Scanline VFXVancouver, BC
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Reporting to the Layout Supervisor, the layout artist is responsible for recreating camera movements for integration of 3D elements in sequences for live action feature film (and/or tv) partnering with the animation and modeling departments to deliver accurate camera animation.
Recreates the sets, objects and camera motion of shots in 3D software environment to match the live-action background plate images.
Create proxy props and other models based on supplied set data and/or other available survey information.
Include proof of scale in virtual layout set up.
Matchmove objects/characters to match the action in the live action plates.
Render track/ match move over supplied plates for approval
Debug technical problems and escalate issues as needed.
Duties and tasks as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS & SKILLS
BA or Diploma in the field of Arts, Film, Animation, etc. (preferred)
Minimum 3-5+ years VFX layout experience (required)
Solid animation grounding (preferred CG feature film animation - FX or Character)
Demonstrated skill of camera animation work laying out shots, staging, etc. (using film cameras or on-set experience)
Life Drawing skills and knowledge of human/animal anatomy (preferred)
Background or experience in traditional Fine Arts - demonstrating thorough understanding of physical motion, weight, balance.
Passion for film and a love of film making is paramount.
Intermediate - Advanced: Maya, Photoshop, Nuke, Vray, Zbrush (required)
Demonstrated experience with ''realism'' modeling, lighting, texture, effect, composting and animation.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, team player with great attitude.
Close attention to detail; ability to QA own work, take direction and apply notes from Supervisors.
Able to work independently with minimal supervision; strong trouble shooting/problem solving ability