Axis Animation is looking to hire experienced PREVIZ and LAYOUT ARTISTS on an ongoing basis, to work on next generation games cinematics, cutscenes as well as commercial projects.
The Previz and Layout Artists primary function is to create high quality staging, blocking and camera work that makes the foundation of a successful shot and / or sequence of shots, across a variety of styles and projects
Roles must be carried out onsite and all applicants at time of application must have full working rights for the UK and hold an appropriate visa where applicable.
Creation of proxy assets for 3d previz
Translation of storyboards and animatics into 3d previz
Staging, blocking and camera work in 3d layout
Finessing of cameras at animation stage where required
Maintaining consistent quality, style and continuity, both visually and technically throughout the project
Accomplished examples of previz and layout.
Thorough knowledge of Autodesk Maya is essential.
Good communication skills and ability to work interactively with production and other departments to solve production challenges.
Strong understanding of cinematography, with a keen eye for composition
Preferred experience working with mocap data.
Experience with Maya camera sequencer a plus.
Experience working with Maya Trax and blending animation clip data.
Proven production experience within a team min. 3 years.