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30 Mar 2021

Full-Time 3D Lighting Artist

Guru Studio – Posted by gurustudio Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Job Description

You’ll be joining a vibrant entertainment company known for creating, developing and producing award-winning, hit shows such as True and the Rainbow Kingdom for Netflix, the smash-hit PAW Patrol, Mattel’s Ever After High; and our own Emmy Award nominated series Justin Time. Our studio also contributed visual development on the Academy Award nominated animated feature The Breadwinner.


  • Use existing light rigs to generate a large volume of shots in a week
  • Occasionally light a set from scratch using clean and efficient light setups.
  • Work directly with the compositing team to reach the desired look
  • Occasionally work with the technical staff to solve rendering / lighting scene issues.
  • Communicate directly with the Art Director and Creative Supervisor to make sure set lighting meets the intended look of the show.


  • Proficient in shot based lighting using VRay or Mental Ray. Experience with professional production renderers (Mental Ray, RenderMan, VRay) required. Redshift experience is a major asset.
  • Strong understanding of what is capable in compositing to reach the intended look. (Compositing experience is a major asset).
  • Knowledge of shaders, and their impact on render times.
  • A strong demo reel that shows well lit and balanced imagery.
  • A solid traditional portfolio (e.g. painting, photography) highlighting composition and artistic skills is an asset.

To Apply:

Guru Studio would like to thank all applicants for your interest, however only those who qualify for an interview will be contacted.

Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.  Guru Studio is an equal opportunity employer.

Why Join Guru?

  • We believe that creativity and quality are paramount, and we select projects that allow us to grow creatively.
  • Creating fun is part of our brand! It’s time to be a part of an environment that nurtures your creativity, forward thinking vision, and an innate entrepreneurial spirit!

Guru is committed to providing an inclusive work environment that celebrates the diversity of its employees. We are dedicated to employment equity and welcome applications from people from all Indigenous groups, races, religions, genders and people with disabilities.

We are committed to providing an accessible candidate experience during our recruitment process and are committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible environment where candidates and employees feel valued and respected. Guru strives to respect the dignity and independence of people with disabilities and is committed to giving them the same opportunity to succeed in the recruitment process as all other candidates. If you have a disability, you may request to be accommodated at any time. Guru will work with all candidates to accommodate individual accessibility needs to the point of undue hardship.

How to Apply

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Job Categories: 3D Animation. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: 3D Lighting and animation.

Job expires in 15 days.

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