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jobby: Layout Lead, 3Pod/Singing Frog Studio, Montreal


The Dog Who Stopped the War 3D (“La Guerre des Tuques 3D”), a CarpeDiem Film & TV production, distributed by Seville/eOne is staffing up!  3pod is looking for talented artists to be part of this stereo animation adaptation of the original movie.

We are now looking for a Layout Lead responsible for supervising and managing the day-to-day operations of the Layout department. This will involve working very closely with the Animation Director.



  • Lead and supervise the layout team day-to-day;
  • Stage shots and plot the action that will take place within each scene, ensuring flow within and between shots and sequences;
  • Block in the position of characters and major shots within assigned scenes, using storyboards as reference;
  • Adapt and change rough timing of shots as necessary;
  • Maintain a convention of file naming structure for all shots compatible within the production pipeline;
  • Present material and outline relevant details to the Animation Director and other relevant parties;
  • Meet deadlines, the Layout Lead will manage communication regularly and efficiently between the other department Leads;
  • Address required revisions and modify shots as requested;
  • Anticipate, communicates, and troubleshoots any creative or technical issues with assistance from key stakeholders;
  • Provide support to junior team members by assisting with technical difficulties;
  • Review and approve layout: this role requires ownership of the Quality Assurance of the department.



  • Minimum of 5 years experience in layout for a long form animation productions;
  • Strong proficiency with major modeling/animation software, such as Autodesk Maya;
  • Experience on a stereoscopic production;
  • General knowledge of MEL scripting or Python an asset;
  • Working knowledge of Adobe Premiere or other video editing software;
  • Basic lighting skills an asset;
  • Recognised leadership skills at a lead level on previous long format animation productions;
  • Detail oriented and organized, the candidate holds a solid work ethic;
  • Excellent problem solving skills;
  • Ability to perform within standards under tight deadlines;
  • Strong communication skills.

Please apply through our website:

Thank you for your interest, only qualified candidates will be contacted.

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