ILM Immersive Senior Lighting Artist (Expression of Interest)Apply NowApply Later Job ID 10045856 Location Singapore, Singapore Business Industrial Light & Magic Date posted Jun. 01, 2023
We are looking for a talented and driven technologist who reflects the innovative spirit, creative talent, production excellence, collaborative mindset, and passion for great storytelling that define ILM and ILM Immersive.
The Senior Lighting Artist is responsible for bringing the best out of our environments and to combine artistic talent and technical ability. You would be working closely with our Department Supervisor, Lighting and production teams on the design and implementation of lighting setups and lighting pipelines.
What You'll Do
Work with Art Directors, Lighting Leads, Designers, and Concept Artwork to design lighting setups for environments, characters and interactive game assets.
Deep knowledge of lightmap baking, dynamic lighting tools, image based specular lighting, indirect light probes, post-process volumes and real-time rendering and raytracing
Partner with environment, character and VFX artists in the lighting design to achieve the desired targets for aesthetics and performance through material shader and geometry work
Work with level designers to animate via level blueprint or sequencer dynamic lighting or transitions
Actively participate in improving workflows, optimizations and best practices
Identify, triage, and fix bugs as required working with engineering and relevant departments
Take final project to a high degree of polish and optimization
Work with Technical Artists to optimize lighting to fit performance requirements with target platforms and devices
Create documentation and setup guides for projects
Supervision of junior and mid-level artists, as required
What We're Looking For
5+ years experience as a lighting TD/artist - in 3D game development or animation/vfx film studio
Strong aesthetic sense for lighting and color theory
Strong technical understanding of current real time lighting tool sets including atmospheric effects, post processing, color grading and HDR IBL workflows
Team player who can take direction and know what looks good and why
Experience with Unreal/Unity or equivalent real time platform: dynamic and baked lighting workflows: physically-based rendering and basic level blueprint scripting
Shaders: in-depth knowledge of real-time shader implementations, PBR pipelines, subsurface shaders, and limitations of shaders in VR
Materials: experienced in the development, authoring & organization of efficient materials via the UE4 material editor
Fluency in working in Windows, JIRA, Perforce or equivalent OS, workload and data management tools
Excellent communication, organization and problem-solving skills and self-motivated
Bonus points for:
Strong traditional art, photography or film studies background
Passion for playing and making games, experience or interest in VR and AR VFX production / pipeline experience
Proficient with profiling tools in the examination & diagnosis of performance issues related to lighting
Experience with one or more of the following: Maya, Substance Designer / Painter, Zbrush or Mudbox, Houdini, Mari, 3D StudioMax, Photoshop, Nuke
Interest and capacity to work with proprietary toolsets
Previous experience as a lead on a project
*A portfolio / reel submission - including a detailed breakdown of your work in each section - is required with all applications
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: Disney Entertainment, ESPN, Disney Parks, and Experiences and Products. 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 Animation Co. Singapore B.V., which is part of a business we call Industrial Light & Magic.