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Layout Artist

Apply Now Apply Later Job ID 746500BR Location Burbank, California, United States Business Walt Disney Animation Studios Date posted Feb. 05, 2020

Job Summary:

Walt Disney Animation Studios has been combining the best in artistry and storytelling with
cutting-edge technology to create stories and films with timeless appeal. Layout Artists stage
and block the cameras and characters in virtual environments through a combination of skills
both artistic and technical.

A central component of Disney’s storytelling process is the work done in Layout. Layout
transforms a film’s art, storyboards, and assets into the shots that audiences around the world
will see on the big screen.

Walt Disney Animation Studios is seeking Layout Artists to join its studio in Burbank, CA.

Responsibilities
• Executing the staging, blocking and camera work that makes up the foundation of a
successful shot and sequence of shots throughout a film
• Producing work (shots) in a fast-paced CG environment using Maya, Linux, and a suite of
proprietary software
• Working well with and as part of a team and across departments to produce world-class
Layout work that is highly consumable in our production’s pipeline

Requirements
• A good working knowledge of the principles of cinematic staging, blocking, and camera work
• A good working knowledge of Maya is essential
• Good camera animation skills
• Must be able to work iteratively in a fluid and fast-paced environment, take direction easily,
and be willing to participate as a member of a highly collaborative team
• Experience with lighting
• Knowledge of editing and sequence development
• Must be open to working and showing work from rough to finished layouts
• Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field and/or equivalent experience

Preferred Qualifications
• Good working knowledge of the posing/animation of CG characters
• Experience with EFX is a plus

Application Materials
• A reel of your recent and/or past Layout work that shows one or more sequences of shots in
continuity. This is essential
• A resume that details your recent/ past work history

The Walt Disney Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

About Walt Disney Animation Studios:

About Walt Disney Animation Studios:

Combining masterful artistry and storytelling with groundbreaking technology, Walt Disney Animation Studios is a filmmaker-driven animation studio responsible for creating some of the most beloved films ever made. Located in Burbank, WDAS continues to build on its rich legacy of innovation and creativity, from the first fully-animated feature film, 1937's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, to 2013's Academy Award®-winning Frozen, the biggest animated film of all time. Among the studio's timeless creations are Pinocchio, Sleeping Beauty, The Jungle Book, The Little Mermaid, The Lion King, Big Hero 6 and Zootopia.

About The Walt Disney Company:

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with the following business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney’s stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.

This position is with Walt Disney Pictures, which is part of a business segment we call Walt Disney Animation Studios.

Walt Disney Pictures is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status. Disney fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.

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