- Senior Lookdev TD - VFX

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Senior Lookdev TD - VFX


Senior Lookdev TD - VFX

• Intermediate Level


As a Senior Lookdev artist you will be responsible for defining and creating the look of all CG Assets within Cinesite’s pipeline.

Category Animation  Art Department  Compositor  Special Effects 
Location London, United Kingdom
Time Period Full Time
Posted Date Oct 04, 2022
Start Date N/A
End Date N/A

Job Description

Working closely with Texture Artists and Lighters to ensure assets are photoreal and integrate seamlessly into their surrounding environment or plate photography.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Work closely with the lighting and texturing departments to create shading workflows in Gaffer
  • Work to ensure a consistency and continuity of lighting and shading across shots sharing similar assets and / or environments
  • Help develop solutions for technical problems during show production
  • Ensuring that all assets work both technically and aesthetically within the scope / requirements of a shows lighting and color pipelines
  • Help develop solutions for technical problems during show production
  • Provide assistance to junior artists in the event an assigned task proves to be too difficult
We would like to hear from you if you have the following:
  • Minimum of 4 years lookdev experience in high-end VFX
  • Demonstrable strengths and an in-depth understanding of all technical areas relating to look development, texturing, shading and lighting
  • Experience in creating photorealistic CG environments and assets for high-end VFX film projects
  • Proven experience in lighting software packages such as Gaffer, Katana, Maya, Mari in addition to the Arnold and Renderman renderers
  • A thorough understanding of the visual effects pipeline from modelling, texturing and animation through to rendering and final composite
  • An in depth understanding of texturing techniques and rendering / shader network construction principles.
  • An understanding of physically based lighting and rendering techniques, including HDRI and Global Illumination
  • Strong artistic skills with a good eye for composition and aesthetics
  • Programming experience with Python / MEL is a plus
  • The ability to proactively troubleshoot pipeline issues as required
  • Basic compositing skills and a working knowledge of Nuke
  • The ability to adapt quickly to new technologies and applications
  • Strong aptitude for technical workflow challenges such as directory structure, file formats, naming conventions, automation and publishing tools etc.
  • A passion for visual effects and the creation of photorealistic imagery.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and attention to detail
  • Proactive with the ability to work under your own initiative
  • The ability to work seamlessly within a team environment and delegate tasks where appropriate
  • The ability to troubleshoot and deal with competing priorities and projects
  • The ability to remain calm during peak production periods and maintain the morale of the surrounding team.
  • Uphold and promote Cinesite's core values

Job Type Full Time 
Weekly Limit N/A
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