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DHX Media Ltd.

Halifax, Nova Scotia - Canada
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Lighting Artist, 3D


Want to make some amazing animation with remarkably talented teams in a fun and welcoming studio? DHX Media – Halifax is looking for an experienced Lighting Artist to join our team! 

Do you have a passion for lighting and problem solving? 

Do you have 1-2 years of production experience?

As a Lighting Artist working closely with the Lighting Lead and CG Supervisor, you will cast a discerning eye across your sequences to create the desired mood and the perfect look. The artist in you understands design, perspective and colour. You embrace the technology that allows you to creatively manipulate light colour, intensity, angle, shading, light scatter and more as you enhance every shot. You work to meet the expectations of the client, respect the production parameters and thrive on being part of a team realizing a creative vision.   


  • Quality lighting and render shots efficiently
  • Follow the creative direction of the production as communicated by the Lighting Lead and concept art to enrich the look of every sequence
  • Based on the production schedule and resources available, ensure and maintain the quality, style and continuity of lighting
  • Work with Lighting Lead to maintain the expected render time, quality and style across the production
  • Troubleshoot common rendering and lighting technical issues
  • Identify challenges to the Lighting Lead that could potentially impact timelines and delivery schedules
  • With Lighting Leads, help develop efficient processes to achieve the show look
  • Ensure the schedule is being followed and take a proactive approach with the Lighting Lead to ensure lighting shots are always in progress
  • Keep current on Lighting techniques and technology
  • Be a positive and creative force in building healthy work and team cultures



  • 1 – 2 years’ experience in animation or film industry
  • Experience in lighting and rendering in Maya is a must
  • An artistic sensibility to review and develop (look-dev) assets and sets
  • Strong communication and organizational skills, and team awareness
  • An ability to manage multiple tasks concurrently
  • Good understanding of the animation production process, mainly from shading to compositing stages
  • Ability to adapt to multiple show styles and enjoy the challenge
  • Good understanding of rendering methods
  • Good understanding of shading


  • Experience with Nuke
  • Experience with MEL / Python Scripting
  • Experience with Renderman
  • Experience with Realflow
  • Experience with Houdini



DHX Media delivers content that inspires, entertains and connects. But we create more than just animation, we build worlds and experiences for kids around the world. At our studios, quality, creativity and fun go hand in hand! Our teams dig into a diverse range of projects – from preschool and comedy to action-adventure – while enjoying a strong sense of community, awesome benefits, and a whole lot of fun along the way. With some of Canada’s top creative talents, our studios are bursting with energy. So what are you waiting for? Come join us! 

THANK YOU to all those who express interest in being a part of the DHX Studios team. Unfortunately, due to the volume of applications we receive, we may be unable to reply to all applicants. If we feel that you may be a good match for one of our current openings you will be contacted.

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