Added by on 2018-02-14

Cinesite Recruiting Lead Previs/Layout Artist

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Lead Previs/Layout Artist

Cinesite Vancouver is looking for a Lead Previs/Layout artist to join us on our creepy and kooky animated theatrical feature film, The Addams Family.
The Lead layout artist will be responsible for leading a team of layout artists and working closely with the Previs/Layout Supervisor and Director in creating the visual language for the film.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Collaborating with Previs/Layout Supervisor and Director in creating and maintaining the visual language of the film
Execution of scene staging, camera animation, composition, lensing and animation blocking with and without boards
Reviewing previs artist sequences and providing creative, technical feedback and mentoring
Camera scouting, first pass lighting and DOF in viewport 2.0 as required
Creation of simple temp previs assets as required
Stay current and provide training to team on all hardware, software and previs/layout procedures used in production
Work with all creative leads in development and integration of new tool sets for previs and layout
Work closely with all department leads and coordinators in creating and maintaining strong, open communication
Attend all Previs/Layout reviews and scene launches with Director and team leads
Assisting Previs/Layout Supervisor with final camera polish and final shot layout
Accountable for on time and on budget execution and delivery of previs and layout
Work with Previs/Layout Supervisor to control the complexity of the films previs within the scope of production
Responsible for communicating all red flags, changes and updates to Previs Coordinator in a timely fashion
Delegates work responsibly to ensure successful completion of shots across team members of all skill levels
Facilitate meetings with Previs and Layout artists to keep them informed on all film changes and requirements

Required Skills and Experience:

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent degree in Computer Science, Computer Visualization or Computer Animation required or equivalent work experience
5+ years of professional experience creating cinematic sequences for CG animation, with at least 3 years in a lead role
Firm understanding of cameras, staging, composition, perspective, pacing, timing, lighting and general filmmaking concepts in both animation and live action contexts
Strong communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to efficiently organize, multi-task, prioritize work across multiple areas
Ability to work solo and collaboratively, taking direction and feedback from the Supervisor and Directors
Knowledge of animation production pipeline an asset
Ability to effectively work, communicate and provide constructive feedback with all personality types
Energetic and positive fun attitude
BC residents preferred, but not required
Your demo reel should showcase a sequence of shots in continuity. Ideally, we are looking to see original previs/layout work and not final renders from a film. Storyboard/Layout/Final Render comparison would be the best-case scenario.

Please submit your application as an online submission via this website. If your candidacy is successful, you will be contacted shortly, if it is not retained for this position it will stay on file or future opportunities.

Apply here:- http://bit.ly/2ECx9OJ
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