Added by on 2013-12-20

Disney Animation Studios Recruiting Layout Artist, Stereo Artist & Set Extension Artist

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LAYOUT ARTIST

Walt Disney Animation Studios has been combining the best in artistry and storytelling with cutting-edge technology to create stories and films with timeless appeal. Layout Artists stage and block the cameras and characters in virtual environments through a combination of skills both artistic and technical.
A central component of Disney’s storytelling process is the work done in Layout. Layout transforms a film’s art, storyboards, and assets into the shots that audiences around the world will see on the big screen.

Walt Disney Animation Studios is seeking Layout Artists to join its studio in Burbank, CA.

Responsibilities

Executing the staging, blocking and camera work that makes up the foundation of a successful shot and sequence of shots throughout a film
Producing work (shots) in a fast-paced CG environment using Maya, Linux, and a suite of proprietary software
Working well with and as part of a team and across departments to produce world-class Layout work that is highly consumable in our production’s pipeline
A good working knowledge of the principles of cinematic staging, blocking, and camera work

Requirements

A good working knowledge of the principles of cinematic staging, blocking, and camera work
A good working knowledge of Maya and Linux is essential
Good camera animation skills
Good working knowledge of the posing/animation of CG character
Must be able to work iteratively in a fluid and fast-paced environment, take direction easily, and be willing to participate as a member of a highly collaborative team
Experience with lighting
Must be open to working and showing work from rough to finished layoutsBachelor’s degree in a relevant field and/or equivalent experience

Preferred Qualifications

Experience with EFX is a plus
Application Materials

A reel of your recent and/or past Layout work that shows one or more sequences of shots in continuity. This is essential. Please include rough layout versions of your work.
A resume that details your recent/ past work history

Apply here:- https://careers.disneyanimation.com/job_groups/job_description?id=370
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STEREO ARTIST

Walt Disney Animation Studios has been combining the best in artistry and storytelling with cutting-edge technology to bring wonderful new characters and adventures to the big screen for audiences around the world. We are currently seeking Stereo Layout Artists to join our Burbank, CA studio.

Our Stereo Artists are challenged to create the most immersive and watchable stereo shots for our newest stories in production now and also to recreate our classic titles for 3D re-release. Our ideal candidate has great sense of 3D cinematography and has a passion for visual storytelling.

Responsibilities

Work directly with Stereo Supervisor, Layout Supervisor, Director of Look and Lighting and Directors to create immersive and comfortable 3D images in support of the story.
Stereo Layout Duties:

Add stereo camera rigs to CG layout animatics.
Configure and animate of the stereoscopic parameters of our custom CG stereo camera rig in order to achieve the creative and technical goals for each shot.
Set and animate the stereo floating windows to minimize edge violations and meet desired placement of the proscenium.
Stereo Layout Finaling Duties:
Adapt the stereoscopic parameters to account for final animated performances and camera changes.
Generate test renders to validate stereo setups.

Stereo Final Color Duties:

Correct stereo artifacts introduced in the lighting and compositing of shots.
Make creative adjustments to final images to enhance for the stereoscopic version of the film
Use compositing based depth sculpting techniques to add dimension to 2D elements such as matte paintings and enhance or modify the depth of 3D elements.

Requirements

Bachelors degree in Art, Film, Illustration, Computer Graphics, Engineering, related field, or equivalent experience desired
Exceptional artistic and technical skills
Excellent Stereoscopic vision
Previous production experience on Stereoscopic feature films; Stereoscopic Layout experience preferred
Experience working in collaborative environments and taking direction
Solid understanding of the Stereoscopic principles
Knowledge of rendering and compositing
Strong problem-solving ability
Solid understanding of Maya and Nuke
Comfort with Linux environments

Preferred Qualifications

Experience in Layout a plus
Experience in Lighting a plus
Visual examples of images exemplifying work in this area are requested for review. Additionally, please include a resume and reel breakdown with your online profile.

Apply here:- https://careers.disneyanimation.com/job_groups/job_description?id=367
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SET EXTENSION ARTIST

Walt Disney Animation Studios combines the very best in artistry and storytelling with cutting-edge technology to bring wonderful new characters to the big screen for audiences around the world. Constantly challenged to create innovative new technologies for animated features, theme park productions, and special projects for the Walt Disney Company, Walt Disney Animation Studios is home to some of the most talented artists working in the film industry today.
Disney’s Set Extension/Matte Painting Artists use their knowledge of today’s CG tools to create complex believable digital environments in a 3D world. We currently have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Set Extension Artist at our Burbank, CA studios.

Responsibilities

Work with the Directors and Production Designers to stylistically extend the environments digitally for the films we are creating
Create complex backgrounds, landscapes, and environments in a 3D world using digital rendering and painting programs such as Maya, RenderMan, Photoshop, Nuke, as well as Disney’s proprietary software, etc.
Extrapolate art direction: i.e. design, architectural style, lighting and graphics, which adhere to the Director’s overall vision
Support the technical aspects of the work created
Setup and execute 3D paintings for Dailies presentation
Help formulate and explore the future direction of set extension tools and techniques in the Look Development department
Collaborate with the Art Department, Layout, Modeling, Look Development, Lighting, and Stereo teams
Learn the Look Development toolset and share the Set Extension process to the rest of the Look Development group

Requirements

Bachelors degree or comparable experience
High skill level in painting, composition, perspective, and color in programs such as Photoshop, Illustrator, etc.
6+ years feature film experience
Comfortable Modeling in systems such as Maya
Knowledge of lighting, shading, and rendering in programs such as RenderMan, V-Ray, and Arnold
Knowledge of Mac OSX and Linux
Portfolio samples of both Set Extensions and traditional painting

Apply here:- https://careers.disneyanimation.com/job_groups/job_description?id=366
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