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Reporting to the Layout Supervisor, the Layout artist is responsible for recreating camera movements for integration of 3D elements in sequences for live action feature film (and/or tv) partnering with the Animation and Modeling departments to deliver accurate camera animation.


Recreates the sets, objects and camera motion of shots in 3D software environment to match the live-action background plate images
Create proxy props and other models based on supplied set data and/or other available survey information
Include proof of scale in virtual layout set up
Matchmove objects/characters to match the action in the live action plates
Render track/ match move over supplied plates for approval
Undistort/distort plates
Debug technical problems and escalate issues as needed.
Duties and tasks as assigned

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
Experience is an asset
BA or Diploma in the field of Arts, Film, Animation, etc. (preferred)
3-5+ years VFX Layout experience (required)
Solid animation grounding (preferred CG feature film animation – FX or Character)
Demonstrated skill of camera animation work laying out shots, staging, etc. (using film cameras or on-set experience)
Life Drawing skills and  knowledge of human/animal anatomy (preferred)
Background or experience in traditional Fine Arts – demonstrating thorough understanding of physical motion, weight, balance
Passion for film and a love of film making is paramount
Intermediate – Advanced: Maya, Photoshop, Nuke, Vray, Zbrush (required)
Shotgun, (preferred)
Demonstrated experience with “realism” modeling, lighting, texture, effect, composting and animation
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, team player with great attitude
Close attention to detail; ability to QA own work, take direction and apply notes from Supervisors
Able to work independently with minimal supervision; strong trouble shooting/problem solving ability

+Extended Medical
+Disability Insurance
+Dental Insurance


We keep your resume on file for 6 months so no need to apply again unless there are significant changes or unless you’re applying for a different position.
We want to be able to reach you easily and much of our correspondence is via email and this helps us keep your information together in one file. That way you’re not lost in the system.
Resume – Include in your resume the names of the company’s you worked with and the dates you were there. Max 2 pages.
Cover Letter – tell us a little about yourself and what makes you the ideal candidate.
Reel Breakdown – demonstrates what you did on each shot and the tools used – Go ahead! Show off your talent/skills here.


PLEASE APPLY DIRECTLY TO THIS POSITION HERE: https://scanlinevfx.applynow.net.au/jobs/SVFX915

About Scanline VFX


Celebrating over 25 years in the industry, Scanline VFX specializes in creating complex visual effects for high end, block buster feature films with studios worldwide: Vancouver, Los Angeles, Munich, and Stuttgart.    Founded in Germany, the company expanded to Los Angeles in 2007 and opened the largest studio in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia in 2011.  In 2015 it won the Emmy for Outstanding Visual Effects for their work on Game of Thrones.  Scanline VFX has received multiple Academy Award Nominations for Best Achievement in Visual Effects: 2014 for Iron Man 3 and in 2010 for its work on director Clint Eastwoods Hereafter.  We are also well known for our proprietary, in-house fluid effects software Flowline, for which it received a 2008 Scientific and Technical Achievement Academy Award.