Full Time Job

Senior Groom Artist


London, United Kingdom 06-19-2020
  • Paid
  • Full Time
Job Description

Position at Industrial Light & Magic

With an emphasis on detail, photorealism and strong workflows the Groom Artist will create character and character based hair and fur and simulations for high-end VFX projects.

Primary Responsibilities
• Creation of detailed hair and fur grooms for a wide variety of character and creature assets using proprietary software.
• Collaborate with creature development artists to determine requirements for dynamics and layers
• Responsible for guide hairs and styling, as well as technical organisation and layer management
• Works alongside digital asset departments including Modelling, Texturing and Lighting
• Maintains or exceeds consistent level of productivity while meeting deadlines and producing high quality work

Education / Experience
• Bachelor’s degree in Computer Graphics or equivalent or previous professional experience in a related field
• Proven experience within a high-end VFX facility in a similar role
• Showreel and portfolio illustrating knowledge and experience in character development and detail

Required Skills / Competencies
• 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
• Ability to navigate complex computer graphics pipelines and transfer skills within proprietary software
• Proficient in Maya, Zbrush

Preferred Skills / Competencies
• Ability to breakdown reference images into logical workflow requirements
• Organisation and development of scalable and flexible workflows

Required Technical Skills
• Basic knowledge of scripting and expression syntax
• Comfortable with node based hierarchies and non linear workflows

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.