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Layout Artist

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

RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Work with Cinematics Director, Lead Layout Artist, and Cinematics Team to establish camera composition & movement, character blocking and shot edits 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.


REQUIREMENTS:
• Must have 3-5 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
• Animation, Rigging, Motion Capture and Video Editing experience a plus

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