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Previs Generalist


Vancouver, BC 07-16-2022
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description
Previs Generalist (Feature Animation & VFX) - 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.

Position Summary

Previs Generalists collaborate closely with the Previs Supervisor and Previs Animators to design and create shots and sequences ensuring the Director and Clients vision are met through dynamic camera movement, composition, staging, lighting and editing.

What You'll Do
• Responsible for the following areas:
• Asset Dev: modeling, texturing, shading of assets
• Set Dressing: Preparation of environments for animation and layout
• Rigging: Development of in-shot pipeline compatible rig solutions
• Lighting+Rendering: Preparation of low tech, fast render aesthetic solutions
• Tool Dev: Creation of tools to assist the previs team
• Compositing: Basic compositing abilities to facilitate a post process look dev pass
• Troubleshoot assets and shots, continually looking for and suggesting improvements to increase overall efficiency and productivity
• Maintain or exceeds consistent level of productivity while meeting deadlines and producing high quality work
• Comfortable communicating and collaborating with other departments across ILM
• Demonstrate flexibility with iterative process
• Take initiative to acquire new skills and think outside of the box

What We're Looking For
• Bachelor's degree or equivalent degree in Computer Science, computer visualization, or computer animation required
• 3+ years of experience in visual effects, games and/or feature animation film
• Proficiency with Linux and Maya
• Advanced problem solving skills
• Experience modeling, rigging, texturing, lighting and/or compositing on a previs timeline
• Experience creating content optimized for 24 fps playback in Maya's viewport 2.0
• A reel demonstrating strong creative and technical ability in photo-realistic 3D with a focus on previs
• Strong sense of composition, animation, blocking, camera movement and cinematic terminology
• Nice to have:
• Basic knowledge of Nuke, Mari, Arnold, V-Ray, Zbrush and Photoshop
• Experience in animation and/or layout

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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-r1zzn0-44-197-230-180-42 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.