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London Jedi Academy 2024

Apply Now Apply Later Job ID 10083474 Location London, United Kingdom Business Industrial Light & Magic Date posted Apr. 22, 2024

Job Summary:


This year, immerse yourself in ILM’s dynamic and creative production environment with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. 

We are seeking 3D-focused Jedi who embody the innovative spirit, creative talent, collaborative mindset, and passion for great filmmaking that defines ILM.

Position Summary:

The London Jedi Academy offers a six-month paid placement to eligible padawans. Jedi who successfully complete the program may be offered a Junior position within the studio. Participants will have the chance to learn from highly skilled masters across various creative 3D disciplines, providing entry-level support to their assigned team. Through training, mentorship, and real shot-work experience in a fast-paced and highly collaborative studio, Jedi will gain valuable industry experience.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Assisting Senior Artists, Supervisors, or Production by handling smaller tasks.

  • Aiding in data migration, asset ingestion, renaming, and publishing.

  • Delivering simple assets/shot work to meet deadlines and quality standards.

  • Collaborating effectively with peers and seeking opportunities for mentorship.

  • Demonstrating logical thinking and problem-solving skills when troubleshooting complex issues.

London Jedi Academy 2024 Eligibility:

  • Applicants must possess proof of the right and eligibility to work in the UK. We cannot provide assistance for relocation, housing, transportation, or work authorization.

  • Eligibility is extended to individuals who have either graduated from relevant courses (including BA's, BSc's, MA's, VFX-related short courses, and programs) or have at least six months of experience as a junior in the VFX/Animation industry.

To Apply:

Submit an up-to-date CV, Reel/Portfolio, and a brief cover letter explaining your inspiration for pursuing a career in VFX.

Please ensure that your CV and Cover Letter are combined into a single file for upload via the portal or add multiple files when prompted. Once submitted, applications cannot be edited.

Applications should be tailored and focused on a specific 3D discipline, such as:

  • Creature (CFX, Rigging)

  • FX

  • Crowd

  • Environment

  • Generalist

  • Layout

  • Lighting

  • Look Dev

  • Modeling

  • Texture

Successful applicants will be shortlisted for an in-person selection day at the ILM London studio.

This role is Hybrid, which means the employee will be required to work a minimum of 2 days on-site per week at a Company designated location, and occasionally from home.

Applications close on 28th April 2024. May the force be with you!

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 that includes three core business segments: Disney Entertainment, ESPN, and Disney Experiences. 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 ILM (UK) Ltd., which is part of a business we call Industrial Light & Magic.

ILM (UK) Ltd. 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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