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Animation Supervisor

Vancouver
Luma is looking for talented Animation Supervisor to join our new Vancouver team! PLEASE NOTE: All positions are Work From Home roles and candidates must be located within British Colombia for consideration

You can

  • Manage a team of animators within established timeframes
  • Assign tasks, supervise and review the work of the Animation team providing creative and technical coaching of team members
  • Help set the animation quality bar for the studio and each project
  • Work closely with the rigging/character modeling teams to maximize our animation and character performance potential
  • Actively promote and communicate sound solutions to technical and creative issues related to animation
  • Maintain and communicate a strong knowledge of innovative production technologies and the capabilities/limitations of these technologies as they relate to project goals
  • Mentor and lead by example less experienced artists, providing them with support, guidance, and instruction in areas that provide for their artistic and professional growth
  • Meet project deadlines/milestones, as set by the production department
  • Organize a team/department meetings where necessary
  • Assist production in other parts of the pipeline if needed
  • Consistently exercises sound judgment in all areas of performance
  • Demonstrate a broad range of character animation and acting skills. This includes a deep understanding of the principles of animation, and how to best employ those principles to create performance that supports both the characters and story goals of the show.
  • You have

  • Minimum five years experience as an Animation Lead and at least one as a Anim Sup
  • A solid grasp on the principles of motion, timing, anticipation, follow-through, squash and stretch, forward/inverse kinematics, and other facets of both 2D and 3D animation
  • A creative eye and aesthetic judgement with a deep understanding of the principles of cinematography, composition and cinematic design
  • A vast understanding of anatomy, rigging, CG lighting, rendering, compositing 
  • Exceptional skill in animating the human bipedal figure as well as other organic forms
  • Positive attitude and proven interpersonal skills
  • Strong technical mind
  • Great creative sensibilities
  • A strong work ethic with a "get it done" attitude
  • A meticulous attention to detail
  • Solid time-management skills and ability to multitask across multiple projects
  • An ability to take direction positively, work well within a team and thrive under the pressure of tight deadlines
  • Expert knowledge of Maya required
  • Willingness to learn new things
  • Experience with RV and Motion Capture (preferred)

  • Come as you are. Luma is an equal opportunity employer.
    Apply

    Asset Artist

    Vancouver
    Luma is looking for Asset Artists to join our Vancouver team. PLEASE NOTE: All positions are Work From Home roles and candidates must be located within British Colombia for consideration

    You Can

  • Create clean and efficient models based on creative briefs and / or reference materials
  • Demonstrate efficiency in UV layout as well as strong polygonal subdivision skills
  • Demonstrate strong Look Development, R&D and Lighting skills from both an artistic and technical perspective
  • Maintain, alter or update models as required by client or supervisor feedback
  • Interpret abstract ideas into the creation of compelling photo real or stylized assets
  • Facilitate the creation of high quality texture maps prior to publishing to ensure consistency
  • Mentor and motivate fellow Asset artists to grow their craft using the latest techniques
  • You Have

  • At least 3 years of experience as an Asset Artist (Model/Texture/Surface) in a VFX Production environment
  • A cultivated aesthetic sense and keen eye for detail
  • A Bachelor’s degree in computer science, computer graphics or the equivalent combination of education and experience
  • A mastery in creating both organic and hard surface models with efficient topology
  • A mastery of Maya, ZBrush and Mari
  • Katana, Mudbox and Substance Painter knowledge is a plus
  • Highly efficient UV layout experience using an UDIM workflow is required
  • A technical understanding of colour space
  • An understanding of plate and image based lighting as well as full CG lighting is preferred
  • Basic compositing skills in Nuke
  • TD skills (Python, C++) are preferred but not required
  • An understanding of multi-pass rendering and 3D scene layout is preferred
  • Strong communication and organisational skills
  • The ability to take direction and implement feedback with a positive attitude
  • An approachable, proactive and accommodating attitude
  • An innate desire to stay informed of current technologies
  • Strong time management skills and the ability to balance priorities under the pressure of a deadline-driven production
  • A team oriented mentality with a 'get it done' attitude
  • The ability to thrive in a high-pressure environment

  • Come as you are. Luma is an equal opportunity employer.
    Apply

    Asset Supervisor

    Melbourne
    Luma Pictures Melbourne is looking for an Asset Supervisor. Reporting to CG and VFX supervisors, the Asset Supervisor will supervise, monitor and direct all aspects of high-end asset creation across multiple projects.

    You Can

  • Manage, support and supervise all aspects of asset creation, including: modeling, texturing and shading for props, environments, characters and creatures.
  • Collaborate with the VFX supervisor to ensure every asset meets the creative and technical goals.
  • Accurately prioritise asset pipeline and workflow improvements.
  • Work closely with other department supervisors to ensure assets meet the requirements for rigging, animation lighting and effects.
  • Review all work for internal and external delivery, ensuring it hits creative standards.
  • Draw on your extensive digital effects knowledge to respond confidently to complex VFX problems
  • Implement solutions that improve efficiency at a facility level
  • Consistently deliver high quality assets in a timely manner to the satisfaction of show supervisor and clients alike.
  • not only focus on overcoming technical and creative challenges, but ensure that your team are utilised to their full potential.
  • Mentor and actively develop less experienced team members.
  • Promote a collaborative and enjoyable workplace influencing morale, fostering purposeful discussion and positive work ethic.
  • You Have

  • Minimum of 7 years experience in asset work, including a leadership position.
  • Expert knowledge of asset creation tools such as Maya, Arnold, Zbrush, Mari, Substance etc,.
  • A real world understanding of proportion, depth, scale, and physical space.
  • An ability to manage people and are a natural team player
  • A strong creative eye, excellent communication, collaboration and leadership skills
  • An eye for detail and an eye on the big picture.
  • A calm and professional demeanour in high pressure, production environments
  • Apply

    CG Supervisor

    Melbourne
    The CG Supervisor is responsible for delivering any computer generated asset both creatively and technically within the VFX production. Working closely with the VFX Supervisor, Producer and Production Managers the CG Supervisor will collaborate with all CG related departments to define the pipeline and flow for the project. 

    You Can

  • Work closely with the VFX Supervisor, Producers, Production Managers, coordinators, artists and other necessary departments in creating high quality visual effects
  • Provide clear direction to all CG departments, including but not limited to: assets dev, rigging, animation, lighting, and FX, setting clear objectives and monitoring the process, progress and results
  • Supervise the artist in achieving all technical aspects of production including but not limited to: assets dev, rigging, animation, lighting and FX
  • Keep up on current technology trends and tools (hardware and software) that best suits the production in the development of a stronger creative technical environment
  • Train team members and review their overall performance and work, ensuring the highest standards are met at all times
  • Work closely with Producers and Production Managers to provide a task breakdown and estimates per project
  • Ensure that all teams are working efficiently and productively and are on target to meet all milestones and deadlines
  • Assess and determine new talent with the help of the production and staffing team along with assisting in the actual interview process
  • You Have

  • A minimum of 3 years in the VFX industry in a CG Supervisory role
  • A degree or diploma in a relevant field
  • A thorough understanding of the visual effects process and the ability to interpret the artistic brief from the VFX Supervisor
  • A proven ability to ensure artists work is of the highest standard on both technical and creative levels
  • Ability to motivate individuals and teams as a whole
  • Excellent organizational, communication and project management skills
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • An approachable, positive and professional manner
  • A proactive and problem solving attitude

  • Come as you are. Luma is an equal opportunity employer.

    We offer a Hybrid work model.
    Apply

    Character FX Artist (Senior Level)

    Vancouver
    Luma is looking for a Senior Character FX artist to join our growing team. Candidates must be located in British Columbia for consideration.

    You Can

  • Develop simulation setups for photo-realistic creatures; including clothing, fur, hair, muscle and skin.
  • Involvement in the development of departmental tools and techniques.
  • Regularly communicate with Production and Leads regarding schedules and deadlines.
  • Work with the visual effects supervisor, and the lead artists to determine the best creative approaches and techniques for the task in hand.
  • Be able to deliver work within established project targets and the high quality standards of the company.
  • Experience with hair and fur grooming is a plus.
  • You Have

  • Minimum 4 years of experience in a CFX/FX role in a VFX or animation studio
  • Previous experience on CG characters/creature projects
  • Excellent knowledge of Maya
  • Excellent knowledge of Houdini
  • Experience in the following dynamic simulation: cloth, hair/fur, feathers, skin and muscle.
  • Rigging skills and experience.
  • An ambitious desire for self growth, ownership, and collaboration

  • Come as you are. Luma is an equal opportunity employer.
    Apply

    Compositing Supervisor

    Vancouver
    Luma is hiring a Compositing Supervisor to join the team in Vancouver!  The Compositing Supervisor is responsible for leading and managing a team of Compositors while helping to define efficient techniques to turn abstract and complex ideas into well executed visual effects shots of the highest standard possible. In this position the Comp supervisor works closely with the visual effects supervisor and the producer to ensure all the compositing needs for the project are met. PLEASE NOTE: All positions are Work From Home roles and candidates must be located within British Columbia for consideration.

    YOU CAN:

  • Composite both digital and live action elements to create groundbreaking visual effects shots for feature films
  • Set up a show color pipeline per client specifications.
  • Match color, lighting and exposure of rendered CG or photographed elements with plate photography
  • Execute 2D and 3D Tracks, extract and integrate mattes, layer elements and grade color
  • Grain and de-grain when necessary along with paint fixes and rotoscoping
  • Oversee show templates including: camera properties, keying and 2D elements
  • Oversee sequence color continuity
  • Review artist work and provide technical and aesthetic feedback in a constructive manner.
  • Mentor and train your team to grow their craft using the latest techniques Collaborate with fellow Supervisors from other disciplines to meet challenging production deadlines
  • Breakdown and estimate project requirements, work closely with Production and Supervision to layout and plan resources.
  • Liaise with Artist Management and Production to manage and cultivate artist’s professional development offering performance feedback and mentorship.
  • Help to build morale, team camaraderie and an overall enjoyable work environment
  • Participate in the recruiting, hiring and training of new members of the team.
  • YOU HAVE:

  • At least seven years of experience in node based Compositing on feature films
  • At least one year of experience in a Supervisor role or three or more titles as a Lead Compositor
  • A mastery of all things Nuke An in depth understanding of stereo (3D) and anamorphic compositing in Nuke
  • A proven proficiency in 3D multi-pass rendering techniques
  • A strong aesthetic eye for photo realism and color space concepts Excellent communication, leadership and problem solving skills
  • A team oriented mentality with a 'get it done' attitude
  • An ability to thrive in a high-pressure environment
  • An ability to take direction and implement feedback with a positive attitude Some Maya experience (preferred but not required)

  • Come as you are. Luma is an equal opportunity employer. 
    Apply

    Compositor

    Vancouver
    Luma Vancouver is hiring Compositors to join the team! PLEASE NOTE: All positions are Work From Home roles and candidates must be located within British Colombia for consideration

    You Can

  • Composite both digital and live action elements to create groundbreaking visual effects shots for feature films
  • Match colour, lighting and exposure of rendered CG or photographed elements with plate photography
  • Execute 2D and 3D Tracks, extract and integrate mattes, layer elements and grade colour
  • Grain and degrain when necessary along with paint fixes and rotoscoping
  • Understand stereo (3D) and anamorphic compositing in Nuke
  • Collaborate with fellow artists from other disciplines to meet challenging production deadlines
  • You Have

  • At least three years of experience in node based Compositing on feature films
  • A Bachelor’s degree in computer science, computer graphics or the equivalent combination of education and experience  
  • An understanding of stereo (3D) and anamorphic compositing in Nuke
  • A proficiency in 3D multi-pass rendering techniques
  • A strong aesthetic eye for photo realism and color space concepts 
  • Excellent communication and problem solving skills
  • A team oriented mentality with a 'get it done' attitude
  • An ability to thrive in a high-pressure environment
  • An ability to take direction and implement feedback with a positive attitude 
  • Some Katana and Arnold experience (preferred but not required)

  • Come as you are. Luma is an equal opportunity employer.

    Pluses

  • Lighting knowledge or experience is not a prerequisite, however there is an opportunity to learn Lighting, if desired.
  • Apply

    Compositor (Lead Level)

    Vancouver
    Luma is looking for talented Lead Compositors to join our new Vancouver team! PLEASE NOTE: All positions are Work From Home roles and candidates must be located within British Colombia for consideration

    You Can

  • Assist with deploying tasks to the proper artists and making sure that they are on the right timeline
  • Work with Production Team, Compositing Supervisor and Visual Effects Supervisor to create the desired look for environments and characters that reflect a wide variety of styles
  • Develop methodologies for reduction of render time and improving quality of results
  • Collaborate with fellow artists and supervisors to meet challenging production deadlines in a positive work environment
  • Seamlessly integrate all the layers or elements of a shot while balancing the creative and technical side of each element
  • Maintain the overall look, color balance, and quality for assigned shots and sequences to create uniformity in all finished work.
  • You Have

  • 5+ years experience in a production environment using Nuke
  • A good eye for lighting, detail and overall composition
  • A strong understanding of how things should look and feel given specific artistic direction or reference
  • A good understanding of 3D multi-pass rendering techniques and colorspace concepts
  • An understanding of stereo (3D) and anamorphic compositing in Nuke

  • Come as you are. Luma is an equal opportunity employer.
    Apply

    Digital Coordinator

    Vancouver
    Luma is looking for talented Digital Coordinators to join our new Vancouver team! PLEASE NOTE: All positions are Work From Home roles and candidates must reside in BC.

    You Can

  • Review all incoming notes for department relevance and distribute as needed with the supervisors & leads
  • Track/manage notes, receivables, artist tasks and assignmentsWalk the floor, gather artist needs, follow up on action items
  • Evaluate incoming media & breakdown information with supervisors
  • Take notes & action items at internal and client meetings
  • Set up Cinesync & RV sessions
  • Multitask
  • Work well under pressure
  • You Have

  • At least 3 years of VFX production experience
  • Experience working in & knowledge of the VFX pipeline
  • Proactive mindset with communicating priorities & completing tasks quickly & efficiently 
  • Exceptional organizational and communication skills
  • A team player mentality with a 'get it done' attitude
  • Ability to take direction positively
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Time management skillsInterpersonal skills
  • A strong work ethic

  • Come as you are.  Luma is a committed equal opportunity employer.

    Apply

    FX Artist (Mid Level)

    Melbourne
    Luma Pictures Melbourne is looking for Mid level FX Artists. Candidates must be located within Victoria, Australia for consideration. We offer a Hybrid work model.

    YOU CAN:

  • Work with supervision to create realistic, directable simulations of real world phenomena based on reference and brief
  • Work with supervision to develop directable, subjective (“magical”) effects based on concept art or brief
  • Work efficiently within the confines of available resources, show structure, and schedule as defined by Production Management
  • Create well organized tools, scripts, and set-ups to facilitate efficient or automated workflows that can be used by other members of the crew
  • Multitask and work productively in a high-pressure environment
  • Troubleshoot and solve problems proactively and resourcefully
  • Take direction well and implement feedback with a positive attitude
  • Interpret and transform abstract ideas into compelling effects
  • Use VEX and/or Python with intermediate to high level proficiency to script custom tools and workflows
  • Collaborate effectively with fellow artists from other disciplines to meet challenging production deadlines
  • Adapt to new workflows and learn to use native and custom tools sets
  • YOU HAVE:

  • An ambitious desire for self growth, ownership, and collaboration
  • Strong proficiency with Houdini
  • Basic to moderate level proficiency with Nuke
  • Intermediate to high level understanding of the mathematical and physical concepts related to Computer Graphics
  • Excellent communication skills
  • A strong aesthetic eye for effects performance as it relates to storytelling
  • Excellent time management and organisational skills
  • A solid work ethic and and a positive mindset
  • A team player mentality with a ‘get it done’ solutions orientated attitude
  • A minimum of three years of experience as an FX artist in a VFX Production environment
  • A Bachelor’s degree in computer science or engineering or the equivalent combination of education and experience
  • A range of experience in live action FX work demonstrable in a professionally presented demo reel.

  • Come as you are. Luma is an equal opportunity employer.
  • Apply

    Head of Finance

    Los Angeles
    Luma is seeking a Head of Finance who will play a critical role in overseeing the finance operations by combining strategy and financial analyses as we continue to scale and grow. The Head of Finance will lead various strategic projects including operational consulting, long-range financial planning, lender engagement, strategic problem-solving, finance and operations, and spend management. As a leader with a high willingness to roll up their sleeves and tackle a wide array of challenges, they will play an integral role in establishing best practices for forecasting, reporting, financial planning, and in-depth ad-hoc analyses for the enterprise. They will leverage these financial insights to inform the decisions that will drive operational efficiencies and performance at scale as we continue to grow globally. If this sounds like the role for you - read on. Come as you are. Luma is an equal opportunity employer.

    YOU CAN:

  • Lead the overall financial analysis and planning effort for us as we continue to grow and scale our global operations across multiple studio sites.
  • Conduct ongoing analysis of key business drivers, trends, and performance indicators and drive to financial insights that lead to incremental and long-term operational efficiencies, enabling sustainable and sustained growth.
  • Regularly assemble and present analyses and reports on financial forecasting and other relevant operating and financial metrics.
  • Collaborate with our senior leaders to drive informed and decisive growth decisions.
  • Inform and advise on recommended financial and operational metrics development at a departmental level across the enterprise.
  • Build the finance function from a personnel and resources perspective as appropriate to support the continued global growth of our entities across global locations.
  • YOU HAVE:

  • 10+ years of progressive experience in the finance function, preferably in VFX (and ideally in roles that require a deep understanding of studio operations and/or the financial aspects of studio film/TV production).
  • Strong communication/presentation skills with demonstrated experience presenting and informing on complex analyses with executives/senior management.
  • Exceptional financial modeling skills and extensive experience conducting quantitative and qualitative analysis and leveraging these insights to inform strategic decision making.
  • The ability to thrive in a fast-paced, highly entrepreneurial environment, possessing a high level of intellectual curiosity, outcomes orientation, and the highest personal and professional standards of integrity and ethics.
  • Motivated, disciplined, flexible, and able to work effectively autonomously and with a team.
  • Strong business understanding and experience, developing, quantifying and articulating Strategies and tactics to drive incremental efficiencies and enterprise growth.
  • A track record of executing in a fast-paced, agile environment.
  • YOU ALSO ARE:

  • Energetic, resilient and tenacious - like to get things done and are comfortable working in a fast-paced environment.
  • A person with a positive attitude, having professional behavior while advocating a team approach to the business.
  • Ambitious, outcome-focused, and inclined to making and implementing decisive decisions quickly.
  • Apply

    Head of Production

    Vancouver
    Luma is an oscar-nominated creative studio that encompasses visual effects, original content, and venture capital with offices in Santa Monica, Melbourne and Vancouver. Our visual effects studio grants filmmakers access to award-winning artists, avant-garde technology, and custom tools to bring their extraordinary vision to life. We're a worldly bunch who believe the best way to create standout work is to have a whole lotta fun doing it. It all comes down to the people who make Luma Life what it’s all about—creating exceptional work with exceptional people.   We’re on the lookout for a phenomenal Head of Production to join our team with proven senior management experience in a highly dynamic and creative environment. Your organizational, communication, and leadership skills are second to none and you enjoy developing solutions that push innovative boundaries. You’ll work closely with executives to strategize and develop long-term plans that usher in new levels of productivity and success at Luma. 

    You Can:

  • Maintain an overview of all the current projects ensuring they are completed to the highest standard achievable. Help triage / shuffle based on the Global needs of the company and not just show specific. 
  • Liaise with Producers on a daily / weekly basis to help prioritize show needs and guide the team towards a smooth show delivery. Assess and allocate VFX needs to each project as per priority.
  • Closely monitor project budgets and ensure they are within approved thresholds. Conduct regular show meetings to ensure they are working within given targets.
  • Work closely with the Head of Studio and CEO to establish approved budgets at the start of every project.
  • Provide support, mentoring and training to the Production team as necessary
  • Manage the Global team of Producers / Associate Producers and be the point of contact for issues arising in projects. Provide recommendations and /or escalate the issues to the Head of Studio and CEO.
  • Help solidify current processes and create new ones for a global, unified approach to production
  • Provide administrative / management support for scheduling and approving PTO requests of the Global Production team. 
  • Be responsible for recruitment and daily management of the Global Production team. 
  • Take joint responsibility for new show pipeline needs and procedures
  • Quickly adapt to changing priorities and new information
  • You Have:

  • At least 5 years of VFX Producer experience on Feature Film and Television Projects
  • Ability to cater to clients and manage their expectations
  • Excellent business acumen with an ability to financial responsibilities with company and client expectations.
  • Thorough understanding of the VFX Production pipeline and Post Production in general
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Strong organizational skills, along with strengths in scheduling, tracking and resource management skills
  • Creative problem solving skills and can be collaborative and resourceful when needed
  • High level of initiative and are a self-starter
  • Extremely organized and proficient in leading teams and overseeing multiple project schedules in process simultaneously across different time zones
  • Ability to work well under pressure and with strict deadlines
  • Strong knowledge of the Visual Effects Industry and current market conditions
  • Experience recruiting production staff
  • You Also Are:

  • An excellent VFX Producer when in needed
  • Able to forecast and project crewing needs and costs for all shows
  • Able to take joint responsibility with the Executive Producer and Bidding Producer for new business meetings and biddings.  

  • Come as you are.  Luma is a committed equal opportunity employer. 
    Apply

    Head of Production

    Melbourne
    Luma is an oscar-nominated creative studio that encompasses visual effects, original content, and venture capital with offices in Santa Monica, Melbourne and Vancouver. Our visual effects studio grants filmmakers access to award-winning artists, avant-garde technology, and custom tools to bring their extraordinary vision to life. We're a worldly bunch who believe the best way to create standout work is to have a whole lotta fun doing it. It all comes down to the people who make Luma Life what it’s all about—creating exceptional work with exceptional people.   We’re on the lookout for a phenomenal Head of Production to join our team with proven senior management experience in a highly dynamic and creative environment. Your organizational, communication, and leadership skills are second to none and you enjoy developing solutions that push innovative boundaries. You’ll work closely with executives to strategize and develop long-term plans that usher in new levels of productivity and success at Luma. 

    You Can:

  • Maintain an overview of all the current projects ensuring they are completed to the highest standard achievable. Help triage / shuffle based on the Global needs of the company and not just show specific. 
  • Liaise with Producers on a daily / weekly basis to help prioritize show needs and guide the team towards a smooth show delivery. Assess and allocate VFX needs to each project as per priority.
  • Closely monitor project budgets and ensure they are within approved thresholds. Conduct regular show meetings to ensure they are working within given targets.
  • Work closely with the Head of Studio and CEO to establish approved budgets at the start of every project.
  • Provide support, mentoring and training to the Production team as necessary
  • Manage the Global team of Producers / Associate Producers and be the point of contact for issues arising in projects. Provide recommendations and /or escalate the issues to the Head of Studio and CEO.
  • Help solidify current processes and create new ones for a global, unified approach to production
  • Provide administrative / management support for scheduling and approving PTO requests of the Global Production team. 
  • Be responsible for recruitment and daily management of the Global Production team. 
  • Take joint responsibility for new show pipeline needs and procedures
  • Quickly adapt to changing priorities and new information
  • You Have:

  • At least 5 years of VFX Producer experience on Feature Film and Television Projects
  • Ability to cater to clients and manage their expectations
  • Excellent business acumen with an ability to financial responsibilities with company and client expectations.
  • Thorough understanding of the VFX Production pipeline and Post Production in general
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Strong organizational skills, along with strengths in scheduling, tracking and resource management skills
  • Creative problem solving skills and can be collaborative and resourceful when needed
  • High level of initiative and are a self-starter
  • Extremely organized and proficient in leading teams and overseeing multiple project schedules in process simultaneously across different time zones
  • Ability to work well under pressure and with strict deadlines
  • Strong knowledge of the Visual Effects Industry and current market conditions
  • Experience recruiting production staff
  • You Also Are:

  • An excellent VFX Producer when in needed
  • Able to forecast and project crewing needs and costs for all shows
  • Able to take joint responsibility with the Executive Producer and Bidding Producer for new business meetings and biddings.  

  • Come as you are.  Luma is a committed equal opportunity employer. 

    We offer a Hybrid work model.
    Apply

    Layout Artist (Mid Level)

    Melbourne
    The Layout Artist is responsible for creating cameras, creating and placing rough environments and props and determining rough timing to pre-visualize shots. Please note that this position will need to be held during Melbourne's studio hours of Monday to Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm AEST. If you reside interstate or overseas, the team requires you to offset your hours to match the studio.

    You Can

  • Facilitate the creation of a 3D version of the shot.
  • Work under the guidance and direction of the animation supervisor and layout lead
  • Create  rough models and environments for pre-visualization.
  • Assist the animation department with the technical set up of their assigned sequences, troubleshoot any problems on their shots, and maintain the continuity and flow within and between shots.
  • Work as part of the team on the technical aspects of Layout.
  • You Have

  • 2 - 3 years experience as a layout artist on feature films, episodic or commercials.
  • A full portfolio demonstrating Layout and Matchmove skills and breadth of subject matter.
  • Knowledge of cinematic techniques, language and shot composition.
  • Knowledge of Maya or similar 3D package.
  • A strong ability to work under pressure in addition to implementing changes based on input from multiple sources.
  • A keen eye for detail.
  • An ability to work within strict deadlines.
  • Excellent organization, communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Come as you are.  Luma is a committed equal opportunity employer. 

    We offer a Hybrid work model.
    Apply

    Lead Matchmove Artist

    Melbourne
    Reporting to the CG Supervisor or Head of CG, the Matchmove Lead is responsible for all tracking/matchmove tasks in the facility, managing and supporting an internal team of artists as well working with outsource vendors. They will be responsible to guide the team, manage deadlines and ensure the quality of the work meets the project's needs. This lead role requires an in-depth knowledge of industry-standard matchmove software and a thorough understanding of film cameras, lens and onset data, along with management of the tracking/matchmove crew.  

    YOU CAN:

  • Produce tracked cameras / virtual sets from plate photography
  • Matchmove characters and objects using provided rigs
  • Work with animation and modeling departments to ensure accurate camera track
  • Model environments with or without lidars, measurements, and camera information. UV objects when necessary.
  • Rotoanim a 3D character rig to precisely match actors. Including facial animation.
  • Give accurate time estimates as well as provide bidding hours with production
  • Be motivated, and be able to work with the entire team/production. Mentor all artists, especially junior artists
  • Regularly review and qualify work from both internal artists and outsource vendors. Give notes and direct the tasks to completion.
  • Communicate clear and concise issues to supervisors and producers. 
  • Follow directions and take ownership of your tasks.
  • Maintain a professional level of knowledge about current developments in Matchmove tools for computer graphics
  • Work well under pressure. Excellent time management and work to tight deadlines. Handle client revisions in a timely manner
  • YOU HAVE:

  • 5+ years experience as a Tracking/Matchmove Artist in the VFX industry preferred but not necessary. 
  • Mastered the core 3D principles rotation, translation, scale, gimbal lock
  • A thorough understanding of 3D camera principles such as lenses, distortion, parallax etc.
  • Proficiency in Maya and in one or more camera tracking packages (Syntheyes, PFTrack etc)
  • Meticulous nature with a self-critical eye, and high standards. Able to QC own shots
  • Strong problem-solving ability and can identify solutions without guidance
  • A team player mentality with a good getter attitude
  • Great communication skills
  • Ability to manage and mentor a team

  • Come as you are. Luma is an equal opportunity employer.

    We offer a Hybrid work model.
    Apply

    Lighting Artist

    Melbourne
    Luma Melbourne is looking for Lighting Artists.

    You Can

  • Light look development for integration of CG elements into Live Action
  • Light look development for full CG shots
  • Create tools and scripts to facilitate workflow
  • Develop methodologies for reduction of render time and improving quality of results
  • You Have

  • At least 3 years of experience as a VFX Lighter in feature films
  • An extensive knowledge of Maya and Katana
  • An understanding of multi pass 3D compositing
  • A team player mentality with a ‘get it done’ attitude
  • Time management skills
  • Organisational skills
  • A solid work ethic
  • A positive attitude
  • Pluses

  • Knowledge of Renderman / Air / Arnold 

  • Come as you are. Luma is an equal opportunity employer.

    We offer a Hybrid work model.
    Apply

    Lighting Artist (Lead Level)

    Melbourne
    Luma Pictures Melbourne is looking for a Lead Lighting Artist.

    You Can

  • Create CG Lighting for the integration of CG elements into live action
  • Create CG Lighting for full CG shots
  • Study real world color and light direction and replicate that look in CG
  • Optimize your render set-ups for efficient render farm usage and to improve the quality of results
  • Create lighting rigs to be used by other artists
  • Demonstrate technical prowess in creating scripts and tools to facilitate an efficient workflow (preferred but not required)
  • Review artist work and provide both technical and aesthetic feedback in a constructive manner
  • Coach other Lighting artists in the latest techniques to continually improve team efficiency and quality of work
  • Collaborate with fellow Supervisors from other disciplines to meet challenging production deadlines 
  • You Have

  • At least 5 years of experience as a Lighter in a VFX Production environment
  • At least one year of experience in a Lead ​or ​Supervisor role
  • An extensive knowledge of Maya and Katana
  • An in depth knowledge of and experience with Arnold for Maya
  • An understanding of compositing techniques in Nuke
  • A Bachelor’s degree in computer science or engineering or the equivalent combination of education and experience
  • An understanding of and experience with Houdini / Mantra is a plus but not required
  • An understanding of multi pass 3D compositing
  • Strong time management skills and the ability to balance priorities under the pressure of a deadline-driven production
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills with a keen eye for detail
  • Strong leadership skills and ability to work well as part of a larger team of Leads and Supervisors 

  • Come as you are. Luma is an equal opportunity employer.

    We offer a Hybrid work model.
    Apply

    Lighting Artist (Senior Level)

    Vancouver
    Luma Vancouver is hiring senior level Lighting artists to join the team! The Senior Lighting artist is responsible for the Lighting and Rendering of CG objects and environments for VFX feature films PLEASE NOTE: All positions are Work From Home roles and candidates must be located within British Colombia for consideration

    You Can :

  • Light / look develop for integration of CG elements into Live Action
  • Light / look develop for full CG shots
  • Optimize your render set-ups for efficient render farm usage and to improve the quality of results
  • Create lighting rigs to be used by other artists
  • Demonstrate technical prowess in creating scripts and tools to facilitate an efficient workflow (preferred but not required)
  • You Have :

  • At least five years of experience as a Lighter in a VFX Production environment
  • An extensive knowledge of Katana
  • An understanding of and experience with Arnold for Katana
  • An understanding of compositing techniques in Nuke 
  • A Bachelor’s degree in computer science or engineering or the equivalent combination of education and experience  
  • An understanding of multi pass 3D compositing
  • Strong time management skills and the ability to balance priorities under the pressure of a deadline-driven production
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills with a keen eye for detail
  • A solid work ethic
  • A positive team player mentality with a ‘get it done’ attitude

  • Come as you are. Luma is an equal opportunity employer.
    Apply

    Pipeline TD (Mid Level)

    Global
    Luma is looking for a mid level Pipeline TD.

    You Can

  • Learn and extend the pipeline
  • Develop tools that make artists happy
  • Identify and automate inefficient or redundant tasks
  • You Have

  • 3+ years industry experience
  • Master knowledge of python
  • In-depth knowledge of PyQT or PySide
  • Good UI design sense
  • Experience using databases
  • Expert problem-solving and troubleshooting skills
  • Experience developing for at least one of the following: Maya, Nuke, Mari, Houdini, Katana
  • Communication skills
  • Time management skills

  • Come as you are.  Luma is a committed equal opportunity employer.

    Pluses

  • Experience with the following:
  • Linux
  • C/C++
  • Web development
  • Apply

    Production Manager

    Vancouver
    The role of the VFX Production Manager is to organize all aspects of a VFX project, including scheduling shots, tasks and helping to cast out projects, setting achievable delivery milestones and attending both internal and external reviews. Working in close collaboration with the PM, the Producer and Supervisors the Associate VFX Production Manager will ensure the smooth flow of projects through the facility.

    You Can

  • Plan and schedule facility resources with the VFX Producer and Supervisors
  • Attend internal and external reviews and meetings
  • Be responsible for overseeing the daily assignment to individual artists and departments on a whole
  • Communicate with clients, editorial and in-house management
  • Track and update progress of VFX shots in database
  • Run production reports as required by Producers/Supervisors
  • Motivate individual artists as well as the team as a whole
  • Manage and guide the team of Production Coordinators
  • You Have

  • A minimum of 5 years Digital Coordinator experience
  • A college degree or the equivalent combination of education and/or experience 
  • A thorough understanding of Production pipelines and how work flows through.
  • A thorough knowledge of MS Office; particularly Excel (an understanding of Project is also beneficial)
  • Knowledge of either FTrack or Shotgun preferred
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • A high level problem solving skills
  • The ability to adapt to change
  • Extremely detail oriented and well organized skills
  • Be able to grow and thrive in a fast paced environment
  • A cool head under pressure 
  • A strong work ethic 

  • Come as you are. Luma is an equal opportunity employer.
    Apply

    Roto/Paint Artist

    Vancouver
    Luma is looking for talented Roto / Paint artists to join our new Vancouver team! PLEASE NOTE: All positions are Work From Home roles and candidates must be located within British Colombia for consideration

    You Can

  • Perform tasks such as:
  • 2D tracking
  • Matte extraction
  • Rig removal / paint fixes 
  • 3D camera projections 
  • Clean plate creation 
  • Grain matching 
  • Spline based roto creation 
  • Sophisticated shape creation and editing.
  • Shape animation (by hand and w/ trackers)
  • Shape compositing, fill modes, opacity settings
  • Compositing roto, plate and color correction nodes to create, render and review color-overlay roto check
  • You Have

  • At least one year of experience working on feature films or HD Teleproduction 
  • Knowledge of Nuke (experience in Maya is a plus) 

  • Come as you are. Luma is an equal opportunity employer.
    Apply

    Siggraph Vancouver 2022 (Aug 8 - Aug 11)

    Global
    The Luma Recruitment team will be attending Siggraph conference in Vancouver this year. If you're a Siggraph attendee and are interested in joining our team for future opportunities in Los Angeles, Melbourne or Vancouver, please fill out this speculative application so that we can keep in touch for the future. We cannot wait to see your work. Come as you are. Luma is an equal opportunity employer.
    Apply

    Systems Administrator (Junior Level)

    Melbourne
    We are currently looking for an enthusiastic and approachable junior systems administrator to join our Systems team. The ideal candidate should have a solid technical background, great communication skills with a high attention to detail and a passion for IT and technology. You should also be comfortable multitasking in a fast paced creative environment.

    You Can

  • Troubleshoot technical Issues (hardware, software, networking, remote connectivity etc)
  • Physically relocate hardware
  • Manage user on-boarding and resource allocation
  • Compile technical writing documentation
  • You Have

  • At least 2 years experience working in an IT support role (such as a help desk or technician role)
  • A general understanding of computers, networking and technical troubleshooting
  • A general understanding of Linux operating systems, as well as working knowledge of Windows or OSX
  • An interest in automation via scripting / programming (Python, BASH, Powershell)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • A drive to continually learn and better yourself

  • Come as you are. Luma is an equal opportunity employer.

    We offer a Hybrid work model.
    Apply

    VFX Marketing Coordinator

    Global
    Luma is a world class creative studio with offices in Los Angeles and Melbourne. We build compelling art and technology with a strong focus on company culture. We formed in 2002 with the unwavering goal to create standout work with exceptional people… and to have a lot of fun along the way. Throughout the years, we’ve expanded beyond our roots in VFX into original content, venture capital and altruism. Luma Pictures is a globally renowned and independent creative studio, bringing magic to acclaimed movies like Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Black Panther, Guardians of the Galaxy, and more for nearly 20 years. In 2015, we founded Luma Launch, a leading early-stage venture fund that invests in notable startups helping build a better world. Luma Features is actively developing and producing highly imaginative and emotionally rich original films. And in 2020, we established Luma Legacy—our altruistic venture pursuing initiatives to help improve the root causes to society’s core problems. And now we're excited to add a Marketing Coordinator to the team! Reporting to the Executive Director, Brand Marketing this role will work across all departments within Luma to oversee the development and delivery of a fully integrated marketing strategy for the business. This role is open for either our LA or Vancouver studio.  

    You can:

  • Coordinate production of compelling and interactive visual content to share across digital platforms and support press and recruiting opportunities, including, but not limited to, VFX imagery, showreels and in progression content
  • Develop project briefs for development of marketing assets
  • Coordinate all aspects of awards submissions, from working with editorial to create awards reels, to confirming facility nominees and recording voice overs
  • Maintain marketing team awareness and understanding of ongoing VFX projects via regular meetings with internal production teams and management of key tools such as trackers, calendars, etc.
  • Coordinate with external PR team to set meetings, deliver assets, and secure appropriate print and digital press opportunities with trade and mainstream industry publications alike to promote our VFX work, talent and technology
  • Build and maintain excellent relationships with key external parties such as journalists, media outlets, studios, conference organizers, and software vendors
  • Liaise with clients on securing content approvals and aligning with the studio's overall marketing strategy for the project
  • Research public speaking opportunities for our key spokespeople and works alongside them to put together presentations, ensures the messaging is in keeping with the company's overall strategy
  • Contribute to development of marketing strategy, including analysis of competitive landscape and industry trends
  • You have:

  • 2-3 years experience working in a coordination capacity within the VFX industry or marketing
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Team player with great approach to collaboration
  • Self-starter with proven experience in multi-tasking and managing multiple projects
  • Proficiency in collaboration and productivity tools (Microsoft Office, Google Workspace)

  • Come as you are.  Luma is a committed equal opportunity employer. 
    Apply

    VFX Producer

    Vancouver
    Luma is looking for an experienced Producer to join our new Vancouver team! PLEASE NOTE: All positions are Work From Home roles and candidates must be located within British Colombia for consideration

    You can

  • Manage all aspects of a show, involving: the VFX breakdown and bid / planning and scheduling of facility resources / managing the VFX team and monitoring their work during the post-production process / liaising and managing relationships with clients
  • Plan and schedule facility resources with the VFX Supervisor
  • Be responsible for supervising the daily assignment to individual artists
  • Ensure the progression of work is to the client's satisfaction
  • Communicate with clients, editorial and in-house management
  • Track and update progress of VFX shots in database
  • Create meeting budgets and scheduling targets
  • Maintain adherence to set Production contract standards
  • Motivate individual artists as well as the team as a whole
  • You have

  • A minimum of 4 years VFX production experience
  • A thorough knowledge of MS Office; particularly Excel (an understanding of Project is also beneficial)
  • A high level problem solving skills
  • The ability to adapt to change
  • Extremely detail oriented and well organized skills
  • Provenly excelled in project management
  • Been capable of motivating and leading a large team with enthusiasm and clarity
  • A calm and methodical in your approach to work
  • Been able to grow and thrive in a fast paced environment

  • Come as you are.  Luma is a committed equal opportunity employer.

    Apply

    VFX Producer

    Melbourne
    The VFX Producer works closely with the VFX Supervisors and production teams in managing all aspects of a project. This involves planning and scheduling of facility resources, managing the visual effects team, liaising with the client, and maintaining strong relationships with the client and crew. Reporting to the Senior VFX Producer in Melbourne, Luma is looking to hire an energetic, organised and experienced Producer to join our growing team for a number of exciting projects which span into 2023! Please note that this position will need to be held during Melbourne's studio hours of Monday to Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm AEST. If you reside interstate or overseas, the team requires you to offset your hours to match the studio.  

    You Can

  • Plan and schedule facility resources with the VFX Supervisor and Digital Production Manager
  • Ensure the progression of work is to the client's satisfaction
  • Communicate with clients, editorial, artists and in-house management
  • Create scheduling targets and supervise the daily assignment to individual artists
  • Work closely with the bidding team to establish scope of work and change orders
  • Maintain adherence to set Production contract standards
  • Act decisively to quickly provide clarity and direction from a mass of project data
  • Set and own client communication standards, adding value to the relationship through collaboration, providing assurance on all aspects of the project as required
  • Take action towards profit generation, and the promotion of Luma as a vendor and employer
  • Lead by example. Manage and mentor the visual effects and Production team, cultivating an environment of professionalism and accountability.
  • You Have

  • A minimum of 3 years VFX Producer experience across live action feature films.
  • A thorough knowledge of MS Office; particularly Excel (an understanding of Project is also beneficial )
  • Proven strategic and project management experience across all areas of visual effects
  • A thorough understanding of all aspects of the VFX workflow
  • Been capable of motivating and leading a large team with enthusiasm and clarity
  • High level problem solving skills
  • The ability to adapt to change
  • Extremely detail oriented, calm and well organised
  • Clear and methodical planning and communication with artists, supervisors and clients
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to operate with a high degree of professionalism and control within a pressurized, time-sensitive working environment
  • Knowledge of Ftrack or Shotgun preferred 

  • Come as you are. Luma is an equal opportunity employer.

    We offer a Hybrid work model.
    Apply

    VFX Training & Development Manager

    Global
    Luma is looking for a passionate, well-versed and inspiring VFX Training & Development Manager to help plan, implement and facilitate the training programs for our VFX crew. PLEASE NOTE: Successful applicant will need to reside in either BC, Canada or Australia.

    RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develop a master plan for all training at the company, by collaborating with management and supervisors. 
  • Oversee and ensure the success of all training activities.
  • Conduct training sessions for pipeline and production tools.
  • Create training materials as needed.
  • Curate and maintain a digital training library.
  • Create a platform for the employees to share their skills and knowledge
  • Creating assessments and tracking results.
  • QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Minimum 5 years experience in the VFX industry as an artist, supervisor or TD.
  • Broad knowledge of VFX pipelines, programs and knowledge of current tools.
  • The ability to adapt, learn new tools and create training materials for them.
  • A desire for educating and mentoring others.
  • Excellent organization and communication skills.

  • Apply
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