jobby: Layout Artists, Awesometown Entertainment, Toronto

By Mike Valiquette

awesometown, animation jobs, animation blogAwesometown Entertainment is looking to hire a layout artist that can successfully breakdown 2D storyboards into 3D animation shots. The ideal candidate will posses skills and qualities that are listed below. In computer animation, a layout artist serves a similar function to a cinematographer; this person is responsible for determining the shot’s frame, camera angle and camera path of action.

Responsibilities:

• Breakdown 2D storyboards into 3D animation shots. Working in close collaboration with the director, a layout artist translates storyboards and animatics into polished frames.
• Use designs and models provided by the production team to create locations, props, ect.
• Layout artists position and pose the characters according to the action and dialogue in the script, giving the animators a starting point from which to fully flesh out the characters’ movements and expressions.
• This artist choreographs the character models in the animated environment and manipulates the virtual camera, essentially the point-of-view of the audience to dictate what is seen on screen, to capture the important emotion and plot of each scene.

Qualifications & Requirements:

• Layout artists must have excellent traditional art skills.
• The position demands someone who understands the techniques of cinematography and lighting, blocking, characterization, acting, and animation.
• Most importantly, the layout artist must have a vivid imagination and be uniquely creative.

Contact Wes Van Hart. His email is: Wes@awesometownent.ca

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