Layout Artist

Location München/Berlin
Employment Type Freelance
Schedule Full-time
Years of experience 2-5

Your tasks

  • Model the set geometry used to create the matchmove and environment.
  • Produce Previz, postviz and techviz CG cameras used by subsequent departments.
  • Performs matchmoving duties such as camera tracking, character matching, solving lens distortion, deformation matching of surfaces, solving native stereo plates.
  • Creates creative camera work for non-plate shots and camera takeover shots.
  • Responsible for multi-plate splicing and stitching, adding creative plate post-moves, creative stereo.
  • Under the direction of the Team Lead, setup the technical and aesthetic approaches of the matchmove work for a shot or an sequence.
  • Provide a clean final shot for the next department.

Requirements

  • Ability to reproduce exact camera moves within a computer environment.
  • Advanced knowledge of Linux, Maya, 3dEqualizer (or other tracking software) required.
  • Understanding of photography and the effects of different lenses on perspectives.
  • Demonstrable experience in sequence and shot composition.
  • Experience of character and creature animation blocking is desirable.
  • Good knowledge of the principles of cinematic staging, cameras and blocking.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills including the ability to work under tight deadlines.
  • Willingness to learn new tools and be detail-oriented to work efficiently within a Team.
  • Good English language skills.
  • EU time zone preferred. 

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