Animal Logic


Lighting Lead
- Netflix Feature Animation

Are you a senior lighter looking for your next step into a leadership opportunity? The team at Animal Logic is seeking a passionate lighter with the ability to use creative and technical skills to light shots and sequences. The successful candidate demonstrates strong leadership qualities and a willingness to mentor.

What you’ll get to do:

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide guidance and support to the team member’s shots from lighting production through to finalising based on  project deadlines and milestone goals
  • Follow Supervisor direction to create and design lighting for complex scenes; look developed assets, animation files and FX elements
  • Provide direct visual support/feedback to artists where required
  • Work with the Creative leads to ensure that tools and procedures support the creative process through existing tools or by supporting new tool development if required
  • Work with the Creative leads to interpret the visual goals in context of the tools and processes of the project
  • Communicate and comment on the schedule implications of visual requirements
  • Provide solutions to visual problems through existing tools or by leading development of new tools
  • Use appropriate compositing software to create a composite tree that combines the rendered levels and adjust the final composite until it meets the vision of the Directors and Supervisors
  • Communicate updates and track data per Production direction.

Leadership Responsibilities

  • Leads a team under guidance from Lighting Supervisor and production team
  • Provides leadership and works with production and Artist Management to develop the skills and abilities of all digital artists in their team
  • Mentors less experienced digital artists
  • Understands the overall brief and goals of a project and communicates this clearly to each member of the team
  • Delegates work responsibly to ensure successful completion of shots across team members of all skill levels
  • Perform daily one-on-one rounds with artists
  • Communicates production information to both the artists group and Production Management
  • Participates in brainstorming and problem solving to create and maintain production pipeline(s) and support AL’s overall technical goals as required
  • Documents new techniques and distributes updates to peers, crew and Production Management
  • Prioritize and break down a project into organized parts
  • Support open communication between your department, R&D and all AL departments
  • Work with the Lighting Supervisor and the production team to prepare bids and pitches as required
  • Participate in the recruiting and interview process for new employees as required
  • Assist Production Management in preparation of final show reports as required
  • Ensure conflict is identified early and work with Artist Management to put constructive solutions in place to resolve/diffuse.
  • Create synergies between different work groups to promote efficiency and optimization and to generate innovative ideas and approaches to ‘how we do things’
  • Be an active and inclusive member of the studio’s culture and community, promoting team engagement.

What you bring:


  • 7+ years’ experience in feature animation, VFX, and/or animated television with a focus on Lighting
  • At least one completed high end feature animation project
  • Wide experience on key lighting for feature animations
  • Proven leadership experience within feature animation or VFX
  • Proficiency demonstrated through past project work and/or reel/portfolio

Skills & Abilities

  • Must have a good “eye”, and a good understanding of light, colour theory, contrast, shading, and lighting design
  • Advanced demonstrated knowledge and production experience in node based lighting software such as Katana, Houdini Solaris, Gaffer and Clarice Builder
  • Experience working with Nuke in full-CG projects
  • Experience with path tracing renderers , such as  Arnold
  • Experience with multi-shots workflows
  • Completion of degree program or working equivalent
  • Demonstrates solid understanding of pipeline development and the ability to communicate in high level with software developers, experience as a Python developer is a plus


  • Ability to work collaboratively within a team environment
  • Excellence in problem solving and balancing quick turnaround with long term quality
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to efficiently organize and prioritize work across multiple areas
  • Demonstrates leadership qualities and willingness to mentor
  • Ability to take direction and implement briefs
  • Ability to be organized within a large variety of tasks and issues to be solved

Please apply if you are eligible to work in Canada. 

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