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Associate VFX Producer - Expression of Interest

Apply Now Apply Later Job ID 10085490 Location San Francisco, California, United States Business Industrial Light & Magic Date posted Mar. 29, 2024

Job Summary:

This posting is an opportunity to submit your resume for future consideration; this is not a role that is open at this time. We anticipate this role may be open in the future, but we are not actively hiring for the position. If you would like to be considered for this potential role, please submit your resume. If the role becomes available, you may receive an email or call from a recruiter.

The Associate VFX Producer is responsible for the planning, scheduling, production and delivery of specific shows with a focus on the highest standard of quality, delivery on time and on budget, under the direction of the Producers and in collaboration with ILM teams in other studios. Associate VFX Producer works across all shows and reports to the appropriate VFX Show Producer on a daily basis for show specific tasks.

What You'll Do

  • Creates overall shot schedules across all disciplines, for both shows, using ILM's best practices for scheduling; oversees implementation of schedule by guiding and directing coordinators, supervisors and leads as needed
  • Manage the production crew on a daily basis including directing coordinators and production assistants to ensure all show needs are met and that the studio as a whole is run efficiently and effectively
  • With input from Supervisors and show Producer, proactively identify and plan for work to be sent and ensure maximum utilization of artists at all times.  Evaluate and learn individual artist strengths; help develop cross utilization of resources to promote an effective workflow.
  • Provide support for technical and creative issues that arise, to ensure work stays on schedule and optimal workflow is adhered to; proactively problem-solve and raise issues appropriately to ensure creative solutions are found in a timely manner
  • Using "Bids vs. Actuals" and financial reporting tools, track each show's performance on a weekly basis; proactively raise concerns, strive to find creative solutions and show improvement in a timely manner where possible
  • At times meet with clients to review scripts, breakdowns and storyboards for a specific project
  • Maintain overview of utilization using established departmental production management and tracking systems; participate in regular status meetings with Show leadership to determine upcoming crewing needs
  • Maintain close contact and collaborate with ILM department managers and department Supervisors regarding recruiting needs and crewing concerns
  • Promote a strong team feeling across all team members and strive for regular and consistent communication with teams to ensure feelings of goodwill and camaraderie
  •  Anticipate potential production and/or facility problems and be a key contributor in reaching solutions

What We're Looking For

  • 8+ years work experience in production to include strong working knowledge of post production techniques and terminology. 
  • Proven track record of successfully working in Visual Effects Producer capacity on several major productions at a facility (6+ years)
  • Proven track record in bidding and client management
  • Excellent organization and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent computer skills including: Word, Excel, Google suite
  • Experience with databases and a wide range of production management tools (such as Shotgun, Filemaker Pro, MS Project)
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Must have proven excellence in effective scheduling

The hiring range for this position in San Francisco is $113,300 to $148,700 per year. The base pay actually offered will take into account internal equity and also may vary depending on the candidate’s geographic region, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience among other factors. A bonus and/or long-term incentive units may be provided as part of the compensation package, in addition to the full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits, dependent on the level and position offered.

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 LECL VFX Inc Payroll Svc, which is part of a business we call Industrial Light & Magic.

LECL VFX Inc Payroll Svc is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other basis prohibited by federal, state or local law. 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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