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Jr. Color Key Artist (PH)

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 986563BR Location San Francisco, California, United States Business Lucasfilm Date posted May 22, 2022 Flex Type Hybrid

- This role is considered hybrid, which means the employee will work a portion of their time on-site from a Company designated location and the remainder of their time remotely.

Job Summary:

The team at Lucasfilm Animation is looking for a Junior Lighting Color Key artist who reflects the innovative spirit, creative talent, production excellence, collaborative mindset and passion for great filmmaking that define Lucasfilm Animation.

The Junior Color Key artist will specialize in conceptual art for multiple animation series projects by creating Key Art as reference for Overseas Vendor(s). The artist will be reporting to the Senior Color Key artist, while collaborating with the Look Development and Lighting/FX departments.


  • Attend dailies and follow through on specific artistic direction
  • Create 2d color keys, projection paintings, and matte paintings
  • Research and gather reference needed for paintings
  • Provide Photoshop paint-overs, annotations, or reference as-needed to help convey notes to Overseas Vendor(s)
  • Any additional tasks designated by the Senior LC artist

Basic Qualifications:

  • Must be proficient in Photoshop, Maya, and Arnold (other 3d/2d software a plus).
  • Portfolio samples should include concept art paintings showing and understanding of color and lighting in order to depict mood, atmosphere, composition, and storytelling. Bonus: Example of one scene in different lighting situations or time-of-day.
  • Portfolio should showcase a strong foundation in the fundamentals of drawing, painting and design. Artwork demonstrates traditional, or digital 2d art skills with an emphasis on landscapes and interiors.
  • An understanding of the principles of photography. A passion for cinematic lighting and cinematography.
  • A person who is detail oriented with good organizational and communication skills. Must be able to meet deadlines.
  • Candidates must have some industry experience as a concept artist or digital painter.
  • A person with some experience in a production environment and team collaboration.

About Lucasfilm:

Lucasfilm is a global leader in film, television and digital entertainment production. In addition to its motion-picture and television production, the company's activities include visual effects, audio post-production and cutting-edge digital animation, interactive entertainment software, and the management of the global merchandising activities for its entertainment properties including the legendary STAR WARS and INDIANA JONES franchises. Lucasfilm Ltd. is headquartered in northern California.

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: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. 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 Lucasfilm Animation Ltd. LLC, which is part of a business we call Lucasfilm.

Lucasfilm Animation Ltd. LLC is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status. 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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