The Walt Disney Company

  • Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Jun 27, 2022
The Walt Disney Company Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
This posting is an opportunity to submit your resume for future consideration; this is not a role that is open at this time. We anticipate this role may be open in the future, but we are not actively hiring for the position. If you would like to be considered for this potential role, please submit your resume. If the role becomes available, you may receive an email or call from a recruiter. Position Summary The Associate Pipeline TD develops and maintains software tools, providing front-line support to artists, and general troubleshooting of the CG pipeline in a fast-paced, feature film visual effects production environment. The primary focus is ensuring artist efficiency. Receives day-to-day direction and priorities from show CG Supervisor; reports to Studio Technology Director/Supervisor for technical guidance and oversight. Remote Option Available. What You'll Do Develop pipeline and asset management tools to meet immediate, show-directed production demands, ensuring...
Jun 27, 2022
The Walt Disney Company Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
This posting is an opportunity to submit your resume for future consideration; this is not a role that is open at this time. We anticipate this role may be open in the future, but we are not actively hiring for the position. If you would like to be considered for this potential role, please submit your resume. If the role becomes available, you may receive an email or call from a recruiter. Position Summary The Producer, Feature Animation will partner with Studio leadership and Key Creative(s) to manage bidding, planning and execution of episodic or feature length animated projects (on time and on budget), and will lead crews in fulfilling the project's creative vision and maintaining the highest quality of work. They will also work closely with our clients to manage budgets and schedules, in collaboration with Show Leadership and Studio Management. What You'll Do Manage bidding, planning, and execution of a designated project Partner with Show Leadership to manage...
Jun 27, 2022
The Walt Disney Company Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Position Summary Production Managers "PM's" work in tandem with a VFX Producer on a project and are the owners of the show schedule. The PM functions as the Producer's "right hand", stepping up to support Producer duties as required and keeping a direct line of communication with the production team and VFX Producer (and/or Executive in Charge of Production) on all aspects of the show. The PM reports to the VFX Show Producer on a daily basis for show specific tasks and reports to the Senior Talent Manager for larger career development, compensation, etc. What You'll Do Under direction of VFX Producer, work closely with CG Talent managers on day-to-day crew needs as required In collaboration with Producer and Supervisors, create overall show asset and shot schedule across all disciplines and capitalizing on external vendors, using ILM's best practices for scheduling. Oversee implementation of schedule by guiding and directing coordinators, Supervisors and leads as needed....
Jun 27, 2022
The Walt Disney Company Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Position Summary We are looking for a Senior Look Development Technical Director who reflects the innovative spirit, creative talent, production excellence, collaborative mindset and passion for great filmmaking that define ILM. Senior Look Development Technical Directors produce high-quality look dev and shading for our CG Assets, needing only initial direction and guidance from their Supervisors. What You'll Do Design and create the lighting and the look of computer generated objects and scenes Works closely with Lighting Supervisors, Lookdev Supervisors and CG Supervisors to determine the best approach to solving CG challenges and developing the final look Creates efficient rendering setups in order to optimize render farm usage Stays on schedule and meets set deadlines while maintaining the highest level of work quality Ensures there is ongoing communication with Production and Leads regarding schedules and deadlines Helps mentor Junior Artists within the...
Jun 27, 2022
The Walt Disney Company Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Position Summary The Creature Technical Director is responsible for rigging and enveloping hero to background creature, vehicles, and props in Maya. They are able to wrangle rigging and creature pipeline issues proficiently under the direction and support of their supervisors; and have the ability to run flesh-surface, hair, rigid sim, crowd, and/or cloth simulations. What You'll Do Provide rigging and enveloping in Maya for various vehicles, characters, and creatures Run cloth, hair, rigid body, crowd, or muscle simulations Troubleshoot creature pipeline issues for artists in other disciplines Script utilities/tools/plug-ins in Maya and/or Houdini Participate in reviews, dailies, and department meetings as required Mentor entry level artists Special projects as necessary What We're Looking For At least three years of relevant professional VFX experience and at least a college level diploma or higher in computer graphics, fine arts, design, or photography, or...
Jun 27, 2022
The Walt Disney Company Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
This posting is an opportunity to submit your resume for future consideration; this is not a role that is open at this time. We anticipate this role may be open in the future, but we are not actively hiring for the position. If you would like to be considered for this potential role, please submit your resume. If the role becomes available, you may receive an email or call from a recruiter. Position Summary Assists both the Virtual Production team and MoCap Supervisor to integrate and upkeep camera tracking hardware with the on set camera department. Responsible for coordinating and carrying out consistent calibration practices with camera to ensure quality data stream between mocap and virtual production departments. What You'll Do Ongoing care and upkeep of Virtual Production and MoCap systems including cameras, tracking objects, cabling and AV signal flow Collaborate with camera department on set to carry out calibration workflows between takes or lens changes...
Jun 27, 2022
The Walt Disney Company Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Position Summary Industrial Light & Magic (Vancouver) Inc., located in Vancouver, BC, the Senior Creature Technical Director handles rigging and enveloping hero to background creature, vehicles and props in Maya as well as setting up and running flesh-surface, hair, rigid, crowd, and cloth simulations. The Senior Creature Technical Director is able to wrangle rigging and creature pipeline issues proficiently under the direction of their supervisors. What You'll Do Advanced Hero-creature rigging and enveloping in Maya Set up and run cloth, hair, rigid body, crowd, muscle simulations Troubleshoot creature rigging and pipeline issues for artists in other disciplines Mentor entry level artists Script utilities/tools/plug-ins in Maya Sufficient knowledge of Maya rigging techniques to optimize the performance of rigs Participate in reviews, dailies, and department meetings as required Special projects as necessary What We're Looking For 5+ years relevant...
Jun 27, 2022
The Walt Disney Company Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Position Summary 16 weeks, paid internship, commencing Fall 2022. The IT Intern will be assisting the IT Department in ensuring that systems and services are ready and operational for production use. The IT Intern will help with testing new products and technology used by ILM Vancouver's production departments as part of a larger project team. The IT Intern will assist with infrastructure audits including planning for and completion of both back- and front-end technology refresh cycles. The successful candidate will contribute to operational improvements within the team, such as developing scripts to automate and solve task-related problems, reviewing existing services and procedures, and reporting on findings to the team. What You'll Do The ILM IT team based out of ILM Vancouver's downtown office, works closely with other Lucasfilm and ILM divisions, including production, corporate and Disney business segments. We deliver a broad range of IT services, either directly or in...
Jun 27, 2022
The Walt Disney Company Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Position Summary The Pipeline TD develops and maintains software tools, providing front-line support to artists, and general troubleshooting of the CG pipeline in a fast-paced, feature film visual effects production environment. The primary focus is ensuring artist efficiency. Receives day-to-day direction and priorities from show CG Supervisor; reports to R&D supervisor for technical and career guidance. What You'll Do Develop pipeline and asset management tools to meet immediate, show-directed production demands, ensuring facility-wide consistency as directed by show and technical supervisors Help maintain a wide array of existing workflows and scripts Provide front-line production support across a wide range of disciplines, troubleshoot assets and shots, and help artists with general problem-solving Monitor email requests, package up problems and redirect to appropriate engineering team Test and validate tools and techniques in production. Work closely with...
Jun 27, 2022
The Walt Disney Company Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Position Summary The Layout / Matchmove (MM) Artist creates camera moves and rough blocking animation within a digital environment. They work closely with the Animation Director and Visual Effects Supervisor to establish composition, timing, and continuity for each shot. When live-action photography is involved, the Layout / MM Artist accurately recreates the set, camera moves, and actor performances to allow for seamless effects integration. In the CG Layout / MM process, Camera matchmoves and original CG camera moves are integrated to create the framework of each sequence (matchmoving is the replication of the real set, camera and camera move within the computer for later use by animators and technical directors). Often this includes manipulating both 2d and 3d elements, while maintaining accurate camera perspective. In some cases a sequence might be entirely Computer Generated with no live action background elements. The Layout / MM Artist works as part of the larger layout...
Jun 27, 2022
The Walt Disney Company Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Position Summary Coordinates the day-to-day operations of the department under the direction of the Virtual Production Leadership team. Works closely with the Virtual Production Manager on hardware coordination for location shoots, Virtual Art Department (VAD) as well as our LED Volume operations. What You'll Do Principal Duties and Responsibilities: Coordinate all on-location digital camera packages. Work with productions and artists to assess gear required, checking these items in and out to production, tracking the equipment in a hardware database, on-site maintenance, sending out for maintenance, ordering parts, etc. Main point of contact for anything that requires the capture of live footage (ie. DLSRs, Lidar, Cinema Cameras, GoPros, etc.) Coordinate all gear, kits and packages checked out by ILM employees Maintain a hardware asset-tracking database and oversees vaulting high value physical capture equipment (cameras, lidar gear, hard drives, custom calibration...
Jun 27, 2022
The Walt Disney Company Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Position Summary The Senior Production Engineer is responsible for architecting and developing aspects of the VFX production pipeline, creating and deploying core services for use by other engineering teams and throughout the VFX pipeline. They will be active in both leading development projects and mentoring staff and Associate Production Engineers. Production Engineering is responsible for designing, developing and maintaining core pipeline applications and services used by all departments throughout the company, at all our locations around the world. This includes, but is not limited to: media creation, review and communication tools, data synchronization services, core asset publishing services and the render farm tools and services. Our systems provide the core foundation of pipeline services that are essential for the smooth operation of our multi-site, award winning, visual effects company. Primary Responsibilities Responsible for leading development projects for new...
Jun 27, 2022
The Walt Disney Company Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Position Summary Compositors combine live action and computer generated elements into visual effects shots that realize the vision and creative direction of the client and Visual Effects Supervisor. The Compositor is ultimately responsible for the aesthetic integrity and technical quality of the final image delivered to the client. What You'll Do Alongside Compositing Supervisor and VFX Supervisor, evaluates creative and technical approach for assigned shots. Performs all tasks associated with the Compositing process, including 2D tracking, matte extraction, layering of elements, and colour grading on moderately difficult to very difficult shots. Maintains the overall look, colour balance, and quality for assigned shots and sequences to create uniformity in all finished work. Ability to work collaboratively with artists from other disciplines. What We're Looking For At least 3 years relevant professional VFX experience and at least a college level diploma in computer...
Jun 27, 2022
The Walt Disney Company Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Position Summary Primary emphasis is on scheduling, communication and coordination for a specific group (discipline) of artists (or multiple groups) on any given project. Reports to Project ("Show") Producer and Production Manager, while also working with other Coordinators on the project in keeping the show operating in an organized and efficient manner. Coordinators are also responsible for working with and delegating to the project Production Assistants. Each Coordinator usually works closely with their specific group of artists' Supervisor or Lead in crewing, scheduling, and managing that group's body of work. Coordinators are significant points of information on the show and need to be able to balance multiple needs, projects, and tasks at one time. What You'll Do Work closely with your discipline supervisors and/or leads in crewing, casting and scheduling your discipline's body of work, keeping in mind the overall show schedule, client reviews, bids, and other...
Jun 27, 2022
The Walt Disney Company Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
This posting is an opportunity to submit your resume for future consideration; this is not a role that is open at this time. We anticipate this role may be open in the future, but we are not actively hiring for the position. If you would like to be considered for this potential role, please submit your resume. If the role becomes available, you may receive an email or call from a recruiter. Position Summary Previs Generalists collaborate closely with the Previs Supervisor and Previs Animators to design and create shots and sequences ensuring the Director and Clients vision are met through dynamic camera movement, composition, staging, lighting and editing. What You'll Do Responsible for the following areas: Asset Dev: modeling, texturing, shading of assets Set Dressing: Preparation of environments for animation and layout Rigging: Development of in-shot pipeline compatible rig solutions Lighting+Rendering: Preparation of low tech, fast render aesthetic solutions...
Jun 27, 2022
The Walt Disney Company Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Position Summary The Junior Lighting TDs work under a sequence lighting lead to make basic lighting and shader tweaks. They may also manage renders and provide them to comp. Work is subject to close supervisory review at frequent intervals. They need to be able to develop enhancements or "fixes" to identified aspects of art / technologies, as well as be able to create shaders and tools for more than one type of 3D character and element. Can tweak monolithic materials, modify and run existing turntables, basic checkins into asset management system for basic CG assets (props, plants, set dressing, traffic, vehicles). What You'll Do Day-to-day show support Troubleshoot flow of data in/out of department Responsible for escalation of tech issues to appropriate show or tech group Strong communication and follow-through Strong artistic skills; some background in visual arts a plus Ability to work under pressure and deadlines Work with stage team may be required Potential...
Jun 27, 2022
The Walt Disney Company Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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 also completes 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 Hand 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...
Jun 27, 2022
The Walt Disney Company Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Position Summary Look Dev Technical Directors are responsible for producing high-quality look dev and shading for our CG Assets, needing only initial direction and guidance from their Supervisors. Have the flexibility of moving into lighting shot production, producing high end lighting during show production. What You'll Do Scrutinize the colours and directions of all light sources in the real-world scene and replicates them in CG Design and create the lighting and the look of computer generated objects and scenes Responsible for the final CG scene assembly, lighting and rendering of very complex shots Works closely with Lighting Supervisors and CG Supervisors to determine the best approach to solving CG challenges and developing the final look Creates lighting set ups and/or works within current set ups Creates efficient rendering setups in order to optimise render farm usage Stays on schedule and meets set deadlines while maintaining the highest level of work quality...
Jun 27, 2022
The Walt Disney Company Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Position Summary This position provides support to the talent management team, as well as providing an opportunity to get more involved in the crewing and scheduling of artists, and learn the management process at ILM. This role also works closely with Producers and others as appropriate to schedule personnel to ensure proper casting as well as timely and efficient completion of productions. What You'll Do Manage artists' day-to-day in regards to queries, absence, next show opportunities etc., working closely with the Sr Talent Manager and HR when people issues escalate Partnered with a Talent Manager, line manages junior, mid, and senior talent for their assigned groups Manage artist crewing and scheduling for specific departments Through weekly CG Status meetings, maintains regular contact with Shows to ensure that crewing needs are met Act as backup to Talent Managers for artist crewing and schedules while on vacation Maintains overview of utilization using...
Jun 27, 2022
The Walt Disney Company Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Position Summary As the Systems Administrator II, working with both local and global teams at other ILM studios, you are comfortable administering infrastructure and services no matter where these are based - be it on-premises, at our remote data centers or cloud-based. Our Systems Administrator II communicates proactively and clearly and is capable of providing documentation for both technical and non-technical audiences. The role is well suited for a self-starter with a cross-disciplinary mindset and DevOps-style approach. If you are interested in the role, please apply even if your experience and skills don't perfectly match our ideal credentials. What You'll Do Escalation point for high-priority, production-related issues Proactive and creative in identifying and addressing pain points through documentation, automation, scripting or redesigning existing infrastructure Design, build and administrate virtual and bare-metal infrastructure and associated services...