Previs/Layout Artist

Lunar Animation
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Job type: Permanent

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Job Description

We have a brilliant opportunity for a creative Previs and layout artist to join our studio based in Sheffield. The Artist's primary role will involve creating high quality staging, blocking and camera work that makes the foundation of a successful shot and/or sequence of shots, across a variety of styles and projects. 

The role must be carried out onsite.

We are looking for a candidate that can easily integrate within a team and have a minimum of 3 years production experience. It is important that we receive a link to your showreel demonstrating ability. The role is full-time and we are looking for candidates that can take on responsibility, stick to deadlines and have a passion for creating their best work every day.

Responsibilities:

  • Creation of basic, proxy assets for 3d previs.

  • Translation of script breakdown into 3d previz

  • Translation of storyboards and animatics into 3d previs

  • Staging, blocking and camera work in 3d layout

  • Finessing of cameras at animation stage where required

  • Maintaining consistent quality, style and continuity, both visually and technically throughout the project.

Skills & Requirements

You must have:

  • Excellent knowledge of Autodesk Maya. 

  • Accomplished examples of previz and layout.

  • A good sense of timing, rhythm and most importantly storytelling.

  • Strong critical reasoning and emotional awareness within storytelling is essential.

  • Strong understanding of cinematography, with a keen eye for composition

  • Good communication skills and ability to work interactively with production and other departments to solve production challenges.

  • Experience and understanding of real-world cameras.

  • Strong understanding of cinematography, with a keen eye for composition

  • Experience with Maya camera sequencer a plus.

  • Experience working with Maya Trax and blending animation clip data.

  • Proven production experience within a team min. 3 years

We'd also ideally like you to have:

  • Experience as an animator.

  • Experience Directing productions.

Additional Information

  • Relocation assistance is offered

How to Apply

Please apply through our online application form by clicking the link below.

We would like to receive a CV, link to your portfolio and cover-letter outlining how you meet the required skills, to be considered for the role. If we decide to move forward with your application, a Lunar Animation representative will contact you to discuss the next stage in the process.

About the Company

Lunar Animation was founded in 2014, by a team of highly experienced Artists, Animators and Generalists. It is now an award winning international studio, working with partners around the globe. Some of their work has accrued more than 250 million views on Youtube to date and been featured in the Autodesk and Chaos Group reels.

Our work is heavily focussed around the video game sector, making cinematics and commercials. We also create short form online entertainment, TV promos and are involved in developing our own groundbreaking attraction content for theme parks around the world. Our strive to produce the best possible quality along with our attention to detail, results in content that always exceeds our clients expectations.


What we offer

We’re situated in an old steel mill in the heart of Kelham Island; a super cool and vibrant upcoming part of Sheffield, so much so we made a video to showcase what it’s like to be based here.


We’re a 10 minute walk into the centre of town, 30 seconds from the tram route which links to the train station, giving easy access to Leeds, Manchester and the Midlands.



We have a beautiful office environment that you’ll get to make your home. We supply a host of free hot and cold drinks to keep you refreshed when working, along with a weekly supply of fresh fruit. We have a relaxing and calm environment that will allow you to do your best work.


We love being based in Sheffield. As a City it has everything you could wish for, from theatres, galleries, restaurants, live music, shopping facilities and plenty of open green spaces. With the Peak District National Park a few minutes away there’s little Sheffield doesn't have to offer.