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Sydney - Australia
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Lighting Pipeline TD


Are you a Lighting Pipeline TD who enjoys working on both VFX and Animated features supporting artists and working with R&D? If you are, this could be the position for you!


What you’ll get to do:


·         Assist Artists with day-to-day issues and glitches and escalating when necessary.

·         Develop and build upon the next-generation Lighting pipeline.

·         Write helper and pipeline tools to support the lighting team and their workflow.

·         Be responsible for varying levels of pipeline troubleshooting, user support, workflow design and tool development for Lighting, rendering and compositing.

·         Work closely with R&D on pipeline, production management and rendering technology, while also endeavouring to work within the guidelines set by R&D as they pertain to tool development. The TD should ensure that any tool development is as generic (not project specific) as possible.


What you bring


·         4+ years working in animated or VFX films, commercials or games

·         Development experience and Python and/or C++

·         Experience in USD, Nuke, and RenderMan/Arnold or other industry-standard pathtracing renderers.

·         Advanced level of understanding of 3D data representation, rendering techniques and lighting principles

·         Familiarity with the principles of image compositing and colour science.

·         Excellence in problem solving and balancing quick turnaround with long-term quality, depending on evolving production needs

·         An ability to quickly acquire a working understanding of both off-the-shelf and proprietary software tools

·         Excellent attention to detail

·         The ability to work to deadlines

·         Strong communication and interpersonal skills

·         The ability to multi-task, prioritize and problem solve



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If you are interested in applying for this position then please complete our online application form via our website

Animal Logic is recognised as one of the world’s leading independent creative digital studios, producing award winning design, visual effects and animation for over 25 years. With studios in Sydney and Vancouver and development offices in Sydney and Los Angeles, Animal Logic continues to forge new partnerships and collaborations with leading studios and filmmakers to develop and produce stories that resonate with a global audience.

Animal Logic is currently in production on Peter Rabbit 2 and is creating visual effects for Captain Marvel. Recent productions include The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part, Peter Rabbit, The LEGO Ninjago Movie, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and Alien: Covenant. Other film credits include: The LEGO Movie, Avengers: Age of Ultron, The Great Gatsby, Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole, 300, Happy Feet and The Matrix.

Animal Logic Entertainment (ALE) is the production arm tasked with developing a strong slate of innovative, commercially minded, story driven projects stamped with the visual and technical innovation that has become the hallmark of the studios’ work. The development slate, while eclectic and diverse, has a core focus on tent pole, 4-quadrant family feature animation and hybrid projects as well as filmmaker driven and visually arresting live action/VFX films. ALE is currently in production on Peter Rabbit 2. Previous projects include Peter Rabbit and Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole.

Truant Pictures, a subsidiary of Animal Logic, collaborates with both emerging and established talent to develop and produce thought-provoking genre films for an international audience. Truant Pictures operates out of Animal Logic’s Sydney-based studio and Los Angeles office, alongside ALE.

For over 25 years, Animal Logic has remained committed to innovation, technical and creative excellence and most importantly, creating a collaborative and storytelling culture with a unique voice. We have BIG dreams!

For more information please visit our website and check out our social media accounts (Instagram and Facebook) to find out what it’s like to be a part of the Animal Logic family!


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