices for presenting work in dailies, working as a team, and communicating effectively
• Gain knowledge and appreciation of ILM's culture and history

Job Requirements

Unfortunately, we are unable to provide assistance for relocation, housing, transportation, or work authorization for the Jedi Academy. Applicants must be Canadian citizens or hold Canadian Permanent Resident status.

Applicants must also have graduated from a relevant VFX course or program within the last 12 months or have one to two years of VFX experience.

What We're Looking For
• Bachelor's Degree in Computer Graphics, Fine Arts, Design or Photography or related OR experience working in the industry
• Demonstrated ability in one or more CG techniques relevant to the layout discipline including camera tracking, object and character matchanimating, animation and motion capture cleanup
• Understanding of photography and the effects of different lenses used in a variety of scenarios
• Strong personal work that represents artist skills and interest in VFX
• Strong teamwork, excellent communication and interdisciplinary thinking
• Interest in and ability to quickly pick up new software
• Entry-level knowledge in some or all of the following software packages: Maya, PFTrack, 3dEqualizer and Nuke. Comparable software experience considered.
• Nice to have:
• Knowledge of Linux, Houdini
• Coding/Scripting knowledge (Python, Mel) a plus

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category: 'Animation-and-Visual-Effects Operations',

location: 'Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada',

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This position is with ILM (Vancouver) Inc., which is part of a business we call Industrial Light & Magic.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-rjwwnw-35-172-223-251-42 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.