Full Time Job

Assembly & Final Layout Artist

Animal Logic

Vancouver, BC 11-18-2020
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description

Are you an Assembly & Final Layout Artist with high attention to detail and an ''eye'' for picture composition? The Assembly & Final Layout Artist is responsible for setting up shots, camera polishing, set dressing, picture composition, and stereo. They ensure that the required assets are installed; check for consistency and continuity of set dressing as well as camera and lensing work. They provide support to all downstream departments throughout production.

What you'll get to do:
• Conform timing and casting of shots, provided by Rough Layout, to the edit of the sequence
• Maintain asset breakdown, troubleshoot shot builds and QC for delivery to downstream departments
• Set dress shots based on the desired look of the film, working with the Production Designer and Art Director
• Collaborate with and support the Animation department with camera framing and ''work in progress'' animation
• Finalize the cinematic staging, camera positioning, camera settings and composition as directed by the Layout Supervisor or Director
• Be aware of the creative requirements of a sequence and therefore ensuring continuity between shots
• Adhere to deadlines and anticipate, communicate and troubleshoot technical issues with Production.
• Become proficient with the proprietary tools and provide feedback; understand the department's role within the studio pipeline
• Keep abreast of relevant and related emerging techniques and technologies

What you bring:

Experience
• 2+ years' experience in feature animation, VFX, and/or animated television with a focus in Layout
• Proficiency demonstrated through past project work and/or reel
• Proven ability to deliver high quality shots within production deadlines
• Recognised post-secondary qualification in animation, film or related field is preferable

Software/Technical
• Working knowledge and understanding of 3D software packages used in digital film production, in particular Maya
• Ability to produce camera work using knowledge and understanding of camera polishing and camera settings such as focal lengths, depth of field and f-stop
• Knowledge and experience with asset management and production tracking software
• Knowledge of shot based set dressing techniques to provide artistic quality to the sequence
• An understanding of editing and continuity over a sequence of shots and a film

Soft Skills
• Enthusiasm, positivity, initiative and talent, coupled with an understanding for taking direction
• Ability to maintain a flexible approach with an openness to new workflows and tool sets
• Strong communication and interpersonal skills; ability to receive and apply feedback, sharing knowledge as needed
• Ability to work solo as well as collaboratively within a team environment

What you should demonstrate in your demo reel/portfolio:
• Camera work that demonstrates use of camera polishing and camera settings such as focal lengths, depth of field and f-stop
• The ability to maintain continuity over a sequence of shots and a film
• Examples of set dressing
• ''Eye'' for picture composition and attention to detail

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Company Profile
Animal Logic

Animal Logic is one of the world's most accomplished digital studios producing award winning, ground breaking and trail blazing animation, visual effects and design.