Lighting Technical Director

Company: Double Negative
Location: London (United Kingdom)
Start Date: immediately

Job Description

Key Purpose of the Job

Lighting artists ensure there is consistency in lighting, colour balance and mood between the various elements of a shot or scene.

Needs To Do

  • Create lighting set ups and/or work with current set ups
  • Create efficient rendering setups to optimise farm usage
  • Scrutinise the colours and directions of all light sources in the real-world scene and replicate them in CG
  • Stay on schedule and meet deadlines whilst maintaining the highest level of standard

Needs To Know

  • Proven experience in shot look development
  • Good understanding of colour space
  • Knowledge of lighting techniques
  • Familiarity with pipeline issues and problem solving
  • Knowledge of other disciplines within VFX, including modelling and UV mapping, texturing, camera tracking is desirable
  • Extensive experience in Maya
  • Extensive knowledge of rendering packages e.g. Renderman/ Mental Ray
  • Knowledge of Python and/or Mel Scripting is desirable
  • Strong understanding of linux/ unix based operating systems
  • At least 3 years experience in feature films. Experience in other areas of visual effects (TV, Games) will also be taken into account

Needs To Be

  • Good communication and organisational skills
  • Creative problem solver and good attention to detail
  • Able to work well under pressure and meet deadlines, whilst maintaining high quality results
  • Able to work as part of a team as well as alone
  • Able to work with little supervision
  • Flexible and adaptable

If you are interested in applying for this role, please email [email protected] with your CV, covering letter, showreel and breakdown.

Created on the 15-01-2014
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