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CG Tracking Layout

Date: Apr 15, 2019

Location: Toronto, CA

Company: Technicolor

About Technicolor VFX:

Technicolor VFX is the best of both worlds, we can work with you as standalone VFX creatives, or in collaboration with our Technicolor Post family to support your vision from script to screen.

From Features to Episodic, our Creative Directors work with their expert teams to provide on set supervision, with a full CG VFX pipeline,
we are specialists in character enhancement, environments
and compositing.

Our creative VFX teams are located in London, Toronto and Los Angeles, making Technicolor VFX global in size but local in feel.


Tracking / Layout Artist

The Tracking / Layout Artist will work closely with the CG Supervisor and VFX Supervisor.  Your primary focus will be to recreate the sets, objects and camera motion of a shot to match the live-action background plate images.

They would report into the Creative Director.


Responsibilities and Duties

  • Convert background plates to different formats compatible with specific software to create digital motion files that match the plate photography; animate any live action character/object in the scene
  • Proactively undertake complex matchmove tasks (camera tracking, character matching, resolving lens distortion/native stereo plates, deformation matching of surfaces
  • Creating sets other models for Animators and relevant teams
  • Independently set up the technical and aesthetic approaches of the matchmove work for a shot, sequence, or an entire aspect of a show
  • If required, light, render and composite files with the background to judge the move
  • Photomodels, executes scene setup: verifying correct assets and ranges, and generating initial data for downstream artists including animation/TDs/comp, lidar processing,
  • Other tasks assigned by Supervisors


Qualifications and Skills

  • Expertise in PfTrack or 3dEqualizer and advanced knowledge of Maya.
  • Proficiency in delivering high-quality camera tracking and layouts (both single shots & multiple camera setups).
  • Ability to interpret storyboards and pre-vis work from clients.
  • Ability to manage and QC shots from other artists or vendors, providing useful and precise feedback.
  • Ability to manage and understand lens distortion, survey geometry and set alignment.
  • Broad 3D generalist experience and comfortable with matchmove, asset build and lighting is a plus
  • Capacity to share techniques with peers and communicate effectively.
  • Excellent communication and collaborative skills to react and respond quickly to the needs of management and clients.
  • A multi-tasker, team player and a self-starter with high trouble-shooting skills

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