Technical Lighter

Technical Lighter

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Description

The Technical lighter will work closely with both the lighters & the technical directors to help address & filter technical issues. They will also assist with render farm management, render global management, shot/render optimization, team training, technical documentation and help with research and development for new tools. The successful candidate has the ability to identify deficiencies in the technical process and to proactively recommend solutions. The Technical Lighter must work well in a team-oriented production environment, where daily proactive problem solving, and technical innovation are expected.

Responsibilities

• Work with team members and leadership to ensure successful delivery of all shows.
• Provide face-to-face support to artists and resolve issues in a timely manner.
• Review technical issues submitted by the lighters, offer a solution, or assign the issue to another department to fix.
• Review render globals with the lighting supervisor & help evaluate the most efficient settings for the show. Assist with removing noise & other render artifacts.
• Monitor render times on the farm, help reduce expensive times, & report any render issues to the lighting supervision.
• Assist with shot optimizations regarding Arnold settings as well as identifying when optimizations need to occur within other departments.
• Give tool & workflow demonstrations.
• Identify needs and plan tools that contribute to artist efficiency.
• Develop and maintain scripts, tools, and plug-ins.
• Generate user-friendly documentation and tutorials for tools and procedures.
• Serve a bridge between the technical department and lighting. Ex: Communicate pipeline changes from other departments that could affect lighting workflow.
• Conducts ongoing research in emerging industry technologies and development techniques and determines practical applications for these advancements to improve production.
• Studies patterns and trends, identifies common technical problems in a production, and recommends/implements new processes or workflows to address those problems.

Qualifications

• A degree in Computer Science, Computer Graphics, Animation, or another related field.
• Excellent problem solving, communication, and team skills.
• Solid Maya, Arnold, and Nuke understanding
• Firm understanding of the CG production pipeline.
• Relevant professional experience in a production context.
• Some knowledge of Linux, an asset
• Experience with Python and other development tools, an asset
• Communication skills in French, an asset

If you are interested in the position, please apply here: https://jobs.reelfx.com/en/positions/technical-lighter-565

This job description is not meant to be all inclusive. Employee may be required to perform other duties to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.
Please note that Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Candidate will be treated in priority.
Only the selected candidates will be contacted. Please note that you may be asked to provide references.

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