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Lighting Supervisor

Vicky Leongby on Dec 21, 2017
Vancouver, Canada
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At Bardel, our greatest asset is our people. With multiple series currently in production, we are always looking for exceptional talent to join our winning team!

We are currently recruiting for a Lighting Supervisor

The Lighting & Compositing Supervisor’s primary responsibility is to oversee the day-to-day operations of the lighting and compositing teams ensuring that the lighting of the shots is created according to the creative direction and visual style of the animated series. This will require partnering with the Series Director, CG Supervisor, Lighting Artists, Compositing Leads and Production Manager. The Lighting & Compositing Supervisor will also participate in the creative and esthetic approach to the lighting to achieve the Directors vision for the series.

What you will be doing:

Supervises the lighting and compositing teams to deliver the expected and desired look of the series.
Responsible for ensuring and maintaining the quality and desired look of the shots across the project.
Consult with CG Supervisor as to the technical feasibility of elements in the designs and suggest production friendly solutions that will maintain the vision of the series.
In consultation with the Director and CG Supervisor, assign work to artists based on their individual skills and strengths.
Responsible for reviewing the work of each artist on a regular basis and approving shots for submission to the Director
Responsible for directing and guiding the overall lighting of shots on schedule and on budget, balancing artistic and productivity requirements, in tandem with production management.

What you bring with you:

Bachelor's degree in Computer Art/Science or Computer Graphics or equivalent work experience having gained an understanding of color theory, composition, lighting, aesthetics and how these apply to lighting and rendering in 3D.
8+ years of production experience with strong working knowledge of various software platforms including Maya, Shake, Nuke or other high end Animation software.
Previous experience in a leadership role on a television series.
Knowledge of UNIX and shell scripts.
Ability to plan and execute complex 3D lighting scenes including working with layers and passes, doing complex comps and optimizing scenes and renders.
Some photography experience a plus (understanding of composition, photography terms like depth of field, FOV, aperture, exposure, dynamic range).
Strong communication skills (written, verbal and interpersonal).
Demo reel should display a firm artistic understanding of Light and Composition. A shot break down listing jobs performed for each shot is required.

Why Work at Bardel?

We've got great people here, and for good reasons. Bardel offers a generous benefit package, regular social events and ongoing development opportunities for employees to advance their careers through work on prominent and exciting industry projects. You will collaborate with other influential, career-minded creative professionals from around the world, and have the opportunity to grow in your career.

What we want to see in your application:

Tell us why YOU are the person for the position and how you meet the position’s criteria. Forward us your current resume and samples of your work (eg. a link to your website or reel – don’t hesitate to show off a little!).

How to apply:

Please visit our website at to apply.

Thank YOU!

We thank all applicants who express an interest in being part of the Bardel team. Unfortunately, due to the high volume of submissions received, we will only be in touch with those that are a compelling match for one of our current openings.
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