1 Jun 2017

Full-Time Head Of Layout

Unified Pictures – Posted by animationjobsVancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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Job Description

Unified Pictures is looking for a Head Of Layout for its Animated Feature Film, The Ark And The Aardvark.

The Ark And the Aardvark follows Gilbert, an outcast aardvark, who becomes a reluctant leader of a ragtag group of misfits leading them to the mighty ark before the impending flood. The film is directed by John Stevenson (Kung-Fu Panda) and Theresa Cullen (The Lego Movie).

The Head of Layout leads the layout team in translating sequences from storyboards to CG sequences. Oversees both layout and camera, essentially acting as the Director of Photography.

– Works closely with the Director, Art Director and CG Supervisor to define and maintain the visual style of the film.
– Manages the translation of story sketches into a 3D version of the story reel.
– Oversees the creation of composition, staging and camera set-up.
– Supervise the building of sets and assets
– Recommends creative and technical solutions to aesthetic problems.
– Shepherds shots through final layout.
– Accountable for on time, on budget execution and delivery of up to date layouts throughout production.
– Responsible for the layout department workflow

Requirements:
– Previous experience running a Layout Department on an Animated Feature Film, a plus
– 5+ years CG production experience
– Strong understanding of Cinematography and shot composition.
– Strong communication skills
– Visual communication skill, a solid drawing background a plus
– Able to work collaborative and manage a team.
– Experience with pipeline architecture a plus
– Experience with Stereo a plus

This position will require travel between Vancouver and Los Angeles.

To apply please send resume and samples to: animationjobs@gmail.com

Unified Pictures, founded in 2004 by Keith Kjarval and Kurt Rauer, has rapidly become a dynamic force in the motion picture industry. Known for its amazing casts, moving stories, and beautiful photography, Unified specializes in multiple filmmaking areas, from development to release. Since its founding Unified has produced Trust Me (Clark Gregg, Amanda Pete), Rudderless (Anton Yeltsin, Laurence Fishburne), Vincent N Roxxy (Emile Hirsch, Zoe Kravitz) and the upcoming The Layover (William Macy, Kate Upton) & Dragged Across Concrete (Mel Gibson, Vince Vaughn). The Ark And The Aardvark is Unified’s first Animated Feature Film. They are based in Los Angeles and Vancouver.

Job Categories: 3D Animation. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: layout. Job expires in 5 days.

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