Pay Rate: $0
Location: Vancouver BC
Job Type: Contract

Title: Senior Layout Artist

Location: Vancouver

Duration: Contract (Start in November)

 

Job Description: 

 

IFG is seeking a highly creative and motivated Senior Layout Artist. In this position, you will be expected to help define and realize our client cinematic vision by creating a sequence of shots that help convey story and ideas.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

  • Work with Cinematics Director, Lead Layout Artist, and various departments of the Game and Cinematics Teams to establish camera composition & movement, character blocking, shot edits and environment needs as part of our pre-visualization and motion capture process.
  • Technical layout and setup of shots in Motion Builder, Maya and Unreal for the cinematic team to work with.
  • Editing, timing of shots and sound, using Premiere.
  • Tell stories and convey emotions through cinematic cameras. Work with tonal variety including humorous, action, and serious emotional scenes.
  • Work with pacing and shot direction represented in storyboard and script but bring creative solutions to strengthen our scenes.
  • Create seamless transitions between gameplay and cinematics.
  • Camera polish and editing post-animation.
  • To quickly adopt an in-depth understanding of the proprietary tools and processes that are used on the layout team.
  • To foresee layout team needs and communicate needs and tool requests effectively.
  • To aid production with team dependencies, estimates and scheduling.
  • Ability to onboard and train new layout artists as needed.

 

REQUIREMENTS:

 

  • Must have 5+ years of experience in video games, film/television or equivalent.
  • Art-related degree and/or comparable professional experience.
  • Exceptional visual and technical understanding of cameras, previs, editing, and layouts.
  • Excellent understanding of cinematic language, including strong emotional storytelling through staging, composition, and editing.
  • Solid knowledge of camera lenses and traditional principles of cinematography, as well as a solid understanding of the principles of animation.
  • Ability to offer creative problem-solving ideas to any difficult cinematic sequences.
  • Ability to organize and manage time effectively to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to communicate in a professional and positive manner.
  • Must have decent working knowledge of Maya, Motion Builder and Premiere.
  • Unreal Engine or other games engine experience a plus.
  • Real Time cinematics production experience a plus.
  • Animation, Rigging, Motion Capture and Video Editing experience a plus.

For consideration, please email your resume to Mashail@ifgpr.com with " Senior Layout Artist " in the subject line.