Lighthouse Studios – Compositing Artists for a 16+ show

At Lighthouse Studios, our six core values, pride, passion, persistence, playfulness, poise and people-focus, underpin everything we do and provide guidance for us as we grow and learn. 

We are now on the hunt for experienced Comp Artists who will join us in our quest to create the best possible animated content for our partners. The start date for this role is mid April 2023. 

This role is based in our studio in Kilkenny, Ireland, with a strong preference for in-house employees. However, there is a possibility for initial freelance work, when it is followed later by a relocation to Kilkenny.

The role relates to a show that has been classified 16+ and while the subject matter of the show is presented in a fantasy or comic context, the production may contain contextually justified strong language, references to sex, drugs, horror, threat, and/or violence of a non-gratuitous nature, which some applicants may find objectionable.  Lighthouse will always seek to reasonably accommodate those applicants with conscientious or other objections, however given the nature of both the role and subject matter, this may not always be possible. Applicant discretion is therefore advised. 

About the role

As a compositing artist, you will work within the comp department

We really value can-do attitudes here at Lighthouse. If you’re someone who thinks outside the box and looks for solutions, not problems, then you’ll fit right in!

What you’ll be doing

  • Create and composite digital FX, highlights and tones within the current compositing pipeline.
  • Collaborate with teams’ FX artists and supervisors to achieve consistent and high-quality results.
  • Manage renders and set up shots technically.
  • Integrate all layers including animation, environment, lighting and AFX-related materials to create the final shots.
  • Ensure and maintain the expected quality, style and schedule across the production.
  • Meet production deadlines and maintain regular communication with leads and supervisors.
  • Collaborate with other team members to improve methods, workflows and techniques.
  • Identify and report any issues that arise that may affect timelines or delivery schedules.
  • Work very closely with the compositing lead/Supervisor on direction of each scene
  • Render background elements from Adobe Photoshop, and animation sequences from ToonBoom Harmony.
  • Layer each sequence/scene you are provided with using ToonBoom Harmony.
  • Add camera-moves, masks, filters, blurs, colour-adjustments, particle effects, time-effects and anything else that generally falls under the umbrella of 2D compositing.
  • Analyse and troubleshoot common technical issues, report it to your lead or supervisor to solve problems within the scenes
  • Archive relevant comp material for partial reuse in the future.
  • Other duties as may be required with early compositing and scene prep.

 The above is not exhaustive and from time to time you may be asked to carry out other tasks.


What we’re looking for

  • VFX, mogfx & 2D tv or film experience, Multiplaning and advance lighting;
  • Experience using ToonBoom is required;
  • Comfortable in the adobe CC suite:
  • Experience using ToonBoom is considered an asset;
  • 3D experience, particularly 3D lighting, experience is a plus
  • Experience using AE, Nuke or other node based compositing software is considered an asset
  • Minimum 1 year of animation or live-action composition experience is required;
  • Must be a team player.


What we’ll offer you

When you join Lighthouse Studios, you will be joining a diverse and multicultural crew in the beautiful neo-Gothic building of Kieran’s College, based in the heart of medieval Kilkenny. And when we say multicultural, we mean it – our crew is currently represented by over 25 different nationalities.

The studio is a hub of talent and is constantly buzzing with creativity. Working here will not only give you the opportunity to work on productions for content giants such as Amazon, Apple TV+, Netflix and Warner Bros., but also to learn from some of the most talented individuals in the industry, your fellow crew members.

In addition to learning from your colleagues, you also have the opportunity to partake in our in-house learning and development programme, so you can be sure that your time at Lighthouse will be beneficial for you – not only now but for years to come. Of course, we also have many other benefits such as a pension plan, employee assistance programme, health benefits, regular crew parties and much more!

If that sounds like the kind of place you’d like to work then what are you waiting for? Apply now! 



Lighthouse Studios Limited is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to fostering a diverse, inclusive, fulfilling and progressive work environment. We encourage applications from candidates with different backgrounds, experiences and perspectives as it strengthens us, as individuals and as a studio. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, ancestry, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable legislation. We are committed to positively supporting candidates – If we can make any reasonable accommodations for you in the recruitment process in order to give you the opportunity to perform to your best, please let us know. Any information that you provide will be used only for the purposes of providing relevant support and will have no bearing on how your application will be viewed. If you require an accommodation to participate in the hiring process,please emailHR@lighthousestudios.ieand we will be happy to accommodate you as best we can.

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