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Motion Capture Technical Director


Manhattan Beach, CA 02-04-2024
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Job Description

Motion Capture Technical Director (StageCraft) - Expression of Interest

This posting is an opportunity to submit your resume for future consideration; this is not a role that is open at this time. We anticipate this role may be open in the future, but we are not actively hiring for the position. If you would like to be considered for this potential role, please submit your resume. If the role becomes available, you may receive an email or call from a recruiter.

Under the direction of the StageCraft Motion Capture Supervisor the Mocap TD will operate and support the motion capture system during virtual production.

What You'll Do
Daily operation of Vicon motion capture system in a live action shooting environment
Daily calibration of the capture Volume
Calibration of camera tracking objects
Maintenance of markers, tracking objects, and mocap hardware
Work with camera dept and stage tech to fabricate tracking objects, and reliably attach tracking object & other devices to cameras
Assist with motion capture camera placement
Troubleshoot Vicon data quality
Ensure capture of all data, with slate names that are in sync with production
Communicates with the StageCraft team on the status of the camera tracking
Assists Mocap Lead with adjustment of mocap camera placement to ensure coverage
Assists with camera offset and lens calibration protocols
Routing of video signals

What We're Looking For
Experience working with Vicon or other motion capture system
On-set production experience preferred
Must be able to execute technically difficult work and maintain a productive attitude under the pressure of live-action production
Must have knowledge of film production
Familiarity with video hardware and signals preferred
Must be highly computer literate with Linux and Windows Operating Systems
Must be an excellent troubleshooter to diagnose and solve issues in complex integrated systems of computers, video recording systems, software, and other sensor-driven systems
Familiar with a variety of the concepts, practices, and procedures used in visual effects and film production


The hiring range for this position in Los Angeles is $63,200 to $82,950 per year. The base pay actually offered will take into account internal equity and also may vary depending on the candidate's geographic region, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience among other factors. A bonus and/or long-term incentive units may be provided as part of the compensation package, in addition to the full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits, dependent on the level and position offered.

We will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with applicable law.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-g6wyxj-44-200-77-92-42 in your application.

Salary Details
Salary Range: $63,200 to $82,950 Per Year ($ USD)
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.