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Senior Groom Artist


Vancouver, BC 02-07-2024
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
Job Description

Position Summary

ILM's Groom Artist Team sits alongside our Digital Model Shop and Creature Teams. Creating hair, fur and/or feather grooms for characters and creatures as part of the Creature / Character pipeline for high-end VFX projects.

What You'll Do
Creation of fur/feather/hair/environment grooms for characters, creatures and environments using a mix of off the shelf and ILM proprietary tools
Collaborate with Creature TD's to determine requirements and solutions for dynamics and layouts
Paint colour and specular maps for hair, fur and feathers
Work closely with additional departments in the Creature workflow including Modeling, Animation and Lighting
Maintains or exceeds consistent level of productivity while meeting deadlines and producing high quality work

What We're Looking For
Proven experience within a high-end VFX facility
Demo reel and portfolio illustrating knowledge and experience in painting, illustration or design
Familiarity with film production; computer graphics
Attention to detail
Proven Groom skills within a high-end VFX production environment
Ability to learn quickly and assimilate new information
Good interpersonal skills
Nice to have:
Good organizational skills
Grooming portfolio with creatures, digidoubles, and feathers
Ability to liaise with various parts of the Computer Graphics pipeline
Proficient in Maya, Houdini, Mari (preferred), Zbrush, Photoshop, or Bodypaint
Ability to navigate complex Computer Graphics pipelines


The hiring range for this position in Vancouver is C$108,400 to C$138,800 per year based on a 40-hour work week. The amount of hours scheduled per week may vary based on business needs. 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 full range of medical, financial, and/or other variable pay or benefits, may be offered dependent on the level and position offered.

This position is with ILM (Vancouver) Inc., which is part of a business we call Industrial Light & Magic.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-re36n1-3-239-9-151-42 in your application.

Salary Details
Salary Range: $108,400 to $138,800 Per Year ($ USD)
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