Layout Lead

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.

The Layout Lead assists the Layout Supervisor in generating the previs/RLO of the film or assigned sequences in accordance with the established storytelling guideline, managing a team of artists, providing solutions and alternatives.


  • Ability to show in images the sensations that the Layout Supervisor requests
  • Knowing different visual languages in order to be able to face all kinds of scenes: action scenes, intimate scenes, etc.
  • Camera Refine knowledge in order to transmit to the team
  • Editing skills, at the level of keeping/creating the rhythm of a sequence
  • 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           
  • Learn and transmit Skydance's internal pipeline
  • Leads the team providing them with support, guidance and instruction in areas that contribute towards their artistic and professional growth, making sure all the assets follow the quality standards and artistic direction and that achieves the deadlines
  • Follows Supervisor’s guidance
  • Manage your internal team's times for the assigned sequence
  • Knowing how to unify visually a scene/sequence even if it has been made by several artists


  • 6 years or more of professional experience in VFX or animation industry
  • At least 2 years of experience as Lead in the animation industry
  • Related story-telling experience
  • Knowledge of Maya
  • Strong proficiency in English language

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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