Lighting artist

Lighting artist

job description

What you’ll be doing:

• Work with all relevant departments to create beautiful, high quality environment lighting that matches the gameplay and art direction of the world while respecting the story-telling requirements
• Balance performance and visual quality with your lighting
• Identify and set up best practices of production workflow
• Strong knowledge in modern engine Global Illumination techniques (GI optimisation and baking automation, dynamic GI…)
• Create lighting for interiors, exteriors, character set-ups, and cinematics.
• Work to meet Production deadlines
• Work with Technical Directors to assist with creating and providing feedback of development of Lighting-specific tools and features
• Communicate effectively with other departments to solve of any technical or artistic issues to overcome technical lighting challenges within given constraints and visual requirements
• Debug and optimize lighting scenarios as required
• Prioritize, plan, and organize Lighting tasks with the management team to help Identify risks within the schedule and suggest changes
• Translate conceptual illustrations into outstanding real-time lighting
• Establish lighting mood board and lighting visual targets based on Art Director’s guidance and game design needs
• Provides creative direction and feedback to concept artists on defining the mood for the project in pre-production

What we’re looking for:

• 5+ years of experience with multiple (preferably AAA ) titles shipped as a Lighting Artist
• Degree/Diploma in Fine Arts, Film, or Animation or other relevant discipline
• Lighting experience in Unreal Engine or an equivalent game engine (e.g. Unity/Frostbite)
• Excellent understanding of color, materials, mood, space and the properties of light
• An interest in Photography and Cinematography
• Experience with Maya or Blender or equivalent DCC is a plus
• The ability to learn and adapt quickly
• An open and proactive communication style
• Strong problem-solving abilities and the ability to work on own initiative
• A strong portfolio that consistently demonstrates your skill as a professional lighting artist
• Excellent knowledge concerning real-time/baked lighting techniques
• A solid understanding of PBR techniques and how they relate to lighting
• Ability to work both autonomously and collaboratively with the team towards a defined goal
• Team player with strong communication skills
• Experience with Unreal 4 is a huge advantage

Bonus points

• Proficiency in Photoshop
• Traditional art background
• Team player that is not afraid to get their hands dirty
• Japanese language knowledge, written or spoken

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Montreal

Tokyo

Montreal

Tokyo

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