VFX Editor

San Francisco, CA

We are looking for a VFX Editor who reflects the innovative spirit, creative talent, production excellence, collaborative mindset and passion for great filmmaking that define ILM.

The VFX Editor sets up and completes all editorial work as requested from a Senior, Co-Editor, or Production on a Feature Project.

What You’ll Do

  • Update sequences with new Sets up dailies from CG artists and outsource vendors.
  • Communicate with client editorial: track all stages of the client cuts, internal cuts and iterations
  • Request scans from the client editorial and/or scan facility
  • Maintain internal editorial database
  • Provide abbreviated cuts for all client reviews
  • Identify selects of material captured internally
  • Together with the VFX and/or Animation Supervisor, present creative edits to the client when required
  • Output sequence movie files, AIFF audio files, and EDLs for CG as specified by Production
  • Provide visual reference for Production, stage, art department, client, etc.
  • Output JPEG shot frames to Production for storyboarding and Production database use
  • Accountable for show wrap-up including: finals reel, layoff of movie files, finals reel, consolidating media
  • Drive production of internal and external marketing reels
  • Responsible for working with an assistant, mentoring and delegating tasks
  • Performs special projects under the supervision of the Senior Editor, production manager or department manager

What We’re Looking For

  • Bachelor's Degree in Film or related field desired, or equivalent experience
  • 3+ years experience as an Editor in a Production environment
  • 3+ years experience with Avid Media ComposerStrong comprehension of Visual Effects
  • Strong ability to multi-task and meet deadlines while working under tight schedules
  • Strong team player with good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Proficient with Mac OS
  • Experience in a command-line environment (ie: Linux)
  • Extensive knowledge and comprehension of codecs, transcoding and QT formats
  • Extensive experience with shot tracking databases (i.e, Shotgun)
  • Comprehension of traditional film/print/negative

Nice to also have:

  • Experience with ingesting performance capture
  • Apple ActionScript experience
  • 3D Stereo experience
  • Comprehending/maintaining unity management
  • 1+ year post-production film experience (e.g., film handling, coding, logging)
  • 1+ year post-production HD tape acquisitions (e.g., timecode, logging, capturing)

This position is with Lucasfilm Entertainment Company Ltd. LLC, which is part of a business segment we call Industrial Light & Magic. Lucasfilm Entertainment Company Ltd. LLC is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other basis prohibited by federal, state or local law. Lucasfilm fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world. **FOR U.S. BASED NEW HIRES ONLY:** We are taking a responsible approach to creating environments that allow us to do what we do best - entertain and inform millions around the world. As part of our commitment to health and safety, COVID-19 vaccines are required for current U.S. salaried and non-union hourly employees, as well as all newly hired U.S. employees.

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