Look Dev Technical Director London, United Kingdom (#6640530) 

Vauxhall, London, United Kingdom

DescriptionPosition at Industrial Light & MagicPosition SummaryLook Dev Technical Directors are responsible for producing high-quality look dev and shading for our CG Assets, needing only initial direction and guidance from their Supervisors. Have the flexibility of moving into lighting shot production, producing high end lighting during show production.Primary ResponsibilitiesScrutinise the colours and directions of all light sources in the real-world scene and replicates them in CGDesign and create the lighting and the look of computer generated objects and scenesResponsible for the final CG scene assembly, lighting and rendering of very complex shotsWorks closely with Lighting Supervisors and CG Supervisors to determine the best approach to solving CG challenges and developing the final lookCreates lighting set ups and/or works within current set upsCreates efficient rendering setups in order to optimise render farm usageStays on schedule and meets set deadlines while maintaining the highest level of work qualityEnsures there is ongoing communication with Production and Leads regarding schedules and deadlinesHelps mentor Junior Artists within the Lighting/Look Dev teamCreate & maintain simple materials using the provided shading templatesCreate & maintain custom hero materials and shading networks when necessaryDeep understanding of real world materialsUnderstanding of energy conservation principlesDeep understanding of Physically based rendering and shader modelsAbility to work and communicate with texture and groom artists to get the best possible resultsAbility to build and maintain complex shading networks with artist usability and user-interface support in mindEducation / ExperienceBachelor’s degree in Computer Graphics or equivalent or previous professional experience in a related fieldRequired Skills / CompetenciesExperience with real-world lighting and photographyDemonstrable advanced Lighting and Rendering experience within a VFX environmentPrevious experience performing shot Look Dev tasksExhibits excellent listening and communication skills, able to receive direction and criticismHas a broad understanding of modern shading modelsHas an in-depth understanding of PBR (physically based rendering)Demonstrates the ability to help and teach more junior-level artistsDemonstrates the ability to prioritise tasks, manages time very well, provides everyone with accurate time estimates on shot task completionDemonstrates excellent presentation/communication skills in dailies/shot review by clearly and briefly outlining what has been accomplished and what should be addressed next in a shotDemonstrates the ability to work collaboratively within a team environmentCan write plug-ins, set-up sequences, debug simulations and write set up and Renderman surface shaders with proficiencyDemonstrates the ability to work with minimal supervision to complete a shotA thorough understanding of the vfx pipeline from modelling through animation, texturing, rendering and compositingAbility to pick-up new techniques and the ability to learn new software quickly and easilyRequired Technical Skills / CompetenciesKnowledge of Katana is essential, Maya and Zeno beneficialA good understanding of texturing and lightingKnowledge of python and/or MEL scripting is essentialStrong interest in shading technologies.At ease with Linux based operating systemsGood understanding of physically plausible shading techniquesIn depth knowledge in building shading networks in katana using RendermanScripting ability beneficialExcellent knowledge of Renderman and other unbiased rendering systemsGood knowledge of other disciplines within VFX including modelling, textures, grooming, layout & compositingThis position is with Lucasfilm Entertainment Company Ltd. LLC, which is part of a business segment we call Industrial Light & Magic. Lucasfilm Entertainment Company Ltd. LLC is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other basis prohibited by federal, state or local law. Lucasfilm fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world. Lucas Lucas Lucas

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Disney Interactive

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United Kingdom