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Experience Experience
03/2014 present
New York, NY
Senior Layout Artist
New York, NY
Senior Layout Artist
03/2014 present
New York, NY
Senior Layout Artist
03/2014 present
  • Work with R&D to develop and suggest tools
  • Evaluate artists work to set and maintain quality standards
  • Using Maya, assisted by internal tools and python scripts, translate previz scenes into scenes ready for animation
  • Responsible for creating sequences of CG shots that convey the story-line, ensuring the vision of the director and layout supervisor
  • Organize and manage assets, and work closely with programmers to develop, improve, or fix tools that not only serve the layout department, but the cinematics department as a whole
  • Support animation at various stages, managing layouts, caching and assembling characters with look variants, and rendering for review
  • Overcome technical issues (day to day problem solving), in conjunction with R&D and the CG Supervisor
12/2009 12/2013
Detroit, MI
Rough Layout Artist
Detroit, MI
Rough Layout Artist
12/2009 12/2013
Detroit, MI
Rough Layout Artist
12/2009 12/2013
  • Help guide the pre-visualization and layout work flow, tool and pipeline development with input and testing
  • May create rough pre-visualization models and environments to facilitate animatic work
  • Work with existing storyboards, recreate and/or enhance story through cinematic layout of shots
  • Create an animatic interpretation of the story reel
  • Establish character blocking, camera positioning, and camera movement animation
  • Collaborate with the Editorial department to incorporate animatic work into the production reel
  • Work in pre-visualization and layout on lighting, effects, rough character animation/blocking, camera motion, and rough editing
12/2005 07/2009
Philadelphia, PA
Layout Artist
Philadelphia, PA
Layout Artist
12/2005 07/2009
Philadelphia, PA
Layout Artist
12/2005 07/2009
  • Responsible for helping establish the cinematic staging and camera positioning as directed by the film's director
  • Provide technical set-up of shots for downstream production departments
  • Organize work and prepare presentation elements for approval
  • Establish character blocking, camera positioning and animate camera movement
  • Work should demonstrate a strong emphasis on visual storytelling including staging, composition, and editing
  • Enjoy working in teams and is good at following direction
  • Willing to work flexible hours (including nights and weekends) and/or overtime on short notice
Education Education
Bachelor’s Degree in Aesthetic Quality
Bachelor’s Degree in Aesthetic Quality
Portland State University
Bachelor’s Degree in Aesthetic Quality
Skills Skills
  • Have a strong working knowledge of Maya (knowledge of XSI a plus)
  • Excellent problem solving skills including the ability to work under tight deadlines
  • Have an excellent attention to detail
  • Good written and oral communication skills including strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to learn pipeline and workflow quickly
  • Ability to adapt quickly to new technologies and applications
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Excellent time management and communication skills
  • Knowledge of Maya and Nuke
  • Ability to train and coach artists in layout techniques and best practice
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8 Layout Artist resume templates

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Junior Layout Artist Resume Examples & Samples

  • Large format output, trimming and installing
  • Indesign Layout up to mechanical
  • General studio tasks (scanning, image searches, etc.)
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Layout Artist Resume Examples & Samples

  • Establish character blocking, camera positioning and animate camera movement
  • Provide technical set-up of shots for downstream production departments
  • Reel containing examples of work done in a 3D computer graphics environment and which includes entire sequences where you were responsible for all of the layout work
  • Work should demonstrate a strong emphasis on visual storytelling including staging, composition, and editing
  • Animated or live-action personal projects and/or short films are encouraged, if available
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Film, Animation, or Fine Arts recommended, though not required
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Senior Layout Artist Resume Examples & Samples

  • Responsible for creating sequences of CG shots that convey the story-line, ensuring the vision of the director and layout supervisor
  • Tracks shots and their progress throughout the layout process and along the pipeline to final render
  • Interact with production, supervisors, and team / peers in order to problem solve and share information related to shows and assigned tasks
  • Accountable for meeting schedules and show deadlines; participates in dailies, rounds, and team reviews of work in progress
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Layout Artist VFX Feature Film Resume Examples & Samples

  • Work within a small team of layout artists under the oversight of a department supervisor
  • Be responsible for helping establish the cinematic staging and camera positioning as directed, for some full CG shots
  • Ability to pose and/or roughly animate characters and objects with good sense of timing
  • Ability to work within a production schedule, delivering shots and/or sequences
  • Ability to provide the technical set-up of shots to departments further down the production pipeline
  • Display a strong reel that shows examples of layout and/or previz work
  • Have experience with full CG sequences
  • Have experience in VFX Layout and/or previz
  • Possess excellent organizational and verbal communication skills
  • Have a strong working knowledge of Maya and some experience with Nuke
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritise and problem solve
5

Layout Artist Resume Examples & Samples

  • Provide art director/design support to all agency departments when needed
  • General studio tasks (scanning, image searches, etc)
  • Possibly some mechanical building/production tasks
6

Layout Artist Resume Examples & Samples

  • Stage all shots in line with the VFX Supervisor/Directors creative vision
  • Overcome technical issues (day to day problem solving), in conjunction with R&D and the Layout Lead
  • 3+ years’ of Layout experience with high end film
  • Knowledge of Maya and Nuke
  • Understanding of sequences versus shots
  • Ability to troubleshoot and deal with competing priorities and projects
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Rough Layout Artist Resume Examples & Samples

  • Establish character blocking, camera positioning, and camera movement animation
  • Ensure that the vision of the Director and Art Director are incorporated, communicating to incorporate stylistic choices for the film where possible
  • Work with existing storyboards, recreate and/or enhance story through cinematic layout of shots
  • Pre-visualize the look of the film - characters, locations, effects, look - in collaboration with the Art Department
  • Pre-visualize and layout sequences of shots that convey the story based on storyboards, story reel, and/or script pages
  • Model, surface, and rig pre-visualization and layout models, characters, environments, and effects
  • Optimize assets and scenes for realtime interactive playback
  • Active participant at camera capture session capturing camera motion
  • Work in pre-visualization and layout on lighting, effects, rough character animation/blocking, camera motion, and rough editing
  • Motion edit, motion capture, and keyframe animation of characters
  • Deliver shot data to Final Layout Department that meet the needs of production
  • Experience with motion capture based pre-visualization workflow
  • Expertise in Autodesk Maya, Autodesk MotionBuilder, Adobe Photoshop
  • Expertise with editing software
  • Moderate to advanced modeling, surfacing, and rigging skills
  • Moderate to advanced skills in effects animation
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Senior Layout Artist Resume Examples & Samples

  • Communicate with downstream departments to ensure the setup enables artists to complete their work in the most effective manner
  • 5+ years’ of Layout experience with high end film
  • Ability to adapt matchmove cameras/data fit for environment or sequence context
  • Thorough understanding of traditional art skills (Form, architecture, anatomy, topology, color theory) and how to apply those skills in a digital medium
  • Excellent attention to detail when finalizing, approving or quality controlling layouts
  • Ability to communicate with downstream departments to assess needs
  • Knowledge of Houdini is a plus
  • Experience with LINUX/UNIX
9

Layout Artist Resume Examples & Samples

  • Communicate the creative brief and real-world references from the VFX Supervisor and Director to the Layout team
  • Determine the broad creative approach, in conjunction with the VFX Supervisor
  • Evaluate artists work to set and maintain quality standards
  • Assist members of the Layout team to learn and grow their skills to meet their career aspirations
  • Work with Layout team, as required, to maintain continuity; as well as, support other departments to ensure information is communicated down the pipeline
  • Experience managing large datasets
  • Ability to train and coach artists in layout techniques and best practice
  • Strong understanding of sequences versus shots
  • Ability to teach new techniques and apply new approaches to push layout to the next level
10

Layout Artist Resume Examples & Samples

  • Strong skills in layout, cinematography and editorial fundamentals are required
  • Good understanding of character posing and camera weight
  • Basic understanding of modeling and lighting
  • Passion for film
  • Knowledge of Maya is preferable
  • A minimum of two years film or television experience
  • Degree/diploma in fine arts or animation or equivalent experience an asset
  • Able to communicate creative and technical thoughts and ideas
  • Able to multi-task and prioritize
  • Thrive in a high pressure, deadline oriented environment
  • Enjoy working in teams and is good at following direction
11

Layout Artist Resume Examples & Samples

  • Create sequences of shots that convey the story-line ensuring the vision of the director and layout supervisor
  • Interact with production, supervisors and team / peers in order to problem solve and share information related to show / assigned tasks
  • Low poly modeling
  • Blueprint critical set dressing based on artwork to achieve the desired aesthetic
  • Basic character, camera, and FX creation and animation
  • Some rigging
  • Motion capture data administration
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Layout Artist Resume Examples & Samples

  • Establish the composition, character staging and camera movement for each shot
  • Pose and animate characters simply and effectively to help convey the intent of a shot
  • Able to design and structure shots in continuity to help best tell the story
  • Provide clean technical set-up of shots for downstream production departments
  • 3-5 years of experience as a Layout Artist on animated feature, or cinematographer on live action feature
  • Understand basic concepts of character animation and character posing
  • Have good communication and problem-solving skills
  • Camera polish experience a plus
  • Be able to deliver on schedule, working efficiently under pressure
13

Layout Artist Resume Examples & Samples

  • Work within a team of layout artists under the supervision of a layout supervisor
  • Responsible for helping establish the cinematic staging and camera positioning as directed by the film's director
  • Ability to pose and/or roughly animate characters
  • Ability to work within a production schedule, delivering shots and/or sequences to the editorial department
  • Ability to provide the technical set-up of shots to departments further down the production pipeline (e.g. Animation)
  • Be open to direction and have the ability to embrace change
  • Display a strong reel that shows examples of work done in a 3d computer generated environment, ideally on a cg animated movie or television production. Within the reel there should be examples of entire sequences not just single clips. Where possible a storyboard animatic, followed by layout and then through to final finished film clips
  • Demonstrate a strong understanding of visual story telling including staging, composition and editing
  • Have a strong working knowledge of Maya (knowledge of XSI a plus)
  • Have an excellent attention to detail
  • Be willing to learn, and contribute to the success of the team and the project
  • Have previous experience working on a CG animated feature or television program
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Pre Vis / Rough Layout Artist Resume Examples & Samples

  • Create an animatic interpretation of the story reel
  • Ensure that the vision of the Director and Art Director are incorporated
  • May create rough pre-visualization models and environments to facilitate animatic work
  • Collaborate with the Editorial department to incorporate animatic work into the production reel
  • Help guide the pre-visualization and layout work flow, tool and pipeline development with input and testing
  • Pre-visualize and layout sequences of shots that convey the story based on storyboards, story reel and/or script pages
  • Model, surface and rig pre-visualization and layout models, characters, environments, and effects
  • Optimize assets and scenes for real time interactive playback
  • Plan and prepare motion capture and camera capture sessions
  • Active participant at virtual shoots capturing motion capture data
  • Motion edit motion capture and keyframe animation of characters
  • Collaborate with the Editorial department to incorporate material into the production reel
  • Deliver shot data to Final Layout Department that meet the need of production
  • Communicate with Production Designer and Art Director to incorporate stylistic choices for the film where possible
  • Communicate with downstream departments to find solutions that facilitate the production process
  • 3 years of computer graphics pre-visualization production experience
  • Experience with motion capture based pre-visualization work flow
  • Expertise in Autodesk Maya, Autodesk Motion Builder, Adobe Photoshop
  • Moderate to advance modeling, surfacing and rigging skills
  • Moderate to advance skills in effects animation
  • Film background or education a plus
15

BC D Tracking, MM & Layout Artist Resume Examples & Samples

  • Proficient in SynthEyes and 3D Equalizer
  • Knowledge of Maya, Nuke
  • Flexible work hours & schedule
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Rough Layout Artist Resume Examples & Samples

  • Create sequences of shots that convey the story through the application of traditional filmmaking principles in a 3D computer graphics environment
  • Experience using the following tools/technologies: Maya, Motion Builder, Photoshop, motion capture based pre vis workflow, and editing software
  • Experience with moderate to advance modeling, surfacing and rigging skills as well as effects animation
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Vancouver Matchmove / Layout Artist Resume Examples & Samples

  • Bachelor’s in a related field preferred
  • 3+ years film or TV experience
  • Typically has experience as an artist, animator or camera operator
  • Skills in modeling, animation, camera composition and cinematography
  • Demo reel required
  • Proficiency in UNIX and expertise in Maya or equivalent 3D package required
  • Experience with Python scripting, photography, character animation and compositing desired
18

Layout Artist / Animator Resume Examples & Samples

  • Establish composition, character staging and camera movement; this includes story driven cinematics as well as interactive elements of gameplay that require cinematic presentation
  • Assisting the Art Director, Animation Lead, and Design Department to achieve the best possible fusion of storytelling, aesthetics, and work naturally within the flow of the game
  • Work with established pipelines and procedures for game art production, and help identify additional processes and art tools necessary to do so efficiently
  • Create and integrating FBX or MA camera assets into the game engine
  • Edit motion capture data for cinematics
  • 3-5 years of experience as a Layout Artist / Animator on an animated feature, or cinematographer on live action feature
  • 3+ years of experience in the games industry
  • Proven artistic skills in cinematography, including a strong sense of composition, staging, and camera language
  • Expert with concepts of character animation and experience in Motion Capture
  • Expert in Maya, Motion Builder
  • Be organized and technically proficient
  • Be able to take direction and be willing to address constructive feedback
  • BA/BFA or equivalent professional video-game cinematics, animation, film, or television post-production experience
  • Attention to detail and experience solving technical problems
  • Interest in sports
  • Strong Time management skills with a proven ability to focus on priorities, handle multiple tasks and meet deadlines
  • Drawing and Storyboarding
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Layout Artist Resume Examples & Samples

  • Organize and manage assets, and work closely with programmers to develop, improve, or fix tools that not only serve the layout department, but the cinematics department as a whole
  • Work with artists, programmers, leads, supervisors, directors, and production staff on multiple projects simultaneously, balancing the needs of each and ensuring communication between them
  • Online Demo Reel
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Senior Layout Artist Resume Examples & Samples

  • Using Maya, assisted by internal tools and python scripts, translate previz scenes into scenes ready for animation
  • Support animation at various stages, managing layouts, caching and assembling characters with look variants, and rendering for review
  • Add or adjust shot set dressing, crowd cycles, static character poses, and continuity changes
  • Fill in any additional gaps, and catch and solve technical and artistic problems revealed through assembly that are not handled by other departments or through typical pipeline procedures
21

BC D Tracking, MM & Layout Artist Resume Examples & Samples

  • 3+ years of object tracking experience on television or feature production
  • Must be able to do manually track and matchmove
  • Layout experience a plus
  • Excellent knowledge of camera lenses & photography
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Layout Artist Resume Examples & Samples

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience as an artist, animator, or camera operator
  • Ability to reproduce exact camera moves within a computer environment
  • Understanding of photography and the effects of different lenses on perspectives
  • Good written and oral communication skills including strong interpersonal skills
  • Experience in gathering information on location for Matchmovers is a plus
  • Advanced knowledge of UNIX, Softimage, Maya and/or XSI
  • Must have a willingness to learn new tools, proven ability to be detail-oriented and to work efficiently within a production environment
  • Excellent problem solving skills including the ability to work under tight deadlines
23

Page Production / Layout Artist Resume Examples & Samples

  • Three to five years’ experience designing and producing for catalogs, direct mail, signage, retail inserts, etc
  • Knowledge of creating and working with templates and style sheets; including page formatting of copy, placing photos and artwork; producing multiple versions
  • Proficiency in Macintosh-based Quark and Adobe CS Design and Production Suites
  • Knowledge of steps required for the print process and an understanding of production methods to ensure designs can be produced for print delivery
  • Portfolio samples required
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Layout Artist Resume Examples & Samples

  • Interpret and conceptualize the film script according to the Supervisor’s instructions
  • Create scenes and shots by place characters, props and environments according to the storyboard/previz
  • Put the characters in key poses to define their actions and movements
  • Place tracked cameras and geometries properly in 3D space according to the live actions plate
  • Define camera angles and animate them, if applicable
  • Adapt shot staging according to the composition
  • Check the conformity and continuity of the sequences
  • Maintain timing and production quotas given by the Production
  • Execute the corrections requested by the Supervisor and the Director by showing an analytic mind
  • Organize work and prepare presentation elements for approval
  • Communicate and seek information if necessary
  • Maintain good team dynamics
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Layout Artist Senior Resume Examples & Samples

  • Apply client notes to all layouts with minimal guidance
  • Breakdown previs or 2D story board into 3D shots or sequences
  • Overcome technical issues (day to day problem solving), in conjunction with R&D and the CG Supervisor
  • Set up data to maximize throughput
  • Work with R&D to develop and suggest tools
  • Experience with managing large datasets
  • Senior level knowledge in Maya and Nuke
  • Ability to learn pipeline and workflow quickly
  • Ability to help with bidding; determine the timeframe and scope required for each project