Senior Groom Artist (Feature Animation & VFX)

CG Artist Vancouver, BC


Position at Industrial Light & Magic

Position Summary

ILM’s Groom Artist Team sits alongside our Digital Model Shop and Creature Teams. Creating hair, fur and/or feather grooms for characters and creatures as part of the Creature / Character pipeline for high-end VFX projects.

What You’ll Do

  • Creation of fur/feather/hair/environment grooms for characters, creatures and environments using a mix of off the shelf and ILM proprietary tools
  • Work with Creature TD’s to determine requirements and solutions for dynamics and layouts
  • Paint colour and specular maps for hair, fur and feathers
  • Work closely with additional departments in the Creature workflow including Modeling, Animation and Lighting
  • Maintains or exceeds consistent level of productivity while meeting deadlines and producing high quality work

What We’re Looking For

  • Proven experience within a high-end VFX facility
  • Demo reel and portfolio illustrating knowledge and experience in painting, illustration or design
  • Familiarity with film production; computer graphics
  • Attention to detail
  • Proven Groom skills within a high-end VFX production environment
  • Ability to learn quickly and assimilate new information
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Nice to have:
    • Good organizational skills
    • Grooming portfolio with creatures, digidoubles, and feathers
    • Ability to liaise with various parts of the Computer Graphics pipeline
    • Proficient in Maya, Houdini, Mari (preferred), Zbrush, Photoshop, or Bodypaint
    • Ability to navigate complex Computer Graphics pipelines

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.