Head of Previs & Layout

Location: Glasgow

Specialism: Animation

Heads of Department

Contract: Fixed Term/Permanent

Axis Studios is seeking a creatively driven Head of Previs & Layout, with prior experience across short and long format productions. This position is responsible for day-to-day creative operations and long-term strategic management of the Previs & Layout department.

Axis Studios is seeking a creatively driven Head of Previs & Layout, with prior experience across short and long format productions. This position is responsible for day-to-day creative operations and long-term strategic management of the Previs & Layout department.

We’re looking for someone with exceptional cinematographic abilities, with a keen eye for editorial elements and visual storytelling. You’ll be ideally sufficient in the workflows of Maya camera sequencer, or similar packages and can create a compelling strategy and approach for camera direction across the department.

From team building to tools, you’ll be leading the technical and creative development of the department, ensuring it remains relevant in an ever-changing global industry, overseeing the development of new tools, workflows and techniques, crewing and recruitment.

Prior department management or supervisory experience is a must, as is a strong measurable track record in delivering against layout department goals and targets. The ideal candidate will have an excellent understanding of current animation pipelines and future virtual production solutions.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Managing of the Previs & Layout Department
  • Manage the training and integration of new artists into the existing team 
  • Providing Creative and Technical consultation for all project teams
  • Reporting to the Head of CG 

Background

  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and organisational skills
  • Exercise patience, problem-solving and mediation skills
  • Ability to cope with challenging situations with composure
  • Ability to work in an inclusive and diverse organisation
  • Excellent team-building skills

 

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