Lead Lighting Artist

  • Budapest, Hungary
  • Part Time to Full Time
  • Art
  • Experienced

This job is for you if:

  • You're a Lead or Senior Lighting Artist who has creative and technical proficiency in turning lights, shadows and colors into stunning 3D or 2.5D visual atmospheres in video games or films
  • You possess outstanding creative vision capable of translating high level art direction of a product into any environmental moods with little or no guidance and feedback
  • You understand lighting techniques (including vertex lighting, dynamic lights, subsurface scattering, HDR, pre-baked lightmaps)
  • You're experienced in pre-rendered or real-time visual post-production, compositing, and color correction
  • You're great at working together with members of an agile and creative team, who work in different fields, while also maintaining a high degree of independence
  • You're proficient in written and spoken English or Hungarian

Your task will be:

  • Taking game levels and scenes of a variety of environments and adding compelling lighting and post-processing to them while maintaining a consistent style throughout the game with little or no guidance and feedback
  • Providing guidance and feedback to Lighting Artists
  • Working with Narrative Designers and Level Designers in order for the lighting to help tell the story and convey emotional experiences while satisfying gameplay constraints
  • Anticipate performance and other technical and production constraints with various lighting techniques
  • Working with other teams to improve workflows and processes, and collaborating in the future development of experimental lighting systems and tools

It`s advantageous if:

  • You're experienced at using major game engines (e.g. Unreal, Unity)
  • You're experienced in scripting
  • You're good at painting/drawing
  • You regularly play video games in your free time
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