Animation - Madrid

Layout Lead

Madrid, Spain Animation - Madrid
Skydance offers a dynamic, inclusive, and ever-evolving culture where innovative ideas are welcomed, and growth fostered. The partnership between unique creativity and technological advancements are demonstrated within each pillar of the company. At the heart of it all is a commitment to boldly entertaining and relevant storytelling.
While all Animation studios look to hire people who are creative and hard-working, Skydance Animation is specifically looking for pioneers who seek to push the limits of what the world’s most collaborative art form can achieve, and to give those pioneers the space and the resources to build a new studio that’s doing something different.
As the Layout Lead, you will oversee a team of senior, mid and/or junior artists while maintaining a high standard of creative and technical workflow.


  • Keep up on current artistic methodologies and on technology trends and tools that best suit the production and the company in the development of a stronger creative and technical environment
  • Learn and utilize Skydance’s internal pipeline
  • Lead your team, providing support, guidance and instruction in areas that contribute towards their artistic growth, ensuring quality standards, artistic direction and that deadlines are met on time
  • Follows the Supervisor’s guidance
  • Prioritize and manage your internal team’s times for the assigned sequence
  • Know how to visually unify a scene/sequence made by several artists
  • Create strong creative cinematic storytelling in support of the Supervisor and Director
  • Promote and manage unified creative ideas among the team
  • Requirements

  • 6+ years of professional experience in VFX or animation industry
  • At least 2 years of experience as Lead in the animation industry
  • Strong sense of cinematic storytelling to include camera work, composition, editing and continuity
  • Knowledge of Maya, and overall CG workflow including basic rigging, modeling, lighting, FX
  • Proficient in English
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    Skydance is a diversified media company founded by David Ellison in 2010 to create high quality, event-level entertainment for global audiences. The Company brings to life stories of immersive worlds across its feature film, television, interactive, and animation divisions.
    Skydance is proud to be an equal opportunity employer committed to building and fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workforce. We welcome and consider applicants for employment regardless of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, pregnancy status, military/veteran status, disability, or any other protected category. Diversity in the workplace is not just a commitment, it is who we are and a reflection of what makes our world special.

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