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Animation - Madrid

Layout Technical Director

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.
Skydance Animation Studios is seeking a Layout Technical Director to collaborate with Layout Artists. As the Layout TD, you will help the team with pre-visualize sequences, setting up the files and solving technical and creative problems.


  • Set up files for the Layout Artists and work with the team.
  • Model low polygon objects and solve technical problems innovatively.
  • Make simple rigging systems and create FX for previs, paying attention to detail.
  • Work with internal tools to publish the shots.
  • Follow the procedures and requirements of the studio, production and pipeline.
  • Requirements

  • 1+ years of professional experience.
  • Strong knowledge of Maya and animation- Python scripting a plus.
  • Demonstrable artistic skills, exerting a strong sense of composition and perspective.
  • Strong understanding of cameras, staging, composition, pacing, timing, general film-making concepts, both in animation and live action contexts.
  • Comfortable creating basic assets.
  • Strong communication, problem solving and collaboration skills.
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