Animation - Madrid

Lighting Senior Artist

Madrid, Spain Animation - Madrid
Skydance offers a dynamic, inclusive, and ever-evolving culture where innovative ideas are welcomed, and growth fostered. The partnership between unique creativity and technological advancements are demonstrated within each pillar of the company. At the heart of it all is a commitment to boldly entertaining and relevant storytelling.
While all Animation studios look to hire people who are creative and hard-working, Skydance Animation is specifically looking for pioneers who seek to push the limits of what the world’s most collaborative art form can achieve, and to give those pioneers the space and the resources to build a new studio that’s doing something different.
As the Lighting Senior Artist, you will work on lighting and compositing of shots alongside the Lighting Lead and Supervisor.


  • Work under the artistic supervision of the Lighting Supervisor
  • Work on the lighting and compositing of the shots assigned until the final delivery
  • As needed, create the master lighting of a simple sequences, following the references from the Art department and under the artistic supervision of the Lighting Supervisor
  • Define the light rig and comp template, together with the Compositing team, that will be used by the team
  • Work, together with the Lighting Lead, on optimization strategies to make sure the render of the sequence stays in budget
  • Provide money shots
  • Assume the tasks of the Lighting Lead when he/she is away
  • Requirements

  • 4+ years of experience in lighting and compositing
  • 2+ years of experience in lighting and compositing for animation feature films
  • Advanced knowledge of Maya, Arnold, and Nuke
  • Self-motivated and comfortable working with deadlines
  • Strong artistic eye and understanding of color, lighting and image analysis
  • Scripting and Python a plus
  • Experience working with procedural multi-shot workflows and sequence based lighting is a plus
  • Proficient in English
  • Spanish proficiency a plus
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