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Mikros Image Recruiting Layout Supervisor, Senior Layout Artists

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Layout Supervisor

Position overview

Mikros Animation’s London studio is hiring for a Layout Supervisor/Director of Cinematography for our feature animation project: Paramount’s ‘Gnomeo and Juliet: Sherlock Gnomes’.

Job description

Working closely with the Director, Art Director, CG Supervisor, and the VFX Supervisor, to define and maintain the cinematographic style and narrative flow of the film
Clearly understand the creative requirements of a sequence, and drive the Layout team to achieve these creative goals
Work closely with VFX Supervisor and Production team to ensure all creative decisions sit in line with the budget/schedule needs of the other departments
Advise the CG supervisor on the most appropriate technical workflow, always consistent with planning, sizes of teams and overall organisation of the project
Be responsible for the efficient workflow of the layout department, and spread the techniques and common practices to the rest of the team

Competencies required

High level Layout/Previs experience on CGI animated features
Expert understanding of scene layout, well-versed in film grammar and storytelling techniques
Ability to work in a highly collaborative position
Proven experience of leadership, supervision, or management of teams
A strong understanding of the workflow between animation departments
Troubleshooter spirit
Passion to creatively lead this department on our high budget feature
Familiarity with main software (Maya, Kanata, Arnold, Nuke)

Further information

Contract position.
Salary dependent on experience.

Open date for applications: November 2016
Closing date for applications: January 2017
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Senior Layout/Previs Artists

Position overview

Mikros Animation’s London studio is hiring for Animators for our new feature animation project: Paramount’s ‘Gnomeo and Juliet: Sherlock Gnomes’. The main responsibility of the position will be to create high quality staging, blocking and camera work, to develop the narrative of the film.

Job description

Translation of storyboards and animatics into 3D previs/Layout
Develop the narrative through the creation of staging, blocking and camera techniques in 3D
Interpret the vision of the Director and Layout Supervisor
Discuss and critique both your own and others sequences for it’s contribution to the story
Create basic character poses to prepare the scenes for animation
Prepare shots for review in Shotgun

Competencies required

Professional experience with layout on a fully animated production
Professional experience working in a full CG environment
Strong knowledge of cinematic language, camera techniques, lighting and animation
Thorough knowledge of Maya is essential
Excellent time management and organisation skills
Good communication and interpersonal skills
Passion to make a high quality film

Further information

Contract position.
Salary dependent on experience.

Open date for applications: November 2016
Closing date for applications: January 2017

Please apply via our website here: www.mikrosimage-animation.eu/en/apply/

Only successful applicants will be contacted.
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