The Walt Disney Company Color Key Artist in San Francisco, California

Lucasfilm Animation and creators of the Emmy award winning animation series “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” and the highly successful animation series “Star Wars: Rebels” are looking for a versatile Color Key Artist to join their production team.

Under the artistic supervision of the Supervising Director, CG Supervisor and Art Director, the Senior Lighting Concept Artist will paint lighting keys using still frames from animatics as guidelines for 3D Lighters on an animated television series. Along with CG Supervisor and Art Director, the LC artist will give creative guidance in all Lighting, Matte Painting, and Projection reviews.

Responsibilities : Lighting Concepts/Color Keys

  • Painting 12-18 lighting concepts per episode as a guide for lighters, matte painters and FX artists

  • Collecting design, story and asset reference for paintings

  • Reviewing incoming Lighting with CG Supervisor and Art Director

  • Attend lighting concept kickoffs and review concepts in Dailies with CG Supervisor, Art Director, Supervising Director and Directors

Matte Painting

  • Painting, modeling and compositing elements for matte and projection paintings

  • Supporting overseas matte artists with paint, models and texture

  • Reviewing incoming mattes providing notes and paintovers as needed

  • Collecting design, story and camera reference for projection set ups

  • Reviewing with CG Supervisor, Art Director, Supervising Director

  • Where appropriate carrying set designs through to matte painting or projection painting stage

  • Adding FX “sweeteners” using Nuke and Maya to shots as requested

  • Providing FX reference art

Preferred Qualifications :

Required Skills / Competencies:

  • Strong proficiency in Photoshop required.

  • Strong character/environments concept drawing skills a must.

  • Highly proficient at rendering imaginary scenes with little or no reference.

  • Experience working with high-end 3D tools desired.

Preferred Skills / Competencies:

  • 3D knowledge of lighting in Maya and an understanding of Nuke compositing.

Required Education :

  • Bachelor's degree in Illustration or 5-6 years equivalent experience.

  • Experience or knowledge of cinematic techniques, language and shot composition desired.

Company Overview :

Lucasfilm is a global leader in film, television and digital entertainment production. In addition to its motion-picture and television production, the company's activities include visual effects, audio post-production and cutting-edge digital animation, interactive entertainment software, and the management of the global merchandising activities for its entertainment properties including the legendary STAR WARS and INDIANA JONES franchises. Lucasfilm Ltd. is headquartered in northern California.

Job ID: 539634BR

Location: San Francisco,California

Job Posting Company: Studio Entertainment