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Lighting TD - Toronto

Job Description:

  • Works with supervisors and peers to build and support the Lighting tools, techniques and procedures to support current projects and advance the capabilities of the facility.
  • The role requires strong technical and communication skills, as well as a firm understanding of lighting, shading, compositing, color theory, software design, graphics, and production work flow.
  • Candidates will be required to contribute to lighting, and overall back end development.
  • Design, create and maintain tools using APIs provided by the various DCC applications.
  • Work with artists to troubleshoot and fix problems arising in the Technical Director’s area(s) of expertise


  • Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics or equivalent work experience
  • Proficiency with Houdini, Maya, Nuke, Shotgun, Python and PySide.
  • General understanding of modern rendering algorithms.
  • Experience with a variety of pathtracers, including Mantra, RedShift, RenderMan and V-Ray is a plus.
  • Experience with pipeline integration, rendering, asset management systems and databases
  • Minimum 3 years visual effects production experience required
  • Ability to quickly master proprietary tools and development processes.
  • Creative problem solving skills
  • Must be detail oriented, organized, have good communication skills, and be able to independently handle a variety of tasks in an efficient manner.

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