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Layout – Final Layout Artist
- Animated Feature Film

Are you a Final Layout Artist interested in working with us on our next fully CG animated feature? At Animal Logic you’ll get to collaborate with other passionate and talented artists using our state-of-the-art USD pipeline. Working on this high-end feature animation, you’ll get to develop your artistic stills while being supported by our Pipeline team.

What you’ll get to do:

  • Fine tune cinematic staging as directed by the Layout Supervisor or Director
  • Work closely with the Layout Leads and Supervisor to finalize camera animation and lensing style in alignment with the film director’s vision
  • Polish set dressing as per the guidance from the Art Director and Film Director
  • Provide attention to detail to assist in continuity spotting
  • Clearly understand the creative and technical requirements of a sequence and deliver these 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:

Preferred

  • 2-3+ years’ experience working in Final Layout on feature animation, VFX projects, or TV Series
  • Previous experience working with large digital feature film production pipelines

Required

  • 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 organize and prioritize work across multiple areas

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