Lead 3D Layout Artist

Giant are seeking a Lead 3D Layout Artist for an exciting new CG production.

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As such, we are committed to Equality of Opportunity for existing and potential employees. All persons regardless of Gender, Civil status, Family status, Race, Religious beliefs, Sexual Orientation, Disability, Age, or Membership of the Travelling Community will be provided with equality of access to employment and also encouraged and assisted to achieve their full potential. We will continue to foster a genuine culture of Equality.

Position Overview

This is a full-time position based in the Dublin studio, and there is flexibility for remote working but applicants should be able to work in the Irish timezone as the studio.

Starting Date: ASAP

Position Responsibilities

  • Working in collaboration with the CG Supervisors, directors, Layout/Animation Supervisor(s), and Layout department to establish and preserve the visual aesthetic and cinematography of the production.
  • Leading a team of Layout artists, instructing them on the technical and creative elements of the production, and maintaining regular communication to offer constructive feedback and reviews.
  • Ensuring consistent quality, style, and continuity, both visually and technically throughout the project.
  • Translation of Storyboards and Animatics into 3D Layout, including the creation of Proxies, Staging, Blocking, and Camera work.
  • Adjustment of Cameras at the animation stage where required.
  • Assist Production, Directors, and Supervisors in steering and conducting project departmental reviews.
  • Creating the workflow for the Layout department and teaching the rest of the fantastic team about approaches and best practices. This includes making sure all processes and outputs meet the highest standards.
  • Clear understanding of story and sequences, and communicate creative and technical requirements to the team for successful achievement.
  • Recognizing any inefficiencies and collaborating with the appropriate departments and managers to address the problems.
  • Coordinating closely with Production to ensure that all goals are being met and to spot any problems that could delay the schedule.
  • Support a collaborative and creative environment that produces awesome Giant projects with great teams.

Position Requirements

  • Demonstrated experience in Animation Production as either a Lead or a Co-Lead.
  • Strong leadership skills and the ability to confidently Lead a team.
  • Excellent communication, time, and team management skills.
  • Strong knowledge of Cinematography, Cameras, and Lensing.
  • Time management skills, balancing responsibilities between individual work and team leadership.
  • Proficient in Maya.
  • Experience working with Shotgrid.
  • Organized with a strong ability to track tasks and notes.
  • Strong technical and problem-solving skills.
  • Adept grasp of drawing and visual communication skills.
  • Solid understanding of Production and Technical Resources.

How To Apply

If you would like to be considered for the Lead 3D Layout Artist position, please apply through our Workable platform by clicking the link below:

We will endeavour to respond to all applicants, but due to the high volume of applications we receive a reply might not always be possible.

Thank you for your interest in Giant Animation!

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