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ILM is hiring Paint / Prep Artist (all levels)

Paint / Prep Artist (all levels)


Job Summary:
We are hiring at all levels for this discipline


Primarily works as an artist to support the delivery of shows that are to be delivered in the Paint/Prep department at Industrial Light & Magic Mumbai. Works with the creative leadership team and the production team maintaining strict adherence to timelines.


What You’ll Do

– Handle complex shots with heavy motion blur, lots of layers, etc.

– Use a combination of techniques when dealing with tricky wire removals and clean plates

– Demonstrate a strong eye for color and grain structures with the ability to match saturation, hues and black points from multiple sources to create a cohesive final montage

– Demonstrate a keen eye for recognizing paint artifacts, sharpness and color issues
Use layout and DM cameras in Nuke

– Export track points between multiple toolsets
Comfortable working in Silhouette for Rotoscoping


What We’re Looking For

– Professional experience with Silhouette ( Roto and Sequence Paint experience), Nuke, and Mocha
Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design, Drawing, Animation or equivalent artistic background and education required

– Minimum 3 years’ production experience in computer graphics, animation or video

– Ability to write Nuke gizmos and/or plugins is a plus

– Must have an understanding of how their work fits into the pipeline and its effect on upstream and downstream departments

– Must have a willingness to learn new tools, a proven ability to be detail-oriented, and problem solving skills

– Adaptability and willingness to work under tight deadlines and to work efficiently within a production environment
Able to break shots down into individual components with little supervision

– Demonstrates excellent troubleshooting skills
Easily assimilates feedback given by supervisors
Research appropriate references including continuity with like shots.

– Proactively communicates this information to team
Takes ownership and responsibility of shot.

– Proactively offers options and finds own solutions for production problems

– Actively works across departments in shot groups.

– Provides updates to production and other artists on shot progress


Nice to have:

– Python and/or C++ experience a plus

– Computer proficiency including UNIX operating system; the ability to learn software and adapt scripts

– Working knowledge of stereo compositing pipeline

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