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3D Lighting/Comp Artist - Senior

3D Lighting/Comp Artist - Senior

• Intermediate Level


At Bardel, our greatest asset is our people. The 3D Lighting Artist - Senior works under the Lighting Lead and CG Supervisor.

Category Art Department  Compositor  Special Effects 
Location Vancouver, BC, Canada
Time Period Full Time
Posted Date Apr 20, 2022
Start Date N/A
End Date N/A

Job Description

The artist is responsible for lighting, compositing and troubleshooting shots for TV & animated films, interpreting the color keys, and creating a 3D representation that reflects the original intent of the designer and director. 

What you will be doing: 
  • Light and Render CG Shots
  • Create and modify lighting scenes in Katana
  • Set up AOV’s in Renderman
  • Ensure continuity across the shots in a sequence
  • Working with the supervisors and the leads to achieve the correct visual in Compositing
  • Comp shots to achieve the final look in Nuke.
  • Being able to project matte painting on cards or geometry in Nuke
  • Work with the Matte Painting Supervisor and understand what’s being output by the DMP department and how to use it
  • Optimizes render settings in Renderman for the cleanest and fastest output on the renderfarm
  • Troubleshoot Katana files for technically related issues
  • Communicate problems and show stoppers to the lead or supervisor to get them resolved in a timely fashion
  • Execute the reviews requested by the Supervisor and the Director by showing an analytic and proactive mind
  • Quality Check your render layers to ensure a correct output to compositing
  • Maintain timing and production quotas given by the production coordinator by looking at a Shotgun Dashboard
  • Organize work and prepare dailies for presentation
  • Demonstrates good written and verbal communication, and exhibits a collaborative, supportive approach to working with other team members.
  • Capable of basic python scripting to make simple tasks more automatic
  • Mentor and offer support to less experienced artists. Providing them with guidance and instruction
What you bring with you: 
  • Minimum 4+ years of working experience as a 3D Lighting Artist, in a film production environment / animation TV series or visual effects
  • Experience mentoring Junior artists
  • Great Knowledge of Renderman, 3Dlite or Vray
  • Great Knowledge of Foundry Katana
  • Great Knowledge of Foundry Nuke
  • Keen eye to detail and knowledge of how the light works in the real world
  • Photography skills are a plus 
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts or CGI related Diploma is a plus

Job Type Full Time 
Weekly Limit N/A
Shift Day
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