Jobs: Senior Lighting Artist (VRay)

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 2x Senior Lighting Artists to work with us onsite in our waterfront studio in Rhodes, Sydney on project contract basis.

Start Dates:

  • 09 April
  • 23 April


  • 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, Lighting Lead and Producers

Job requirements:

  • Proficient in Vray, ideally in 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 have full rights to work in Australia.


  • 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: [SnrLighter] YOUR NAME

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If your application makes the shortlist, you will be contacted shortly.

No phone calls or agencies please.