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3D Layout Artist

Toronto, Ontario · Art/Media/Design
Jam Filled is a dynamic workplace for like-minded creative artists, we will remind you why you love cartooning: every project is produced with an eye for quality and an ear for fun!

Our Toronto studio is looking for a talented 3D Layout artist to join our team! The Layout artist is responsible for composing shots in 3D, positioning the camera, and loading characters and props into the shot in the appropriate positions.  These artists will work closely with the Director.

You’ll get to:
  • Stage shots and plot the action that will take place within each scene using Maya, ensuring continuity and flow within and between shots and sequences
  • Block in the position of characters and major shots within assigned scenes, using storyboards as reference
  • Select camera angles and plot camera moves
  • Rework and change rough timing of shots as necessary
  • Maintain a convention of file naming structures for all shots that is compatible within Jam Filled Productions pipeline
  • Prepare assigned shots for presentation to Director
  • Present material and outline relevant details to Director and other relevant parties
  • Note required revisions and amend shots as necessary
  • Anticipate, communicate, and troubleshoot any creative or technical issues with assistance from key stakeholders
  • Perform additional duties as required
This will be your JAM if you have:
  • 3+ years relevant layout experience, preferably in CG animation
  • Completed post-secondary education in classical or 3D animation, art fundamentals, or other relevant area of study
  • Working knowledge of cinematography, composition, film structure, and screen direction
  • Strong working knowledge of Maya
  • Strong knowledge of constraints in Maya
  • General knowledge of MEL scripting or Python an asset
  • Strong traditional art skills including a strong sense of composition and perspective
  • Strong creative problem solving skills
  • Good understanding of the possibilities and limitations of CG animation
  • Ability to perform to standard under tight deadlines
  • Ability to handle feedback and constructive criticism well
  • Working knowledge of Adobe Premiere or other video editing software
  • Rough lighting skills an asset
What’s in it for you?
  • Healthcare and dental
  • Competitive remuneration
  • Close proximity to the downtown core and public transportation
  • Various activities, team-building events and parties
  • Flexible work hours
  • Focus on work/life balance

Boat Rocker is committed to hiring and supporting diverse candidates. We strongly encourage applications from people who identify as being part of an under-represented and equity-deserving group. This would include people who identify as racialized, Black, Indigenous, women, LGBTQ2SI+, and having a disability among others. We also recognize the importance of intersectional identities in our hiring and retention.

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