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Animal Logic Recruiting Final Layout Artist, Technical Layout Artist, CG Generalist & Previs Artist

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Final Layout Artist – LEGO 2

Are you a Final Layout Artist interested in working on LEGO® 2? The Final Layout Artist is responsible for camera polishing, stereo, final set dressing and picture compositing.

What you’ll get to do:

Finalising the cinematic staging and camera positioning as directed by the Layout Supervisor or Director
Work closely with the Layout Leads and Supervisor to polish camera animation and lensing style which is in alignment with, the film director’s vision for the film and its narrative
Clearly understand the creative requirements of a sequence and deliver these creative goals in a timely manner and to the highest standard
Work closely with the Stereo department to implement stereo qualities into the narrative
Provide technical setups of shots to downstream departments
Keep abreast of relevant and related emerging techniques and technologies
Adhere to deadlines and anticipate, communicate and troubleshoot technical issues with Production
Help provide solutions to creative briefs through existing tools & processes
Understand department pipeline including all assets and tools, and their purpose
Become proficient with the departments propriety tools

What you bring:

3-5+ years’ experience working in CG on feature animation, VFX projects or TV Series
3-5+ years’ experience in Final Layout and/or Stereo team
Previous experience working with large digital feature film production pipelines
Previous experience in Stereo is a bonus
Working knowledge and understanding of 3D software packages used in digital film production, in particular XSI and Maya
Working knowledge and understanding of camera polishing and composition techniques such as f/stop and framing rules
Working knowledge of camera animation, scene set-up and set dressing
Ability to produce high-level camera work with an in depth knowledge of framing, composition and cinematography
An understanding of editing and ensuring continuity over a sequence of shots and the film
Excellent visual communication skills including but not limited to drawing
Recognized post-secondary qualification in animation, film or related field is preferable
A demonstrated passion in camera animation, picture cinematography, cinematographic history, staging and directing
Enthusiasm, positivity, initiative and talent, coupled with an understanding for taking direction
Have an “eye” for picture composition and attention to detail
Ability to work solo as well as collaboratively within a team environment
Maintain a flexible approach with the ability to achieve deadlines within a team environment while under pressure
Strong communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to efficiently organize and prioritize work across multiple areas
Willing to learn, and contribute to the success of the team and project
Have the ability to listen and be open to all feedback given
Open to new workflows and tool sets

Due to security reason please do not include any links to Dropbox or Google Docs.
For more information about Working Holidays Visas and company sponsored visas please go to our FAQ page.

Apply here:- http://bit.ly/2GkYBin
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Technical Layout Artist (Assembly)

Are you a Technical Layout Artist interested in working on our first Animated Feature in Vancouver? The Assembly team is a small, but critical role in Production, where an eye for detail is key! As one of the Asset gatekeepers, you will help maintain the “shot breakdown” – facilitating distribution of assets between various departments, with a special emphasis on supporting the Layout and Animation teams.

What you’ll get to do:

Partner with Layout to troubleshoot shot set-ups/builds and QC
Troubleshoot Asset and configuration issues
Maintain assets, shot set-ups, and breakdown

What you bring:

2 years’ experience in Animated Features, VFX or Games
Experience working with assets (modelling, rigging and surfacing)
Experience with Maya or XSI in a production environment
Knowledge and experience with asset management and tracking software
Excellent attention to technical details and ability to deliver accurate work
Ability to communicate and interact positively in a collaborative group environment
Proven ability to multi-task, prioritize, and problem solve
Experience in MEL or Python scripting is a bonus

Due to security reason please do not include any links to Dropbox or Google Docs.

For more information about Working Holidays Visas and company sponsored visas please go to our FAQ page.

Apply here:- http://bit.ly/2paxNsO
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CG Generalist – Lego 2

Are You A Cg Generalist Interested In Joining Our Team To Work On Our First Animated Feature?!

What You’ll Get To Do:

Ability To Execute A Broad Range Of Tasks Across Multiple Disciplines Including Concept, Modeling, Texturing, Animation, And Rendering Look Development
Create And Modify Assets By Following The Creative Direction Of Production
Clearly Understand The Visual Requirements To Deliver The Creative Goals In A Timely Manner And To The Highest Standard
Develop A Comprehensive Understanding Of The Processes Of The Adjoining Departments In Relation To Animal Logic’s Pipeline And Communicate With These Departments As Needed
Escalate Issues Or Potential Issues In A Timely Manner To Leads Or Supervisor If Applicable
Exhibit A Keen Design Sense And Proactively Provide Creative Input Where Appropriate

What You Bring:

3+ Years Working On Feature Animation Or Vfx Projects
Professional Experience And Understanding Of 3d Software Packages Used In Digital Film Production, In Particular Maya, Xsi And Nuke
Good Knowledge Of Layout Skills
Good Knowledge Of Animation Skills
Knowledge Of Displacement Map And Normal Map Generation
Knowledge Of Polygonal Geometry Modeling
Knowledge Of Material Creations And Texturing
Knowledge Of Basic Expression Setup
Knowledge Of Lighting And Rendering
Maintain A Flexible Approach With The Ability To Achieve Deadlines Within A Team Environment While Under Pressure
Ability To Work Solo As Well As Collaboratively Within A Team Environment
Strong Communication And Interpersonal Skills With The Ability To Efficiently Organise, Prioritise And Problem Solve Work Across Multiple Areas

Due To Security Reasons Please Do Not Include Any Links To Dropbox Or Google Docs.
For More Information About Working Holidays Visas And Company Sponsored Visas Please Go To Our Faq Page.

Apply here:- http://bit.ly/2FDiksg
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Previs Artist – LEGO 2

Are you a motivated and creative Previs Artist interested in working with us on our first Animated Feature in Vancouver?!

What you’ll get to do:

Establish the cinematic staging and camera positioning as directed by the Layout Leads/Layout Supervisor or Director
Incorporate posed and rough animated elements to guide framing and story
Work closely with the Layout Leads and Supervisor to implement a lensing style which is in alignment with, the film director’s vision for the film and its narrative
Work closely with Production Designer, Art Director, and assets Supervisors to include work in progress environments and character designs into a visualized story development.
Clearly understand the creative requirements of a sequence and deliver these creative goals in a timely manner and to the highest standard
Provide technical setups of shots to downstream departments

What you bring:

5+ years working on feature animation or VFX projects
Professional experience and understanding of 3D software packages used in digital film production, in particular Maya, XSI and Nuke
Strong experience in layout and/or previsualization
Experience working in creative story development
Experience working in character animation
Knowledge of Cinematography and understanding of story and scene layout
Knowledge of traditional camera techniques and the principles of translating storyboards to 3d
Knowledge of real world cameras, rigs and shooting environments for feature films
Experience setting a shot turn over pace that achieves a balance between meeting deadlines and exceeding quality expectations
Ability to work solo as well as collaboratively within a team environment
Strong communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to efficiently organise, prioritise and problem solve work across multiple areas

Due to security reasons please do not include any links to Dropbox or Google Docs.

For more information about Working Holidays Visas and company sponsored visas please go to our FAQ page.

Apply here:- http://bit.ly/2FNea4w
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