Layout Artist

Layout Artist

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Type: Full Time

Home to exceptional artists and technologists, Method Studios, a Deluxe company, is an award-winning global content company working with top creators on movies, TV/streaming, advertising, marketing and interactive experiences. Its network of integrated facilities provides a full range of services, including concepts, design, pre-vis, look development, on-set supervision, 3D animation/CGI, motion graphics, compositing, and finishing; and through Method EXP, AR/VR/MR experiences and technology.

Method’s unique approach combining traditional filmmaking techniques with the most sophisticated digital technologies has helped build the company’s reputation for offering smart, cutting-edge solutions and, above all, well-crafted work, for two decades.

Method Montreal is looking for a Layout Artist to join our amazing team. Reporting to the Head of Layout, the Layout Artist is responsible for recreating camera movements for integration of 3D elements in sequences for a live-action feature film (and/or TV), partnering with the animation and modelling departments to deliver accurate camera animation.


In this role, you will:

  • Recreates the sets, objects and camera motion of shots in a 3D software environment to match the live-action background plate images;
  • Create proxy props and other models based on supplied set data and/or other available survey information;
  • Include proof of scale in a virtual layout set up;
  • Edit, merge and extend camera motions when needed;
  • Manage cameras on a sequence/environment level to ensure consistency between all shots;
  • Matchmove objects/characters to match the action in the live-action plates;
  • Render track/matchmove oversupplied plates for approval;
  • Undistort/distort plates;
  • Debug technical problems and escalate issues as needed;
  • Create scenes and shots by place characters, props and environments according to the storyboard;
  • Put the characters in key poses to define their actions and movements;
  • Adapt shot staging according to the composition;
  • Check the conformity and continuity of the sequences;
  • Maintain timing and production quotas given by the Production Coordinator;
  • Execute the corrections requested by the Supervisor by showing an analytic mind;
  • Organize work and prepare presentation elements for approval;


Requirements and Competencies:

  • College diploma in 3D graphic arts;
  • A minimum of two years of Layout experience in a Visual Effects production environment;
  • Experience with 3D Equalizer;
  • Other tracking packages an asset;
  • Have a good eye for image composition;
  • Excellent knowledge of Maya and Nuke;
  • Demonstrated experience with “realism” modelling, lighting, texture, effect, composting and animation;
  • Knowledge of shotgun is a plus.
  • Demonstrated Team Player with a great attitude;
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced production environment;
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Exercise close attention to detail;
  • Able to work independently with minimal supervision;
  • Strong troubleshooting/problem-solving ability;
  • Demonstrated ability to handle multiple demands, flexibility and professionalism in a creative environment.

Interested? What are you waiting for? Apply now; we can’t wait to get to know you!


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