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Overview

Everything will be awesome when you’re part of the team! Animal Logic – the studio that brought you The LEGO Movie – is looking for a Senior Final Layout Artist. The Senior Final Layout Artist is responsible for camera polishing, stereo, final set dressing and picture compositing. This role is a full time contract role that reports directly to Artist Management and Layout Supervisor

Responsibilities:

  • Finalising the cinematic staging and camera positioning as directed by the Layout Supervisor or Director
  • Work closely with the Layout Leads and Supervisor to polish camera animation and 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
  • Work closely with the Stereo department to implement stereo qualities into the narrative
  • Provide technical setups of shots to downstream departments
  • Keep abreast of relevant and related emerging techniques and technologies
  • Adhere to deadlines and anticipate, communicate and troubleshoot technical issues with Production
  • Help provide solutions to creative briefs through existing tools & processes
  • Understand department pipeline including all assets and tools, and their purpose
  • Become proficient with the departments propriety tools

 

Requirements:

  • 3-5+ years’ experience working in CG on feature animation, VFX projects or TV Series
  • 3-5+ years’ experience in Final Layout and/or Stereo team
  • Previous experience working with large digital feature film production pipelines
  • Previous experience in Stereo is a bonus
  • Working knowledge and understanding of 3D software packages used in digital film production, in particular XSI and Maya
  • Working knowledge and understanding of camera polishing and composition techniques such as f/stop and framing rules
  • Working knowledge of camera animation, scene set-up and set dressing
  • Ability to produce high-level camera work with an in depth knowledge of framing, composition and cinematography
  • An understanding of editing and ensuring continuity over a sequence of shots and the film
  • Excellent visual communication skills including but not limited to drawing
  • Recognized post-secondary qualification in animation, film or related field is preferable
  • A demonstrated passion in Camera amination, picture cinematography, cinematographic history, staging and directing
  • Enthusiasm, positivity, initiative and talent, coupled with an understanding for taking direction
  • Have an “eye” for picture composition and attention to detail
  • Ability to work solo as well as collaboratively within a team environment
  • Maintain a flexible approach with the ability to achieve deadlines within a team environment while under pressure
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to efficiently organize and prioritize work across multiple areas
  • Willing to learn, and contribute to the success of the team and project
  • Have the ability to listen and be open to all feedback given
  • Open to new workflows and tool sets

 

Salary range CAD$88 – $130k and extended medical benefits. In addition, we include a comprehensive benefits package with paid vacation time, extended medical and dental, AD&D, LTD and Life insurance. Relocation assistance provided if required.  If you are interested in applying for this role please fill out our online application form via our website. http://www.animallogic.com/Careers/Jobs or contact us at jobs@animallogic.ca

We are based in Sydney, LA and are now very excited to be establishing a presence in Vancouver within the creative precinct of Yaletown.  Production on our first Vancouver-based animated feature commenced in January 2016 with more animated features in the pipeline.  Our business and work location for this role is 840 Cambie Street, Vancouver.

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

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.

 

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