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Compositing - Jedi Academy (Open to Canadian Citizens & PR only)

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 10048181 Location Vancouver, Canada Business Industrial Light & Magic Date posted May 30, 2023

Job Summary:

Position Summary

Are you a recent graduate looking to get your foot in the door in the exciting world of VFX, but not sure where to start? ILM’s Jedi Academy may be just the thing for you! 

The Jedi Academy offers a two-month placement to current-year graduating students or artists with one to two years experience in VFX. The Jedi Academy provides the opportunity for graduating artists to learn from highly skilled senior artists in the discipline of Compositing.

In this paid experience, successful applicants will be carefully placed into the compositing discipline and will provide entry-level support to that team. The successful applicants will have the opportunity to gain experience in a live production environment through training, mentorship, and real shot-work experience in a fast-paced and highly collaborative production environment.

To top it off, graduates who successfully complete the program may be offered a Junior Artist position within the studio.

We are looking for an artist who reflects the creative talent and passion for great filmmaking that defines ILM.

What You’ll Do

Working in a fast-paced production environment, the Jedi Academy artists will partner with more senior artists and may:

  • Work with the Compositing Supervisor or Lead, and with the help of a Senior/Lead Compositor, evaluate the creative and technical approach for assigned shots

  • Perform all tasks associated with the compositing process, including 2D tracking, matte extraction, layering of elements, and colour grading on moderately difficult shots

  • Maintain the overall look, colour balance, and quality for assigned shots and sequences to create uniformity in all finished work

  • Work with artists from other disciplines

What We’re Looking For

Applicants must provide proof of long-term eligibility to work in Canada. We do not provide assistance for relocation, housing, transportation, or work authorization for the Jedi Academy. Applicants must be Canadian citizens or hold Canadian Permanent Resident status. 

Applicants must have graduated from a relevant course within the last 12 months or have one to two years of VFX experience.

  • Knowledge of Nuke

  • Good aesthetic skills in judging photo-realism and colour

  • Familiarity with using Unix systems

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills required

  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively interact with diverse personalities is important

  • Good time management skills and the ability to multitask and prioritize

  • Ability to work autonomously and in team settings

  • Nice to have:

    • Passionate about film and visual effects production and technology

    • Ability to write Nuke gizmos and/or plugins

    • Python and/or C++ 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: 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 (Vancouver) Inc., which is part of a business we call Industrial Light & Magic.

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