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Creature Modeller London, United Kingdom

Apply Now Apply Later Job ID ou4Kafwc Location London, England, United Kingdom Business Industrial Light & Magic Date posted Aug. 06, 2019

Job Summary:


Position at Industrial Light & Magic

With an emphasis on anatomy and form, the Creature Modeller will create three-dimensional CG characters to be painted, enveloped and animated by the creature development team.

Primary Responsibilities and Accountabilities

  • Creates three-dimensional creatures for use in visual effects

  • Employs specific software tools to design and build the geometric structure of the object and ensures that the model will satisfy the requirements of the production

  • In building creatures the modeller must incorporate technical expertise, artistic ability, and a basic understanding of rigging and animation

  • Works within the asset team, alongside Texture Artists and Lead Modeller to determine the “look” for an object

  • Builds the topology of computer graphic models, with an understanding of how the geometry will be used in the production process

  • Performs other tasks related to the creation of computer-generated characters and creatures, including blend shapes, clothing and shot sculpting

Key Peers or Relationships

  • DMS Team

  • Creature Development Team

  • Art Department

  • Artists

  • Animators

  • Production

Job Requirements

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

  • Portfolio demonstrating traditional artistic skills including illustration, and sculptural abilities a plus

Required Skills / Competencies :

  • Proven experience creating digital creatures or characters in a feature film or production environment

  • Requires familiarity with film and video post production techniques and with computer graphic techniques

Preferred Skills / Competencies:

  • A demonstrated desire to develop computer skills

Technical Skills:

  • Proven Zbrush, Maya, and facial development experience

  • Knowledge of UNIX is a necessity as to navigate through ILM’s production pipeline

About Industrial Light & Magic:

Founded in 1975 by George Lucas, ILM is the leading effects facility in the world, serving the motion picture, commercial production, and attraction industries. ILM has created visual effects for over 325 feature films and has played a key role in seven of the top 10 worldwide box-office hits of all time and has contributed to 25 of the top 50. ILM has set the standard for visual effects, creating some of the most stunning images in the history of film. At the forefront of the digital revolution, the company continues to break new ground in visual effects, VR, AR, and Immersive Cinema.

About The Walt Disney Company:

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with the following business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney’s stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.

This position is with Lucasfilm Entertainment Company Ltd. LLC, which is part of a business segment we call Industrial Light & Magic.

Lucasfilm Entertainment Company Ltd. LLC is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, colour, religion or belief, sex, nationality, ethnic or national origin, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, disability or pregnancy or maternity. Disney fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.

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