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Lighting Artist

Lighting Artist

• Intermediate Level


For over two decades, Ghost VFX has collaborated with the very best to create award-winning, innovative visual effects. With contributions to over 100 feature films, episodic and interactive, we are a full-service, global visual effects house. We are looking for a talented Lighting Artist to join our dynamic team!

Category Art Department  Special Effects 
Location Greater Los Angeles Area
Time Period Full Time
Posted Date Feb 08, 2022
Start Date N/A
End Date N/A

Job Description

  • Work with and support the Lead Lighter, CG Supervisor, and VFX Supervisor to fulfill the creative vision of the show within technical parameters; Help create and/or modify lighting templates to be used by the entire crew                    
  • Help ensure the quality of final shots
  • Troubleshoot technical production issues, especially those related to lighting            
  • Oversee and help optimize shots for rendering
  • Work within the pipeline and publish tools and scripts as prescribed
  • Manage disc space to fit within quota
  • Be aware of inefficiencies in any area of the pipeline that are impacting your ability to work efficiently, and flag these issues as necessary
  • Work to help correct inefficiencies with the artists and TDs available. 
Required Skills:                    
  • Excellent artistic skills, with a particular emphasis on real-world lighting/photography an asset Understanding of color theory and LUTs
  • Excellent understanding of shading, lighting, structure, texturing and silhouette 
  • High level of artistic skills, a strong sense of design 
  • Ability to take directions and adaptable to change
  • Strength at improvising and problem-solving
  • Ability to work from reference materials such as photography or concept art 
  • Good time management skills, ability to meet deadlines 
  • Strong technical skills, knowledge of industry-standard software 
  • Exceptional communication skills in dealing with both technical and artistic groups.
  • Exceptional organization skills balancing multiple shows and tasks.                    
Preferred Skills: 
  • Passion for creative problem solving 
  • Prior company experience
  • Tool building and scripting knowledge 
  • Knowledge of Nuke and Photoshop
  • Some scripting skills (Python, lua, bash); Linux experience 
  • 5+ years’ experience in a similar role
  • Knowledge of Katana and/or possibly Houdini
  • Knowledge of one or more of the following, depending on show requirements: Vray, Mantra, Renderman
  • Demonstrated ability to work with strict deadlines and under pressure
  • Ability to take direction and find creative solutions during the iterative process 
  • Strong attention to detail
  • High School education or equivalent required 
  • BA/BS in applicable field preferred

Job Type Full Time 
Weekly Limit 40
Shift Day
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