Lead Lighting/Comp Artist

Location: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Department: Creative - 3D

Type: Contracted

Min. Experience: Experienced

At Bardel, our greatest asset is our people. With multiple series currently in production, we are always looking for exceptional talent to join our winning team!

We are searching for a Lead Lighting/Comp Artist to join our amazing Vancouver studio team. The Lead Lighting/Comp Artist will be responsible for overseeing a talented team of talented Lighting/Comp Artists. You will oversee the day-to-day operations, ensuring that the lighting of the shots is created according to the creative direction and visual style of the animated series. This will require partnering with the Director, CG Supervisor, and Production.

What you will be doing:

  • Demonstrate a broad range of technical and creative abilities to effectively deliver the overall look, attitude and style of the character / set lighting and composition
  • Assist CG Supervisors in resolving technical issues and in developing tools, scripts, plug-ins and any other frameworks needed to streamline the lighting and compositing process
  • Exercise a keen eye for creative continuity as well as QC regarding potential technical errors
  • Be a proactive problem-solver when seeking resolution to production challenges
  • Ensure all final composited scenes are output in accordance with the technical requirements of editorial and for the project
  • Meet project deadlines and milestones, including weekly quotas, as set by the Director and the production department
  • Demonstrating a willingness to support less experienced artists, providing them with guidance and instruction in your areas of department focus

What you bring to the table:

  • Previous senior or lead experience on a TV / Animation production experience a must
  • Demonstrated ability to use Maya and 3D compositing in Nuke a requirement
  • Strong understanding of traditional lighting and compositing techniques and principles
  • Solid technical background with ability to grasp new programs and systems quickly
  • Excellence communication skills and collaborative approach to working with others
  • High degree of self-direction and strong work ethic

Additional pluses:

  • Advanced technical computer animation knowledge such as lighting rigs, rendering, dynamics, and other related scripting and tool aspects
  • Background in traditional animation, visual arts and life drawing, with expertise in rendering hand-drawn effects and concept art
  • Experience with R&D requirements gathering and writing for production documentation and/or creating templates- technical and pipelines, art bibles, style guides, naming conventions
  • On-set lighting production or editing suite experience  

Why work at Bardel?

We've got great people here, and for good reasons. Bardel offers a generous benefit package, regular social events and ongoing development opportunities for employees to advance their careers through work on prominent and exciting industry projects. You will collaborate with other influential, career-minded creative professionals from around the world. Fun is included in every role!

What we want to see in your application:

Tell us why YOU are the person for the position and how you meet the position’s criteria. Forward us your current resume and samples of your work (eg. a link to your website or reel – don’t hesitate to show off a little!). 

How to apply:

Please visit our website at http://www.bardel.ca/now-hiring/ to apply.

Thank YOU!

We thank all applicants who express an interest in being part of the Bardel team. Unfortunately, due to the high volume of submissions received, we will only be in touch with those that are determined to be a compelling match for one of our current openings.

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