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Layout TD

MPC Filmby on Feb 7, 2018
Vancouver, Canada
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Annual Salary : $54,080.00 - $80,000.00
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With offices all over the globe, Moving Picture Company (MPC) is one of the world's leading visual effects (VFX) studios, creating award winning, high-end VFX for the advertising industries. We are constantly looking for the best talent in the world, enthusiastic people that come in everyday to be a part of some of the best work in the industry. Our teams in Vancouver, and throughout our global network of studios, produce creative, visually stunning and technically challenging VFX and digital projects of the highest quality, and we are looking for candidates with a desire to be involved in the success of these projects.

Job Description

Layout TDs produce pre-viz, post-viz, camera and character blocking to build editorially sound sequences which subsequent CG departments use as the foundation for shot construction.

If you have a passion for layout and have experience with Maya then we want to hear from you.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Attend daily progress reviews
  • Develop and produce realistic or representational digital content that matches live-action footage. This includes matchmoving, character blocking and animation, scene setups and layouts
  • Deliver technical and creative renders/ final shots according to agreed schedule and supervisor specifications
  • Create clean and readable workflow scripts
  • Create working comps within existing guidelines for review by the supervision team
  • Work with experienced TDs to develop creative solutions for shots or sequences
  • Mentor junior artists


Extensive experience and knowledge in:

- Maya

- VFX pipeline knowledge

- Working with Renderman

- Either Layout/Animation/Pre-Vis in a feature film environment.

Experience and/or familiarity with:

- At least one compositing application, preferably Nuke

- MatchMove

- Animation

- Camera blocking and animation

  • Basic understanding of Nuke and Photoshop
  • General understanding of Mel/Python/C++ scripting and Linux/Unix-based operating systems is ideal.
  • Experience with physical cameras, photography and image composition

Language of work will be in English.

This is a project based contract position. Employees receive 5 days paid sick leave prorated per calendar year and 10 days’ vacation per calendar year.

Employees will be entitled to benefits after either a 3 or 9 month wait period (depending on eligibility), in which time they will receive the following benefits: health, medical, dental, 1x life insurance, and MSP support.

This position is based in our office, located at 5th Floor, 1132 Hamilton Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 2S2, Canada.

Salary range: $54,080 - $80,000 CAD per annum with eligibility for an annual salary review.

Hours of work: Standard hours are 40 hours per week. Overtime hours may be required.

Mailing Address: 5th Floor, 1132 Hamilton Street, Vancouver BC V6B 2S2, Canada

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