Technical Artist - Lighting

  • Adelaide SA, Australia
  • Full-time

Company Description

Mill Film is a newly launched visual effects studio with locations in Adelaide - Australia, Bangalore - India and Montreal - Canada, working on VFX for feature films and episodic content. With talent diversity and equality at the heart of Mill Film’s culture, we want to inspire the next generation of visual effects artists, to create a dynamic pool of talent and work with the latest technologies on ground breaking productions.

Job Description

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Developing lighting tools in Katana and Nuke
  • Supporting the team by helping the artists to trouble shoot technical challenges in key shots
  • Occasionally you will be required to undertake the duties of a Lighting TD on more technical shots
  • Providing technical assistance to Leads, Key Artists and Artists
  • Working with Leads to define technical challenges on the show
  • Solving technical issues and as a result, increase efficiency

Example Tasks:

  • Work with the Lighting Team on technically challenging shots
  • Develop scripts or methods to optimize shows workflow
  • Demonstrate reported issues from the lighting team using simple scenes for investigation by the software team
  • Assist Leads in more technical aspects of show setup
  • Work with department developer in testing tools
  • Contribute to documentation of tools and workflows within the department



  • Proven technical ability in a large feature-film VFX production environment
  • Thorough understanding of techniques and technologies related to CG rendering and compositing
  • Strong communication skills and problem-solving skills
  • Good understanding of shading, lighting and rendering terminology
  • Good understanding of production pipelines
  • Good knowledge of PRMan or similar production renderer and of node-based compositing software
  • General understanding of linux/unix-based operating systems
  • Python and MEL scripting experience
  • Ability to manage a time-sensitive workload with an urgent and extremely organised manner
  • Ability to take direction and structure work practices so that design changes can be made efficiently

Additional Information

Mill Film builds inclusion and diversity into the foundation of the studio. We believe that inclusion and diversity are the solution to delivering excellence in creative VFX for our clients. We foster a culture of respectful candour, where artists, production and technologists come together to build a talent community devoted to realising industry leading VFX solutions for feature and episodic content for major Studios.

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