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Paint / Prep Artist (all levels)

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 10035938 Location Mumbai, India Business Industrial Light & Magic Date posted Mar. 22, 2023

Job Summary:

*We are hiring at all levels for this discipline*

Ensure you include an updated Showreel with your application.

Primarily works as an artist to support the delivery of shows that are to be delivered in the Paint/Prep department at Industrial Light & Magic Mumbai (MBI). Works with the creative leadership team and the production team maintaining strict adherence to timelines.

What You’ll Do

  • Handle complex shots with heavy motion blur, lots of layers, etc.
  • Use a combination of techniques when dealing with tricky wire removals and clean plates
  • Demonstrate a strong eye for color and grain structures with the ability to match saturation, hues and black points from multiple sources to create a cohesive final montage
  • Demonstrate a keen eye for recognizing paint artifacts, sharpness and color issues
  • Use layout and DM cameras in Nuke
  • Export track points between multiple toolsets
  • Comfortable working in Silhouette for Rotoscoping

What We’re Looking For

  • Professional experience with Silhouette ( Roto and Sequence Paint experience), Nuke, and Mocha
  • Bachelor's degree in Graphic Design, Drawing, Animation or equivalent artistic background and education required
  • Minimum 3 years’ production experience in computer graphics, animation or video
  • Ability to write Nuke gizmos and/or plugins is a plus
  • Must have an understanding of how their work fits into the pipeline and its effect on upstream and downstream departments
  • Must have a willingness to learn new tools, a proven ability to be detail-oriented, and problem solving skills
  • Adaptability and willingness to work under tight deadlines and to work efficiently within a production environment
  • Able to break shots down into individual components with little supervision
  • Demonstrates excellent troubleshooting skills
  • Easily assimilates feedback given by supervisors
  • Research appropriate references including continuity with like shots. Proactively communicates this information to team
  • Takes ownership and responsibility of shot. Proactively offers options and finds own solutions for production problems
  • Actively works across departments in shot groups. Provides updates to production and other artists on shot progress
  • Nice to have:
  • Python and/or C++ experience a plus
  • Computer proficiency including UNIX operating system; the ability to learn software and adapt scripts
  • Working knowledge of stereo compositing 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: 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 UTV Software Communications Private Ltd, which is part of a business we call Industrial Light & Magic.

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