Added by on 2013-08-06

Method Studios Recruiting Senior- Mid Lighting/Look Development Artist & Digital Matte Painter

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Senior Lighting/Look Development Artist

Category: Look Development
Company: Method Studios London
Location: London (United Kingdom)
Start Date: immediately

Job Description

Description: A Senior Lighting artist is responsible for creating photo-realistic lighting for feature films. The position requires an excellent degree of technical skill and artistic judgment. The Senior Lighting artist must be able to balance artistic requirements within production constraints. You must be able to create high-quality renderings at a senior lighting level.

Responsibilities and Duties:

Light and render of photo-real CG elements to integrate with live-action footage under supervisors’ direction
Look-development of CG assets to be used across shots and sequences
Ability to liaise with other members of asset development team to achieve best results
Manage render scenes, light rigs and production assets
Submit composited CG render elements for daily reviews to obtain feedback from supervisors
Build and support light rigs, shading setups and composites to be used by other lighters
Technically and creatively promote and maintain consistent shot quality and desired look as defined CG and VFX Supervisors
Develop shot and render passes as needed in collaboration with lead and shot compositors
Deliver renders and manage render requirements according to agreed schedule and specifications
Support the lighting and rendering pipeline for shots and sequences
Monitor daily progress of Lighting and render requirements with leads and supervisors

Required Skills & Experience:

At least 5+ years of production lighting experience
Thorough understanding of techniques and technologies related to CG rendering, look development and compositing
Excellent communication skills
Very good technical and creative ability in feature-film VFX production environment
Strong problem-solving skills
Excellent understanding of current shading, lighting and rendering technologies
Excellent understanding of production pipelines
Excellent knowledge of at least one current production renderer eg. PRMan, Vray, Arnold
Excellent knowledge of nuke compositing software
Knowledge of Mari and Photoshop an advantage
General understanding of linux/unix-based operating systems and tools sets
Python and MEL scripting experience an advantage
A willingness to bring on and support less experienced Lighting artists would be an advantage

Apply here:http://www.methodstudios.com/apply/senior-lighting-look-development-artist
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Mid Lighting/Look Development Artist

Category: Look Development
Company: Method Studios London
Location: London (United Kingdom)
Start Date: immediately

Job Description

Description: A Mid Lighting artist is responsible for creating photo-realistic lighting for feature films. The position requires a good degree of technical skill and artistic judgment. The Mid level artist must be able to balance artistic requirements within production constraints. You must be able to create high-quality renderings at a mid lighting level.

Responsibilities and Duties:

Light and render of photo-real CG elements to integrate with live-action footage under supervisors direction.
Look-development of CG assets to be used across shots and sequences
Ability to liaise with other members of asset development team to achieve best results
Manage render scenes, light rigs and production assets
Submit composited CG render elements for daily reviews to obtain feedback from supervisors
Build and support light rigs, shading setups and composites to be used by other lighters
Technically and creatively promote and maintain consistent shot quality and desired look as defined CG and VFX Supervisors
Develop shot and render passes as needed in collaboration with lead and shot compositors
Deliver renders and manage render requirements according to agreed schedule and specifications

Required Skills & Experience:

At least 3+ years of production lighting experience
Thorough understanding of techniques and technologies related to CG rendering, look development and compositing
Excellent communication skills
Proven technical and creative ability in feature-film VFX production environment
Strong problem-solving skills
Very good understanding of current shading, lighting and rendering technologies
Very good understanding of production pipelines
Very good knowledge of at least one current production renderer eg. PRMan, Vray, Arnold
Very good knowledge of nuke compositing software
Knowledge of Mari and Photoshop an advantage
General understanding of linux/unix-based operating systems and tools sets
Python and MEL scripting experience an advantage

Apply here:– http://www.methodstudios.com/apply/mid-lighting-look-development-artist
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Digital Matte Painter

Category: Matte Painter
Company: Method Studios London
Location: London (United Kingdom)
Start Date: immediately

Job Description

Description: The Matte Painter is responsible for painting photo environments, elements and textures for matching into live action plates or to stand as their own matte painting plates. All candidates must be able to demonstrate prior experience working on high-end VFX projects with the submission of a show reel and detailed shot breakdown.

Required Skills & Experience:

Expert working knowledge of Photoshop
A minimum of 3 years VFX industry experience as a digital matte painter in a feature film, tv or commercials environment
Experience creating digital paintings of photo realistic environments based on concept art and/or photo reference
Demonstrable experience integrating matte painting’s into 3D environments using Maya and/or Nuke is beneficial
Possess a strong understanding of light, colour and perspective
Possess excellent artistic communication skills as well as an excellent eye for detail
Sound knowledge and understanding of visual effects pipelines, production and implementation, as well as the ability to work well in a team
A good understanding of 2D and 3D workflows within a feature film environment
Knowledge of Vue, Maya and Nuke a plus
Concept skills are beneficial

Apply here:– http://www.methodstudios.com/apply/digital-matte-painter-1
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