Overview

About Us

DHX Studios is recognized worldwide for our diverse original properties and our work on some of the top brands in children’s entertainment. But we create more than just animation. We build worlds and experiences across all platforms from TV and games to online and mobile. Our staff dig into a wide variety of projects, from action to comedy and preschool to tween, and they get to enjoy awesome benefits and company events while they’re at it. With some of Canada’s top artists, writers and producers on our team, our studios are bursting with creative energy. So what are you waiting for? Come join us!

About the Position

As a Lighting Supervisor you will oversee the daily activities of the lighting team and ensure deliverables are completed on time. You will work closely with the Art Director, VFX Supervisor, Lighting artists, and various other teams to successfully meet the show’s technical and creative needs.

Responsibilities

  • Lead the lighting team to deliver the show needs on time and to the expected quality standards
  • Ensure and maintain the expected render time, quality and style across the show and series
  • Communicate and work closely with the Series Director, Art Director VFX supervisor, Shading leads, and the pipeline team to ensure an efficient and creative production
  • Establish lookdev lighting environment to match the show’s needs on an episodic and series level
  • Create and establish an efficient framework for both lighting and compositing teams
  • Support, assist and mentor other team members
  • Review, debug and improve other team members’ assets, workflows and techniques
  • Meet production deadlines and maintain regular communication with the production team
  • Manage the light and compositing team, assign workload, set and maintain standards of all work completed
  • Assist with the creation of documentation for lighting guidelines and techniques
  • Implement workflow, scripts and tools as needed
  • Communicate with other supervisor and team leads on concerns and production issues ahead of time
  • Be a positive and creative force in building a healthy work and team culture
  • Provide constructive criticism, wisdom, guidance and feedback that will help others further their career development

Qualifications

  • 5+ years of experience in animation or film industry in lighting, compositing
  • Previous experience in lighting and/or compositing in animation episodic TV or film
  • Good understanding of modelling, texturing, shading, lighting, compositing and rendering workflows
  • Experience in Maya is a must
  • Experience in Nuke is a must
  • Experience in V-Ray is a benefit
  • Experience in episodic production methodologies is a benefit
  • Ability to take direction, collaborate and be a team player
  • Ability to communicate creative and technical thoughts and ideas in a professional and positive manner
  • Ability to multitask, prioritize and manage time efficiently
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a team, often with multiple tasks and under deadline pressure
  • Encourage feedback and new initiatives
  • Ability to adapt to multiple show styles
  • Must be flexible, open to direction and able to embrace change

THANK YOU to all those who express interest in being a part of the DHX Studios team. Unfortunately, due to the volume of applications we receive, we may be unable to reply to all applicants. If we feel that you may be a good match for one of our current openings you will be contacted