Final Layout Senior Artist

Madrid, Spain

Animation - Madrid

Skydance offers a dynamic, inclusive, and ever-evolving culture where innovative ideas are welcomed, and growth fostered. The partnership between unique creativity and technological advancements are demonstrated within each pillar of the company. At the heart of it all is a commitment to boldly entertaining and relevant storytelling.
 
While all Animation studios look to hire people who are creative and hard-working, Skydance Animation is specifically looking for pioneers who seek to push the limits of what the world’s most collaborative art form can achieve, and to give those pioneers the space and the resources to build a new studio that’s doing something different.

Final Layout is a transversal department with a crucial role in many points along the studio pipeline. The core concept of this department is the Location from both a technical and artistic point of view. As a Senior Artist in this department, you will be involved in processes such as asset publication, location assembling, set dressing per sequence, shot construction, optimization, rendering, publication and support.

Responsibilities

  • Create outstanding locations with optimal usage of assets.
  • Generate beautiful distributions using scattering tools such as Mash or similar.
  • Improve shot framing per camera.
  • Use assets efficiently in building complex but feasible locations.
  • Handle complex scenes (containing set, characters, crowd, simulations, lighting sets…)
  • Troubleshoot complex scenes.
  • Debug complex shot renders (Using Arnold renderer).
  • Take responsibility of your own publications (Quality check on SC outputs).
  • Keep up on current artistic methodologies and on technology trends and tools that best suit the production and the company in the development of a stronger creative and technical environment.
  • Work together with the team providing and provide support, guidance and instruction in areas that contribute towards their artistic and professional growth.
  • Follow the Supervisor’s and Lead's guidance.

Requirements

  • 3+ years of professional experience in VFX or animation industries.
  • Strong image composition skills.
  • Experience with Autodesk Maya, Arnold Renderer.
  • Programming knowledge in Python desirable.
  • Proficient in English.

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Skydance is a diversified media company founded by David Ellison in 2010 to create high quality, event-level entertainment for global audiences. The Company brings to life stories of immersive worlds across its feature film, television, interactive, and animation divisions.
 
Skydance is proud to be an equal opportunity employer committed to building and fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workforce. We welcome and consider applicants for employment regardless of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, pregnancy status, military/veteran status, disability, or any other protected category. Diversity in the workplace is not just a commitment, it is who we are and a reflection of what makes our world special.

 

Only applications submitted through the linked job form will be considered.

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