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2D Scene Planner



Klaus is a feature length animated film from The SPA Studios.

The SPA Studios are using digital tools to reimagine the charm of classical 2d animation blended, with unique cutting edge digital techniques that adds a fresh volumetric look, lighting and texturing that people have to come to expect in family movies.    


Job Description:


The SPA Studios is currently looking for a 2D Scene Planner.  A scene planner works closely with the Layout Dept to design and execute 2D shots with elaborate camera mechanics.
Embracing classic 2D multi-plane techniques as well as contemporary compositing techniques and utilising and incorporating 3D assets where needed.  Setting up shots for the 2D Animators to work efficiently, creating Camera Guides and Field Keys. Using a strong sense of film making in terms of shot composition and camera movement to support the storytelling. 
The role is available immediately and will be based in our studios in Madrid, Spain.



*           English is a must, as the work will be developed in this language

*           Ability to relocate to Madrid and right to work is a bonus

*           Design and execute 2D Multi-plane shots

*           Prepare and set up Nuke scenes with 2d and 3d elements

*           Collaborate with other departments such as Layout, Pre-Vis, Workbook and Animation

*           Set up image sizes and formats for the background and layout departments

*           Solve contact and perspective issues

*           work within the established workflow and pipeline, paying attention to image resolutions and practical needs for Animation and Layout artists

Job requirements

*         Possess excellent understanding of 2d animation processes and camera mechanics and cinematic composition

*         2 years experience with Nuke in 2d feature films

*         Strong technical understanding of Nuke, both in 2d and 3d

*         Experience with ToonBoom Harmony is convenient

*         Core toolset is Nuke with experience in Maya, Toonboon Harmony, Storyboard Pro a bonus

*         Experience in Layout and Stopryboarding a plus

*         Be neat and methodical

*         Understand editing and film structure

*         Have good communication skills

*         Have good team-working skills

*         Be able to deliver on schedule, working calmly and efficiently under pressure

*         Be able to take direction and be willing to address constructive feedback

*         Show respect for the procedures and requirements of the studio production and pipeline

*         English is a must, as the work will be developed in this language

*         Ability to relocate to Madrid and right to work is a bonus




Please apply via The SPA Studios website - thanks.

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