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  11 November 2017
Layout - Van


Celebrating over 25 years in the industry, Scanline VFX specializes in creating complex visual effects for high end, block buster feature films with studios worldwide: Vancouver, Los Angeles, Munich, and Stuttgart. Founded in Germany, the company expanded to Los Angeles in 2007 and opened the largest studio in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia in 2011. In 2015 it won the Emmy for Outstanding Visual Effects for their work on Game of Thrones. Scanline VFX has received multiple Academy Award Nominations for Best Achievement in Visual Effects: 2014 for Iron Man 3 and in 2010 for its work on director Clint Eastwoods Hereafter. We are also well known for our proprietary, in-house fluid effects software Flowline, for which it received a 2008 Scientific and Technical Achievement Academy Award.


Reporting to the Layout 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.

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.
Matchmove objects/characters to match the action in the live action plates.
Render track/ match move over supplied plates for approval
Undisotr/distort plates
Debug technical problems and escalate issues as needed.
Duties and tasks as assigned.

BA or Diploma in the field of Arts, Film, Animation, etc. (preferred)
Minimum 3-5+ years VFX layout experience (required)
Solid animation grounding (preferred CG feature film animation - FX or Character)
Demonstrated skill of camera animation work laying out shots, staging, etc. (using film cameras or on-set experience)
Life Drawing skills and knowledge of human/animal anatomy (preferred)
Background or experience in traditional Fine Arts - demonstrating thorough understanding of physical motion, weight, balance.
Passion for film and a love of film making is paramount.
Intermediate - Advanced: Maya, Photoshop, Nuke, Vray, Zbrush (required)
Shotgun, (preferred)
Demonstrated experience with "realism" modeling, lighting, texture, effect, composting and animation.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, team player with great attitude.
Close attention to detail; ability to QA own work, take direction and apply notes from Supervisors.
Able to work independently with minimal supervision; strong trouble shooting/problem solving ability

+Extended Medical
+Disability Insurance
+Dental Insurance

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