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Cinesite Recruiting Senior Lighting/Compositing Artist

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Senior Lighting/Compositing Artist (Feature Animation Montreal)

Category: Compositor
Company: Cinesite
Location: Montreal (Canada)
Start Date: immediately

Job Description

Cinesite Montreal is seeking a Senior Lighting/Compositing Artist for Feature Animated films. The ideal candidate should be highly organized and motivated with the desire to work within a top quality and fast-paced animation team.


Work with the Lighting Lead, VFX Supervisor and Director to establish the look of individual sequences to achieve the technical and artistic objectives while respecting the story.
Set up master shots for sequences and oversee the distribution of them to more junior artists.
In line with the technical and creative requirements of the Feature Animation project, light shots and composite them using prescribed software and programs.
In 3D scenes, examine the color and direction of all the light sources to help set the mood, emotions and tone of the story through the light effects and shadow scenes of the 3D animated film.
Harmonize the creative and technical aspects of each plan.
Make sure that shots meet the render requirements and are completed in a timely fashion.
Submit shots in dailies and work with the team to discuss and resolve issues pertaining to the shots.


Strong proficiency in Maya and Nuke.
An understanding of light, shading and color, as well as of composting principles and practices.
An understanding of stylized lighting required for an animated movie.
Ability to work well within a team environment and take direction from supervisors as appropriate.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
3 to 5 years experience required in a similar role in the animation industry.
Previous experience in lighting and rendering using Arnold is an asset.

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