Full Time Job

Layout Artist


London, United Kingdom 04-04-2024
  • Paid
  • Full Time
Job Description
With a curated roster of Creative Directors, our talented advertising, design, creative technology, immersive and visual effects teams produce captivating content across multiple platforms for global clients. This includes creating visually striking content from crafting unforgettable theme park attractions, partnering with global brands through our advertising and Design teams, creating stunning VFX for episodic work, and executing pioneering captivating experiences.

Who We Are
Framestore combines talent and technology to bring life to everything we create, whether in film, TV, advertising or immersive experiences. Driven by creativity and inspired by the future, we set out every day to reframe the possible.

The Role
Our London team is looking for a Layout Artist to join us on a project basis from May to July 2024. The Layout Artist is responsible for CG camera animation using cinematography principles, shot composition and character blocking to pre-visualise shots before the beginning of animation, and allowing up-stream CG departments to use as the foundation for shot construction.

This is a great opportunity to work directly with the wider CG teams at Framestore and on a very exciting episodic TV project!

Core responsibilities include:
• Camera/assets staging/blocking.
• Overseeing Previs and Postvis ingestion.
• Setup and maintenance of Conforms.
• Restaging of cameras and assets when needed.
• Shot content maintenance for animation.
• Overseeing Motion Capture Ingestion/distribution.
• Strong Maya knowledge with excellent problem-solving skills and a solid understanding of the visual effects pipeline.
• Good attention to detail and a proactive approach to identifying and resolving issues to maintain continuity within the sequence.
• Strong demonstrable experience in sequence and shot composition.
• Good working knowledge of cinematography in a virtual environment.
• Excellent understanding of practical cameras and camera techniques.
• Previous experience in camera tracking and animation blocking is advantageous.
• Organisation skills and ability to create tidy scenes for use in the rest of the pipeline.
• Tracking and MatchMove experience in 3DEqualizer is beneficial.

Desirable Skills
• Basic MEL and Python scripting.
Our Commitment

Application Process

To apply, please complete the linked application form or submit your resume and portfolio to with the subject line: Layout Artist - London.

Application Deadline

Due to the project, this role is currently only open to those in the UK or with the right to work in the UK. Please ensure you are available for the start of May 2024 and application has been made by the 29th of April 2024.

Framestore is an equal-opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-rj0nke-44-201-97-224-42 in your application.