Senior Lighting Artist

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Plastic Wax is an award-winning animation and production studio specialising in the creation of premium digital content for the global video games and film industry.

We are looking for a Senior Lighting Artist to work with us onsite in our waterfront studio in Rhodes, Sydney on a contract basis.

Start: ASAP


  • Light and render a variety of small and large-scale cg elements including props, models, environments, crowds, creatures and effects.
  • Create photo-real lighting to the shots
  • Provide solutions for techniques such as subsurface scattering and physically plausible shading
  • Maintain consistency across sequences and shots.
  • Be aware of inefficiencies in any area of the pipeline that are impacting the lighting artists’ ability to work efficiently, and flag these issues as necessary
  • Communicate creative and technical issues effectively
  • Work closely with compositors ensuring the renders you provide are consistent
  • Engaging with the Creative Director and Producers

Job requirements:

  • Proficient in Vray with Maya or Max
  • Highly experienced as a Senior Lighter on either feature film, TV series, game cinematics or TVC’s
  • Full understanding of colour theory and LUTs
  • Demonstrable ability to communicate creative and technical thoughts and ideas
  • Real world understanding of physics, math, proportion, depth, colour, and of course lighting
  • Must be able to take direction, adaptable to change
  • Work well within a team focused environment
  • Strong problem solving skills and a good eye required
  • Positive, pro-active and excellent communication skills
  • Must be Australian citizen, permanent resident or New Zealand citizen.


  • Nuke, Photoshop and Substance
  • Tool building and scripting knowledge
  • Good artistic skills, with a particular emphasis on real-world lighting/photography

If you meet the above job requirements and would like to be part of the Plastic Wax story, please submit your application with your resume and link/s to your website/reel (please include a shot breakdown) in an email:

Subject: [Snr Lighter] YOUR NAME
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If your application makes the shortlist, you will be contacted shortly. No phone calls or agencies please.