Full Time Job

Lighting TD


London, United Kingdom 05-09-2024
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
Job Description
With a curated roster of Creative Directors, our talented advertising, design, creative technology, immersive and visual effects teams produce captivating content across multiple platforms for global clients.

This includes creating visually striking content from crafting unforgettable theme park attractions, partnering with global brands through our advertising and Design teams, creating stunning VFX for episodic work, and executing pioneering captivating experiences.

Who We Are
Framestore combines talent and technology to bring life to everything we create, whether in film, TV, advertising or immersive experiences. Driven by creativity and inspired by the future, we set out every day to reframe the possible.

The Role
Our London team are looking for mid to senior level Houdini Lighting Technical Directors for exciting projects within our TV, Advertising and Immersive team from late June to potentially December 2024. The Lighting and Look Dev Artists are responsible for the lighting and rendering of elements required to complete visual effects shots for high-end photo-realistic VFX films.

This is a great opportunity to work directly with the wider CG teams at Framestore on very exciting projects!

• CG scene assembly including the correct assets from applicable departments
• Lighting shots as briefed by the Visual Effects/CG Supervisor or Sequence Lead
• Working closely with CG Supervisors to determine the best approach to solving CG challenges and developing the final look
• Developing shots in collaboration with the shot Compositor
• Rendering non-lighting passes as required by the shot Compositor
• Creating lighting set ups and/or working with current set ups
• Creating efficient rendering set ups in order to optimise render farm usage
• Scrutinising the colours and directions of all light sources in the real-world scene and replicating them in CG
• Staying on schedule and meeting set deadlines while maintaining the highest levels of quality
• Ongoing communication with Production and leads regarding schedules and deadlines
• Other duties as required including wrangling assets or elements of a shot from another department to ensure shots are completed to schedule

Essential Skills:
• Previous experience with shot look development
• An excellent knowledge of Houdini and Maya
• A good understanding of colour-space
• A strong knowledge of lighting techniques
• A basic knowledge of Nuke or similar compositing package, including how to use layers and passes to tweak a shot after it has been rendered
• Good knowledge of other disciplines within VFX including simulation, Modeling and UV mapping, Texturing and Camera Tracking
• Excellent organisation, communication and interpersonal skills
• Creative problem solving and attention to detail
• Able to work well under pressure and meet deadlines while maintaining high quality results
• Able to work successfully as part of a team as well as independently
• Reliable, with good time keeping and the ability to meet deadlines
• Flexible and adaptable with the ability to work within a pre-set workflow or pipeline but also have the creativity and problem solving skills to work around issues
• Extensive knowledge of either Renderman, Arnold or similar production renderer
• Basic knowledge of physically plausible shading techniques
• Basic knowledge of Python and/or Mel scripting
• A strong understanding of Linux/Unix based operating systems

Desirable Skills:
• Experience with digital paint software such as Photoshop and/or Mari
• Experience working with effects elements and volume rendering
• Knowledge and experience in other render packages
• Knowledge and experience in Compositing and Nuke
• Experience and knowledge in Modeling and Texturing
Our Commitment

Application Process

To apply, please complete the linked application form or submit your resume and portfolio to with the subject line: Lighting Artist - London.

Application Deadline

Due to the project, this role is currently only open to those in the UK or with the right to work in the UK. Please ensure you are available for the end of June and application has been made by the end of May.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-r1k3k0-3-215-186-30-42 in your application.