Job Opportunity in Australia in Jedi Academy Graduate Program - Layout Sydney from Disney
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Job Opportunity in Australia in Jedi Academy Graduate Program - Layout Sydney from Disney

Australia 11 Dec 2020


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Disney is looking for entry-level VFX artists to join Sydney’s first Jedi academy in early 2021. The successful candidates will reflect the innovative spirit, creative talent, collaborative mindset and passion for great filmmaking that define ILM. ILM’s layout department covers a wide range of work from the camera, actor, and object match move, working with state of the art facial capture systems, lensing for CG shots or sequences, and setting up scenes for subsequent departments to work in. The artists use both proprietary ILM tools and mainstream software to achieve this.


You must:

  • Be a VFX graduate or junior artist with a genuine passion for a career in layout and cameras.
  • A basic understanding of digital cameras and layout, and passion for technology.
  • Be a great collaborator, a curious learner with a blend of creative and technical skills.
  • Have a bachelor's degree in VFX, digital media or animation, and/or a reel demonstrating evidence of your work in layout, and a general understanding of CG.
  • The Jedi academy layout program will start in February 2021. It's offering 12-month opportunities consisting of an intensive and full-time initial training period (6-12 weeks depending on discipline and applicant level) followed by on the job development. This is a paid position.
  • Applicants must reside in NSW and provide proof of long-term eligibility to work in Australia. The company can't provide assistance for relocation, housing, transportation, or work authorization for the Jedi academy.
  • This position is with Lucasfilm Entertainment Company Ltd. LLC, which is part of a business segment the company calls Industrial Light & Magic. Lucasfilm Entertainment Company Ltd. LLC which is an equal opportunity employer. 
  • Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion or belief, sex, nationality, ethnic or national origin, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, disability, or pregnancy or maternity.


If you are accepted at this opportunity, you will learn:

  1. Establishing shot composition, timing, and continuity.
  2. Camera tracking, object and body match move techniques.
  3. Motion-capture and face-cap workflows.
  4. Supporting storytelling through creative layout and camera authoring.
  5. Understanding of cinematography and lenses.
  6. ILM's proprietary tools and pipeline.

About Walt Disney Company:

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with the following business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. With operations in more than 40 countries, Disney employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.

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