Short term position, 5 – 6 weeks, July/August

Are you a creative layout artist, with a broader generalist skill set, who can help realise a director’s brief and cinematic vision?  If so, this could be the role for you!

What you’ll get to do:

  • Translate storyboards into CG sequences including character performance and camera lensing.
  • Work with tracked cameras and plates to add CG characters and assets.
  • Insure the cinematic style and layout animation is consistent with the Layout Supervisor’s and Director’s vision.
  • Incorporate posed and rough animated elements to guide framing and story.
  • Clearly understand the creative requirements of a sequence and deliver these creative goals in a timely manner and to the highest standard.
  • Provide the technical set-up of shots to departments further down the production pipeline (e.g. Animation).
  • Work within a team of layout artists under the supervision of a Layout Lead.

What you bring:

  • 5+ years’ experience working in CG on feature animation, VFX projects or TV Series.
  • 5+ years’ experience being part of layout and/or previs team
  • 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 and understanding of layout/previs techniques such as staging and framing rules.
  • Working knowledge of camera animation and scene set-up.
  • Cinematography knowledge and understanding of story and scene layout.
  • Knowledge of traditional camera techniques and the principles of translating storyboards to 3D.
  • Excellent visual communication skills including but not limited to drawing.
  • Ability to produce high-level camera work with an in-depth knowledge of framing, composition and cinematography.
  • An understanding of editing and ability to ensure continuity over a sequence of shots and the film.
  • Recognised post-secondary qualification in animation, film or related field is preferable.
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritise and problem solve.
  • Excellent attention to detail. 
  • A willingness to learn, and contribute to the success of the team and the project.
  • Excellent organizational and verbal communication skills.

And you might also have: 

While not essential, some, or a combination of, the following skill set would be beneficial:

  • Camera Tracking
  • Rotomation
  • Animation
  • Rigging
  • Blendshapes
  • Char FX

What you need to include in your application:

  • A strong reel that shows examples of work done in a 3D computer generated environment. Where possible a storyboard animatic, followed by layout and then through to final finished sequences.

As this is a short term contract, we encourage people who are immediately able to work in Australia to apply.

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