Ross Wallis

Lighter | Lighting TD


With over 25 years of experience in visual effects and animation, Ross has an understanding in all levels of production. Having been an animator, generalist, compositor, and lighting specialist he brings a vast array of knowledge in film; both as an artist and a lead. 

In his spare time he eats wine gums and makes cider.


Gaffer    Katana    Maya    Arnold    Renderman    3Delight    Nuke    HDRshop    Mental Ray    Shake    After Effects    Digital Fusion    Softimage 3D    3ds Max    Redshift

  • Professional Experience

Lighting TD

Weta FX, Canada

August 2021 to April 2024


Lighting TD / Lighting Lead

Image Engine, Vancouver BC Canada

February 2016 to April 2021


Lighting TD

Sony Imageworks, Vancouver BC Canada

February 2015 to February 2016


Lighting TD / Lighting Lead

Image Engine, Vancouver BC Canada

September 2010 to December 2014


Lighting TD 

Animal Logic, Sydney NSW Australia

January 2010 to August 2010


Key Lighter

Starz Animation, Toronto ON Canada

March 2009 to November 2009


Lighting TD

Framestore CFC, London UK

October 2007 to November 2008

Lighting TD 

Spin VFX, Toronto ON Canada

March 2007 to August 2007



Rainmaker, Vancouver BC Canada

November 2006 to January 2007


Lighting TD

Animal Logic, Sydney NSW Australia

July 2006 to October 2006


Lead Lighter / Compositor

IDT Entertainment, Toronto ON Canada

October 2004 to June 2006


Production Supervisor / Generalist

Simex-Iwerks, Toronto ON Canada

June 1999 to October 2004



Dan Krech Productions, Toronto ON Canada

February 1999 to May 1999

  • Education

Diploma in Computer Animation in Post Production

International Academy of Design, Toronto ON Canada

September 1998

Honours Bachelor of Science; Biology Specialist

University of Toronto, Toronto ON Canada

June 1997

  • Citizenship

Dual: Canada / United Kingdom

  • Memberships

Visual Effects Society (since 2015)

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