Lighting Artist, Cinematics - (Temporary and Remote)

Blizzard

Irvine, CA, USA Remote

Temporary

Oct 1

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R006710Job Description:

We pride ourselves in forging amazing worlds and experiences for our players to dive into here at Blizzard. To accomplish these epic goals, we need intelligent, passionate, and creative people with amazing talent. We value a tight-knit team that celebrates artistic passion and pushing the creative bounds. If you dream of pushing your talents to help us create the next awesome Blizzard experience, then this could be the position for you.

The Blizzard Entertainment Animation team is seeking an experienced lighting /compositing artist to jump into working on Blizzard’s imaginative worlds. This is a Temp position. We are looking for someone with the experience and passion to make our shots epic. If you are passionate about diving into the creative collaboration that makes up the worlds of Diablo, World of Warcraft (WoW), Hearthstone, Heroes of the Storm, Overwatch, StarCraft, and other interesting projects, come join us.

COVID-19 Hiring Update: We’ve transitioned to a work-from-home model and we’re continuing to interview and hire during this time. This role is expected to begin as a remote position. We understand each person’s circumstances may be unique and will work with you to explore possible interim options. 

Responsibilities

  • Design and implement lighting of characters and environments for shots that meet and enhance the given art direction.
  • Maintain the overall look, color balance, and quality for assigned shots and sequences to create uniformity in all finished work.
  • Fully understand an “iteration intensive” shot pipeline.
  • Work with FX department for integrating and developing FX.
  • You will work closely with Visual FX supervisors, Art Directors, Department Producer, Lighting /Compositing supervisor and Lighting Leads to achieve the final look.
  • Ultimately responsible for completing and quality control all lighting and compositing of shots.

Requirements

  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in the feature film or commercial production environment
  • Have a strong knowledge of Katana, Nuke, Maya, Linux, Renderman-RIS and Redshift. Easily adapt to new pipelines and proprietary lighting tools
  • Able to plan and execute complex 3D lighting scenes, including working with layers and passes
  • Able to figure out the best approach to take on lighting and compositing challenges and develop the final overall look
  • Able to perform all tasks associated with the compositing and lighting process, including 2D tracking, layering of elements, color grading, roto work, projection of elements, and extensive 3D compositing
  • Accountable for meeting productivity and quota targets

Pluses

  • Experience in working in a full 3D Animated Pipeline

Required Application Materials

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Link to a portfolio. Provide a demo reel and demo reel description of your work per shot. Demo reel should display a firm artistic understanding of light and composition

Blizzard Entertainment is a global company committed to growing our employees along with the business. We offer generous benefits and perks with an eye on providing true work / life balance. We have worked hard to foster an intensely collaborative and creative environment, a diverse and inclusive employee culture, and training and opportunity for professional growth. Our people are everything. Our core values are real, and our mission has never changed. We are dedicated to creating the most epic entertainment experiences…ever. Join us!

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status

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