Layout Supervisor

Layout Supervisor

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Type: Contract

Company description:

L’Atelier Animation is an animation studio created in 2012 that specializes in the creation of 3D feature films and visual effects.

Job description:

The primary role of the Layout Supervisor is to interpret the storyboard and animatic of the project and adapt them in a 3D environment. He has to direct and manage the layout team and define the pipeline for the department in order to translate the artistic vision of the director. The supervisor works under the supervision of the Director and the 3D Supervisor. The Layout Supervisor oversees, helps and motivates the artists of the layout department. He has to make sure that the achieved work has a high level of quality. In addition, as Layout Supervisor, he brings and implements his expertise both technically and artistically for the completion of each project.


Management :

  • Develop, manage and maintain timing and production quotas in accordance with the coordination team;
  • Attend and actively participate in meetings;
  • Assign, supervise and review the work of the layout team;
  • Participate at Layout reviews with the Director and the 3D Supervisor. Explain retakes to artists and ensure retakes follow-up in collaboration with the coordination team;
  • Inform the team about the changes and news related to the projects;
  • Train and supervise the team throughout the production;
  • Give feedback to each artist about their performance;
  • Actively participate in the selection of new artists;
  • Support and facilitate the integration of new employees;
  • Perform other related tasks as assigned by management;

Production :

  • Before and during production, develop the department pipeline in collaboration with the R&D Director and the Head of CG;
  • Develop and improve procedures and tools to optimize production;
  • Ensure that the implementation of the storyboard to a 3D scene meets the indications of the director both in terms of framing and camera movement;
  • Work closely with the other supervisors in order to ensure a good transition into animation, rendering, etc.. and support the team throughout production;
  • Anticipate, analyze and find solutions to potential and actual technical problems of the storyboard to the final layout;
  • Prepare guidelines and instructions to be followed by the Modeling Artists – Environment and the set dressing team;
  • Develop and manage the layout work process (nomenclature, references, resources needed, methodologies, tools, schedules, work assignments, etc.);
  • Check the consistency of the work done by the layout team;
  • Keep the documentation for the team and others supervisors updated;
  • Act as the main spokesperson for exchanges between departments;
  • Be available to answer questions from its team and other teams.


  • College diploma or equivalent in 2D or 3D computer graphics, graphics or visual arts;
  • Minimum 5 years Layout / Previz experience, preferably on a full CG feature film;
  • 3+ years experience as Layout / Previz Supervisor;
  • Have a good eye for image composition (direction) and good knowledge of cameras;
  • Strong ability of narration;
  • Excellent knowledge of MAYA;
  • Be comfortable with a LINUX / UNIX environment;
  • Communicate effectively and have good interpersonal skills;
  • Be able to train and guide a team;
  • Good knowledge of other departments pipelines;
  • Experience with the asset manager SHOTGUN;
  • Good written and spoken english;
  • Must be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada and available to work in Montreal, Quebec;

If you are interested in this position or you would like to recommend a candidate, please send your resume and demo by email at the following address:

Only the selected candidates will be contacted. Please note that you may be asked to provide references.

L’Atelier Animation is an equal opportunity employer.

Job Title : Layout Supervisor
Status : Contractual / Full-time
Location : Montreal
Annual Salary : To be discussed

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