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Lead Lighting Artist (Retro Studios

Company: Nintendo of America Inc
Location: Austin
Posted on: February 22, 2021

Job Description:

Founded in 1998, Retro Studios is a wholly owned subsidiary of Nintendo Company, Ltd. Retro is a state-of-the-art game development studio, working in conjunction with Nintendo to bring award-winning games to Nintendo's cutting-edge next-generation platforms. Retro Studios is located in beautiful Austin, Texas. With rolling hills, scenic waterways, abundant wildlife, vibrant music and film scenes, and a laid-back cosmopolitan culture, Austin is a dynamic city with an excellent quality of life. Austin's sunny weather also supports a great range of outdoor activities, providing plenty of venues for top-notch game developers to recharge and unwind.
DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES

  • Works with Art Director, and department leads to help determineand implement the Lighting vision for the game.
  • Using their strong eye for visual quality, composition, colortheory, and CGI technical expertise they are expected to create lighting thatsets visual quality bar for the game while meeting game performance requirements.
  • Prioritizes, reviews, and guides the lighting team to achieve thedefined vision through collaborative leadership and direct feedback.
  • Collaborate with rendering engineers and technical artists toprovide feedback, improve lighting technology, tools, and workflows.
  • Tracks individual and team progress toward production goals,identifies resources needed to support achieving them.
  • Responsible for working with Production to prioritize Lighting arttasks and assign work to team members accordingly.
  • Collaborates and Educates Outsourcing Artists to maintain consistentquality throughout the project.
  • Coordinates with Development Management Team to understandevolving needs of the larger team
  • Works with direct reports to assess strengths and challenges andplans appropriate professional growth goals.
  • Handles performance evaluations, bonus reviews, and any necessarydisciplinary plans for direct reports
  • Responsible for having 1-1 meetings with direct reports to supportstrong communication and better understanding of career goals *This job description outlinesprimary duties and requirements and is not intended to identify all tasks thatmay be performed; individuals occupying the position may be required to performother duties. The company may modify jobduties from time to time, either in practice or in writing. SUMMARY OF REQUIREMENTS
    • A strong personal portfolio showcasinglighting techniques.
    • Expert knowledge of CGI lightingtechniques, color theory, composition and post-process effects
    • Experience contributing to thedevelopment of AAA lighting pipelines.
    • A Strong understanding of physicallybased rendering for games.
    • Experience lighting characters and/orcinematic cutscenes.
    • Ability to build and manage teamsthrough strong leadership
    • Proven proficiency with lighting invideo game engines. Unreal, Unity, or other comparable proprietary engines.
    • Understanding of photography and how itis affected by lighting
    • 10+ years' experience in video gameproduction, including several shipped titles.
    • Undergraduate degree in art relatedsubject; or completion of an intensive art training program; or equivalentindependent study and experience.
    • --Undergraduate degree in artrelated subject; or completion of an intensive art training program; orequivalent independent study and experience. We are an equal opportunity employer valuing diversity---celebrating strengths.

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