Layout Artist

Layout Artist

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Type: Contract

Please apply using the link below, applications through VFX Montreal will not be considered


Scanline VFX is a leading visual effects company with studios in Vancouver, Montreal, Los Angeles, London, Seoul, Munich, and Stuttgart.
Join our award-winning studio set among Montreal’s cultural and entertainment district and be challenged to do the best work of your career alongside some of the best talent from around the world.
Due to Covid, Scanline VFX is operating remotely until further notice. All open opportunities are for remote work unless otherwise stated.
The Layout Artist is responsible for the story-telling, shot sequence continuity and presentation as part of the VFX pipeline for feature film and/or high level television. Utilizing assets from the modeling department and/or camera track from the matchmove department, they create a rough pass of the shot as a whole as well as packages necessary components for use in later departments. While camera animation and composition is the main objective, a Layout Artist may be required to create simple animation, lighting and FX in order to convey key story points.


    • Creates visually striking composition based on shot description and/or storyboard
    • Matches references such as previs and/or images
    • Supplement shots with simple but convincing animation, lighting and FX to aid story-telling
    • Stitches plate-based shots into a full CG environment and vice versa
    • Assembles the correct combination of assets in a shot for use in downstream departments
    • Includes proof of scale and continuity in a virtual layout set up
    • Debugs technical problems and escalate issues as needed
    • Takes directions and applies notes from supervisors


    • Three (3) to five (5) years of layout experience in visual effects for feature film or television (required)
    • Bachelor’s degree or Diploma in the field of arts, film and/or animation (preferred)
    • Advanced software skills in Maya (required)
    • Basic to Intermediate skills in 3ds Max, Photoshop, Shotgun, Nuke and Scripting (preferred)
    • Extensive skillset in camera animation, staging and set dressing
    • Great sense of presentation via lighting, texturing and/or FX
    • Solid animation grounding for story-telling purposes
    • Background or experience in traditional Fine Arts demonstrating a thorough understanding of framing and composition
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills; a team player with great attitude
    • Great eye for detail with excellent and consistent quality assurance
    • Strong troubleshooting and problem solving skills
    • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
We offer extended medical, disability and dental insurance.
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