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Senior Effects Technical Director

Apply Now Apply Later Job ID 10085225 Location Sydney, Australia Business Industrial Light & Magic Date posted Mar. 28, 2024

Job Summary:

The Senior Effects TD operates independently to generate FX animation, procedural simulation, dynamic simulation, particle and fluid systems for feature film visual effects. The Senior Effects TD also completes lighting, rendering and moderate-level compositing of complex shots with guidance from their supervisors.

What You'll Do

  • Design and create FX animation, procedural simulation, dynamic simulation, particle and fluid systems

  • Light complex/multiple elements; communicates status of shots to supervisors and Production

  • Provide accurate time estimates for shotwork

  • Hand off elements to other departments i.e. comp and rendering teams

  • Present shot work in dailies; attend dailies and other department meetings

  • Mentor junior effects artists

  • Data management of shots including clean up

  • Special projects as needed

What We're Looking For

  • At least 5 years relevant professional VFX experience and at least a college level diploma in computer graphics, fine arts, design, or photography, or related field; OR at least 7 years relevant professional VFX experience in lieu of education.

  • Demonstrates an excellent aesthetic eye

  • Exhibits strong teamwork and interdisciplinary thinking

  • Production pipeline experience

  • Strong communication and follow-through

  • Ability to work under pressure and deadlines

  • Experience with either Maya, 3DS Max, Houdini, or similar software

  • Basic understanding of the physics of simulation

  • Linux and scripting ability in Python

  • Advanced simulation experience with either Houdini, Maya, 3DS Max or other software, and the ability to write expressions


At Lucasfilm/ILM we believe that diversity, inclusion and belonging are integral to our company. We are at our best when our people at all levels reflect the vast life experiences of our audiences, and we thrive when ideas and decisions from all are valued and represented. If you are passionate about the role, but don't fit every criteria of the posting, we encourage you to still apply. We want to hear your story.

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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