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VFX Trainer

Apply Now Apply Later Job ID 10051531 Location Sydney, Australia Business Industrial Light & Magic Date posted Feb. 12, 2024

Job Summary:

As a member of the Studio Talent Group the VFX Trainer is responsible for the design, development, and instruction of training courses for new and current employees in all global studios, with a focus on ILM’s Sydney studio.

We are looking for a VFX trainer who reflects the innovative spirit, creative talent, production excellence, collaborative mindset and passion for great filmmaking that define ILM.

On any given day you might...

  • Manage Jedi Academy efforts through developing curricula and documentation for entry-level talent, e.g. apprentices, graduates, interns, etc.

  • Manage all Studio Talent Group programs within the Sydney studio.

  • Deliver virtual technical training courses to ILM employees around the globe.

  • Create, evaluate and maintain technical documentation using Confluence.

  • Partner with studio leaders to understand technical training requirements. 

  • Work closely with the Training Coordinator or to schedule and set up training.

  • Customise new starter technical training to meet the needs and goals of each trainee’s assigned production.

  • Evaluate and report on trainee progress to the Director of Talent Development, and appropriate department managers and production supervisors.

Here are the skills and experience you need to be successful in this role:

  • You are informed on the latest thinking on training and development methods and techniques. 

  • You are skilled at fostering relationships across time-zones, providing global partners with an excellent level of service.

  • If needed, you can step in and carry out shotwork as required by productions.

  • You are experienced with industry-standard 2D and/or 3D software packages (Maya, Katana, Nuke, Houdini, Photoshop) or proprietary equivalent.

  • You are familiar with the G Suite (Gmail, Docs, Drive).

  • You have knowledge of Linux, shell scripting, Python, and C/C++ (desirable).

  • You have a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, computer visualisation, or computer animation or related or you have equivalent industry 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 with the following business segments: Disney Entertainment, ESPN, Disney Parks, and Experiences and Products. 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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