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jobby: Lighting Artists, guru studios, Toronto

November 2, 2010

Guru studio, the award winning and internationally renowned animation facility in Toronto is looking for a Lighting Artists (GPU Based) to join our team for an upcoming 3D video game inspired series show for teens.

Mach Studio Pro is a unique GPU Lighting Production tool. It allows people to work in a real-time environment and ensure lighting is consistent across scenes, while allowing artists tremendous freedom in working with lights in a real-time environment. Using prelit scenes, the Lighting Artists role will be to adjust shaders and lights for the purpose of storytelling, tweak acting lights and compositions when needed, and ensuring the Directors vision is carried through to final product.


  • Work directly in Mach Studio to ensure the look at feel of the show are up to standard and consistent
  • Working directly in Mach Studio pro, setting up shaders / tweaking lights / and working with the director to perfect the look of shots.
  • Work with the Art and Programming team to solve technical challenges within given constraints and visual requirements


  • Proven industry experience as an Environment or Lighting Artist
  • Wide understanding of lighting/rendering technologies (GPU rendering, Normal/Displacement maps, etc.)
  • Familiar with Autodesk Maya and Adobe Photoshop in addition to an implicit ability to learn new tools
  • Strong background in traditional art and/or photography
  • Ability to work with minimal direction

Qualities and Qualifications:

Minimum of 2 years experienced is required

Python Programming abilities an asset

Fun, trustworthy and chill

Please send only online portfolios/blogs to:

Applicants must be legally entitled to work in Canada and *for income tax purposes applicants must have been a resident in Ontario during 2009* Guru Studio is an equal opportunity employer.

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