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The Layout Artist is responsible for the story-telling, shot sequence continuity and presentation as part of the VFX pipeline for feature film and/or high level television. Utilizing assets from the modeling department and/or camera track from the matchmove department, they create a rough pass of the shot as a whole as well as packages necessary components for use in later departments. While camera animation and composition is the main objective, a Layout Artist may be required to create simple animation, lighting and FX in order to convey key story points.

Creates visually striking composition based on shot description and/or storyboard
Matches references such as previs and/or images
Supplement shots with simple but convincing animation, lighting and FX to aid story-telling
Stitches plate-based shots into a full CG environment and vice versa
Assembles the correct combination of assets in a shot for use in downstream departments
Includes proof of scale and continuity in a virtual layout set up
Debugs technical problems and escalate issues as needed
Takes directions and applies notes from supervisors

Three (3) to five (5) years of layout experience in visual effects for feature film or television (required)
Bachelor’s degree or Diploma in the field of arts, film and/or animation (preferred)
Advanced software skills in Maya (required)
Basic to Intermediate skills in 3ds Max, Photoshop, Shotgun, Nuke and Scripting (preferred)
Extensive skillset in camera animation, staging and set dressing
Great sense of presentation via lighting, texturing and/or FX
Solid animation grounding for story-telling purposes
Background or experience in traditional Fine Arts demonstrating a thorough understanding of framing and composition
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills; a team player with great attitude
Great eye for detail with excellent and consistent quality assurance
Strong troubleshooting and problem solving skills
Ability to work independently with minimal supervision

We offer extended medical, disability and dental insurance.

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About Scanline VFX

Scanline VFX offers a leading edge creative, collaborative team environment working with brilliant talent from around the globe. Be part of an award-winning studio where you will be challenged to do the best work of your career.