Visual Effects Art DirectorApply Now Apply Later Job ID 10011355 Location Sydney, Australia Business Industrial Light & Magic Date posted Feb. 12, 2024
The Visual Effects Art Director is responsible for visually interpreting ideas communicated by the Director and Key Creatives on a film, episodic or venue project with traditional concept art, storyboards, or 3D designs.
We are looking for a creative who reflects the innovative spirit, creative talent, production excellence, team-oriented mindset and passion for great filmmaking that define ILM.
On any given day you may partner with Global Art Department teams, Art
Department Management and Production Staff to:
● Design a robot or a planet for a Director, VFX Supervisor or Production Designer
● Provide conceptual paintovers and look direction for VFX sequences or key shots for client approval
● Deliver creative direction, mentorship and feedback to a team of concept artists to deliver world class concept designs
● Partner with CG Department leads and CG artists to ensure consistency of design from inception to final shot delivery
● Participate in daily reviews with clients
● Act as front client liaison both from the ILM studio and potentially onset.
● Partner with Production teams on bidding and assessing crewing for design work, with any eye towards growing and developing up and coming diverse talent.
Here are the skills and experience you need to be successful in this role:
● An outstanding and varied aesthetic with the ability to interpret a multitude of creative visions
● Must possess strong knowledge of visual effects techniques and the latest conceptual design processes, including photoreal concept development and cinematography
● Have a strong handle on the latest 3D concept tools and as a bonus some working knowledge of real-time design processes
● A clear grasp of anatomy and motion of organic and mechanical forms
● You probably have 7 or more years of experience in conceptual design
● You have experience managing and mentoring concept artists
● You have a Bachelor's Degree in Film or Design, or you have gained that experience by working in our industry.
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 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.