Full Time Job

Previs Supervisor


Vancouver, BC 07-09-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description

Position at Industrial Light & Magic

The Previs Supervisor collaborates closely with the Directors, VFX Supervisors and other key creative leadership to design and deliver sequences ensuring their vision is met through dynamic camera movement, animation, composition, staging, lighting and editing across multiple projects.

What You'll Do
• Responsible for working closely with the Producer and Production Management team to bid and deliver previs on time and on budget across all projects
• Mentors, trains and supports Previs Artists on the team; motivates and provides feedback to Artists; understands how to develop Artists abilities; sets goals and deadlines for team
• Responsible for the following areas
• Storyboarding: Development of either hand drawn or Maya based storyboards
• 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
• Animation+Layout: Designing and animating shots over an entire sequence
• Lighting+Rendering: Preparation of low tech, fast render aesthetic solutions
• Tool Dev: Creation of tools to assist the previs team
• Editing: Compiling of sequences + sound design within Adobe Premiere
• Compositing: Compositing abilities to facilitate a post process look dev pass
• Partners with technology and CG departments to streamline workflow and pipeline. Troubleshoots assets and shots, continually looking for and suggesting improvements to increase overall efficiency and productivity
• Maintains or exceeds consistent level of productivity while meeting deadlines and producing high quality work
• Demonstrate flexibility with iterative process

What We're Looking For
• Bachelor's degree or equivalent degree in Computer Science, computer visualization, or computer animation required
• 7+ years of experience in visual effects film
• 3+ years of leadership experience in visual effects film
• Extensive experience in visual effects for film including recent management experience
• Well versed in film grammar, composition and editorial decisions
• Strong leadership, communication and problem solving skills
• Proficiency with Linux and Maya
• Experience in animation, previs and/or layout
• A reel demonstrating strong creative and technical ability in photo-realistic 3D with a focus on animation, previs or layout; basic competency in modeling, texturing, lighting, camera, layout, compositing and rendering
• Nice to have:
• Basic knowledge of Nuke, Mari, Arnold, V-Ray, Zbrush and Photoshop
• Experience in modeling, rigging, texturing and lighting

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-d2ny4m-35-172-223-30-42 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.