Layout Artist

Layout Artist

Position:
Layout Artist

Department:
3D

Location:
Bournemouth

Overview

We are on the lookout for a talented Layout Artist to join our team to help us to deliver some exciting high-end film and episodic projects which we have on the horizon in 2021.

As Layout Artists you are responsible for leading the Layout stage of a VFX shot and creating the highest possible quality of work across a broad range of disciplines and styles across high end projects in film and TV.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Interpret and conceptualize the film script according to the Supervisor’s instructions
  • Create scenes and shots by placing characters, props and environments according to the storyboard/previz
  • Put the characters in key poses to define their actions and movements
  • Define camera angles and animate them, if applicable
  • Adapt shot staging according to the composition
  • Check the conformity and continuity of the sequences
  • Pass off clean and easy to understand layout Maya scenes, with correct naming and use of assets, to other artists further down the pipeline
  • Maintain timing and production quotas given by the Production Coordinator
  • Execute the corrections requested by the Supervisor by showing an analytic mind
  • Organize work and prepare presentation elements for approval
  • Communicate and seek information if necessary
  • Play an active part in dailies and other creative feedback sessions, and thoroughly understand the 3D contents of each shot that requires layout
  • Provide input if needed with design and bidding of projects in relation to the Layout needs.

Required Skills

  • 2+ years’ experience in using Maya & Unreal Engine as a 3D artist in production.
  • Ability to use Excel and Word as part of the organisation of the layout process
  • Experience using and giving feedback with Shotgun
  • An understanding of all aspects of the VFX pipeline.
  • To have a basic understanding of Houdini, including ability to check imported layouts into the software.
  • Full understanding of photogrammetry, and be able to edit/refine scanned data, like Lidar geo.
  • Ability to use to a basic level Nuke and Photoshop
  • Ability to fully understand camera workflow, and quality control the cameras as they form the basis of the layout scene. Knowledge of match-move software is desirable. This would include manipulating any cameras into a shared single environment if needed at the sequence level
  • An understanding of basic rendering, to allow for an Arnold based layout daily creation.

About you

  • A good eye for details and ability to work under pressure.
  • A passion and awareness for image composition, and general cinematographic styles and techniques.
  • Positive & collaborative attitude, with a keenness to encourage and maintain an upbeat atmosphere.

Benefits

  • Pension contribution
  • Wellness benefits
  • Free Friday beers or non-alcoholic drinks for all (once we return to the studio!)
  • Company sick pay
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity pay
  • Generous holiday entitlement

Location

  • Bournemouth, UK

Due to Covid-19 you may need to be able to work from home at the beginning of your appointment. However, if offered a position you must be willing and able to work in our Bournemouth studio. If shortlisted for an interview, you will be asked some questions to assess your home working capability.

Start Date

  • Immediate

Contract type

  • Fixed term

Salary

  • Depending on Experience

How to apply?

  • Send a short cover email to: [email protected]
  • Include a copy of your CV
  • Specify what role you would like to be considered for in the subject of the email.

All applicants must be eligible to work in the UK at the time of applying.

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