Layout Artist - Contract

Austin, TX /
Entertainment – Animation - Contract /
Contractor
Rooster Teeth Animation is looking for a Layout Artist to become a part of our ever-growing team! The ideal candidate has professional experience as a Cinematographer, and would be excited to work in animation. You will effectively lead teams and projects through production using excellent leadership skills, collaboration, a strong creative voice, a vast knowledge of cinematography, and organization. 

Responsibilities:

    • Firm grasp on the principles of cinematography including use of lenses, character blocking, positioning and moving the camera in a 3D environment
    • Strong sense of composition and perspective, assembling the components of a shot/sequence
    • Work with staging maps and storyboards to layout individual shots for Camera and Animation
    • Ensure that characters, props, sets, motion capture data and rough cameras for a shot are set up properly for Animation department
    • Follow established checkoff procedures and prepare a finished camera for Lighting/Render department
    • Submit shots for review and works with the Layout Coordinator and Lead to ensure shot fidelity, asset accuracy and pipe compatibility
    • Take direction and respond to feedback appropriately
    • Follow established protocols in file management structure, project organization, and version control 
    • Self-assess progress and utilize time management techniques, as well as production tracking software, to meet deadlines and milestones
    • Communicate effectively and respectfully

Qualifications

    • 2+ years working in a production environment 
    • In-depth proficiency with Autodesk Maya 
    • Desire to further improve skills and techniques 
    • Strong will and self-motivation to complete tasks on time
    • Work well within a team 
    • Resume and Demo Reel

Bonus

    • Adobe Premiere, Shotgrid, and Storyboard Pro experience
Who We Are 
Rooster Teeth is a fan-driven, community-built entertainment company in Austin, TX. From humble origins in a spare bedroom, Rooster Teeth created the web series Red vs. Blue, an innovative form of entertainment for a changing media landscape that sparked the growth of a passionate global fandom. From that foundation, Rooster Teeth pioneered a direct-to-consumer lifestyle brand for its growing online following with subscriptions, advertising, e-commerce, and live events. Rooster Teeth produces several original content series including RWBY, the most popular western-style anime series today, The Rooster Teeth podcast network, and a daily video series featuring an in-house cast of influential talent. With broadcast and live-action production capabilities and an animation studio, Rooster Teeth engages industry-leading networks, streaming entertainment services and creative talent to develop projects that reach global audiences through its Studios division. Rooster Teeth cultivates the gaming lifestyle it helped define with partnerships through its industry-leading video-first podcast network, The Roost. Rooster Teeth has a massive global footprint of more than 45 million subscribers to its YouTube Network, 5 million unique weekly viewers across its RoosterTeeth.com hub and more than 4 million registered community members. The company was founded in 2003, and is a subsidiary of Otter Media, a WarnerMedia company.