Pixar is looking for proficient lighting Technical Directors for feature film and ancillary projects.


Responsible for lighting sequences and shots within the designated film style, under the guidance of the Lighting Director of Photography and Senior Technical Directors
Establish and fine tune the look of assigned shots, incorporating the resources and support provided — master lighting rigs for each sequence, creative guidance from the Lighting Director of Photography and Show Leads, color scripts, art and photo reference, and continuity with surrounding shots
Work with upstream departments (modeling, layout, shading, simulation, animation, fx) to finesse assets for lighting adjustments
Create and use light rigs within the shot lighting pipeline* Work with Rendering to optimize shot work
Identify technical problems and work with the Senior Technical Directors to find workable solutions
Render necessary passes and incorporate them in compositing software to complete the final approved look


Strong ability to shape characters with lighting, accentuating story points, acting performance, and mood
Strong eye for color, composition and lighting design
Production experience with 3D lighting and compositing
Working knowledge of Katana (preferred) or another 3D lighting software
Working knowledge of Nuke (preferred) or another node-based compositing system
Renderman/Mtor or similar software
Unix or Linux operating system
Experience with Global Illumination and physically accurate lighting
Experience with scene management, complex setups and lights
Understanding of high-end 3D production pipeline
Python scripting, C++, and knowledge of other coding languages not required, but a plus
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