jobby: Lighting and Rendering Artist, Mercury Filmworks, Ottawa

By Mike Valiquette

merc logoWe are currently seeking an experienced Lighting and Rendering Artist to join our team.

  • Type: Full-time Employee
  • Salary: Commensurate with experience

Job Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the lighting development of CG assets to be used across shots and sequences
  • Build and support light rigs, shading set-ups and composites to be used by other lighters
  • Develop shots and render passes as needed in collaboration with lead and shot compositors
  • Create efficient rendering set-ups to optimize render farm usage
  • Technically and creatively promote and maintain consistent shot quality and desired look as defined by the Director and CG Supervisor

Job Qualifications:

  • 2-3 years of production experience
  • Must be well versed in Maya, RenderMan, Mental Ray
  • Thorough understanding of techniques and technologies related to CG rendering and look development
  • Good understanding of colour space
  • Knowledge of lighting techniques
  • Ability to manage time according to current priorities in an efficient manner
  • Ability to work in a self-directed manner
  • Must be able to implement directional, point, spot, area, ambient and volume lighting to any scene
  • Must be able to communicate artistic and technical concepts clearly and concisely in either verbal or written format
  • Experience with other rendering solutions is considered an asset
  • Experience in television animation is considered an asset
  • Applicant must be a Canadian citizen

How to Apply: If you have the passion and determination it takes to create stunning animation, please send your resume and demo reel to and reference: LRA-1014 in the subject line of your submission.

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