Lighting TD

Lighting TD

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Cinesite Montreal is recruiting a Lighting TD to complete shot lighting and rendering within Cinesite’s pipeline using commercial, proprietary software and tools to light photorealistic CG in live action environments.

The Role:  

  • Apply lighting rig and HDRI setup to scenes, in line with direction from Lighting Lead. Adjusting shaders and lighting levels to add realism and match CG elements to live action plates while maintaining consistency across shots.
  • Work with texture artists, animators and shader writers to resolve technical issues and optimise scenes for render. Work closely with compositors to ensure all required passes and layers are supplied.
  • Maintain the required standard of work, using the established pipeline for the sequence.
  • Communicate effectively with colleagues and management, keeping them appraised of shot progress, technical issues and recommended solutions.
  • Liaising with the show supervisor and producer, on a daily basis, for feedback and allocation of work
  • Accurately manage your workload and inform the production when some tasks are more complex than expected or when it takes longer to complete so the schedule can be updated.

We’d like to talk to you if you have:

  • 3 to 5 years of experience in a similar position, for VFX feature film, Animation Feature or Commercial.
  • Excellent Maya skills and solid understanding of rendering with Arnold and/or Vray.
  • Previous experience lighting photorealistic CG in live action environments is essential
  • A thorough understanding of the visual effects pipeline from modelling through animation, texturing, rendering and compositing
  • Ability to work well within a team environment and take direction from Supervisors as appropriate
  • Experience in Mel scripting and a familiarity with compositing in Shake or Nuke (would be advantageous)
  • A familiarity with Linux and basic shader writing skills (a plus)
  • Basic knowledge of Compositing in Nuke.


What can we offer?

Cinesite offers a positive, creative environment where the world’s leading animation and effects artists are encouraged and supported to develop and produce challenging, world leading, award winning work.

We work as a collective, where everyone values excellence, expertise and expression; where we collaborate with some of the world’s leading creative thinkers and produce work that we are all proud to put our name to.

If you want to be part of the Cinesite story, please submit your application as an online submission via this website. If your candidacy is successful, you will be contacted shortly, if it is not retained for this position it will stay on file for future opportunities.

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