Senior Groom Artist (Feature Animation & VFX)Vancouver, BC


Job Summary: DescriptionPosition at Industrial Light & MagicILM’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 DoCreation of fur/feather/hair/environment grooms for characters, creatures and environments using a mix of off the shelf and ILM proprietary toolsWork with Creature TD’s to determine requirements and solutions for dynamics and layoutsPaint colour and specular maps for hair, fur and feathersWork closely with additional departments in the Creature workflow including Modeling, Animation and LightingMaintains or exceeds consistent level of productivity while meeting deadlines and producing high quality workWhat We’re Looking ForProven experience within a high-end VFX facilityDemo reel and portfolio illustrating knowledge and experience in painting, illustration or designFamiliarity with film production; computer graphicsAttention to detailProven Groom skills within a high-end VFX production environmentAbility to learn quickly and assimilate new informationGood interpersonal skillsNice to have:Good organizational skillsGrooming portfolio with creatures, digidoubles, and feathersAbility to liaise with various parts of the Computer Graphics pipelineProficient in Maya, Houdini, Mari (preferred), Zbrush, Photoshop, or BodypaintAbility to navigate complex Computer Graphics pipelinesThis 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. This employer is a corporate member of myGwork – LGBTQ+ professionals, the business community for LGBTQ+ professionals, students, inclusive employers & anyone who believes in workplace equality.