Freelance CG Lighting and Compositing Artists

Westby, England, United Kingdom Contract

As a CG Lighter/compositor, you will work with the Lighting/Finishing team to help develop the overall lighting, mood and atmosphere for all production work, contributing to the final finish while developing your own eye for quality. Tasks will include lighting set up, working with existing shaders, and additional lighting through composition for environments, hard surface and organic assets.


This role will be based primarily in the Westby studio.


  • Assist Lighting team with a variety of lighting and shading tasks.
  • Provide support for lighting set up in 3D Studio Max and VRay.
  • Create good quality renders for use in compositing.
  • Help break down shots into passes for various elements (reflection, refraction, global illumination etc).
  • Assist in editing existing or creating basic shaders for various materials for photoreal characters.
  • Compositing additional lighting, effects and grading for final shots.



  • Good knowledge of either 3D Studio Max 2017 onwards
  • Good knowledge of Nuke.
  • Good knowledge of Vray 3.5 onwards



  • A strong portfolio is a must, that shows multiple examples of quality lighting and compositing. Please note these examples must include clips that incorporate full CG elements.
  • Background in creating shaders, look dev for highly realistic characters.
  • Good eye for final image creation, ability to create mood and atmosphere.
  • Exhibit good organisational skills.
  • Be motivated, self-disciplined.
  • Perform well under deadline pressure in a fast paced environment, prioritising different tasks to achieve the project goals.



  • Fantastic, vibrant and creative work atmosphere with highly experienced production team.
    Excellent development studios both in Manchester city centre and Lancashire countryside.
    State of the art equipment, facilities and software.
  • Collaborative and inclusive culture –real opportunity to work across multiple areas and grow.
  • Very competitive rates for the Northwest UK, and we can help you get moved over here with ease too!