Full Time Job

Assembly & Final Layout Artist - Super Pets

Animal Logic

Vancouver, BC 05-21-2020
  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description

Are you an Assembly & Final Layout Artist interested in working with our Vancouver team?! 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
• Work closely with the Stereo Supervisor to implement stereo qualities into the narrative
• 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:
• 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
• Working knowledge and understanding of 3D software packages used in digital film production, in particular Maya
• Knowledge and experience with asset management and production tracking software
• 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 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
• Proven ability to deliver high quality shots within production deadlines
• Have an ''eye'' for picture composition and attention to detail
• A demonstrated passion for Layout, picture cinematography, cinematographic history, staging and directing
• 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
• Basic understanding of stereo principles is a bonus
• Recognised post-secondary qualification in animation, film or related field is preferable

Please apply if you are eligible to work in Canada.

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Animal Logic is recognised as one of the world's leading independent creative digital studios, producing award winning design, visual effects and animation for almost 30 years. Earlier this year, the multisite studio delivered the hybrid live action/animated feature, Peter Rabbit 2 and is currently in production on Super Pets. Other recent credits include Captain Marvel, The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part and Peter Rabbit.

If you want to create GREAT WORK with GREAT PEOPLE then come and join us at Animal Logic, Vancouver.

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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.