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Modeler

Job ID 10000804 Location Sydney, Australia Business Industrial Light & Magic Date posted Jul. 09, 2024
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Job Summary:

As we grow ILM Sydney, we are seeking Modelers to join our team of artists and be a part of this exciting opportunity.

Modelers are responsible for building a variety of creature and/or hard surface models to be used by other disciplines along the pipeline under the direction and guidance of their supervisors.

What will you be doing?

  • Build complex organic and hard surfaced models, including creatures, vehicles, mechanical suits, props and sets, with minimal supervision and art direction

  • The modeler must incorporate technical expertise, artistic ability, and a basic understanding of animation and anatomy

  • Work with the team (Technical Directors, Supervisors and Animators) to determine the “look” for an object.

  • Work with production management to ensure they hit deadlines and deliveries.

  • Build the geometry of computer graphic models, with an understanding of how the geometry will be used in the production process.

  • Perform other tasks related to the creation of computer-generated animation.

To be a contributing member of this team, you will have a mix of these skills:

  • Demonstrated ability to model a variety of complex 3D objects

  • Sound familiarity with shape deformation tools

  • Communicates well with other production artists and production management

  • Accurately bid and schedule model builds

  • Ability to lead and mentor junior modelers

  • Ability to adapt to and develop new techniques

  • Sets a high standard for all modelers

  • Excellent time management skills

  • Demonstrates ability to work with competency, energy and enthusiasm within a team environment with minimal supervision to build complex models.

  • Demonstrates good listening and communication skills by openly receiving direction and criticism about how to best approach what needs to be done. Immediately implements the requested changes and is conscientious about raising flags right away if a solution is not quickly found or if there are any delays. Also, keeps Supervisors and Production in the loop and are up-to-date at all times on the status of one’s assignment at all times.

  • Demonstrates excellent presentation/communication skills in dailies/model review by clearly and briefly outlining what has been accomplished and what should be addressed next.

  • Demonstrates an excellent eye toward anticipating potential problems and knowing what could look could be improved and what is good enough.

  • Demonstrates the ability to prioritize tasks extremely well, providing everyone with accurate time estimates on assignment completion.

  • Proficient at learning proprietary software

  • Expert in Maya and Zbrush
     

Preferred Skills / Competencies

  • Modo, Mudbox, Mari, Photoshop also a plus

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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.

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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 that includes three core business segments: Disney Entertainment, ESPN, and Disney Experiences. 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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