Saturday , May 18 2024

Nintendo of America Careers – Lighting Artist

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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.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Creates mood through lighting of levels and cinematics that is consistent with art direction and gameplay needs.
  • Establishes strong color palettes, value structures and compositions through lighting.
  • Adjusts post effects for level including exposure, color grading, fog, bloom, etc.
  • Communicates with level art and design to ensure lighting is achieving art and gameplay goals.
  • Maintain visual continuity and performance throughout the game.

Job Requirements:

  • Interested in the study and expression of light through photography or painting is a plus.
  • Experience using a current generation real-time lighting engine like Unreal, Unity, Frostbite, etc.
  • Exceptional eye for color, value and composition expressed through lighting.
  • Able to manage and organize work in order to meet deadlines.
  • Is self-motivated and can work through and solve problems.
  • Understanding of real-world lighting values and exposure, and how they affect an image.
  • Solid understanding of PBR rendering and the interaction between materials and lighting
  • Ability to follow concept/reference and the ability to work within a wide range of styles with minimal direction.
  • Experience lighting levels for games and dealing with the challenges caused by gameplay requirements.

Job Details:


Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Salt Lake, UT, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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