Senior Lighting & Look Development TD- Film & Episodic

  • Film
  • London, United Kingdom

Senior Lighting & Look Development TD- Film & Episodic

Job description

Senior Lighting technical directors are responsible for creating high-quality CG lighting setups and rendering of complex visual effects scenes. Further on you will be responsible to provide look development of CG assets for the high-end photo-realistic VFX films by collaborating with the modelling, texture and FX departments. 

Please note- This would be for a long term position. EU freelancers would need to be willing to relocate to the UK by Summer 2022. 

 

Responsibilities:

  • Creating lighting setup for shots and asset development

  • Look development of assets as briefed by the Visual Effects/CG Supervisor or 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

  • Ensuring that scenes and assets are build in an efficient way to keep render footprint low

  • Scrutinising the colours and materials of the real-world reference and replicating them in CG

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

  • Ongoing communication with Production and leads regarding schedules and deadlines

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

Job requirements

Essential Skills:

  • Previous experience in lighting and look development

  • A good understanding of colour science and grading

  • A strong knowledge of lighting techniques and shading 

  • A good knowledge of Nuke or similar compositing package

  • 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

  • Extensive knowledge of physically plausible shading techniques

  • Basic knowledge of Python and/or Mel scripting

  • A strong understanding of Linux/Unix based operating systems

Desirable Skills:

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

  • Experience working with effects elements and volume rendering

  • Experience with real-world lighting and photography