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The Walt Disney Company Technical Director, Lighting Tech in Emeryville, California


  • Work with the Lighting DP and Lighting Leads to identify needs for new tools and processes, and to determine how they get implemented

  • Oversees and organizes frontline support for the lighting team

  • Identify issues with existing tools and processes, and work with the lighters to find workable solutions

  • Develop and maintain lighting scripts

  • Work closely with software engineers to communicate the needs of the Lighting department

  • Work with Rendering and Lightspeed artists on optimization efforts, and rendering guidelines

  • Help with show specific documentation

  • Lighting Team advocate and technical expert in discussions with other departments

  • Interface with production, systems, and tools to address technical issues and expand creative reach in these overlapping areas


  • Strong understanding of computer graphics, Renderman and the lighting pipeline

  • Experience with Global Illumination and physically accurate lighting

  • Ability to collaborate well under both schedule and budget pressures

  • Possess excellent communication and organizational and team skills

  • Unix or Linux operating system

  • Must be able to work alone and collaboratively with multiple tasks

  • Must be open to direction and able to embrace change

  • Education in computer science, mathematics, engineering, Media Production, or a related field

  • Skills in the following areas are generally required: Unix or Linux OS, Scripting or Programming in C, C++, Python, or a similar language; CGI tools such as Maya, RenderMan, Katana, Nuke, or Houdini

Job ID: R-02599

Location: Emeryville,California

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