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Lighting Artist job

Posted: April 26, 2006
subject: Lighting Artist , Insomniac Games

Insomniac Games is looking for Lighting Artist
duration - Full Time

Job details: Lighting Artist Summary: Our lighting artist sets up scene lights and rendering attributes for static images, cinematics, presentation materials, and marketing animations.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following (we need to sound organized!). Other duties may be assigned.

-Sets up lights using both traditional methods and global illumination solutions in Maya and mental ray.
-Renders large scene files with mental ray, Maya software, and proprietary renderers.
-Jams on a guitar for our Frag Fest Fridays where Guitar Hero is often featured. Full knowledge of musicology not necessarily required.
-Renders with Insomniacs farm via Rush.
-Assembles frames in After Effects for final output.
-Sets up scene lights to match color keys and concept art.
-Stays informed about new developments in rendering, particularly with regard to realistic lighting and surfaces.
-Required to express humor in the office in sarcastic, weird, and oftentimes apolitically correct ways.
-Understands Insomniacs lighting process for real-time art.
-Lights game levels.
-Organizes and tracks model and texture directories.
-Maintains a working knowledge of Maya, mental ray, and proprietary shaders.
-Troubleshoots large scene files.

Education and/or Experience: Bachelors of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) in computer graphics, illustration, or fine art preferred from a four-year college or university; or two to four years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Computer Skills:
Should possess an extensive knowledge of lighting and rendering with mental ray and Maya software renderers. Knowledge of After Effects a plus.

In addition to a competitive salary and working for an amazing developer, what else is in it for you?

- 100% employer paid medical, dental and vision benefits, and a flex-spending account (sounds tachnical, but actually saves you $$!)
- 401(k) with up to a 4% match (immediate vesting from day one!)
- Life, LTD and AD&D; coverage (not that we're planning on you going anywehere but just in case)
- Employee Assistance Program
- Paid Vacation, Post-Production Vacation, Personal Days, Sick Days and Holidays
-Paid Conference days to attend SIGGRAPH, E3 and DICE among others
- Voluntary Supplemental insurance plans
- Frag Fest Fridays
- Fully Stocked Kitchen to meet the many needs of your taste buds
- Friday catered lunches
- Discount Movie Tickets
- Cool outings like taking a half day off to rent out a 32-lane bowling alley and go bowling with your co-workers, significant others and family all on the company dime!
- Great facilities that include a basketball court, volleyball court, putting green, on-site gym and a commissary.

If you are interested in this opportunity and think you have what it takes to join our wacky yet amazingly talented team, please send your resume, enclosing any links to portfolio websites to: resume@insomniacgames.com. Please use "LA0106GS" as your subject line. That means, please write "LA0106GS" in the field after the words "Subject:"_______________. =)

If you choose to send a demo reel or portfolio, please send it to the address below. Due to the volume of submissions we receive demo reels or portfolios will NOT be returned, unless of course, you send a bag of Tropical Skittles AND a pre-paid postage envelope in your original packaging.

Human Resources
Insomniac Games
2255 N. Ontario St. Ste 550
Burbank, CA 91504
Attn: LA0106GS

Due to the immediate nature of this position and current government employment-visa-sponsorship restrictions (hey, we make great games and all but we don't have lobbyists yet!), we are unable to consider foreign candidates UNLESS they have an advanced degree from a US accredited University / College.

Finally, if youve read this far, you're probably pretty interested and you may want to check out the Careers section of our website for even more info: www.insomniacgames.com/careers !

Insomniac Games, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Location: Burbank, CA, United States

Contact info:
2255 N. Ontario St. Ste 550
Burbank, CA 91504
E-mail: resume@insomniacgames.com
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