Lead Lighting Artist

Lead Lighting Artist

Apply before: 2019-12-31
Type: Full Time
Job Summary

The Lead Lighting Artist is responsible for working with the Lighting Supervisor to achieve the film’s lighting rig setups. The Lead Lighting Artist will consult with the Lighting Supervisor, Director, and CG Supervisor regarding implementing lighting and lighting design ideas technically through lighting rig setups. He/she will act as a manager and mentor to his/her assigned lighting team, helping to keep consistency, continuity, and quality to the specifications of the Lighting Supervisor, Director, Production Designer and CG Supervisor.


• Work within and mentor his/her assigned lighting team, completing lighting rig setups as directed by the Lighting Supervisor, passing his defined lighting rigs down to the lighters completing the final shot lighting using that rig.
• While working with the Lighting Supervisor, Translate the lighting creative demands of the production and scenes delegated to him into defined lighting rigs which are workable, flexible, and which creatively meet the vision of the Director / Production Designer.
• Observe ideas and department continuity / maintain consistency.
• Review and ensure that the lighting direction and use of defined lighting rigs is adhered to by other junior team members.
• Mentor junior lighting team members on their methods to achieve the production’s goals, creatively and technically.
• While working with the Lighting Supervisor, work with Compositing Supervisor, and FX Supervisor to ensure lighting rigs are serving the purposes of other departments, and can be rendered within the scope of the film’s technical infrastructure.
• Assist the Lighting Supervisor communicate with the Manager, Production Technology, on the development of larger software requisites which affect the look and lighting within the production.

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• Degree/diploma in fine arts or equivalent experience
• 3 years experience on an animated film
• Senior level in compositing, lighting and color
• Proficient knowledge of high end 3D software, Maya, Nuke
• Proficient knowledge of high end Rendering software Arnold
• Proficient knowledge of node based compositing systems

This job description is not meant to be all inclusive. Employee may be required to perform other duties to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.

Please note that Canadian citizens and Canadian permanent residents will be considered in priority.

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