Technical Lighting TD (Feature Animation)

Shot Finishing (Environment Generalist, Lighting, and Comp) London, United Kingdom


Position at DNEG

PLEASE NOTE: We are accepting speculative applications only.


We do not currently have openings available for the position of Technical Lighting TD (Feature Animation), however, we are accepting speculative applications. 
If you would like to be considered for future opportunities, please submit an application. We will keep your details on our database
and contact you when a position becomes available, should you have the required skills and experience which match this position.

DNEG Feature Animation has been growing over the past couple of years, bringing in the best talent to work on our shows. We aim to compete with the best in the business and our Technical Lighting TD's play an important part in driving the team to success.

In this role you will work directly with lighting supervisors & artists to solve technical issues, support and develop lighting tools and techniques in support of current projects, and to advance the studio's lighting capabilities. You will have the ability to acknowledge, diagnose and resolve issues throughout the production process and help the lighting team achieve artistic and production goals. Working closely with the Technical Directors, Department Supervisors, VFX Supervisors and the Pipeline team, you will assist in integrating and maintaining the lighting pipeline.

 Must Have

  • Feature animation, visual effects, or game industry production experience.
  • Experience with Katana and Renderman.
  • Scripting experience (Python, Lua, etc.).
  • Strong technical and creative problem solving skills.
  • Must have experience collaborating with a team of artists.
  • Solid understanding of a VFX or Feature Animation pipeline.
  • Understanding of modern physically based rendering technology and pipelines.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.

Nice to Have

  • Exceptional communication skills in dealing with both technical and artistic groups.
  • Software development experience (Python, C, C++, etc.).
  • Experience lighting, shading and/or compositing.
  • Experience with Nuke.
  • Ability to prototype rapidly and deliver quick solutions.
  • Previous work experience working in a fast paced creative technology environment.

About You

  • Detail oriented
  • Organised
  • Good communicator
  • Team oriented
  • Adaptable
  • Able to take direction
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Excellent time management skills

About Us
We are DNEG, one of the world's leading visual effects, animation and stereo conversion companies for feature film and television, with studios in London, Vancouver, Mumbai, Los Angeles, Chennai, Montréal, Chandigarh, Hyderabad and Goa.