Added by on 2017-01-16

Rising Sun Pictures Recruiting Layout Artists

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Layout Artists

Rising Sun Pictures is currently looking for experienced Layout Artists to join our Layout team.

Employment period: 6 month contract with an immediate start.
Location: Adelaide, Australia. These positions are open to Australian and international applicants. Visa and relocation assistance provided where applicable.

Position Overview

You will be responsible for assembling scenes from a variety of asset sources. Layout applicants with strong communication skills will thrive at RSP, where VFX pipeline and interdepartmental understanding is valued.
Your previous positions may have included Layout, Matchmove or Previz roles. You have proven ability to construct compelling cinematography through digital set building will ensure your success. You value the relationship between all scene objects relative to the camera. To that end, you transition between the artistic & technical challenges with ease. You are mindful of optimising scene assets to ensure downstream render success.
You possess a technical understanding of physical camera attributes and the spatial relationship between large number of physical and digital assets.


Create, own & support key areas of the layout & camera pipeline
Provide environment, set dressing, scene layout, shot design and animation
Provide digital camera creation and augmentation / wholly digital camera realisation
Through post visualisation and layout, fully block scenes to supervisor and client requirements, providing QA of your work at all times
Reproduce exact virtual camera data
May be required to provide matchmove solutions
Work closely with a variety of departments from asset to effects, to achieve delivery requirements
Actively mentor and develop the skills of more junior team members
Promote a collaborative and enjoyable workplace influencing morale, discussion and work ethic

Required skills and experience

Minimum 3 years Layout department experience, in addition to at least 2 years experience in positions such as previsualisation preferred
Possess a resume/reel which features more live action feature experience than 3d Animation
Experience with environment layout prefered.
Real world camera and lens exposure covering lens distortion & projection, focal length & orientation
Physical world understanding of proportion, depth, scale, and physical space. You don’t just exist in the digital space!
Solid experience with Maya cameras and the Maya workspace
RSP operates in a largely Linux system environment. Basic command line skills are essential
Working knowledge of Nuke & Shotgun advantageous
Excellent communication skills
Technical and creative problem solving skills with a can-do mindset
Computer Science, Physics or Mathematics or related tertiary qualification preferable for overseas applicants, where required by Australian Immigration


Our preference is for you to submit your application by click the Apply button on our jobs page:

You can communicate with us regarding this position by sending an email with your resume, reel and breakdown to with the words “Layout Artist” in the subject line. Please state your availability and country of passport so we can assess your right to work in Australia and visa options. Those closely matching this position description will be contacted for further information.
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