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CG Lighter

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Date: Jul 31, 2019

Location: Toronto, CA

Company: Technicolor

About Technicolor VFX:

Technicolor VFX is the best of both worlds, we can work with you as standalone VFX creatives, or in collaboration with our Technicolor Post family to support your vision from script to screen.

From Features to Episodic, our Creative Directors work with their expert teams to provide on set supervision, with a full CG VFX pipeline,
we are specialists in character enhancement, environments
and compositing.

Our creative VFX teams are located in London, Toronto and Los Angeles, making Technicolor VFX global in size but local in feel.

CG Lighter


The CG Lighter should demonstrate mastery of the toolsets, techniques, workflows and leadership skills to effectively layout and light a scene for handoff to compositing



  • Work collaboratively with team members, VFX Supervisors, CG Supervisor​ and Technical Director to effectively & efficiently meet client expectations
  • Layout and compose a scene with 3D Assets, published cameras/track
  • Use photo-real reference to match and achieve lighting look
  • Light and render 3D scenes with an eye for photo-realism & live action VFX.
  • Provide initial rendered composites ('slap-comps') for review and the Compositing department.
  • Help establish the overall aesthetics through look development and R&D
  • Ability to work closely with 3D Artists, Systems department and Compositors to ensure renders are complete
  • Capacity to thrive in a results-driven pipeline.
  • A proven eye for detail, composition, color and lighting.
  • Excellent communication and collaborative skills.


Essential Skills:

  • An excellent working knowledge of and production experience with Maya and rendering in RedShift and/or Arnold
  • Must have 3-5+ years experience creating photorealistic visual effects for feature film and/or high-end television series​
  • Experience with Houdini, Clarisse, Zbrush, Substance Designer/Painter, Mari, PFTrack, 3D Equalizer a plus
  • Proven ability to layout and/or light and render 3D scenes.
  • Must be ​able to take direction/critiques positively and thrive under the pressure of tight deadlines
  • Must be able to work ​in our Toronto facility
  • Excellent organization, communication and interpersonal skills
  • A pro-active and collaborative work ethic
  • A strong eye for detail, composition, colour and lighting


Desirable Skills:

  • Knowledge of practical lighting for photography
  • Mel/Python scripting for in-house tool creation
  • A working knowledge of the overall VFX pipeline
  • Good understanding of an alembic workflow
  • Experience in dealing and communicating with clients
  • Programming and coding experience and knowledge




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