Generalist - Expression of Interest
Lucasfilm Ltd
Vancouver, BC
6d ago


Position at Industrial Light & Magic

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Position Summary

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

  • Responsible for creating 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.
  • Reporting Relationships

  • Reports to the Talent Manager, Generalist and receives daily oversight and direction from the Lead / Generalist Supervisor.
  • Education / Experience

  • At least three years of relevant professional VFX experience and at least a college level diploma or higher in computer graphics, fine arts, design, or photography, or related field;
  • OR at least five years of relevant professional VFX experience in lieu of education.

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