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Lighting Artist

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Aardvark Swift
Employer Aardvark Swift
Category Art
Salary Negotiable
Location Other

Our client is looking for a Lighting Artist to join them at their North West-based studio to create work for the ever expanding universe of their AAA title.

The Lighting Artist will work in a cooperative, cross-disciplinary team environment, possessing solid artistic skills, including a thorough understanding of colour theory, composition, light, and form. They should have experience with a 3D CG package, demonstrating a solid understanding of rendering, lighting, shading networks, polygonal modelling, and texture UV's.

Responsibilities:
- Involved in look-development around key surfaces and shaders to ensure lighting delivers against visual reference.
- Creating both the exterior and interior lighting within environments and cut scenes.
- Placing and adjustment of light sources within the environment.
- Tweaking of shading materials and textures to improve the perception of the lighting.
- Post processing; colour grading, exposure, SSAO, bloom, tone mapping curves etc.

Experience & Skills:
- Deep understanding of CG lighting technology, both real-time and software rendering.
- Strong sense of lighting theory; colour space, exposure, light fixtures, natural light, reflections etc.
- Good understanding of cinematography and dramaturgy; the use of camera technology, scene blocking and lighting to set the mood.
- Good understanding and experience with physical based lighting system.
- Working knowledge of Maya, and/or other commercial 3D authoring packages.

For more information or to apply for this role, please contact Danny Blachford on Telephone: +44 (0)1709 834 777 or via Email: Danny.b@aswift.com