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Paint & Roto ILM London (all levels)

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 10018957 Location London, United Kingdom Business Industrial Light & Magic Date posted Aug. 26, 2022

Job Summary:

Position Summary

*We are hiring at all levels for this discipline*

We are looking for a Paint & Roto Artist who reflects the innovative spirit, creative talent, production excellence, collaborative mindset and passion for great filmmaking that define ILM.

The Paint & Roto Artist is responsible for the creation of accurate mattes to extract specific elements from shot plates; and the removal of unwanted elements (such as wires, rigs or tracking markers) from shot plates. 

What you'll do:

  • Actively modifies and removes isolated elements for digitally composited sequences with both procedural and hand painting methods.

  • Creates digital articulate mattes and performs plate clean-up.

  • Modifies and removes isolated elements for digitally composited sequences.

  • Creates digital articulate mattes with computer-aided drawing tools to detail and precision while performing repetitive tasks.

  • Performs plate clean up; removes unwanted artifacts and composites said artifacts with a clean plate created by the artist using tracking software and scripting. Frame by frame hand work when necessary.

  • Paints final comps before film-out to resolve last minute problems. 

  • Performs background repair and wire removal.

  • Maintains up to date knowledge of rotoscoping and how to make shapes animate. 

  • Develops 2D animation skills.

  • Performs other tasks related to the creation of digital articulate mattes.

What we're looking for:

  • Proven production experience in computer graphics, animation or video.

  • Experience with 2D image processing, Harry, Henry, Matador, or Macintosh software or other similar systems.

  • Computer proficiency including UNIX operating system; the ability to learn software and adapt scripts.

  • Must have a willingness to learn new tools, a proven ability to be detail-oriented, and problem solving skills.

  • Ability to work under tight deadlines and to work efficiently within a production environment.

  • You have a Bachelor's Degree in Graphic Design, Drawing, Animation or related or you have gained that experience by working in our industry.


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: Disney Entertainment, ESPN, Disney Parks, and Experiences and Products. 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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