Layout Environment TD - Melbourne Hub

Wētā FX requires a mid-level to senior technical director to work within the Layout Department.

Layout artists determine the position of the CG camera and 'block' CG characters for shots of a VFX sequence, in addition to creating the CG environment from assets provided by Models. Layout artists consider a shot's framing, composition, camera angle, camera path and movement, and the lighting requirements of each scene.

The specific job requirements are:

  • Generalist Maya skills with camera, modelling, animation and rendering
  • Production experience with procedural environment building
  • Comprehension of photographic composition and understanding of camera lenses
  • Ability to match photographic reference of an environment (natural or architectural) with a minimum of assets
  • Strong technical, communication and organizational skills
  • A solid understanding of matchmove concepts
  • Knowledge of Nuke, Katana, and scripting abilities in Python a plus
  • At least 3 years layout experience in Visual Effects on feature films

This role will be performed onsite at Wētā’s Melbourne Hub. Ideally you would already be based in / or be available to relocate to Melbourne, Australia; be eligible to work - and be available to start work within the next couple of months.

At Wētā FX we celebrate our diversity and believe in creating an environment where all our crew feel welcomed, respected, supported and appreciated. We define ourselves by the quality of our work, and we’re striving to build a workplace experience that’s second to none. Here at Wētā FX we value open minds and encourage our crew to be themselves.

We aim to provide a discrimination-free experience, beginning from the moment you apply for a role with us. If there is anything we can do to make the recruitment process easier, please let us know at

If this sounds like you – we would love to hear from you!

Location: Melbourne, Australia