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Lead Lighting Technical Director London, United Kingdom

Apply NowApply Later Job ID o0GEhfwl Location London, England, United Kingdom Business Industrial Light & Magic Date posted Nov. 19, 2021

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Position Summary

Lead Lighting Technical Directors are responsible for producing high-quality lighting and rendering for complex shots for high-end photo-realistic visual effects films, needing only initial direction and guidance from their Supervisors. Their primary task is to support the team and the show production to achieve the highest quality work.

What you’ll do

  • Scrutinize the colours and directions of all light sources in the real-world scene and replicate them in CG.

  • Design and create the lighting and the look of computer-generated objects and scenes.

  • Responsible for the final CG scene assembly, lighting and rendering of very complex shots.

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

  • Creates lighting setups and/or works within current setups

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

  • Stays on schedule and meets set deadlines while maintaining the highest level of work quality.

  • Ensures there is ongoing communication with the Production and Lighting team regarding schedules and deadlines.

  • Helps mentor Junior Artists within the Lighting/Look Development team.


What we're looking for
  • Experience in Computer Graphics or equivalent.

  • Experience of real-world lighting and photography.

  • Demonstrable advanced Lighting and Rendering experience within a VFX environment.

  • Previous experience performing Look Development tasks.

  • Exhibits excellent listening and communication skills, able to receive direction and criticism.

  • Demonstrates an excellent aesthetic eye, anticipates potential problems and uses knowledge of how to use the tools to achieve the desired look.

  • Demonstrates the ability to help and teach more junior-level artists.

  • Demonstrates the ability to prioritise tasks, manages time very well, provides everyone with accurate time estimates on shot task completion.

  • Demonstrates excellent presentation/communication skills in dailies/shot review by clearly and briefly outlining what has been accomplished and what should be addressed next in a shot.

  • Demonstrates the ability to work within a team environment with minimal supervision to complete a shot.

  • Can write plug-ins, set-up sequences, debug simulations and write set up and Renderman surface shaders with proficiency.

  • Solid compositing ability, can wrangle blue-screen extractions, working knowledge of Nuke.

  • Demonstrates the ability to work with minimal supervision to complete a shot.

  • A thorough understanding of the VFX pipeline from modelling through animation, texturing, rendering and compositing.

  • Ability to pick up new techniques and the ability to learn new software quickly and easily.

  • Excellent knowledge of Renderman and/or other unbiased rendering systems is essential.

  • Knowledge of Katana is an advantage, Maya and/or Zeno beneficial.

  • Strong knowledge of lighting techniques and a good understanding of colour-space.

  • Basic knowledge of physically plausible shading techniques, experience building shading networks is an advantage.

  • Good knowledge of other disciplines within VFX including simulation, modelling and UV mapping, texturing and camera tracking.

  • Understanding python and/or MEL scripting is important, knowledge of LUA is an advantage.

  • A good understanding of nuke or similar compositing package, including how to use layers and passes to tweak a shot after it has been rendered.

  • A strong understanding of Linux based operating systems.


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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About Industrial Light & Magic:

Founded in 1975 by George Lucas, ILM is the leading effects facility in the world, serving the motion picture, commercial production, and attraction industries. ILM has created visual effects for over 325 feature films and has played a key role in seven of the top 10 worldwide box-office hits of all time and has contributed to 25 of the top 50. ILM has set the standard for visual effects, creating some of the most stunning images in the history of film. At the forefront of the digital revolution, the company continues to break new ground in visual effects, VR, AR, and Immersive Cinema.

About The Walt Disney Company:

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with the following business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney’s stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.

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 age, race, colour, religion or belief, sex, nationality, ethnic or national origin, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, disability or pregnancy or maternity. Disney 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.

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