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Guru studio, the award winning and internationally renowned animation facility in Toronto is looking for a 3D Lighting Artist to help bring our next batch of fantastic projects to life.


  • Use existing light rigs to generate a large volume of shots in a week
  • Occasionally light a set from scratch using clean and efficient light setups.
  • Work directly with the compositing team to reach the desired look
  • Occasionally work with the technical staff to solve rendering / lighting scene issues.
  • Communicate directly with the Art Director and Creative Supervisor to make sure set lighting meets the intended look of the show.



  • Proficient in shot based lighting using VRay or Mental Ray. Experience with professional production renderers (RenderMan)required. Redshift experience is a major asset.
  • Strong understanding of what is capable in compositing to reach the intended look. (Compositing experience is a major asset).
  • Knowledge of shaders, and their impact on render times.
  • A strong demo reel that shows well lit and balanced imagery.
  • A solid traditional portfolio (e.g. painting, photography) highlighting composition and artistic skills is an asset.


To Apply:

Please email resumes and links to blogs, portfolios or reels (Vimeo preferred) to: with 3D LIGHTING ARTIST in the subject line.  Ontario and /or Canadian Citizenship Required.  Guru is an equal opportunity employer.

Thank you for your interest in Guru Animation Studio.  We hope to hear from you soon!


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