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Create Magic and Memories

Graduate Research and Development Internship, ILM - Summer 2018

Apply Now Job ID 499767BR Location San Francisco, California, United States Business Studio Entertainment Brand Lucasfilm Date posted 11/21/2017
The R&D Department develops computer graphics software systems and techniques that advance the state of the art in feature film visual effects. R&D Engineers work closely with ILM artists and production crews to identify, develop and support technology solutions, workflows and interfaces.
Potential project areas include:
  • Physical simulation: numerical methods, physical-based modeling.
  • Computer vision applications: motion tracking, facial tracking, photo-modeling, and geometric reconstruction.
  • Photorealistic rendering: shading (especially of hair and skin), lighting models, BRDF acquisition.
  • Natural image matting


  • Apply current computer graphics research toward solving visual effects production challenges.
  • Develop software tools for use in visual effects pipelines.
  • Assist in the maintenance and support of software systems in use.

Basic Qualifications

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills required. Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively interact with diverse personalities.
  • Strong time management skills; Ability to multi-task and prioritize.
  • Proven ability to work autonomously and in team settings with a positive, pro-active attitude.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Prior internship experience working with a media production or commercial software company.
  • Proficiency in C++ and Python programming.
  • Experience using version control systems such as Perforce or git.

Required Education

  • Enrollment in an accredited graduate degree program in Computer Science or closely related engineering or scientific discipline.
  • 2 years of academic or industrial experience in the computer graphics field.

Additional Information

  • At least 18 years of age
  • Unrestricted work authorization
  • Available from May - August 2018 or June-September 2018
  • Ability to provide own relocation, housing and transportation. Position is located in San Franciso, CA.
  • Enrolled in graduate program at a college/university taking at least one class in the semester prior to participation in the internship program, or recently graduated with a graduate degree within six months at time of application
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