The Lighting Artist is mostly part of the visual effects team specializing in 3D CGI (computer-generated imagery). The so called digital lighting person designs the lighting using CGI that will be integrated into a live action film sequence.
Basic knowledge of 3D lighting artists can be acquired relatively easily as it is based on the real principles of photography and film lighting techniques. As in real life, mood can be created in a scene through the use of lights with different intensities and colors. With carefully selected shading highlighted certain elements of the set or characters. The biggest difference between real and virtual illumination lies in the fact that individual lights in the 3D world with shading or textures and the properties of light can be manually controlled.