Graduate Animation

Lighting TD / Compositor

Graduate Animation – Published 20th Nov 18

Blue Zoo has a worldwide reputation for expertly crafting characterful CG animation. We pride ourselves on creating work that everyone involved with is immensely proud of, in a studio that cultivates friendship & creativity in a positive environment.

Over the last 16 years our animations have won many awards, including multiple BAFTAs, but that’s just the start – we have big ambitions for the future! So we are expanding the team and looking for super keen & highly creative Lighting TD / Compositor who share the same passion to join us for the ride!


We are currently hiring Lighting TD / Compositors for a number of exciting animation projects in the studio.
Artists with experience at all levels, from juniors to leads/supervisors.

Length of contract:
Fixed term 18 months – final duration to be confirmed.

Key Responsibilities

Lighting & rendering shots in Maya using Redshift.
Compositing renders in Nuke.
Liaising with team members to resolve issues.
Creating efficient solutions to technical challenges.
Quality control of rendered shots.

Further details:

Closing date:
Sat, 3rd November 2018

Strong knowledge of Maya’s lighting functionality
Experience of lighting using Redshift or a similar render engine (Arnold, Clarisse, Vray, etc)
Experience of compositing in Nuke
Python scripting within Maya beneficial but not essential
Cinematography skills

Personal Skills

Able to take direction and willing to address constructive feedback
Able to communicate clearly with colleagues
Able to work collaboratively, as well as independently
Have an appreciation of accuracy and pay close attention to detail
Be able to deliver on schedule, working calmly and efficiently under pressure

How to apply

You can register your details with us, including skills, showreel and personal details, you need to create a profile.

You can then use this profile to apply for jobs at our studio.

This means you can keep us better informed of new skills, showreel updates and availability, and also apply for multiple jobs without having to re-enter your details.


Start date: 3 Dec 2018