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Senior Crowd Technical Director

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 10050251 Location Vancouver, Canada Business Industrial Light & Magic Date posted May 15, 2023

Job Summary:

Position Summary

The main focus of the position will be to create crowd simulations for our CG scenes, using either off the shelf or our own proprietary software to populate cities, large scale environments and choreograph battles.

What You’ll Do

  • Manage and organize motion for crowds

  • Animation and simulations on shots or sequences

  • Creating show-specific tools and setups to complement the crowd pipeline.

  • Setting-up / troubleshooting crowd simulations

  • Setup and run cloth simulations on Crowd

What We’re Looking For

  • Advanced knowledge of Houdini Software

  • Proven experience working on high end VFX feature-film productions.

  • Strong crowd and layout skills including asset integration, scene setup and running simulations

  • Experience working with motion capture and/or clip-based animation

  • Strong working knowledge of Maya

  • Proficiency with Linux 

  • Strong communication skills

  • Ability to work under pressure and to strict deadlines whilst maintaining a high quality output.

  • Nice to have:

    • Experience working with cloth simulations and Vellum

    • Working knowledge of VEX and/or Python

    • Understanding of ‘Maya-to-Houdini’ workflow

    • Keen eye for how crowds flock and move / behavioural observations


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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