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Senior Look Dev Lighter

Los Angeles


Method Studios is currently in search of a Senior Look Development Lighter to join the 3D team. The candidate must have expert level experience working with V-ray, and good knowledge of Maya and the use of V-ray within Maya. A working knowledge of Mantra is not required but is a major plus.

  • Responsible in maintaining lighting pipeline and workflow as dictated by project
  • Properly assess the appropriate balance of lighting and compositing for a given shot
  • Properly economize renders while still achieving required quality
  • Closely work with the artistic leads to ensure creative direction is achieved
  • Work with other lighting artists to provide guidance and assist in problem-solving
  • Ensure work is of the highest possible quality
  • Expert knowledge of V-ray
  • Minimum 6 years experience working in Feature Film and Commercial animation
  • Advanced understanding of lighting and advanced shading networks
  • Advanced knowledge of Fusion or similar node-based compositing package
  • Good knowledge of Maya, and the use of V-ray within Maya
  • Good knowledge of Mantra is a plus but not required 
  • Knowledge of general modeling, texturing animation, and FX is a plus
  • Good balance between artistic and technical skill
  • Thorough understanding of linear workflow
  • Able to communicate effectively to people across all disciplines, and with various levels of experience
  • Must be detail-oriented, organized, and able to handle tasks in an efficient manner
  • Possesses exceptional problem-solving skills
  • Works in a collaborative manner and follows direction as required
  • Must be a team player and perform well under tight deadlines