Lighting Technical Director (Mid / Sr. Level)

Lighting Technical Directors create atmosphere, realism, tone and depth, visually balancing individual elements to create passes needed for compositors to produce a convincing image.

What you will do: 

  • Design and implement lighting and shadows for assigned shots and ensure consistency in lighting, color balance, and mood between the various elements of a shot or scene.
  • Ensure that assigned shots fit the continuity of a given sequence.
  • Create basic composites with NUKE for reviewing shots.
  • Develop solutions and techniques that meet art/technical direction.
  • Participate in team reviews of work under development.
  • Troubleshoot and report any issues relating to published assets for shots.
  • Work within the production schedules, anticipate workload problems and bottlenecks.
  • Participate in dailies and other meetings as required by production and management.
  • Quickly and effectively troubleshoot render issues with regard to look and escalate, as necessary.
  • Maintain an ongoing knowledge of the various attributes and options in PRMan and how each affects both quality and speed of our work.
  • Maintain accurate disk space usage and render time estimates.

Must have:

  • Understanding of the technical nature of how assets are put together, how data flows through the pipeline, and who is responsible for each part.
  • Proficiency with Katana and Renderman
  • Production experience with 3D computer graphic techniques, with an emphasis on lighting and rendering.
  • Strong visual sense and aptitude for lighting.
  • Production experience with film post production techniques.
  • Understanding of the fundamentals of shader writing.
  • Ability to approach work with critical thought, analytical skills and solution-based focus.

You will need:

  • Ability to work collaboratively with a team and take direction
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Must be eligible to work in the United States or Canada


To be considered for this position, please include your resume:

To be considered for this position, please send your resume and cover letter to  Please be sure to include the following in the subject line:  <Resume: Your Name, Lighting TD>

If your skills and abilities are a good match for the job opening, you will be contacted in the near future. We will make every attempt to contact all qualified candidates, but due to the high volume of interest in our job openings, we may not be able to contact every individual. We will not be returning phone calls or emails seeking further information about the opening or to confirm that we have received your resume.