Previz and Layout Artists

Axis Animation
Glasgow, G3, United Kingdom
Job type: Contract

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Job Description

Axis Animation is looking to hire experienced PREVIZ and LAYOUT ARTISTS on an ongoing basis, to work on next generation games cinematics, cutscenes as well as commercial projects.

The Previz and Layout Artists primary function is to create 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

Roles must be carried out onsite and all applicants at time of application must have full working rights for the UK and hold an appropriate visa where applicable.

Responsibilties:

  • Creation of proxy assets for 3d previz
  • Translation of storyboards and animatics into 3d previz
  • 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

Requirements:

  • Accomplished examples of previz and layout.
  • Thorough knowledge of Autodesk Maya is essential.
  • Good communication skills and ability to work interactively with production and other departments to solve production challenges.
  • Strong understanding of cinematography, with a keen eye for composition
  • Preferred experience working with mocap data.
  • 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.

How to Apply

To apply please send your CV and demoreel link to recruitment@axisanimation.com and include the position you are applying for in the subject line, or apply on the website.

About the Company

Founded in 2000, Axis is an award-winning, international studio of directors, designers, artists, animators, writers and producers that creates content for the biggest names in video games, film, television, commercials and online entertainment.

As a creative team we go out of our way to get under the skin of every project and deliver beyond client expectations. We are passionate about our craft, and we challenge ourselves to leave a lasting impression with every piece of work.

No matter the client, brand, genre or delivery platform, our creative output is distinctive, engaging and entertaining.

Accordingly Axis has won numerous industry accolades, including: a prestigious Cannes Gold Lions Award, New York Festival Awards, D&AD nominations, London International Awards, Promax Awards and a Best Animation BAFTA.

In 2014, Axis were proud to receive the Queen's Award for Enterprise, a highly prestigious honour bestowed by Her Majesty The Queen only to businesses that display the highest levels of excellence.