Full Time Job

VFX Generalist


Vancouver, BC 07-11-2020
  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description

Position at Industrial Light & Magic

Industrial Light & Magic (Vancouver) Inc., located in Vancouver, BC, the generalists create photo-real environments and landscapes and exhibit a strong foundation in photo-realistic, traditional, and digital art skills with an emphasis on landscapes. They work with live action footage, digital still photography, rendered computer graphic elements, and digital paint to create environments that are seamlessly integrated into assigned shotwork.

Primary Responsibilities
• Create original 2D and 3D content that may comprise part or all of an environment
• Create multiple types of mattes from simple to moderately difficult and allocates detail based on the shot and feedback
• Creates high quality computer graphics within a shot using a variety of software programs, and working under the general supervision of senior level artists and Generalist Supervisors, dials in the look of the element before handing to final comp
• Participates in team reviews of work under development
• Mentors Apprentice and Jr. Artists and must be able to assist them with their shots
• Meets defined milestones within a timeline by attending dailies and participating in creative problem solving
• Creates maps in 2D and sets up basic shaders for look development
• Creates basic lighting setups in complex shaders that look convincing and render efficiently
• Sources suitable reference materials for required assets
• Special projects as needed

Education / Experience
• At least 3 years relevant professional VFX experience and at least a college level diploma in computer graphics, fine arts, design, or photography, or related field; OR, at least 5 years relevant professional VFX experience.
• Proven track record of delivering high end VFX across a range of episodic television genres

Required Skills / Competencies
• Strong understanding of the pace and production process of episodic television
• Proven ability in one or more CG techniques, including modeling, texturing, shading, lighting, look development, or compositing; OR,
• Proven artistic ability in a non-CG field (impressive portfolio of figure drawing, landscape, animals, painting, composition, perspective, etc.)
• Demo reel required
• High level of problem solving or creative thinking skills
• Must have extensive knowledge of Matte Painting techniques

Technical Skills / Competencies
• Fluent in Photoshop
• Fluent in 3DS Max, Maya or similar
• Fluent in Vray, Renderman or similar ray trace renderer
• Comparable software experience considered
• Demonstrated ability to quickly pick up new software
• Strong knowledge and ability in perspective, value matching 35mm photography, physics of light and motion
• Understanding 2D compositing software
• Good working knowledge of specialist tools and plugins like Multiscatter, Speedtree, Clarisse, etc.

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.