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Animation - Madrid

Lighting Technical Assistant

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 Technical Assistant, you will hold an entry level position that will expose you to the lighting and compositing pipeline and many aspects of the overall studio production pipeline. You will support given Lighting and Compositing teams and help facilitate their job. This position takes direction from the Director of Photography-Lighting, Compositing Supervisor and/or the Lighting Leads.


  • Assist lighting artists with problems that might arise during production.
  • Troubleshoot and debug lighting/comp scenes.
  • Translate any issue found by the lighting artists into tickets and manage them.
  • Communication with the TDs to help improve processes and workflow.
  • Work closely with the TDs managing and prioritizing tickets.
  • Test new software, developments and/or features as needed.
  • Identify the origin of the issue & follow-up with other departments, while troubleshooting until a solution is reached.
  • Requirements

  • Experience with Maya.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Problem-solving and troubleshooting in a technical environment.
  • Experience in Windows environment.
  • Scripting in Python is a plus.
  • Skydance is a diversified media company founded by David Ellison in 2010 to create high quality, event-level entertainment for global audiences. The Company brings to life stories of immersive worlds across its feature film, television, interactive, and animation divisions.
    Skydance is proud to be an equal opportunity employer committed to building and fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workforce. We welcome and consider applicants for employment regardless of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, pregnancy status, military/veteran status, disability, or any other protected category. Diversity in the workplace is not just a commitment, it is who we are and a reflection of what makes our world special.