Head of Layout
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We are very excited to offer the long term position of Head of Layout at Rising Sun Pictures.

Employment periodThis position is considered long-term, commencing immediately. Location: Adelaide, Australia. This position is open to Australian and international applicants.

 
Position Overview

Reporting directly to Head of 3D, the Head of Layout will create, monitor, direct and influence wide-ranging aspects of high-end digital effects layout, tracking and matchmoving. You have strong attention to detail and provide direct, consistent and regular feedback to your team to encourage, develop, and mentor at every level.

You are a forward thinking professional who can anticipate problems while prototyping and implementing solutions. Your success comes from engaging all areas of production, communicating clearly through asset & shot evolution. Your departmental solutions improve overall efficiency at a show and facility level.

You possess a deep understanding of physical camera attributes and the spatial relationship between large numbers of physical and digital assets. Your experience covers the creation and augmentation of complex digital camera moves, through to layout, tracking & match moving. Applicants with a background in pre-visualisation and creative shot design will be reviewed with priority.

 
Responsibilities
  • Create, manage, support and supervise key aspects of the layout & camera pipeline in the following areas:
  • On set camera tracking, survey, data acquisition [including LIDAR].
  • Environment and scene layout and animation.
  • Digital camera creation and augmentation / wholly digital camera realisation [mono / stereo].
  • Mono & stereo camera tracking.
  • Organic matchmoves requiring rigging, modelling and animation.
  • Through post visualisation and layout, fully block scenes to supervisor and client requirements.
  • Deliver Digi Double match moves for full CG augmentation.
  • Solve complex technical issues, prototyping for team roll-out as necessary.
  • Reproduce exact virtual camera data.
  • Work with riggers to articulate matchmove & asset requirements.
  • Work closely with team leads and supervisors to determine downstream delivery requirements.
  • Working with the production management team, create technical solutions to ensure deadlines are met in accordance of resource parameters.
  • In collaboration with the pipeline group, drive and prioritise requirements for pipeline development and work flow enhancement.
  • Provide clear briefs and daily feedback to your team.
  • Run team dailies and set one-on-one meetings.
  • Review and QA team’s work ahead of internal and external delivery, ensuring it meets creative and technical notes. Immediately address ineffective delivery.
  • Actively mentor and develop all team members under your supervision.
  • Collaborate with 3rd party VFX vendors as required to package or receive shared assets.
  • Promote a collaborative and enjoyable workplace influencing morale, discussion and work ethic.
 
Required skills and experience
  • Minimum 7 years senior Camera department experience, including at least 5 years in artistic and technical director positions such as tracker, matchmover, previsualisation and layout.
  • Solid experience in the use of LIDAR data, Maya cameras, and the Maya workspace.
  • Expert user of production ready software including 3DEqualizer, PFTrack, and SynthEyes in a Linux system environment.
  • Working knowledge of Nuke advantageous.
  • Ability to quickly identify plate features suitable for tracking.
  • Natural problem solving and lateral thinking skills.
  • Complete understanding of lens calibration, camera orientation & projection, focal length and lens distortion.
  • Physical world understanding of photography, lenses, proportion, depth, scale, and physical space.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Technical and creative problem solving with a can-do mindset.
  • Computer science, physics or mathematics or related tertiary qualification preferable for overseas applicants where required by Australian Immigration.
 
Application

To apply, please click the Apply button below.

You can communicate with us regarding this position by sending an email with your resume, reel and breakdown to employment@rsp.com.au with the words “Head of Layout” in the subject line. Please state your availability and country of passport so we may assess your right to work in Australia and visa options.

All applications will initially receive an automatic reply. Those closely matching this job description will be contacted for further information.

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We are very excited to offer the long term position of Head of Layout at Rising Sun Pictures.

Employment periodThis position is considered long-term, commencing immediately. Location: Adelaide, Australia. This position is open to Australian and international applicants.

 
Position Overview

Reporting directly to Head of 3D, the Head of Layout will create, monitor, direct and influence wide-ranging aspects of high-end digital effects layout, tracking and matchmoving. You have strong attention to detail and provide direct, consistent and regular feedback to your team to encourage, develop, and mentor at every level.

You are a forward thinking professional who can anticipate problems while prototyping and implementing solutions. Your success comes from engaging all areas of production, communicating clearly through asset & shot evolution. Your departmental solutions improve overall efficiency at a show and facility level.

You possess a deep understanding of physical camera attributes and the spatial relationship between large numbers of physical and digital assets. Your experience covers the creation and augmentation of complex digital camera moves, through to layout, tracking & match moving. Applicants with a background in pre-visualisation and creative shot design will be reviewed with priority.

 
Responsibilities
  • Create, manage, support and supervise key aspects of the layout & camera pipeline in the following areas:
  • On set camera tracking, survey, data acquisition [including LIDAR].
  • Environment and scene layout and animation.
  • Digital camera creation and augmentation / wholly digital camera realisation [mono / stereo].
  • Mono & stereo camera tracking.
  • Organic matchmoves requiring rigging, modelling and animation.
  • Through post visualisation and layout, fully block scenes to supervisor and client requirements.
  • Deliver Digi Double match moves for full CG augmentation.
  • Solve complex technical issues, prototyping for team roll-out as necessary.
  • Reproduce exact virtual camera data.
  • Work with riggers to articulate matchmove & asset requirements.
  • Work closely with team leads and supervisors to determine downstream delivery requirements.
  • Working with the production management team, create technical solutions to ensure deadlines are met in accordance of resource parameters.
  • In collaboration with the pipeline group, drive and prioritise requirements for pipeline development and work flow enhancement.
  • Provide clear briefs and daily feedback to your team.
  • Run team dailies and set one-on-one meetings.
  • Review and QA team’s work ahead of internal and external delivery, ensuring it meets creative and technical notes. Immediately address ineffective delivery.
  • Actively mentor and develop all team members under your supervision.
  • Collaborate with 3rd party VFX vendors as required to package or receive shared assets.
  • Promote a collaborative and enjoyable workplace influencing morale, discussion and work ethic.
 
Required skills and experience
  • Minimum 7 years senior Camera department experience, including at least 5 years in artistic and technical director positions such as tracker, matchmover, previsualisation and layout.
  • Solid experience in the use of LIDAR data, Maya cameras, and the Maya workspace.
  • Expert user of production ready software including 3DEqualizer, PFTrack, and SynthEyes in a Linux system environment.
  • Working knowledge of Nuke advantageous.
  • Ability to quickly identify plate features suitable for tracking.
  • Natural problem solving and lateral thinking skills.
  • Complete understanding of lens calibration, camera orientation & projection, focal length and lens distortion.
  • Physical world understanding of photography, lenses, proportion, depth, scale, and physical space.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Technical and creative problem solving with a can-do mindset.
  • Computer science, physics or mathematics or related tertiary qualification preferable for overseas applicants where required by Australian Immigration.
 
Application

To apply, please click the Apply button below.

You can communicate with us regarding this position by sending an email with your resume, reel and breakdown to employment@rsp.com.au with the words “Head of Layout” in the subject line. Please state your availability and country of passport so we may assess your right to work in Australia and visa options.

All applications will initially receive an automatic reply. Those closely matching this job description will be contacted for further information.

Please review our Privacy Policy for information on how we collect and store your data.
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