Senior Effects Technical Director

CG Artist Vancouver, BC


Position at Industrial Light & Magic

Position Summary

The Senior Effects TD operates independently to generate FX animation, procedural simulation, dynamic simulation, particle and fluid systems for feature film visual effects.

The Senior Effects TD is responsible for lighting, rendering and moderate-level compositing of complex shots with guidance from their supervisors.

What You'll Do

  • Design and create FX animation, procedural simulation, dynamic simulation, particle and fluid systems.
  • Light complex/multiple elements; communicates status of shots to supervisors and Production.
  • Provide accurate time estimates for shotwork.
  • Responsible for handing off elements to other departments i.e. comp and rendering teams.
  • Present shot work in dailies; attend dailies and other department meetings.
  • Mentor junior effects artists.
  • Data management of shots including clean up.
  • Special projects as needed.

What We're Looking For

  • At least 5 years relevant professional VFX experience and at least a college level diploma in computer graphics, fine arts, design, or photography, or related field; OR , at least 7 years relevant professional VFX experience in lieu of education.
  • Demonstrates an excellent aesthetic eye
  • Exhibits strong teamwork and interdisciplinary thinking
  • Production pipeline experience
  • Strong communication and follow-through
  • Ability to work under pressure and deadlines
  • Experience with either Maya, 3DS Max, Houdini, or similar software
  • Basic understanding of the physics of simulation
  • Linux and scripting ability in Python
  • Advanced simulation experience with either Houdini, Maya, 3DS Max or other software, and the ability to write expressions

This position is with Lucasfilm Entertainment Company Ltd. LLC, which is part of a business segment we call Industrial Light & Magic. Lucasfilm Entertainment Company Ltd. LLC is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other basis prohibited by federal, state or local law. Lucasfilm fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world. **FOR U.S. BASED NEW HIRES ONLY:** We are taking a responsible approach to creating environments that allow us to do what we do best - entertain and inform millions around the world. As part of our commitment to health and safety, COVID-19 vaccines are required for current U.S. salaried and non-union hourly employees, as well as all newly hired U.S. employees.