- DreamWorks Feature - Rough Layout Artist

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DreamWorks Feature - Rough Layout Artist


DreamWorks Feature - Rough Layout Artist

• Intermediate Level


A Previsualization/Rough Layout Artist creates sequences of shots that convey the story through the application of traditional filmmaking principles in a 3D computer graphics environment.

Category Animation  Art Department  Special Effects 
Location Greater Los Angeles Area
Time Period Full Time
Posted Date Mar 14, 2023
Start Date N/A
End Date N/A

Job Description

Job Description
“What would you say you do here?”
  • Establish character blocking, camera positioning and animate camera movement.
  • Build an animatic interpretation of the story reel.
  • Ensure that the vision of the Director and Art Director are incorporated into the film where possible
  • Work with existing storyboards, recreate and/or enhance story through cinematic layout of shots.
  • May create rough pre-visualization models and environments to facilitate animatic work.
  • Collaborate with the Editorial department to incorporate materials and animatic work into the production reel.
  • Help guide the pre-visualization and layout work flow, tool and pipeline development with input and testing.
  • Pre-visualize the look of the film - characters, locations, effects, look - in collaboration with the Art Department.
  • Pre-visualize and layout sequences of shots that convey the story based on storyboards, story reel and/or script pages.
  • Model, surface and rig pre-visualization and layout models, characters, environments, and effects.
  • Optimize assets and scenes for real time interactive playback.
  • Plan and prepare motion capture and camera capture sessions.
  • Active participant at virtual shoots capturing motion capture data.
  • Active participant at camera capture session capturing camera motion.
  • Work in pre-visualization and layout on lighting, effects, rough character animation/blocking, camera motion, and rough editing.
  • Motion edit motion capture and keyframe animation of characters.
  • Deliver shot data to Final Layout Department that meet the need of production.
  • Communicate with downstream departments to find solutions that facilitate the production process.
“What do I need to have in order to do this job?”
  • 3 years of computer graphics pre-visualization production experience
  • Experience with motion capture based pre-visualization workflow
  • Expertise in programs such as Autodesk Maya, Autodesk Motion Builder, Adobe Photoshop
  • Expertise with editing software
  • Moderate to advanced modeling, surfacing and rigging skills
  • Moderate to advanced skills in effects animation
Desired Qualifications: “What can I offer?”
  • Film background and/or film education
This position has been designated as hybrid, generally contributing from the office a minimum of three days per week.

Salary Range: $78,312 - $110,000

Job Type Full Time 
Weekly Limit N/A
Shift Day
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