3D Story Artist (Feature)

Posted 16-02-2012, offered

Company Lucasfilm Animation
Location Big Rock Ranch
State California
City San Rafael
Benefited/Non-Benefited Benefited
Salary/Hourly Hourly
Job Description

The 3D Story Artists work with the 3D Story Supervisor and 3D Story Lead towards the goal of pre-visualizing the script of a CG animated feature film with Lucasfilm proprietary software.
In collaboration with the Director and 3D Story Supervisor/3D Story Lead, creates the cinematic pre-visualization of the Director’s vision.
Responsible for the most complex story telling, while working independently and cooperatively with minimal supervision.
Creates 3D animatic-level sequences from start to finish using multiple elements based on scripts and input from Director.
Provides other concept artists with underlays and source art created in 3D.
In collaboration with the CG Supervisor and Director, provides peer mentoring for less experienced and skilled colleagues.
Completes complex or difficult special projects as needed or requested.


Bachelor's degree and 3- 4 years in feature film or television production, or equivalent experience.
Extensive training in and/or strong demonstrable understanding of the principles of art and film.
Expertise in scene, shot, camera, and character composition is required.
Exposure to modeling, lighting, texturing and animation required.
Some experience in directing either 2D or 3D animation very strongly desired.
Strong knowledge of terminology and techniques used in film, animation and visual effects including knowledge of photography and camera lenses.
Demonstrated expertise using Maya, XSI or 3Ds max required. Proficiency in other applications such as Photoshop and After Effects, as well as familiarity with digital video, is highly desired.
Ability to learn and use new software as needed.
Ability to work under pressure as well as implement changes based on input from multiple sources.
Ability to train and peer-mentor other employees to increase skill and proficiency.
Ability to multi-task and work efficiently in a multi-user environment.
Excellent organizational skills a must.


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