Saturday, February 14, 2009

Lead Lighter/Compositor, Starz Animation, Toronto

Position Description: Lead Lighter/Compositor
For: Gnomeo and Juliet
Reports to Head of Lighting & Compositing
Job Duties:
Help maintain lighting pipeline/work flow as dictated by project
Ensure work is of the highest possible quality
Understand how to properly economize renders while still achieving required quality
Work closely with the artistic leads to ensure creative direction is achieved
Be able to work with lighting artists to provide guidance and assist in problem solving
Experience Required:

Feature Film experience required
Thorough knowledge of Maya and Mental Ray
Advanced understanding of lighting and advanced shading networks
Good balance between artistic and technical skills
Advanced knowledge of Fusion or similar node based compositing package
Be able to properly assess appropriate balance of lighting and compositing for a given shot
Python & UNIX knowledge a plus
Knowledge of modeling, animation, FX and surfacing a plus

Core Competencies:
Able to communication effectively to people across all disciplines, and with various levels of experience
Must be detail oriented and organized, possess strong communication skills, and be able to handle a variety of tasks in an efficient manner.
Must possess exceptional problem solving skills.
Works in a collaborative manner and follow direction as required
Must be a team player and perform well under tight deadlines

About the Film
Gnomeo and Juliet -- distributed by Miramax Films -- is an animated picture directed by Kelly Asbury (Shrek 2), produced by Baker Bloodworth, David Furnish, Steve Hamilton-Shaw and with songs by Elton John and Bernie Taupin. Now in production.

If you are interested in applying for this position, please submit a resume indicating which position you are applying for in the subject line to:
We thank everyone for their interest in advance, but given the high volume of response we will be unable to reply to everyone in person.

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