Lighting Artist – LEGO 2 (Vancouver) (111 views)

Vancouver, BC
April 13, 2018

Everything will be awesome when you’re part of the team! Animal Logic – the studio that brought you The LEGO Movie – is looking for Lighting Artists. This position involves the use of creative and technical skills to light shots and sequences. The Lighting Artist must facilitate shots through the lighting and rendering pipeline. This is a fulltime, contract roles that reports to the Lighting Supervisor and Artist Management.

Key Responsibilities Include:

  • Work with the Creative leads to interpret the visual goals in context of the tools and processes of the project
  • Polish the lighting on a shot and composite together assets and environment renders into a final shot
  • 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
  • Maintain consistency of lighting across all shots
  • Troubleshoot common rendering issues
  • Bring shots from lighting production through to finalising based on project deadlines and milestone goals
  • Work closely with the Lighting Leads to establish key lighting and adapt lighting rigs
  • Follow Supervisor and Leads direction to create and design lighting for complex scenes; look developed assets, animation files and FX elements
  • Communicate updates and track data per Production direction



  • 3+ years’ CG production experience
  • Experience on animated features a bonus
  • Experience using the following software: Maya, Nuke
  • Completion of degree program or working equivalent
  • Sound level of understanding of 3D packages and rendering technology
  • Sound level of understanding of compositing and colour theory
  • Have a thorough understanding of the film post production process
  • Must have a good “eye”, and a good understanding of light, colour, contrast, shading, and lighting design
  • Knowledge of rendering workflows
  • Understand visual requirements for film, and design procedures and techniques to support the visual goals
  • Understand the role and importance that lighting plays in the story-telling process
  • Knowledge of Python or MEL in production is a plus
  • Ability to take direction
  • Able to communicate and interact positively in a collaborative group environment
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • English verbal and written skills are required to fulfil the requirements of the job

Salary range CAD$88– 120k and extended medical benefits. In addition, we include a comprehensive benefits package with paid vacation time, extended medical and dental, AD&D, LTD and Life insurance. Relocation assistance provided if required.  If you are interested in applying for this role please fill out our online application form via our website. or contact us at

We are based in Sydney, LA and are now very excited to be establishing a presence in Vancouver within the creative precinct of Yaletown.  Production on our first Vancouver-based animated feature commenced in January 2016 with more animated features in the pipeline. Our business and work location for this role is 840 Cambie Street, Vancouver.

Animal Logic recently completed production on Peter Rabbit, and is currently in production on The LEGO® Movie Sequel (2019). In 2017, Animal Logic completed production on The LEGO® Ninjago Movie, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, and Alien: Covenant. Other film credits include: The LEGO® Movie, Avengers: Age of Ultron, The Great Gatsby, Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole, 300, Happy Feet and The Matrix.

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