Animal Logic Recruiting Layout Supervisor & Modelling Supervisor
Animal Logic is currently looking for a Layout Supervisor to work on our next Animated Features.
The Layout Supervisor is primarily responsible for translating sequences from storyboards to CG sequences and cameras. Overseeing both rough layout and final camera framing and movement on the film, the Layout Supervisor will be the point person for all camera related issues, as well as maintaining continuity across sequences. The Layout Supervisor essentially acts as Director of Photography on an animated feature. They have key collaborative relationships with the film’s Director, Art Director, Editor, Animation Director and Producer.
Other duties include:
Working closely with the Director, Art Director, Animation Supervisor and the Animation Department to define and maintain the lensing style of the film
Clearly understanding the creative requirements of a sequence and drive the Layout team to achieve these creative goals
Being responsible for defining the layout department workflow and disseminating techniques and common practices to the rest of the group. This includes ensuring all workflows and results are of the highest standard
Identifying any inefficiency and working with relevant departments and supervisors to rectify the issues
Providing detailed and specific feedback to the Layout department when necessary
Working closely with production to ensure all targets are met and identifying any issues that may impact the schedule
Candidates with the following skills are encouraged to apply:
Experience in a similar role
At least 8 or more years CG production experience. Work on an animated feature a bonus
Expert level of understanding of cinematography and scene layout
Proven ability in producing high quality camera work or composition
Good communication skills
Excellent visual communication skills, including (but not limited to) drawing
Strong knowledge of both production and technical resources
An ability to work in a collaborative environment
Ability to multi-task, prioritize and problem solve
Experience with stereoscopic ideal, but not essential
This role would suit someone who is interested in pursuing a Directorial role.
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We are currently looking for a Modelling Supervisor who is available in August.
You will be working closely with a variety of departments; including R&D, Art, Rigging and Surfacing.
The following skill and experience will be highly regarded:
3 years experience in a supervision or lead position on feature films and/or animated features.
Experience with managing, mentoring and training a large team.
Providing creative and technical team leadership in Modelling.
Providing creative and/or technical feedback to crew.
Providing crew and production management support.
Interest in pipeline, process, tools and techniques with a high level understanding of industry standards, conventions, formats and common practice.
Contribute to the planning and execution of production work.
Bidding of the modelling effort required for characters, props and environments.
Working closely with a production supervisor to develop and manage a department schedule.
Interest in ‘set dressing’ and experience with large and complex CG environments.
Ability to translate approved 3D sculptural form or concept art into production ready geometry.
Strong experience with photo realistic and hard surfacing modelling.
Technically aware of the requirements of rigging.
A good understanding of the needs of surfacing and an ability to provide good UV layouts.
Ability to follow a brief and produce complex models to a high standard with a thorough understanding of shape, scale and form.
Production experience using Maya, Z Brush and/or Mudbox.
Experience with other software such as 3D coat, Speedtree and Vue would be an advantage.
A strong understanding of the topological requirements of subdivision surface for both static and deforming models.
An understanding of proper edge flow and polygon density.
Ability to provide topology and turntables examples.
The following is required by all candidates:
Excellent attention to detail.
Ability to work to deadlines.
Proven strong technical and visual skills.
Proven strong communication and interpersonal skills.
Ability to multi-task, prioritize and problem solve.
Ability to work well with others in a team environment and when necessary to pass knowledge to other staff members.
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