Full Time Job

Lighting Artist

Walt Disney Animation Studios

Burbank, CA 04-25-2024
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
Job Description
We currently have an exciting opportunity for Lighting Artists to join our extraordinary, award-winning team at our Burbank, CA studio for Moana 2!
Our Lighting Artists are an integral part of the storytelling process, using their keen eye to manipulate color and light to emphasize shifts of mood both subtle and dynamic. We are looking for artists who thrive in a team environment. This includes the ability to share ideas and also to be open to ideas within the team.

What You Will Do

Lighting Artists are responsible for lighting, rendering, and compositing shots together with both character and environment renders into a final frame until it meets the vision of the Director, Production Designer, Director of Cinematography: Lighting, and Lighting Supervisors.

Lighting Artists present shots in a dailies environment, effectively communicate issues regarding their shots, and deliver top-notch work within production deadlines.

Required Qualifications & Skills
• Understanding of color, contrast, and lighting design
• Notable production experience with 3D lighting and compositing
• A strong visual sense and the ability to distinguish subtle differences that affect the matching of elements crafted in multiple mediums
• Strong knowledge of Houdini
• Solid understanding of a node-based compositing system (i.e. Shake or Nuke) required
• Global illumination lighting such as V-Ray, Arnold or similar experience required
• Strong in-depth knowledge of Unix and/or Linux
• Strong problem solving skills and a good eye required
• Ability to work in a collaborative environment, taking direction from the Director, Production Designer, Director of Cinematography: Lighting, and Lighting Supervisors.

• BA in Art, Digital Media, Computer Science, related field or equivalent experience

Additional Information

A reel of visual examples of shots exemplifying work in this area is requested for review. Please include a resume and reel breakdown with your online profile.

The pay rate for this role in Burbank is $56.38 to $61.16 per hour, which follows the pay scale agreed upon in the Collective Bargaining Agreement. The base pay actually offered may vary depending on the candidate's geographic region, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience, among other factors. Select benefits may be provided as part of the compensation package, such as medical, financial, and/or other benefits. To learn more about our benefits visit:

Disney Animation continues to build on its rich legacy of innovation and creativity, from the first fully-animated feature film, 1937's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, to our 62nd animated feature, Wish, releasing November 2023. Among the studio's timeless creations are Pinocchio, Sleeping Beauty, The Jungle Book, The Little Mermaid, The Lion King, Frozen, Big Hero 6, Zootopia, and Encanto.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-rb007o-44-210-83-132-42 in your application.

Salary Details
Salary Range: $56.38 to $61.16 Per Hour ($ USD)
Company Profile
Walt Disney Animation Studios

Combining masterful artistry and storytelling with groundbreaking technology, Walt Disney Animation Studios is a filmmaker-driven animation studio responsible for creating some of the most beloved films ever made.