Senior Layout Artist, CG

Job Locations CA-BC-Vancouver
Posted Date 1 week ago(11/24/2021 2:42 PM)
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WildBrain Studios is looking for a Senior Layout Artist to join our team! 


In this role, you interpret storyboards and realize them into the 3D environment by establishing camera blocking, composition and lens choice. You work closely with the team to create balanced solutions to any related technical issues.


Find a job that let’s your imagination run wild!

WildBrain Studios produces fan-favorite animation and award-winning content that kids and families love in every corner of the globe. We love what we do and it shows in the quality content we produce! Our custom-built Vancouver studio in beautiful British Columbia is a wonderful backdrop for our artists, but it doesn’t end there, we have employees working remotely across BC, Canada, and the world!  Our artist-centric culture means we invest in our people, we provide training and growth opportunities, a healthy work-life balance, and fun activities throughout the year to meet, mingle and get creative with your team. If you like what you are reading so far, well buckle up, we’re just getting started.



What You'll Do:

  • 3D visualization of storyboard animatic
  • Establish camera blocking, composition and lens choice
  • Work with the Layout Supervisor to provide coverage options to Director
  • Work with the Layout Supervisor to ensure work adheres to the vision set out by the directors
  • Proactively identify possible creative / technical problems with shots
  • Ensure the layout team is productive by answering questions that arise
  • Train, mentor, and motivate new Layout Artists who are placed on the crew
  • Assist Layout team in execution of camera lensing and staging, composition and blocking of scenes from storyboard animatics
  • Complete assigned sequences within scheduled timeframe
  • Ensure shot continuity
  • Anticipate, communicate, and troubleshoot any creative or technical issues with assistance from lead layout artist
  • Assist /guide Layout Artists in the organization of their assignments
  • Keep current on layout techniques and technology
  • Create and rig proxy models as needed



What You’ll Bring:

  • 3+ years of experience in animation or film industry
  • Solid knowledge of Maya is essential
  • Ability to interpret storyboards and realizes them in a 3D environment
  • Firm understanding of cameras, staging, composition, perspective, pacing, timing and cinematography concepts in animation context
  • Solid understanding of cinematic language and camera terminology
  • Ability to communicate creative and technical thoughts and ideas
  • Ability to multitask, prioritize and manage time efficiently
  • Ability to work alone and collaboratively, often with multiple tasks and under deadline pressure
  • Encouraging attitude towards feedback and new initiatives
Nice to Have:
  • Degree/diploma in fine arts or animation or equivalent experience an asset
  • Basic modeling and rigging is an asset


Why WildBrain?

We make sure to take care of all our hard-working Wild Brains by offering a comprehensive benefits package and a workplace culture that values our employees’ wellbeing.  Our staff enjoy RRSP matching, multi-tiered benefits so you can pick the coverage that’s best for you, free mental health resources, and additional perks like half-days in the summer, extra holidays in the winter and regular events to connect our teams virtually, and in-person.


In short – life is good on the Wild side!


Visit wildbrain.com/studios to learn more!


COVID-19 Update:

We are currently working virtually because of the COVID-19 pandemic. During this time our hiring teams are ready to support interviews via video conferencing, and we are enabling artists to work from home until the studio can reopen. We’d love to hear from you! #stayhomestaysafe!



" WildBrain Studio provides an atmosphere free from barriers to promote inclusion, equity and diversity. We demonstrate our commitment to this by providing a supportive work environment and a culture that welcomes and encourages equal opportunities for all employees. WildBrain Studio also accommodates people with disabilities throughout the selection process. Should you require accommodation, please let us know your requirements when contacted.”


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