Lighting Supervisor, 3D

Job Locations CA-BC-Vancouver
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(2/10/2021 4:09 PM)
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WildBrain is looking for an experienced Lighting Supervisor to join our team! 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, VFX Supervisor, Lighting artists, and various other teams to successfully meet the show’s technical and creative needs.


This role is set to begin immediately.


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!


  • 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 and series
  • Communicate and work closely with the Series Director, Art Director VFX supervisor, Shading leads, and the pipeline team to ensure an efficient and creative production
  • Establish lookdev lighting environment to match the show’s needs on an episodic and series level
  • Create and establish an efficient framework for both lighting and compositing teams
  • 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
  • Manage the light and compositing team, assign workload, set and maintain standards of all work completed
  • 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


  • 5+ years of experience in animation or film industry in lighting, compositing
  • 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 Maya is a must
  • Experience in Nuke 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



  • Experience in episodic production methodologies is a benefit
  • Experience in V-Ray 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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