Full Time Job

Motion Capture Technician


San Francisco, CA 10-07-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description

Position at Industrial Light & Magic

We are looking for a Motion Capture Technician who reflects the innovative spirit, creative talent, production excellence, collaborative mindset and passion for great filmmaking that define ILM.

The Motion Capture Technician will sets up, shoot, process and manage motion capture data ensuring quality guidelines and time frames are met.

What You'll Do
• Aids in set-up and operation of equipment for motion capture recording sessions, consisting of optical technologies as well as the operation of video and audio equipment.
• Processes motion capture data (labeling, cleaning, editing, etc.) during recording sessions and provides subsequent management of data for use in feature and commercial production.
• Ensures quality of data delivered to production adheres to established guidelines.
• Provides motion capture supervisor and production with reasonable estimates of time and complexity for given tasks of data processing and management.
• Takes accountability in working with productions to ensure that deadlines are met according to approved priorities.
• Stays current with advances in both vendor and ILM proprietary motion capture editing and processing software.
• Documents software/hardware bugs and identifies important features needed to improve the flow and advance the capabilities of the motion capture pipeline.
• Participates in special projects as needed.

What We're Looking For
• Bachelor's degree, preferably in Computer Science or Engineering.
• Two years related work experience in film production or motion capture.
• Proficiency in managing large volumes of data in both Linux and Windows environments.
• Familiarity with optical motion capture recording methodology.
• Experience and competence with commercial 3D animation software packages preferred, especially Maya, XSI, and Motion Builder.
• Ability to work under deadlines and maintain a welcoming and professional attitude in stressful situations.
• Ability to teach and communicate technical information easily.
• Ability to learn new tasks and facilities quickly.
• Experience in stage performance and animation techniques a plus.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-gqmke6-3-80-3-192-42 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.