Lighting & Look Development TD

  • Film - Mumbai
  • Mumbai, India

Lighting & Look Development TD

Job description

Lighting & Look Development Technical Directors are responsible for the final 3D scene assembly, lighting and rendering of elements required to complete visual effects shots for high-end photo-realistic VFX projects.

Lighting & Look Development Artist will be expected to carry out the following responsibilities:

  • CG scene assembly including the correct assets from applicable departments

  • Lighting shots as briefed by the Visual Effects/CG Supervisor or Sequence Lead

  • Working closely with CG Supervisors to determine the best approach to solving CG challenges and developing the final look

  • Developing shots in collaboration with the shot Compositor

  • Rendering non-lighting passes as required by the shot Compositor

  • Creating lighting set ups and/or working with current set ups

  • Creating efficient rendering set-ups in order to optimize render farm usage

  • Scrutinizing the colors and directions of all light sources in the real-world scene and replicating them in CG

  • Staying on schedule and meeting set deadlines while maintaining the highest levels of quality.

  • Have ongoing communication with Production and leads regarding schedules and deadlines

  • Continue to become familiar with new tools, software, data and other related technology

  • Other duties as required including wrangling assets or elements of a shot from another department to ensure shots are completed to schedule

Job requirements


Essential Skills:

  • Previous experience with shot look development

  • A good understanding of colour-space

  • A strong knowledge of lighting techniques

  • A knowledge of Nuke or similar compositing package

  • Good knowledge of other disciplines within VFX including simulation, Modeling and UV mapping, Texturing and Camera Tracking

  • Excellent organisation, communication and interpersonal skills

  • Creative problem solving and attention to detail

  • Able to work well under pressure and meet deadlines while maintaining high quality results

  • Able to work successfully as part of a team as well as independently

  • Reliable, with good time keeping and the ability to meet deadlines

  • Flexible and adaptable with the ability to work within a pre-set workflow or pipeline but also have the creativity and problem solving skills to work around issues

  • A thorough knowledge of Maya

  • Extensive knowledge of either Renderman, Arnold or similar production renderer

  • Knowledge of physically plausible shading techniques

  • Knowledge of Python and/or Mel scripting

  • A strong understanding of Linux/Unix based operating systems

  • Experience working with effects elements and volume rendering

  • Knowledge and experience in other render packages

  • Knowledge and experience in Compositing and Nuke

  • Experience and knowledge in Modeling and Texturing

  • Experience with digital paint software such as Photoshop and/or Mari


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