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Mikros Image Canada

Montreal, Quebec - Canada
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PREVIZ AND LAYOUT ARTIST

Description

 After “Mune, The Moon Guardian”, “Astérix : le domaine des Dieux”, “The Little Prince” and "Captain Underpants", Mikros Image Canada is now working on “Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero” a new animation film in collaboration with Fun Academy. 

 

Job description:

The Previz & Layout Artist build the foundation of a shot, pulling together the various objects to compose the CG scene across a variety of styles and projects, create high quality staging.

 

Responsibilities:

·         Create sequences that convey the story through traditional camera principles in a stereoscopic environment;

·         Based on the storyboards, establish shot composition, and basic character blocking;

·         Understand and establish how camera enhances and serves the story at a specific point in the film;

·         Deliver assignments based on the established quotas and as per the schedule;

·         Work with the animation and asset build departments to fix any technical issues;

·         Maintaining consistent quality, style and continuity, both visually and technically throughout the project;

 

Qualifications:

·         5+ years of experience working in the animation industry as a Previz & Layout artist;

·         Excellent Maya skills and a strong knowledge of the principles of cinematic staging, blocking and camera work;

·         Strong background in feature CG character animation a plus;

·         Good attention to detail and a proactive approach to identifying and resolving issues in order to maintain continuity within the                sequence;

·         Thorough understanding of the feature animation pipeline from modeling through rigging, animation and rendering;

·         A working knowledge of stereoscopic cameras and shot-to-shot depth continuity;

·         Ability to work interactively with production and other departments to solve production challenges;

·         Ability to work within an established pipeline and learn to use custom tools;

·         Ability to work well in a team and solve shot specific issues independently;

·         Ability to project requirements and work within a deadline; 

  • Good communication skills;
  • Must be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident in Canada and be available to work in Montreal, Quebec. 

 

If you are interested in this position or please apply. 

Only the selected candidate will be contacted. Please note that you may be asked to provide references. 

Mikros Image Canada is an equal opportunity employer. 


Title: Previz & Layout artist

Status: Contractual / full time  

Location: Montreal 

Annual salary: To be discussed