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Cinesite Animation Vancouver

Vancouver, British Columbia - Canada
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Sr. Previs Layout Aritst


Cinesite Vancouver is looking for a Senior Previs/Layout artist to join us on our creepy and kooky animated theatrical feature film, “THE ADDAMS FAMILY”. 

The Senior Previs/Layout artist is responsible for generating the previsualization of the film and refining the final camera movements, in accordance with the established storytelling guidelines, working closely with the Previs/Layout leads.

Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Execution of scene staging, camera animation, composition, lensing and animation blocking with and without boards.
  • Providing creative, technical feedback and mentoring to junior artists. 
  • Camera scouting, first pass lighting and DOF in viewport 2.0 as required. 
  • Creation of simple temp previs assets as required.
  • Stay current and provide training to the junior team on hardware, software and previs/layout procedures used in production.
  • Assisting Previs/Layout Lead with final camera polish and final shot layout.
  • Accountable for on time and on budget execution and delivery of previs and layout.
  • Responsible for communicating red flags, changes, and updates to Previs Coordinator.
Required Skills & Experience:
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent degree in Computer Science, Computer Visualization or Computer Animation required or equivalent work experience.
  • 3-5 years of professional experience creating cinematic sequences for CG animation
  • Firm understanding of cameras, staging, composition, perspective, pacing, timing, lighting and general filmmaking concepts in both animation and live action contexts.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to efficiently organize, multi-task, prioritize work across multiple areas.
  • Ability to work solo and collaboratively, taking direction and feedback from Leads.
  • Ability to effectively work and communicate with all personality types.
  • Energetic, with a positive and fun attitude.
  • BC residents preferred, but not required.

Your demo reel should showcase a sequence of shots in continuity. Ideally, we are looking to see your previs/layout work and not the final renders.  Storyboard/Layout/Final Render comparison would be a best-case scenario. 

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