Lead Lighting Artist, 3D

Job Locations CA-BC-Vancouver
Posted Date 3 weeks ago(2/4/2021 1:32 PM)
Job ID
2021-3920

Overview

WildBrain is looking for Lead Lighting Artists to join our exciting new animated Sonic the Hedgehog series, Sonic Prime, set to premiere worldwide in 2022.

 

This 24-episode animated adventure for kids, families, and long-time fans draws upon the keystones of the brand and features the “Blue Blur” of video game fame in a high-octane adventure where the fate of a strange new multiverse rests in his gloved hands. Sonic’s adventure is about more than a race to save the universe, it’s a journey of self-discovery and redemption.

 

This feature quality episodic series will deliver the visually captivating, binge-worthy story that Sonic fans new and old are sure to love. We are on the hunt to find passionate and talented folks to join this team and help us really bring the blue blur to life!

 

 

In this role, you will oversee the daily activities of the lighting team and ensure deliverables are completed on time. You will work closely with the Art Director, FX Supervisor, Lighting Supervisor, and various other teams to successfully meet the show’s technical and creative needs.

 

We are currently working virtually because of the Covid-19 pandemic. During this time our hiring teams are ready to support interviews via video conferencing, and we are enabling artists to work from home until the studio can reopen. We’d love to hear from you! #stayhomestaysafe!

Responsibilities

  • Lead the lighting team to deliver the show needs on time and to the expected quality standards
  • Ensure and maintain the expected render time, quality and style across the show
  • Communicate and work closely with the FX supervisor, shading leads, and the pipeline team to ensure an efficient and creative production
  • Establish lookdev lighting and compositing environment to match the show’s needs on an episodic and series level
  • Support, assist and mentor other team members
  • Review, debug and improve other team members’ assets, workflows and techniques
  • Meet production deadlines and maintain regular communication with the production team
  • Assist with the creation of documentation for lighting guidelines and techniques
  • Implement workflow, scripts and tools as needed
  • Communicate with other supervisor and team leads on concerns and production issues ahead of time
  • Be a positive and creative force in building a healthy work and team culture
  • Provide constructive criticism, wisdom, guidance and feedback that will help others further their career development

Qualifications

  • 3+ years of experience in animation or film industry
  • Previous experience in lighting and/or compositing in animation episodic TV or film
  • Good understanding of modelling, texturing, shading, lighting, compositing and rendering workflows
  • Experience in Katana is a must
  • Ability to take direction, collaborate and be a team player
  • Ability to communicate creative and technical thoughts and ideas in a professional and positive manner
  • Ability to multitask, prioritize and manage time efficiently
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a team, often with multiple tasks and under deadline pressure
  • Encouraging attitude towards feedback and new initiatives
  • Ability to adapt to multiple show styles
  • Flexibility, openness to direction, and ability to embrace change

 

Bonus:

  • Experience in Arnold is a benefit

 

Why WildBrain?

 

At WildBrain Studios our teams dig into a diverse range of projects – from preschool and comedy to action-adventure, and work with international partners such as Apple, Netflix, LEGO, DreamWorks, BBC, Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon and more. We produce high quality Flash, Harmony, and Maya animated series. Aside from awesome projects and partners, WildBrain puts our people first, here are just a few of the ways:

  • Great benefits that make employees feel truly valued including a customizable extended health and dental plan
  • Generous RRSP matching
  • Bonus time off
 

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