Layout TD

  • Film
  • Vancouver, Canada

Layout TD

Job description

The Layout TD is responsible for building/maintaining all elements that make up a shot so as to make it ready for the Animation department. This layout is used to setup/pre-visualize shots correctly before the beginning of animation and allow downstream CG departments to use as the foundation for shot construction.

  • Camera/assets staging/blocking
  • Overseeing Previs and Postvis ingestion
  • Setup and maintenance of Conforms
  • Restaging of cameras and assets when needed
  • Element lists maintenance for animation
  • Overseeing Motion Capture Ingestion/distribution

Job requirements

Essential skills:

  • Strong Maya knowledge with excellent problem solving skills and a solid understanding of the visual effects pipeline
  • Knowledge of Houdini is an asset
  • 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
  • Excellent understanding of practical cameras and camera techniques
  • Excellent technical problem solving skills
  • Ability to work under pressure on potentially short turnaround times
  • Ability to take direction and feedback well from a supervisor

Desirable skills :
  • Previous experience of scene layout to match previz or storyboard reference
  • Previous experience in camera tracking and animation blocking is advantageous
  • Basic Mel and Python scripting is ideal but not required
  • Organisation skills and able to create tidy scenes for use in the rest of the pipeline
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent organisation skills
  • Able to promote and initiate change

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