Senior Lighting Artist

Santa Monica, CA, USA
Job type: Permanent

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Job Description

Senior Lighting Artist 

We are on the hunt for an exceptional Senior Lighting Artist to join our team.  You should have a passion for making games, with a focus on lighting character and environments for a AAA title.  The ideal candidate will be able to show good examples of lighting made for games, preferably current generation consoles.  

What you’ll be doing:    

  • Responsible for creating game-play and in-game cinematic lighting based on direction from the Art Director and Lighting Lead for campaign and multiplayer.
  • Ensure a high level of quality while maintaining a full production load.
  • Ensure that lighting assets meet runtime and disk budgeting requirements.
  • Anticipate, identify, and report any potential production problems and communicate those to the Lead.
  • Work collaboratively with other departments, especially Environment, Character, and VFX.
  • Work in and maintain an efficient organization structure for all lighting assets.
  • Stay current with industry lighting techniques.
  • Demonstrating a high level of creativity and independence

Skills & Requirements

The skills/experience you’ll need:

  • Experience lighting environments and characters with an understanding of game play implications.
  • Understanding of lighting fundamentals.
  • Knowledge of color theory and strong sense of light and shadow.
  • Understanding of composition and the ability to enhance mood with lighting.
  • Effectively use Color Grading and Post Effects to enhance the final image
  • Photoshop experience.
  • Working knowledge of industry standard rendering concepts and processes.
  • Must be proactive and work well in a large team environment.
  • Excellent communication/collaboration skills.
  • Ability to follow design reference and ability to work with wide range of styles.
  • Shipped 3 or more AAA game titles.
  • 5 years of industry experience.
  • Experience with PBR & HDR rendering

And you’ll really get our attention if you have:

  • Radiant experience.
  • Basic understanding of game scripting

Additional Information

  • Relocation assistance is offered

How to Apply

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About the Company

Developing games since 1996, Treyarch is home to some of the industry's best and brightest talent.

Prior to entering development for Call of Duty®: Black Ops 3, the studio’s Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 set world-wide launch day records, with its previous game Call of Duty®: Black Ops having also set an entertainment launch opening record (2010). Black Ops 2 continues to be one of the best-selling games of all time.

Treyarch is also the birthplace of Call of Duty's Zombies.