GHOST VFX is seeking CG Lighter/Look Dev Artists
Ghost VFX
US- Canada- London- Copenhagen
Event Type
Job Posting
TimeMonday, 8 August 202210am - 3pm PDT
DescriptionFor over two decades, Ghost VFX has collaborated with the very best to create award-winning, innovative visual effects. With contributions to over 100 feature films, episodic and interactive, we are a full-service, global visual effects house. Our talented and dedicated teams around the world make the impossible, possible, fulfilling the dreams of clients and artists alike. With roughly 150 artists and production professionals, we try every day to produce imagery that quietly speaks for itself.

We are looking for a talented CG Lighter/Look Dev Artist to join our dynamic team! Apply now to join us.

Work with and support the Lead Lighter, CG Supervisor, and VFX Supervisor to fulfill the creative vision of the show within technical parameters; Help create and/or modify lighting templates to be used by the entire crew
Help ensure the quality of final shots
Troubleshoot technical production issues, especially those related to lighting
Oversee and help optimize shots for rendering
Work within the pipeline and publish tools and scripts as prescribed
Manage disc space to fit within quota
Be aware of inefficiencies in any area of the pipeline that are impacting your ability to work efficiently, and flag these issues as necessary
Work to help correct inefficiencies with the artists and TDs available.

Required Skills:
Excellent artistic skills, with a particular emphasis on real-world lighting/photography an asset Understanding of color theory and LUTs
Excellent understanding of shading, lighting, structure, texturing and silhouette
High level of artistic skills, a strong sense of design
Ability to take directions and adaptable to change
Strength at improvising and problem-solving
Ability to work from reference materials such as photography or concept art
Good time management skills, ability to meet deadlines
Strong technical skills, knowledge of industry-standard software
Exceptional communication skills in dealing with both technical and artistic groups.
Exceptional organization skills balancing multiple shows and tasks.

Preferred Skills:
Passion for creative problem solving
Prior company experience
Tool building and scripting knowledge
Knowledge of Nuke and Photoshop
Some scripting skills (Python, lua, bash); Linux experience

5+ years’ experience in a similar role
Knowledge of Katana and/or possibly Houdini
Knowledge of one or more of the following, depending on show requirements: Vray, Mantra, Renderman
Demonstrated ability to work with strict deadlines and under pressure
Ability to take direction and find creative solutions during the iterative process
Strong attention to detail

High School education or equivalent required
BA/BS in applicable field preferred

Ghost VFX is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer, consistent with applicable federal, state, and local law.