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Previs/Layout Artist – Digital Domain Vancouver

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Digital Domain Vancouver


Job Title: Previs/Layout Artist
Department: Previz
Reports to: Previs Supervisor
Status: Non-Exempt
Classification: Full Time, Contract based
Date: August 2015

Purpose of the job:

The Previs/Layout Artist works with other artists under the Previs/Layout Lead as part of a team to pre-visualize CG shots & sequences in either feature films or commercial productions.

Essential Functions/Responsibilities:

Under minimal supervision, use and occasionally create, digital assets including character and backgrounds to interpret a script as visualized by the Director.
Provide cinematic pre-visualization of Director’s vision by completing layout of 3D animatic level sequences from start to finish using multiple elements based on scripts and input from Director(s).
Provides other artists with previs source art created in 3D.
Completes special projects as needed or requested.


Education, Experience, and Skills Required:

2+ years experience in feature film or television production
Extensive training in and/or strong demonstrable understanding of the principles of story-telling, art and film.
Demonstrated proficiency in scene, shot, camera, and character composition is required.
Modeling, lighting, texturing and animation experience strongly desired.
Knowledge of terminology and techniques used in film, animation and visual effects including basic knowledge of photography and camera lenses.
Demonstrated proficiency using Maya, or 3Ds max required. Proficiency in other applications such as Photoshop and After Effects, as well as familiarity with digital video is highly desired.
Ability to learn and use new software as needed.
Ability to work under pressure as well as implement changes based on input from multiple sources.
Ability to multi-task and work efficiently in a multi-user environment.
Excellent organizational skills a must.

Working Conditions and Environment/Physical Demands:

Office working environment.

Hours for this position are based on normal working hours but will require extra hours pending production needs.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by people assigned to this work. This is not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities associated with it. Digital Domain Vancouver management reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet business and organizational needs.

To apply for this position please submit an application at
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