Intermediate Layout Artist

This position is based in Vancouver. All applicants must reside in the United States or British Columbia/Ontario if applying within Canada.

Zoic Studios is currently seeking an intermediate Layout Artist to join our Camera Department.

The ideal candidate will have intermediate knowledge of the shot layout step in production. The candidate should also have a strong understanding of cameras, lenses, shot composition and onset camera techniques to rebuild in 3D.


  • Intermediate level shot/sequence construction based on cameras/geo provided by TRK/MMV department or by setting up cameras from scratch
  • Train on the Zoic pipeline and tools
  • Minor animation work
  • Maintain clean/organized scene files
  • Place cameras in environments based on supervisors instruction
  • Maintain consistency between camera placement through sequences
  • Place assets in shot based on supervisors instruction
  • Provide QC of tracking/matchmove work when possible
  • Build full CG cameras and compose
  • Build proxy geo for asset departments to use as reference
  • Creatively/technically stitch cameras together
  • CG camera extensions from plates
  • Constantly learn new techniques through training from seniors and leads
  • Be able to work under the pressure of television timelines
  • Work well in a team environment
  • Ability to take direction and notes well
  • Notify leads of any concern with workload/timelines

Qualifications, Skills and Software Required

  • 3+ years of production experience in layout
  • Proficiency in Maya
  • Good understanding of cameras and framing/composition
  • Minor animation skills
  • Intermediate modeling/UVing skills
  • Strong knowledge of projections in maya
  • Knowledge of Nuke
  • Skills in tracking/matchmove is a plus
  • Working knowledge of shotgun
  • Work well in team environment
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Additional information

  • Candidates MUST be located in the United States, British Columbia or Ontario. This is a remote (work from home) position
  • Zoic does not cover relocation costs
  • This job description contains the basic requirements for the position and is NOT intended to be a complete list of responsibilities; other duties may be assigned
  • Due to the volume of applications we receive across our different openings we regret that only those selected to interview will be contact

About Zoic Studios

Zoic Studios is an Award winning VFX company made up of accomplished artists and producers who understand story, process and relationships. Partnership, integrity and enthusiasm are our key founding principles. We have three locations, Los Angeles, New York City and Vancouver, Canada. Some of our recent credits include Ozark, See, Sweet Tooth, Superman & Lois, and Legends of Tomorrow.

"Visual Evolution" is our mission; we invest in constantly improving our technological and studio processes so that our artists can focus on being creative even in the lightning fast paced world of visual effects. We apply these principles to our work on some of the most VFX intensive film and television projects out there. We like a challenge. Do you?