Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Lucasfilm Animated Feature Update: Possible Production Timeline


We know that Lucasfilm is producing an animated feature film, while not yet officially announced Brenda Chapman (Brave) revealed that the project is being directed by Pixar and Skywalker Sound veteran Gary Rystrom.

There are some job posting on Lucasfilm's recruiting website that may give us a rough idea when production or at least a significant part of production may be finished on this new animated feature.

Lucasfilm is hiring for a Storyboard Artist at Big Rock Ranch:
"The Storyboard Artist works with the Story Supervisor and Director to develop expressive and entertaining storyboards for an animated feature film. He/She translates either unfinished ideas or script pages into full scenes." 
More interesting Lucasfilm and ILM Singapore are hiring for a bunch of temporary positions that end in either April or May of 2014.

ILM Singapore Positions:


Lighting Technical Director (Short-Term Contract) (Jan-May 2014)
"Lighting Technical Directors (TD) work with direction from the CG Supervisors and Digital Artist Supervisors to create the look of computer generated objects and scenes. They are responsible for lighting, shading, rendering, and some compositing." 
FX Technical Director (Short Term) (Jan-May 2014)
"FX Technical Directors are responsible for generating FX animation, procedural simulation, dynamic simulation, particle and fluid systems for feature film visual effects. Responsibilities also include the lighting, rendering and basic compositing of those FX elements."
ILM Singapore - Compositor (Short-Term) (Jan-May 2014)
"The Compositor combines and oversees others who combine live action and computer generated elements into visual effects shots that realize the vision and creative direction of the client and visual effects supervisor."  

Lucasfilm Singapore Positions:


Feature Animation - Senior Animator (Aug 2013-April 2014)
"The Senior Animator’s primary responsibility is to create high quality motion of computer graphics creatures and objects within a shot, using a variety of animation software programs, and working under the general supervision of the Animation Supervisor and Lead Animator.
Responsible for the successful animation of a series of shots on for the CG Feature Project."
Feature Animation - Lighting Technical Director (Short Term) (Nov 2013-May 2014)
"The Lighting Technical Director primary responsibility is to create the design and implement lighting and look for animated feature work, including shading, lighting, rendering, and compositing. Research, develop, and implement techniques when necessary."
Feature Animation - Creature Technical Director (Short Term) (Nov 2013-April 2014)
"Creature TDs are responsible for setting up and running flesh-surface, hair, cloth, rigid body simulations as well as able to wrangle rigging and creature pipeline issues proficiently under the direction and guidance of their supervisors."
Feature Animation - Compositor (Short Term) (Oct 2013-April 2014)
"The Compositor combines and oversees others who combine live action and computer generated elements into visual effects shots that realize the vision and creative direction of the client and visual effects supervisor." 
Feature Animation - Animator (Short Term) (Oct 2013-Jan 2014)
"The Animator’s primary responsibility is to create high quality motion of computer graphics creatures and objects within a shot, using a variety of animation software programs, and working under the general supervision of the Animation Supervisor and Lead Animator.
Responsible for the successful animation of a series of shots on a for the CG Feature Project."

Assuming production of the animated feature wraps up in Spring of 2014 perhaps they are looking at a Summer 2014 or Fall 2014 release for this as yet unnamed animated feature.


SOURCE: Lucasfilm Recruiting

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