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Junior Look Development Technical Director - Expression of Interest

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 10001091 Location San Francisco, California, United States Business Industrial Light & Magic Date posted Jul. 05, 2022 Flex Type Hybrid Preferred, Remote Possible

- 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. A remote opportunity may be possible for qualified candidates under certain circumstances and, if granted, the employee would work remotely on an ongoing basis.

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.

Position Summary

Junior Look Development TDs work under a lead to define the appearance and shading of 3D assets and environments. They leverage existing shading networks or construct new ones using a variety of nodes and procedural effects. They set up Lookdev lighting environments for context, generate validation renders, and provide appropriate layers for compositing. Work is subject to close supervisory review at frequent intervals. Scripting skills are useful to optimize workflows. Modeling and texture painting experience are extremely valuable but not required.

What You’ll Do

  • Troubleshoot flow of data in/out of department
  • Escalate tech issues to appropriate show or tech group
  • Quality control of files and scenes from outsource vendors
  • HDRI environment map stitching and organization
  • Documentation
  • Software testing
  • Render tuning
  • Modifying and running existing turntables
  • Potential need to work across multiple projects/productions
  • Entry level shot work, time permitting, which might include:
    • Constructing look-developed objects, effects, elements or characters.
    • Lighting simple creatures and rudimentary A over B compositing ability.
    • Tweaking monolithic materials and performing basic check-ins into asset management system for basic cg assets (props, plants, set dressing, traffic, vehicles)

What We’re Looking For

  • Bachelor's degree in a related field OR equivalent experience with either Maya, Katana, 3DS Max, Houdini, Blender, or other 3D software
  • Strong teamwork and interdisciplinary thinking
  • Strong communication and follow-through
  • Demo reel of 3D design or lighting work
  • Basic lighting & look development
  • Nice to have:
    • Ability to work under pressure and commit to deadlines
    • Prior 3D design
    • Renderman/Vray
    • Mari
    • Nuke
    • Linux and Python/Lua scripting experience


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: 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 Ent Co Ltd, LLC Payroll Svc, which is part of a business we call Industrial Light & Magic.

Lucasfilm Ent Co Ltd, LLC Payroll Svc 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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