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Technical Director 3 - Lighting


LAIKA is seeking a TD 3 (Lighting) for its Research & Development Department.

The Research & Development Department bridges the gap between art and technology. The R&D TDs primary responsibilities are to create and improve efficient, artist-friendly, production workflows and software tools. As technical problem solvers the R&D TDs may be called on to participate in design work, at least peripherally across the breadth of the entire pipeline. Although the main focus of the R&D TD is on strategic, reusable workflow development, they may periodically participate directly in production projects.
The R&D Lighting TD works closely with Artists and Technical Directors to research, design and develop in-house software tools and processes to solve production issues and make productions more efficient as well as use lighting to creatively support the narrative and visual style of the film.

Principal Duties & Responsibilities:
Design, prototype and implement artist-centric lighting-specific production tools and workflows.
Work with the documentation and training groups to develop reference materials
Help production staff understand best usage of lighting production tools and workflows
Troubleshoot production problems and proactively work to minimize their impact
Work with production staff to analyze workflows that may benefit from further design work.
Design and execute project work plans to produce known deliverables on a pre-determined timetable
Proactively seek new technologies and processes that will benefit facility production techniques
Present new ideas, work and technology to educate and inform others in the company

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