Layout Supervisor, CG

Job Locations CA-BC-Vancouver
Posted Date 1 week ago(1/10/2022 5:41 PM)
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WildBrain is looking for an experienced Layout Supervisor to join our team!


In this role, you work in collaboration with the Directors to define shooting style and lens packages. You establish camera blocking, lens choice and composition, while working closely with other departments to ensure smooth transitions and improved tools and processes. You oversee the daily activities and processes of the Layout team, provide training and assign sequences, while meeting the creative and scheduling requirements of the production.


This role will start late May 2022.


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:

  • Supervise Layout team in execution of camera lensing and staging, composition and blocking of scenes from storyboard animatics
  • In collaboration with the Series Director, define shooting style and lens package for series
  • Mentor, train, and guide the Layout team, in new software and through shot production
  • Review and critique the Layout team via dailies or weeklies
  • Provide bid times for all Layout tasks series wide
  • Collaborate with pipeline to improve Layout process and workflow
  • Ensure complete and seamless integration of all Layout assets within the pipeline
  • Create layout proxy objects for modelling team as needed
  • Create and implement camera rigs and templates at a series level
  • Communicate and work closely with the Series Director, and Storyboard Supervisor
  • Create and maintain Department wiki pages
  • Lead the team to deliver the show needs on time and to the expected quality standards
  • Continually evaluate process and workflow of layout department striving for maximum efficiency
  • Overseeing the daily activities, leading the department, and establishing best practice workflows and guidelines for the team.
  • Review, debug and improve other team members’ assets, workflows and techniques
  • Meet production deadlines and maintain regular communication with the production team
  • Implement workflow, scripts and tools as needed
  • Anticipating, communicating, and troubleshooting any creative or technical issues
  • Organizing training for new employees as well as refresher sessions for existing team members in order to keep them up to date with new tools and technics
  • Working closely with management to guide artists overall professional development by providing performance feedback, mentoring, resolving performance issues and maintaining positive morale within the team
  • Assist the Artist Management and Recruiting departments in the the crew selection process
  • Be a positive and creative force in building a healthy work and team culture
  • Communicate with other supervisor and team leads on concerns and production issues ahead of time


What You’ll Bring:

  • 2+ years Supervisory experience on an Animated production
  • 5+ years of experience as a Layout Artist
  • Solid knowledge of Maya is essential
  • Excellent knowledge of cinematic language and camera terminology
  • Ability to interpret storyboards and realize them in a 3D environment
  • Firm understanding of cameras, staging, composition, perspective, pacing, timing and cinematography concepts in animation context
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a team, often with multiple tasks and under deadline pressure
  • Excellent at communicating creative and technical thoughts and ideas in a positive, professional manner
  • Ability to work both independently 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
  • Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts, Computer Animation, or other relevant area of study and/or equivalent job experience


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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