Paramount Animation and Nickelodeon Animation have enlisted Flying Bark Productions to animate their first recently announced Untitled Avatar feature film in a newly confirmed partnership with Avatar Studios.
We’re looking for an experienced CG Layout Supervisor who can work from our beautiful studio in Sydney starting in February 2023.
The Layout Supervisor is responsible for ensuring all cinematographic aspects of the CG production are executed creatively according to the Director’s vision and to the required technical specifications of the production. This includes responsibility for visual and story continuity and flow within and between shots, composition, previsualisation as required, supervision of CG layout crew, dialogue and interaction with related departments as required.
Here are the skills we're looking for and responsibilities you’ll take on:
- Direct, inspire and mentor all crew in the CG Layout department
- Supervising character blocking, set dressing, camera framing and movement, while maintaining a strong sense of composition, animation timing and storytelling
- Working closely with the production team to bid on shots and ensuring that internally agreed deadlines are met
- Working closely with the Director of Photography to ensure the composition and cinematic standards of the project are maintained throughout the layout process
- Collaborating with the CG Supervisor to test creative and technical workflows for optimum efficiency and help develop the department pipeline
- Working closely with 2D teams in a 2.5D workflow and providing information to allow for efficient creation of 2D Backgrounds where required
- Collaborating with asset departments and their supervisors, ensuring assets are used as intended, with any adjustments requested
- Ability to inspire and mentor their team, and appropriately assigning work to suit artists’ strengths, whilst also being able to give constructive and regular feedback
- Developing and working within the constraints of the pipeline, and providing feedback about where workflows could be improved
- Maintaining strong communication and the ability to work to a verbal or visual brief, flagging in advance any issues