Full Time Job

Lead Digital Model Shop


Vancouver, BC 10-14-2020
  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description

Lead Digital Model Shop (DMS) (TV) Vancouver, BC


Position at Industrial Light & Magic

Takes a leading role in the creation of CG creatures and hard-surface assets used in production.

Primary Responsibilities
• Works unaccompanied and with production team (VFX Supervisor, CG Supervisor, Dept Supervisors) at an advanced level to execute the desired look of complicated CG assets, including complex creatures, crowd characters and/or hard surface models, including vehicles, props, objects and environments
• Responsible for defining methodology and/or executing work across all stages of asset development including Modelling, Texturing, LookDev and Groom
• Sets up asset pipeline under guidance of DMS Dept Supervisors to meet production requirements
• Participate as a team member in identifying various design and technical solutions; providing feedback by attending dailies and/or department rounds on a regular basis
• Acts as technical liaison of the discipline
• Works with production team to provide input on scheduling and asset assignments
• Maintains a high level of productivity meeting deadlines and producing high quality work
• Mentors Junior and mid level Artists

Key Peers or Relationships

DMS Artists and Supervisors, Creature Technical Directors, CG Supervisors, Art Department, Art Directors, Production

Education / Experience
• At least 5 years of relevant professional VFX experience and at least a college level diploma or higher in computer graphics, fine arts, design, or photography, or related field; OR at least 8 years of relevant professional VFX experience in lieu of education.

Required Skills / Competencies
• Proven ability to work across multiple areas of asset development
• Proven ability and experience of working well on teams
• Able to work effectively on their own and in a team
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
• Ability to manage priorities and time with the support of production
• Ability to learn quickly and assimilate new information
• Thinks Analytically and innovatively
• Always curious and seek for new learning opportunities
• Proven ability to plan and execute the development of a high volume of assets and complex crowds across a project

Required Technical Skills
• Proficient in Maya, Mari, Zbrush, Photoshop
• Ability to navigate complex Computer Graphics pipelines
• Understanding of UNIX is a necessity as to navigate through ILM’s production pipeline
• Familiarity with film and video post production techniques and with computer graphic techniques
• Very strong understanding of the human form/anatomy and structure/silhouette in respect of modeling
• Strong design aesthetic and ability to translate 2D to 3D art

Preferred Skills / Competencies
• Knowledge in Substance, Houdini and procedurally based workflows
• Knowledge of facial development workflows
• Knowledge of Generalist shot production workflows

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.