Full Time Job

Technical Director, Lighting Tech


Emeryville, CA 10-14-2020
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
Job Description

• Work with the Lighting DP and Lighting Leads to identify needs for new tools and processes, and to determine how they get implemented
• Oversees and organizes frontline support for the lighting team
• Identify issues with existing tools and processes, and work with the lighters to find workable solutions
• Develop and maintain lighting scripts
• Work closely with software engineers to communicate the needs of the Lighting department
• Work with Rendering and Lightspeed artists on optimization efforts, and rendering guidelines
• Help with show specific documentation
• Lighting Team advocate and technical expert in discussions with other departments
• Interface with production, systems, and tools to address technical issues and expand creative reach in these overlapping areas

• Strong understanding of computer graphics, Renderman and the lighting pipeline
• Experience with Global Illumination and physically accurate lighting
• Ability to collaborate well under both schedule and budget pressures
• Possess excellent communication and organizational and team skills
• Unix or Linux operating system
• Must be able to work alone and collaboratively with multiple tasks
• Must be open to direction and able to embrace change
• Education in computer science, mathematics, engineering, Media Production, or a related field
• Skills in the following areas are generally required: Unix or Linux OS, Scripting or Programming in C, C++, Python, or a similar language; CGI tools such as Maya, RenderMan, Katana, Nuke, or Houdini

Company Profile

Pixar Animation Studios, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is an Academy Award®-winning film studio with world-renowned technical, creative and production capabilities in the art of computer animation.