Added by on 2013-07-18

Method Studios Recruiting Senior Technical Lighter & Mid & Senior level Maya Generalists

Method Studios

Senior Technical Lighter

Category: Other
Company: Method Studios Vancouver
Location: Vancouver (Canada)
Start Date: immediately

Job Description

Method Studios Vancouver is actively seeking a SENIOR TECHNICAL LIGHTER to work on current and upcoming feature film projects, to start early August.

The Senior Technical Lighter is responsible for the hands-on operation of a CG workstation to create the tools and working practices to facilitate the creation of photo-realistic lighting effects. The position requires a high degree of technical skill and artistic judgment. The Senior Technical Lighter must be able to balance artistic requirement with the technical limitations of the software and hardware employed. He or she must be able to create high-quality renderings at a senior lighting level.

Responsibilities and Duties

• Creating new tools, techniques and working practices, as well as maintaining existing tools, particularly those relating to lighting and rendering
• 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
• 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 Lead


• Minimum four years experience as a lighter in VFX for live action projects
• Excellent technical, trouble-shooting and tool-building skills
• 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
• Knowledge of one or more of the following, depending on show requirements: vray, mantra, mentalray, renderman
• Knowledge of Nuke and Photoshop an asset
• Scripting and programming skills, especially: Python, 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

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Mid & Senior level Maya Generalists

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

Job Description


The successful candidates would be comfortable working on all aspects of the 3D pipeline from start to completion – previz, camera tracking, modelling, texturing, rigging, animating, lighting and rendering. A thorough – acknowledging a specialism in a particular discipline/s perhaps over others.

Required Skills & Experience:

Advanced working knowledge of Maya
For mid level positions, at least 3+ years vfx industry experience in a feature film, tv or commercials environment
For senior level positions at least 5+ years vfx industry experience is required in a feature film, tv or commercials environment
Rendering experience with Arnold / VRay / Mental Ray / Renderman
Experience rendering through a render management tool, eg. Qube
Knowledge of Mari, Z Brush, Photoshop, PFTrack / 3DEqualizer a plus
Possess excellent technical and artistic communication skills as well as an excellent eye for detail
Thorough knowledge and understanding of visual effects pipelines, production and implementation is key, as well as the ability to work well in a team
A good understanding of 2D compositing with Nuke is beneficial
Be a creative problem solver driven by the desire to deliver innovative, high quality work
Experience using linux based operating systems

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.

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