Rough Layout Artist - Feature Animation


Offre publiée le 2024-06-27

Bardel Entertainment


For more than 35 years, Bardel Entertainment has led the animation industry through unwavering commitment to quality, creativity, and innovation.

We are an internationally recognized, Emmy Award®-winning studio in two prominent Canadian cities, Vancouver and Kelowna and the creative force behind top audience hits such as The Dragon Prince, Rick and Morty, Teen Titans Go!, and Diary of a Wimpy Kid.

Bardel is looking for a couple of Intermediate Rough Layout Artists for either our Vancouver or Montreal studio to join end of August 2024 .

The Layout Artist works with the Layout Supervisor and / or Sequence Director to create 3D sequences of the story.

As a layout artist, you are responsible for creating shots and elevating the visual storytelling of the project. You will stage the scene, place and animate cameras, establish timing of the action, animate characters, and roughly edit the flow of the sequence.

Your shots will become the blueprint for the downstream department, allowing the project to be enhanced in a creative, appealing and cohesive way.

Your passion for artistry and your technical skills will be integral in shaping our projects.

What you’ll do :

  • Establish the staging and camera positioning of scenes in a CG environment
  • Collaborate with Layout Supervisor to align the cinematography with director's vision
  • Interpret storyboards into 3D, offering solutions and pitching new ideas to improve the visual story
  • Animate elements and characters for framing and story beats
  • Proactively communicate and collaborate across teams
  • Ensure alignment with project leads for technical and aesthetic goals
  • Meet and maintain project deadlines consistently

What you’ll need :

  • 2+ years of relevant experience as a camera and staging artist in the animation / previz / VFX industry
  • Experience with Maya
  • Editing software (Adobe Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer, Final Cut Pro) experience is a plus
  • Maya’s Camera Sequencer experience is a plus
  • Demo Reel that demonstrates a variety of sequences made of continuous shots, and showcase the ability to place camera and stage the action of a scene
  • Demonstrate strong camera animation skills
  • Strong knowledge of the cinematography language
  • Translate 3D storyboards, script page or Director pitches into 3D animated scenes
  • Create harmonic flow between continuous shots
  • Character animation experience is a plus
  • Video Editing experience is a plus
  • Physical Camera / Photography experience is a plus
  • Strong communication and collaborative skills
  • Problem solver and adaptable
  • Solid time management skills

Intermediate Salary Range : $1350 - $1650 CAD Weekly

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We’ve got great people here, with good reason! We offer extensive, meaningful benefits centred on well-being (RRSP contribution matching, extended health and wellness perks, and paid closures to name a few!) as well as a hybrid studio model with flexible schedules.

And did we mention that our studios are dog friendly?

Being a part of our team will have you working on exciting, prominent industry projects and collaborating with influential, creative professionals from around the world.

We’ll help you grow your career through regular social events and ongoing development opportunities, such as leadership training, workshops, and classes led by experienced industry guest instructors.

If you're driven by the excitement of tackling creative challenges, leveraging cutting-edge technologies, and pushing the boundaries of diverse entertainment, we invite you to join us let’s create together!


Ready to apply and join our cast of characters? Fill out the form below with your current resume, samples of your work (e.

g. a link to your website or reel don’t be afraid to show off a little!), and tell us why YOU are the best person for this role!


Remote work may be considered for this position. Bardel's Hybrid & Remote Work Policy will be presented and open to discussion during the interview process.

Bardel Entertainment is an Equal Opportunity Employer and committed to fostering an inclusive environment where the strength in the diversity of backgrounds, lived experiences, and identities are not only valued, but essential to our creative process.

We hire personnel without discrimination based on race, ancestry, place of origin, citizenship, ethnic origin, colour, religion, creed, sexual orientation, gender, language, marital status, age, physical and / or mental handicap or financial ability.

Candidates applying must be based in and legally eligible for work in Canada.

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