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Final Layout Artist
- The Magician's Elephant

Are you a Final Layout Artist interested iin working with us on our next fully CG animated feature, “The Magician’s Elephant?” The Final Layout Artist is responsible for camera polishing, final set dressing, and picture compositing.

What you’ll get to do:

  • Finalise the cinematic staging and camera positioning as directed by the Layout Supervisor or Director
  • Work closely with the Layout Leads and Supervisor to polish camera animation and lensing style in alignment with the film director’s vision
  • Clearly understand the creative requirements of a sequence and deliver these creative goals in a timely manner and to the highest standard
  • Provide technical setups of shots to downstream departments
  • Help provide solutions to creative briefs through existing tools & processes
  • Understand the department pipeline including all assets and tools, and their purpose

What you bring:

  • 3-5+ years’ experience working in Final Layout on feature animation, VFX projects, or TV Series
  • Previous experience working with large digital feature film production pipelines
  • Working knowledge and understanding of 3D software packages used in digital film production, in particular Maya
  • Working knowledge of camera animation, scene set-up, and set dressing
  • Ability to produce high-level camera work with an in depth knowledge of camera polishing, framing, composition techniques, and cinematography
  • An understanding of editing and ensuring continuity over a sequence of shots and the film
  • Ability to work solo as well as collaboratively within a team environment
  • Maintain a flexible approach with the ability to achieve deadlines within a team environment while under pressure
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to efficiently organise and prioritise work across multiple areas

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