Overview

Department: Layout
Project: LEGO® Ninjago
Contract: Short Contract (2-3 months)

Animal Logic is looking for highly motivated creative Layout/ Previs artists with a range of experience to help define the visual language of our animated feature. As part of the layout team you will be working to realize the director’s brief and cinematic vision for LEGO ® 2.
Key Responsibilities include:

  • Establish the cinematic staging and camera positioning as directed by the Layout Leads/Layout Supervisor or Director
  • Incorporate posed and rough animated elements to guide framing and story
  • Work closely with the Layout Leads and Supervisor to implement a lensing style which is in alignment with, the film director’s vision for the film and its narrative
  • Clearly understand the creative requirements of a sequence and deliver these creative goals in a timely manner and to the highest standard
  • Provide technical setups of shots to downstream departments
  • Staying up todate on relevant and related emerging techniques and technologies

 

Requirements:

  • Previous feature film is highly regarded
  • An understanding of editing and ensuring continuity over a sequence of shots and the film
  • Cinematography knowledge and understanding of story and scene layout
  • Knowledge of traditional camera techniques and the principles of translating storyboards to 3d
  • Ability to produce high-level camera work with an in depth knowledge of composition
  • Professional experience and understanding of 3D software packages used in digital film production, in particular Maya, XSI and Nuke
  • Excellent visual communication skills including but not limited to drawing
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritise and problem solve
  • Ability to work collaboratively within a team environment
  • Ability to work towards, and meet, deadlines while under pressure
  • Strong communication & interpersonal skills
  • Excellent attention to detail

About Animal Logic

Animal Logic is an independent Australian company that has been at the forefront of creating digital content, award winning design, visual effects and animation for the film and television industries for over 25 years. With creative studios in Sydney and Vancouver and offices for the company’s development arm, Animal Logic Entertainment, in Sydney and Los Angeles, Animal Logic continues to forge new partnerships and collaborations with leading studios and filmmakers to develop and produce stories that resonate with a global audience.

 

Animal Logic recently completed production on The LEGO® Batman Movie (2017), The Great Wall (2016) and The Master: A LEGO® Ninjago Short (2016). Animal Logic is currently in production on Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017), Alien: Covenant (2017), The LEGO® Ninjago Movie (2017), Peter Rabbit (2018) and The LEGO® Movie Sequel (2019). Other film credits include The LEGO® Movie, Avengers: Age of Ultron, The Great Gatsby, Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole, 300, Happy Feet and The Matrix.