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3D Previs Artist*

Spain, Comunidad de Madrid, Madrid3D Previs

Job description

The SPA Studios, the Award-winning Feature Animation Studio is selecting talented and experienced Previs Artists for our new feature project. Previs Artists will work under the creative direction of the Head of Layout and 3D Layout Supervisor to help establish cinematic language with camera, character staging, basic lighting, and rough editing, creating sequences of shots that convey the story through the application of traditional filmmaking principles in a 3D computer graphics environment.


  • Establish character blocking, camera positioning and animate camera movement

  • Create CG animatic interpretation of the story reel

  • Ensure that the vision of the Director and Production Designers are incorporated into the creation of the previs animatics.

  • Collaborate with the Editorial department to incorporate materials and animatic work into the production reel

  • Help pre-visualize the look of the film - characters, locations, effects, look - in collaboration with the Art Department

  • Outstanding artistic skills in cinematography and film language, including a strong sense of composition, staging, camera movement, shot flow, character animation and posing

  • Pre-visualize and layout sequences of shots that convey the story based on storyboards, story reel and/or script pages

  • May create, surface, and rig rough pre-visualization models and environments, characters, and effects

  • Communicate with creative leadership to find solutions that facilitate the production process

  • Help guide tool and pipeline development through input and testing.

Job requirements

  • Expertise in camera language, character blocking, cinematography, and visual storytelling

  • At least 3+ years of relevant industry experience (Animated content)

  • Be a great team player with excellent communication skills

  • Proven ability to deliver on schedule, working calmly and efficiently under pressure

  • Be able to take directions and be willing to address constructive feedback. Also ability to suggest new options and provide solution

  • Familiarity with modelling, surfacing and rigging skills a plus

  • Familiarity with 2D animation process, including 2D camera mechanics a plus

  • Ability to relocate to Mardid, Spain is strongly preferred

  • A valid EU work permit is a bonus

  • English is a must, as the work will be developed in this language

  • Demonstrated ability with 3d software Maya, Photoshop, and Blender preferred

  • Additional skills in Harmony, Nuke, and editing software a plus