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Reporting to the CG Department Supervisor, the Layout Artist is responsible for recreating camera movements for integration of 3D elements in sequences for live action feature film (and/or TV) partnering with the animation and modeling departments to deliver accurate camera animation.


Responsibilities (but not limited to):

  • Recreates the sets, objects and camera motion of shots in 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 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/ match move over supplied 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;
  • Duties and tasks as assigned.



  • 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” modeling, 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 trouble shooting/problem solving ability;
  • Demonstrated ability to handle multiple demands, flexibility and professionalism in a creative environment.
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