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Motion Capture Technical Director (StageCraft)

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 10071227 Location Vancouver, Canada Business Industrial Light & Magic Date posted Nov. 20, 2023

Job Summary:

Position Summary

Under the direction of the StageCraft Motion Capture Supervisor, the Mocap TD will operate and support the motion capture system during virtual production.

What You’ll Do

  • Daily operation of Vicon motion capture system in a live action shooting environment

  • Daily calibration of the capture Volume

  • Calibration of camera tracking objects

  • Maintenance of markers, tracking objects, and mocap hardware

  • Work with camera dept and stage tech to fabricate tracking objects, and reliably attach tracking object & other devices to cameras

  • Assist with motion capture camera placement

  • Troubleshoot Vicon data quality

  • Ensure capture of all data, with slate names that are in sync with production

  • Communicates with the StageCraft team on the status of the camera tracking

  • Assists Mocap Lead with adjustment of mocap camera placement to ensure coverage

  • Assists with camera offset and lens calibration protocols

  • Routing of video signals

What We’re Looking For

  • Experience working with Vicon or other motion capture system

  • On-set production experience preferred

  • Must be able to execute technically difficult work and maintain a productive attitude under the pressure of live-action production

  • Must have knowledge of film production

  • Familiarity with video hardware and signals preferred

  • Must be highly computer literate with Linux and Windows Operating Systems

  • Must be an excellent troubleshooter to diagnose and solve issues in complex integrated systems of computers, video recording systems, software, and other sensor-driven systems

  • Familiar with a variety of the concepts, practices, and procedures used in visual effects and film production

  • Physical requirements: 

    • Regularly lifting, moving, and adjusting heavy objects (up to 50lbs)

    • Active movement ranging from 20-80% of a given shift spent walking or standing, dependent on production days

    • Occasional climbing of ladders or stairs


The hiring range for this position in Vancouver is C$64,700 to C$82,800 per year based on a 40-hour work week. The amount of hours scheduled per week may vary based on business needs. The base pay actually offered will take into account internal equity and also may vary depending on the candidate’s geographic region, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience among other factors. A full range of medical, financial, and/or other variable pay or benefits, may be offered dependent on the level and position offered.

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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