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3D Layout Artist
3D Layout Artist
  Full-Time @ Jam Filled

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Jam Filled is recruiting 3D Layout Artists for the third season of “Rusty Rivets” at our Toronto Studio.   We are looking for applicants who are available to start in October 2018.

Position Overview

Qualified applicants will be reporting to their Layout Lead on the project. The Layout Artist will be responsible in translating the storyboard and staging shots in a 3D environment, by establishing camera blocking, composition, and lens choice in Maya.  The Layout Artist will prepare shots to present to the show’s Assistant Directors.  Applicants for this position must anticipate, communicate, and troubleshoot any creative or technical issues, and perform additional duties as required.

Job Responsibilities (may include but are not limited to):    

  • Stage shots and plot the action that will take place within each scene using Maya, ensuring continuity and flow within shots and sequences
  • Block in the position of characters and major shots within assigned scenes, using storyboards as reference
  • Select camera angles and plot camera moves
  • Rework and change the rough timing of shots as necessary
  • Maintain a convention of file naming structures for all shots that are compatible within Jam Filled’s shot pipeline
  • Prepare assigned shots for presentation to the Director and Assistant Directors
  • Note required revisions and amend shots as necessary
  • Anticipate, communicate, and troubleshoot any creative or technical issues with assistance from the Layout Lead
  • Perform additional duties as required


  • Minimum 5 years of industry experience
  • 3+ years relevant layout experience, preferably in CG animation
  • Completed post-secondary education in classical or 3D animation, art fundamentals, or other relevant area of study
  • Strong working knowledge of Maya
  • Firm understanding of cameras, staging, composition, perspective, pacing, and cinematography concepts in animation context
  • Solid understanding of cinematic language and camera terminology
  • Ability to clearly communicate creative and technical thoughts and ideas
  • Ability to multitask, prioritize and manage time efficiently
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively, often with multiple tasks and meeting deadlines
  • Strong creative problem solving skills
  • Good understanding of the possibilities and limitations of CG animation
  • Has a general understanding of Timing in Animation
  • Ability to handle feedback and constructive criticism well
  • Basic CG lighting skills are an asset

Applicants must be legally eligible to work in Canada.

Please submit demo reel link and resume, with “3D Layout Artist” in subject line, to: careers@jamfilled.com The deadline for applicants is Friday August 17,  2018

Boat Rocker Media and its subsidiaries, including Jam Filled Entertainment are committed to providing a fair and equitable work environment and encourages applications from qualified women, men, visible minorities, indigenous peoples and persons with disabilities.

Boat Rocker Media and its subsidiaries, including Jam Filled Entertainment is committed to providing an inclusive and accessible candidate experience. If you require accommodation during the recruitment and selection process, please let us know. We will work with you to meet your needs.

This job posting was last updated on July 27, 2018
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