Layout and Matchmove TD- Advertising, Episodic TV and Immersive VR

  • Advertising, Episodic, & Immersive
  • London, United Kingdom

Layout and Matchmove TD- Advertising, Episodic TV and Immersive VR

Job description

We are looking for a mid level Layout and Matchmove Technical Director to join our team working across Advertising, Episodic Television and Immersive at Framestore London.

The Layout and Matchmove Technical Director will work across Layout and Matchmove tasks as needed. In Layout, our artist will be responsible for CG camera animation using cinematography principles, shot composition and character blocking to pre-visualise shots before the beginning of animation, and allowing up-stream CG departments to use as the foundation for shot construction. For matchmove tasks, the focus will be to track/matchmove cameras, recreate plate sets, object track inanimate items, and sometimes rough character matchmove/rotomotion matching live-action background plate images.


  • Camera/assets staging/blocking

  • Overseeing Previs and Postvis ingestion

  • Setup and maintenance of Conforms

  • Restaging of cameras and assets when needed

  • Shot content maintenance for animation

  • Overseeing Motion Capture Ingestion/distribution

  • Matchmove objects/characters to match the action in the live-action plates

  • camera tracking, character matchmoving, solving lens distortion, deformation matching of surfaces, solving native stereo plates

  • Adapt to tracking techniques established by the Layout Supervisor

  • Manages notes from Supervisor’s and ensure they are addressed

  • Ensure quality control and check tracked cameras to meet studio standards

Job requirements

  • Strong Maya knowledge with excellent problem solving skills and a solid understanding of the visual effects pipeline

  • Good attention to detail and a proactive approach to identifying and resolving issues in order to maintain continuity within the sequence

  • Strong demonstrable experience in sequence and shot composition

  • Good working knowledge of cinematography in a virtual environment

  • Previous experience of scene layout to match previs or storyboard reference (preferred)

  • Excellent understanding of practical cameras and camera techniques

  • Previous experience in camera tracking and animation blocking

  • Excellent technical problem solving skills - Basic mel and python scripting is ideal but not required

  • Ability to work under pressure on potentially short turn around times

  • Ability to take direction and feedback well from a supervisor

  • Organisation skills and able to create tidy scenes for use in the rest of the pipeline

  • Tracking and MatchMove experience in 3DEqualizer is essential

Framestore is proud to employ extraordinary talent across all genders, races, nationalities, religions, ages, abilities and sexual preferences. We aim to encourage and support all of our current and future employees to achieve their potential. No job applicant will receive less favourable treatment on any basis when applying for a career with us.