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Groom Artist

Apply Now Apply Later Job ID 10087735 Location Sydney, Australia Business Industrial Light & Magic Date posted Apr. 18, 2024

Job Summary:

LM’s Groom Artist Team sits alongside our Digital Model Shop and Creature Teams. Creating hair, fur and/or feather grooms for characters and creatures as part of the Creature / Character pipeline for high-end VFX projects.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Creation of fur/feather/hair/environment grooms for characters, creatures and environments using a mix of off the shelf and ILM proprietary tools

  • Collaborate with Creature TD’s to determine requirements and solutions for dynamics and layouts

  • Paint colour and specular maps for hair, fur and feathers

  • Work closely with additional departments in the Creature workflow including Modeling, Animation and Lighting

  • Maintains or exceeds consistent level of productivity while meeting deadlines and producing high quality work

Required Skills / Technical Competencies:

  • Proven experience within a high-end VFX facility

  • Demo reel and portfolio illustrating knowledge and experience in painting, illustration or design

  • Familiarity with film production; computer graphics

  • Attention to detail

  • Proven Groom skills within a high-end VFX production environment

  • Ability to learn quickly and assimilate new information

  • Good interpersonal skills

Preferred Skills / Competencies:

  • Good organizational skills

  • Grooming portfolio with creatures, digidoubles, and feathers

  • Ability to liaise with various parts of the Computer Graphics pipeline

  • Proficient in Maya, Houdini, Mari (preferred), Zbrush, Photoshop, or Bodypaint

  • Ability to navigate complex Computer Graphics pipelines

  • Texture/ Surfacing painting skills a plus

Education / Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts or equivalent with a strong traditional art foundations: including but not limited to figure drawing, concept art and illustration

  • 5+ years relevant experience


This position is with Lucasfilm Entertainment Company Ltd. LLC, which is part of a business segment we call Industrial Light & Magic.

Lucasfilm Entertainment Company Ltd. LLC is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, colour, religion or belief, sex, nationality, ethnic or national origin, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, disability or pregnancy or maternity. 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.

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 ILM (Australia) Pty. Ltd., which is part of a business we call Industrial Light & Magic.

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