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Laika Recruiting CG, Look Dev and FX Lead

CG, Look Dev and FX Lead

Category: Other
Company: Laika
Location: Hillsboro (United States)
Start Date: immediately

Job Description

General Summary

The CG, Look Dev Lead is responsible for matching lit photo-realistic CG elements to live action (stop motion) environments, to match the aesthetic visual style and narrative of the film. In addition to sequence and shot production work, the Lighting Artist may also participate in some Look Development and or FX support.

Essential Job Functions

Digitally design, create and implement shot lighting and rendering for stop motion visual FX scenes, characters and objects.
Troubleshoot common rendering and lighting technical issues.
Partner with FX, Texturing, and Compositing Departments to collaborate on shot and element integration and production pipeline needs.
Maintain a consistent level of productivity while meeting deadlines and producing high quality work.


Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Animation, Art or other relevant area of study and/or equivalent job experience.
3+ years of high-end production experience in television or feature films as a Lighter.
Knowledge of applicable software and platforms including Maya and Renderman required.
Experience with advanced techniques such as Global Illumination, HDRI, subsurface scattering and real world lighting set ups.
Must have a good working knowledge of art, design and film lighting.
Working knowledge of Digital Compositing with experience in Nuke.
Experience with Modeling, Texturing and/or 3D paint packages, a plus.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.

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