Houdini Lighting Artist wanted - Interference Pattern (Edinburgh, UK)

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Interference Pattern are recruiting for a full-time Houdini Lighting Artist.

The Role
We are looking for a Houdini Artist to take a lead lighting role on projects. An ideal candidate would also be skilled in Nuke (or similar compositing package).
The Role requires a broad knowledge and experience of the entire 3D Pipeline, with a focus on producing polished lit shots. We appreciate that potential candidates may have varying levels of experience; we are primarily looking a proven track record in turning out great looking work using Houdini and a candidate who can demonstrate a strong sense of visual aesthetics.
Responsible for final Houdini 3D scene assembly and output, including Digital Asset creation, setting up lighting and rendering final outputs.
Working closely with a project’s creative team, directors and clients to define the best approach and execution for projects.
Optimize and troubleshoot lighting and rendering problems.
Additionally candidates may be asked to work on compositing final shots dependant on experience.
Shading/texturing work as and when required.

Demonstrated knowledge and experience of Houdini within a production environment.
Strong understanding of multi pass 3D rendering and compositing.
Strong understanding of lighting/shading/texturing principles and techniques.
Knowledge of rendering techniques and optimization processes to minimise render times.
Ability to work within a style established by the Client / Creative lead.
Experience with Nuke or similar compositing package (eg Fusion).
Programming or scripting skills would be beneficial, but not essential.
Ability to problem solve and predict potential problems.
Strong communication skills are critical. Artist must be able to work within a team, taking direction and exercising attention to detail.
Solid work ethic and a positive attitude in the face of challenges
Strong time management skills and organization.
Minimum of 3 years production experience and a degree qualification required.
If candidates do not possess a degree, 5 years production experience required.
Degree and work experience requirements may be waived if candidates can show exceptional skills.
Currently be able to work in the UK.
Able to be located on-site in Edinburgh

About us
We are a small and perfectly formed animation studio based in Edinburgh, one of the most beautiful cities in the UK. We do a diverse and interesting range of work, including documentary features, commercials and original shorts.

Application process
To apply, please send us your CV, cover letter and links to an online showreel or portfolio to info@interferencepattern.com
Job Type: Full-time
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