Senior Layout / Matchmove Artist - Expression of Interest

  • The Walt Disney Company
  • Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • Jan 24, 2023

Job Description

Job Posting Title:
Senior Layout / Matchmove Artist - Expression of Interest

Req ID:
10036380

Job Description:

This posting is an opportunity to submit your resume for future consideration; this is not a role that is open at this time. We anticipate this role may be open in the future, but we are not actively hiring for the position. If you would like to be considered for this potential role, please submit your resume. If the role becomes available, you may receive an email or call from a recruiter.

Position Summary

Senior Matchmove/Layout Artists independently create camera moves and rough blocking animation within a digital environment. Senior MM/Layout Artists work closely with the Animation Director and Visual Effects Supervisor to establish composition, timing, and continuity for each shot. May be required to work with live-action plates or in a CG layout environment.

Senior MM/Layout Artists act as a central hub for all shot preparation to ensure continuity and camera accuracy in CG Elements. While matchmoving is one requirement of the position, Senior MM/Layout Artists may perform tasks outside of matchmoving including CG layout, modeling set geometry, photomodeling, lidar solves, previz, and basic lighting & compositing.

What You'll Do
  • Independently performs complex matchmove tasks such as camera tracking, character matching (matchanim), solving lens distortion, deformation matching of surfaces, solving native stereo plates
  • Multi-plate splicing and stitching, adding creative plate post-moves, creative stereo (i.e. Technical layout)
  • Previz, postviz and techviz (prep for location shooting or ride development); Process inbound/outbound moco data
  • Photomodels, performs environment/scene setup verifying correct assets are being used, edit ranges are correct, and generating initial data for downstream artists including animation/TDs/comp, lidar processing, set dressing (i.e. Scene setup)
  • Creates creative camera work for non-plate shots and camera takeover shots with minimal guidance; originate entirely CG camera animation (i.e. CG camera work)
  • Solve facial animation from face cams (i.e. face-capture)
  • Independently set up the technical and aesthetic approaches of the matchmove work for a shot, sequence, or an entire aspect of a show
  • Convert background plates to various formats to use with specific software to create digital motion files that match the plate photography; animate any live action character or relative object in the scene
  • Model the set geometry used to create the matchmove and environment for Animators and Technical Directors
  • Light, render and composite files with the background to judge the move
  • Mentor Junior Layout Artists
  • Special projects as needed

What We're Looking For
  • At least 5 years relevant professional VFX experience and at least a college level diploma in computer graphics, fine arts, design, or photography, or related field; OR at least 7 years relevant professional VFX experience in lieu of education
  • 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
  • Excellent problem solving skills including the ability to work under tight deadlines
  • Advanced knowledge of Linux, Maya, 3dEqualizer (or other tracking software) required
  • Nice to have:
  • Location and/or Stage experience including matchmove set ups; data wrangling hdr/digimatte/texture/pmodel photography; lidar scanning; lens grid filming; on-stage (real-time) camera capture/assistance.
  • Knowledge of Nuke is a plus

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Primary Job Posting Category:
Layout

Employment Type:
Full time

Primary City, State, Region, Postal Code:
Vancouver, BC, Canada

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Date Posted:
2022-12-12-08:00