Full Time Job

Animation - Lighter / Compositor


Glendale, CA 07-23-2020
  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description

At DreamWorks Animation Television, our Lighter/Compositor works closely with the Lighting/Compositing Supervisor and Asset Supervisor to develop lighting looks and light rigs for CG series and lighting and compositing final scenes.

DreamWorks Animation Television has an exciting new opportunity for a Lighter/Compositor to join its team. This position is covered by the Animation Guild.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
• Design and create lighting and the look of environments and characters for digitally composited sequences to reinforce the vision of show Creative Leadership while meeting the production schedule
• Setup, light, rig and comp Character and Environment Assets
• Manage personal asset lighting load, meeting all deadlines of milestones based on the established schedule and technical requirements
• Initiate, setup, organize and document any lighting tools
• Perform technical work in support of shot lighting using various production tools
• Perform creative lighting development setup as required using lighting and compositing tools
• Optimize setups for rendering
• As needed, serve as lighting and compositing point person in production specific meetings and reviews

• Aesthetic eye for light composition and detail
• Strong understanding of color, contrast, and lighting design
• Experience in Maya and Nuke
• Experience compositing render passes generated from V-Ray
• Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Strong time-management skills

Desired Characteristics
• Ideally 2 years of experience in television animation, feature animation, VFX, and/or video games
• Knowledge of XGen and Shave and a Haircut preferred
• Python scripting experience preferred
• Working knowledge of linear workflows
• Experience with asset management software, Shotgun preferred
• Strong visual storyteller with knowledge of traditional film language and in camera effects preferred
• Bachelor's degree preferred

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