Lighting & Shading TD Vacancy, Aardman Animations, Bristol, UK

Aardman Animations, Bristol

Position: Lead Lighting & Shading TD
1 Year contract – immediate start
Salary dependent on experience

Aardman Animations is looking for a talented and experienced Lighting & Shading Technical Director to work at our Bristol studio. This position is initially for a period of 1 year with an immediate start.

The CGI department is involved principally in the production of commercials, and occasionally broadcast and short films. It is also involved in the CG aspects of Aardman’s Features slate.

You will be expected to provide support across the department in lighting/rendering and shading. Setting up lighting/shading workflow and providing complete lit shots on all CGI productions including commercials, short films and stings.

You should be highly proficient in Maya (Mel, Python) and Renderman (SL,RIB,RMS) and must have experience in a production environment. You will also need proven compositing skills (After Effects, Fusion). Experience in other areas of CG production would be a bonus.

You should be highly creative in both technical and artistic problem solving, with a positive and pro-active approach. We’d also expect you to be supportive and team focused , with strong communication skills.
Please apply by sending a written application with comprehensive CV together with a showreel (to include details of your input for each shot) to:

Amanda Ososami
HR Department
Aardman Animations Gas Ferry Road Bristol BS1 6UN

A full job description and person specification is available from our webstie,

The closing date for these positions is Friday 27 February 2009. No applications will be accepted after this date.

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