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Layout Artist

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 10012425 Location Vancouver, Canada Business Walt Disney Animation Studios Date posted Oct. 19, 2022 Flex Type Hybrid Preferred, Remote Possible

- This role is considered hybrid, which means the employee will work a portion of their time on-site from a Company designated location and the remainder of their time remotely. A remote opportunity may be possible for qualified candidates under certain circumstances and, if granted, the employee would work remotely on an ongoing basis.

Job Summary:

Walt Disney Animation Studios has an exciting opportunity for Layout Artists to join the team at our Vancouver, BC studio. 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. This is a regular, full time, staff position that will be located at our Vancouver, BC studio. Please note that relocation eligibility may be determined based on role and individual circumstance. 


  • 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


  • A good working knowledge of the principles of cinematic staging, blocking, and camera work

  • A good working knowledge of Maya and Linux 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 proxy modeling and 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 and a reel breakdown if appropriate

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. 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 2019’s Frozen 2, the biggest animated film of all time, to our 60th animated feature, Encanto, releasing November 2021. Among the studio's timeless creations are Pinocchio, Sleeping Beauty, The Jungle Book, The Little Mermaid, The Lion King, Frozen, 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 Animation Studios Vancouver Inc., which is part of a business we call Walt Disney Animation Studios.

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