Senior Lighting Artist

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Posted 19 December 2022
Salary Negotiable
Job type Permanent
Contact NameJordan Langley

Job description

Splash Damage is looking for a Senior Lighting Artist to join their growing teams of talented developers. You’ll be helping Splash Damage to create worlds with atmosphere and emotion.

Your responsibilities… 
  • Light scenes based on reference photographs and concept Art materials
  • Work with the Lead Lighting Artist and Art Director to create high quality lighting schemes in keeping with the project's visual direction
  • Produce work within specifications under strict deadlines
  • Review and implement your work using the game editor
  • Trouble shoot lighting issues and action creative feedback
  • Collaborate with other sub-disciplines including Environment Art, Level Design, VFX, Cinematics and Tech Art
  • Coach and mentor junior level staff through knowledge sharing

The skills and experience you’ll bring to the role…
  • Experience working within Unreal Engine 4
  • An up-to-date portfolio filled with examples of Lighting work.
  • A good understanding of shape, form, composition and tonal values
  • Excellent knowledge of Physically Based Rendering and balancing materials
  • Experience pre-bake, dynamic and hybrid lighting workflows
  • Working knowledge of tone mapping, colour grading and LUTs
  • The ability to deliver performant lighting schemes for gameplay
  • Great communication and teamwork skills

Nice to have, but not required…
  • Experience with Unreal 5 Early Access and Lumen
  • Solid understanding of the impact of Lighting direction on Level Design and gameplay
  • Knowledge of trends in videogame lighting, movie cinematography and photography
  • An understanding of HDR and its implementation
  • Experience lighting both environments, characters and cinematic cut scenes
  • An understanding of post processing effects including colour grading

Perks and benefits include…
  • Bespoke visa and relocation packages for you and your family, with support from the team throughout the whole process
  • Industry-leading fully paid 30 weeks maternity leave & 10 weeks paternity leave
  • Enhanced pension contributions and life assurance scheme
  • Performance related bonus scheme
  • Private Medical and Dental Cover for you and your family, along with a 24/7 digital GP service
  • Extensive Mental Health support, with Line Manager Mental Health training, a group of Mental Health First-Aiders, and on-site or remote counselling
  • Bespoke Learning and Development course framework to help you grow as an employee, manager, and leader