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Method Studios Vancouver is looking for Lighters

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Job Title: Lighter
Department: Lighting
Reports to: Lighting Supervisor
Status: Non-Exempt
Classification: Contract
Work Location: 50 West 2nd Ave., Vancouver, British Columbia, V5Y 1B3 Canada
Salary Range: $54,080- $95,000 / Annum
NOC: 5241

Lighting Artists are responsible for hands on operation of a CG workstation to create desired lighting effects across shots and sequences. The position requires a high degree of technical skill and artistic judgment. Although more of an artistic role than a technical role, some technical understanding is beneficial. A Lighting Artist must be able to balance artistic requirement with the technical limitations of the software and hardware employed.

Duties & Responsibilities

Set an example of good working practice for other Lighters
Work with and support the Lead Lighter, CG Supervisor and VFX Supervisor to fulfill the creative vision of the show within technical parameters
Help create and/or modify lighting templates to be used by entire crew
Help ensure the quality of final shots
Troubleshoot technical production issues, especially those related to lighting
Oversee and help optimize shots for rendering
Must work within the Method pipeline and publish tools and scripts as prescribed
Must manage his or her disc space to fit within quota
Communicate creative and technical issues effectively
Be aware of inefficiencies in any area of the pipeline that are impacting the lighting artists’ ability to work efficiently, and flag these issues as necessary
Work to help correct inefficiencies with the artists and TDs available
Other miscellaneous duties as required from time-to-time by the Lighting Artist


Minimum two years experience as a lighter
Excellent artistic skills, with a particular emphasis on real-world lighting/photography an asset
Full understanding of colour theory and LUTs
Expert knowledge of Maya and/or possibly Houdini – Tool building and scripting knowledge an asset

Knowledge of one or more of the following, depending on show requirements:

Knowledge of Nuke and Photoshop an asset
Some scripting skills an asset (Python, hscript, mel, bash)
Demonstrable ability to communicate creative and technical thoughts and ideas
Able to take directions and adaptable to change
Good at improvising and problem-solving
Linux experience preferred

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by people assigned to this work. This is not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities associated with it. Method Studios management reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet business and organizational needs.

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