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Senior Lighting Technical Director

Aplicar ahora Aplique más tarde Job ID 10001146 Ubicación San Francisco, California, Estados Unidos Business Industrial Light & Magic Fecha de publicación 19/12/2022

Detalles del empleo:

The Senior Lighting Technical Director can independently light, render, and do moderate-level compositing of very complex shots, needing only initial direction and guidance from their supervisors. Designs and implements direct and reflected lighting and shadows for assigned shots that meet art and tone direction. Ensures that assigned shots fit the continuity of the sequence and able to create sequence-based lighting setups that can be completed by less experienced Lighting TDs. Develops solutions and techniques that meet art/technical direction. Trouble-shoots asset and pipeline technical issues and optimizes rendering setups. Participates in team review of work under development. Able to navigate and use previous setups for at least a dozen shots, insertion of shot specialization, managing multiple assets and lighting setups. Also able to take in implicit surface and volumetric datasets, light using varying shadowing strategies, imitate distributed light sources. Management of volumetric light setups, including shadowing and cucoloris development. Also able to light, material assign and render for actors using CG hair and scattering skin materials.
 

What You'll Do

  • Set up and light very complex/multiple creatures (hairy or furry) and elements
  • Excellent pipeline scripting ability
  • Solid compositing ability, can wrangle bluescreen extractions, working understanding of Nuke
  • Can write plugins, set up sequences, debug simulations and write set up and rman surface shaders with proficiency
  • Can write/hack rman procedural and volumetric shaders, as well as procedural and surface shaders with proficiency
  • Can animate moderate objects with proficiency
  • Excellent understanding of Renderman and other unviased rendering systems. Needs to know one or more major 3D applications, including Katana, Maya, or Zeno
  • Can pick up new techniques quickly and easily and can debug just about anything
  • Responsible for setting a standard for all TDs in continually raising the bar for speed, quality of work, and adaptability
  • Proven ability to quickly pick up new proprietary pipelines
  • Designs and creates lighting and the look of computer generated objects and scenes
  • Responsible for creating images, effects, and programs for digitally composited sequences
  • Responsible for compiling the various elements of a shot and seeing it through to completion
  • Demonstrates good listening and communication skills by openly receiving direction and criticism by asking good questions to confirm clear understanding of the directions and how to approach what needs to be done; once clear, implements the requested changes immediately and raises flags right away if a solution is not quickly found or if there are any delays, making sure the Supervisors and Production are kept in the loop and are up-to-date on the status of one’s shot work
  • Demonstrates solid presentation/communication skills in dailies/shot review by clearly and briefly outlining what has been accomplished and what next should be addressed in the shot
  • Demonstrates solid problem solving skills
  • Demonstrates the ability to prioritize tasks managing time very well, providing everyone with accurate time estimates on shot task completion
     

What We're Looking For

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, engineering or computer graphics or equivalent
  • Experience with either Katana, 3DS Max, Maya, Houdini or other software.
  • 3-5+ years production experience or feature film experience
  • Linux and scripting ability
  • Nice to have:
    • Renderman/Vray experience
    • Nuke experience
    • Experience in Python and/or Lua


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The hiring range for this position in San Francisco is $127,100 to $158,900 per year.  The base pay actually offered will take into account internal equity and also may vary depending on the candidate’s geographic region, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience among other factors.  A bonus and/or long-term incentive units may be provided as part of the compensation package, in addition to the full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits, dependent on the level and position offered.



Acerca de Industrial Light & Magic:

Fundado en 1975 por George Lucas, ILM es la instalación de efectos líder en el mundo, que presta servicio a las industrias cinematográfica, de producción comercial y de atracción. ILM ha creado efectos visuales para más de 325 largometrajes y ha jugado un papel clave en siete de los 10 éxitos mundiales de taquilla más importantes de todos los tiempos y ha contribuido en 25 de los 50 mejores. ILM ha establecido el estándar para los efectos visuales, creando algunas de las imágenes más impresionantes de la historia del cine. A la vanguardia de la revolución digital, la compañía continúa abriendo nuevos caminos en efectos visuales, realidad virtual, realidad aumentada y cine inmersivo.

Acerca de The Walt Disney Company:

The Walt Disney Company, junto con sus subsidiarias y afiliadas, es una compañía líder que brinda diversos servicios de entretenimiento y medios para toda la familia a nivel mundial que opera en los siguientes sectores: redes de medios de comunicación, parques y complejos, estudios de entretenimiento, productos para el consumidor y medios interactivos. Desde su humilde origen como un estudio de dibujos animados en la década de 1920 hasta su preeminente posición actual en la industria del entretenimiento, Disney ha mantenido con orgullo su legado de crear historias y experiencias de primer nivel para cada miembro de la familia. Las historias, los personajes y las experiencias de Disney atraen a consumidores y visitantes de todas partes del mundo. Operamos en más de 40 países y nuestros empleados y Cast Member trabajan juntos para crear experiencias de entretenimiento que son apreciadas por el público local e internacional.

Este puesto es en Lucasfilm Ent Co Ltd, LLC Payroll Svc , que forma parte de una empresa comercial que denominamos Industrial Light & Magic.

Lucasfilm Ent Co Ltd, LLC Payroll Svc es un empleador que ofrece igualdad de oportunidades. Los solicitantes recibirán consideración para el empleo sin distinción de raza, color, religión, sexo, origen nacional, orientación sexual, identidad de género, discapacidad o condición de veterano protegido. Disney fomenta una cultura empresarial donde las ideas y decisiones de todas las personas nos ayudan a crecer, innovar, crear las mejores historias y ser relevantes en un mundo que cambia rápidamente.

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