Lead Layout Artist [Expressions of Interest]
Lead Layout Artist [Expressions of Interest]
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We are currently seeking expressions of interest from a Lead Layout Artist to join our growing Layout team.

Employment period: Immediate start, initial one year contract.
Location: Adelaide, Australia. These positions are open to Australian and international applicants. Visa and relocation assistance provided where applicable.
 
Position Overview
You will be responsible for leading a team developing sequences incorporating 3d environments camera movement and general animation blocking for pre-viz and final VFX shots. Rising Sun Pictures works with both live action integrated and fully CG  photo-real shows. Layout applicants with strong communication skills will thrive at RSP, where VFX pipeline and interdepartmental understanding is valued. Your previous positions may have included Layout, or Previz roles. Your proven ability to construct compelling cinematography through digital set building will ensure your success. You value the relationship between all scene objects relative to the camera. To that end, you transition between the artistic & technical challenges with ease.
Responsibilities
As a lead, you will be required to:
  • Strive to continually grow and improve creative capability within the department.
  • Mentor and develop team members. Leadership and knowledge sharing is expected in this senior role.
  • Promote a collaborative and enjoyable workplace, influencing morale, fostering purposeful discussion and positive work ethic.
You will lead a team in providing:
  • Digital camera creation and augmentation / wholly digital camera realisation.
  • Support for key areas of the layout & camera pipeline.
  • Environment, set dressing, scene layout, shot design and animation.
  • Fully blocked scenes to supervisor and client requirements.
  • Matchmove/tracking solutions integrated into CG scenes.
  • Close collaboration with a variety of departments from asset to effects, to achieve delivery requirements.
Requirements
  • Minimum 5+ years working as a lead with high-end feature films or animated features.
  • Ability to articulate creative thought process
  • Ability to develop, present and execute an outcome-based creative and technical approach to a show within layout.
  • Working with department Head, VFX and CG Supes to develop realistic and achievable show milestones.
  • Demonstrated experience leading teams to comfortably meet show milestones.
  • Proven ability to create realistic camera motion and incorporate live-action footage into a CG scene.
  • Strong understanding of lens and camera characteristics, Matchmove, photogrammetry and cg set reconstruction experience.
  • Attention to detail, with a strong creative eye.
  • Deep understanding of composition.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Real world camera, and onset experience is a plus.
  • Deep understanding of Maya or similar 3D package.
  • A desire and willingness to improve and learn.
  • Strong technical and creative problem solving with a can-do mindset.
  • Maintain a calm and professional demeanour in a deadline focused work environment.
  • Visual Effects, Fine Art, Computer Science, Physics or Mathematics or related tertiary qualification may be required for international applicants.
 
Application
To apply, please click the Apply button below. 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.  
We are currently seeking expressions of interest from a Lead Layout Artist to join our growing Layout team.

Employment period: Immediate start, initial one year contract.
Location: Adelaide, Australia. These positions are open to Australian and international applicants. Visa and relocation assistance provided where applicable.
 
Position Overview
You will be responsible for leading a team developing sequences incorporating 3d environments camera movement and general animation blocking for pre-viz and final VFX shots. Rising Sun Pictures works with both live action integrated and fully CG  photo-real shows. Layout applicants with strong communication skills will thrive at RSP, where VFX pipeline and interdepartmental understanding is valued. Your previous positions may have included Layout, or Previz roles. Your proven ability to construct compelling cinematography through digital set building will ensure your success. You value the relationship between all scene objects relative to the camera. To that end, you transition between the artistic & technical challenges with ease.
Responsibilities
As a lead, you will be required to:
  • Strive to continually grow and improve creative capability within the department.
  • Mentor and develop team members. Leadership and knowledge sharing is expected in this senior role.
  • Promote a collaborative and enjoyable workplace, influencing morale, fostering purposeful discussion and positive work ethic.
You will lead a team in providing:
  • Digital camera creation and augmentation / wholly digital camera realisation.
  • Support for key areas of the layout & camera pipeline.
  • Environment, set dressing, scene layout, shot design and animation.
  • Fully blocked scenes to supervisor and client requirements.
  • Matchmove/tracking solutions integrated into CG scenes.
  • Close collaboration with a variety of departments from asset to effects, to achieve delivery requirements.
Requirements
  • Minimum 5+ years working as a lead with high-end feature films or animated features.
  • Ability to articulate creative thought process
  • Ability to develop, present and execute an outcome-based creative and technical approach to a show within layout.
  • Working with department Head, VFX and CG Supes to develop realistic and achievable show milestones.
  • Demonstrated experience leading teams to comfortably meet show milestones.
  • Proven ability to create realistic camera motion and incorporate live-action footage into a CG scene.
  • Strong understanding of lens and camera characteristics, Matchmove, photogrammetry and cg set reconstruction experience.
  • Attention to detail, with a strong creative eye.
  • Deep understanding of composition.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Real world camera, and onset experience is a plus.
  • Deep understanding of Maya or similar 3D package.
  • A desire and willingness to improve and learn.
  • Strong technical and creative problem solving with a can-do mindset.
  • Maintain a calm and professional demeanour in a deadline focused work environment.
  • Visual Effects, Fine Art, Computer Science, Physics or Mathematics or related tertiary qualification may be required for international applicants.
 
Application
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