Layout Artists – LEGO Animated Feature – Animal Logic

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Animal Logic is one of the world’s most accomplished digital studios producing award winning, ground breaking and trail blazing animation, visual effects and design.  If you think Animal, think Moulin Rouge, House of Flying Daggers, 300, The Great Gatsby, Happy Feet, Legend of the Guardians, BBC’s Walking with Dinosaurs 3D, Avengers: Age of Ultron and of course the blockbuster and BAFTA winning hit, The LEGO® Movie. Yes, that’s all us!
If you want to create GREAT WORK with GREAT PEOPLE then this is your GREAT opportunity to join our Sydney studio.

Animal Logic is looking for creative layout artists with substantial feature film experience to help define the visual language of our

animated features. As part of the layout team you will be working to realize the director’s brief and cinematic vision for an animated feature film.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work within a team of layout artists under the supervision of a layout supervisor.
  • Responsible for helping establish the cinematic staging and camera positioning as guided by the film’s director.
  • Ability to pose and/or roughly animate characters.
  • Ability to work within a production schedule, delivering shots and/or sequences to the editorial department.
  • Ability to provide the technical set-up of shots to departments further down the production pipeline (e.g. Animation).
  • Be open to direction and have the ability to embrace change.

Qualifications and skills

All candidates should:

  • Display a strong reel that shows examples of work done in a 3d computer generated environment, ideally on a cg animated movie or television production.  Within the reel there should be examples of entire sequences, not just single clips.  Where possible a storyboard animatic, followed by layout and then through to final finished sequences.
  • Demonstrate a strong understanding of visual story telling including staging, composition, camerawork and editing.
  • Possess excellent organizational and verbal communication skills.
  • Have a strong working knowledge of Maya (knowledge of XSI a plus).
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritise and problem solve.
  • Have an excellent attention to detail.
  • Be willing to learn, and contribute to the success of the team and the project.
  • Have previous experience working on a CG animated feature or television program.

A recognized qualification in film, animation or fine arts would be helpful but is not essential.

To apply, please complete our online application form via our website

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