Mavericks VFX
Toronto, ON

Tracking & Layout Artist

The Tracking and Layout Artist is responsible for creating, matching, and extending the movement of live-action cameras within 3D software, and performing complex layout and matchmoving tasks that facilitate the precise integration of 3D characters, objects, and environments into the 2D scene.

Job Responsibilities

  • Prepare plates for use in 3D (downscale, remove lens distortion, etc.).
  • Use 3D camera tracking software to accurately recreate the orientation and movement of live-action cameras within the 3D world space.
  • Matchmove rigid and non-rigid objects on moving elements in the plate.
  • Accurately layout the 3D scene in Maya using LiDAR scans, set surveys, reference photographs, camera data, distortion grids, CG characters, prop geometry, and scaling references.
  • Create low-resolution 3D proxy geometry of objects in the scene as required.
  • Promote a positive, productive, and collaborative work environment.

Qualifications and Essential Skills

  • A minimum of 3+ years experience in film and television photo-real projects.
  • Proficiency in delivering high-quality camera tracking and layouts (both single shots & multiple camera setups).
  • Expert knowledge of 3Dequalizer.
  • Thorough knowledge and experience with Maya.
  • Working knowledge of Nuke and Houdini.
  • Meticulous attention to detail with a keen eye for perspective, composition, camera physics and motion.
  • Able to take direction and feedback well from a lead or supervisor.
  • Able to QC shots from other artists or vendors, providing useful and precise feedback.
  • A broad knowledge of CG, comfortable matchmoving, asset build and lighting.

Reports to: Head of 3D


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Additional Details

Category: Television
Mavericks VFX
M4M 2S1
Toronto, ON, CA
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Posted: Oct 10, 2020
Deadline: OPEN
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