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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 a Lighting Technical Assistant, you will provide support to the lighting and compositing departments. 


  • Give technical support to the Lighting Department
  • Help to filter tickets for the Technology Department
  • Work closely with the wranglers team and Render TDs regarding Farm Logs
  • Solve any technical problems from the lighting department that may not need the help from a TD
  • Directly assists all lighting artists (senior/mid/junior).
  • Render debugging and troubleshooting shots with Solaris, Arnold and USD.
  • Investigate render metrics for assets and shots.
  • Learn about pipeline, workflow and USD from surfacing to compositing.
  • Take care of the specific needs that the lighting and compositing department may have during production. 
  • whatsCheck final output renders and updates comp scripts.
  • Requirements

  • Some experience in the animation or VFX industry. 
  • Knowledge of Animation or VFX workflows. 
  • Experience working with Maya and being used to working with render layers. 
  • Arnold and Houdini knowledge is a plus. 
  • Knowledge of compositing package Nuke. 
  • Good understanding of how different render layers get assembled in compositing.  
  • High English level desirable. 
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