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Layout/Previz Artist


Los Angeles, CA, US, 90038

Los Angeles

Paramount Animation through its affiliate Animated Productions Inc. currently has exciting opportunities for a Previs Artist (Union) to join the animation team at our Hollywood, CA studio.  



  • Setting the initial composition, staging and cameras
  • Helping to creatively solve technical and aesthetic problems as the production progresses from storyboards to 3D
  • Establishing a locale and define mood through sets
  • Communicating and working with Story, Art and Editorial personnel
  • Communicating with individuals involved throughout the animation process regarding technical specifications and creative beats.
  • Adhering to tight production schedules
  • Taking and implementing creative feedback from Previs Lead, VFX Supervisor and Director
  • Day to day will report to Digital Production Manager for scheduling
  • Previous production Experience or Exceptional artistic skills/abilities in CGI/traditional artwork
  • 5+ years of previs/layout Experience
  • Ability to communicate with all members of the production team on a
  • Technical and creative level in a collaborative environment
  • A Good Understanding of physical lenses and camera work
  • A Demonstrated Understanding of the principals of staging and composition
  • Knowledge of Maya and Unix required
  • Experience with Lighting preferred - Experience at working on high-end systems preferred
  • Bachelors Degree or equivalent Experience Desired
  • Strong Animation Experience required
  • Experience with rough modeling preferred 

Nearest Major Market: Los Angeles