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Layout Technical Assistant

Skydance Interactive

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 a Layout Assistant, you will support and enhance the Layout Department in technical & workflow needs. 


    • Learn and utilize Skydance's internal pipeline. 
    • Assist the workflow steps from Scouting & Rough layout to Final Layout/Anim prep. This includes initial scene file prep & build with correct assets and editorial information.  Once Rough Layout is approved, conform files/shots to the latest edit, publish assets and deliver downstream. 
    • Help troubleshoot any workflow issues. 
    • 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. 


    • 2 years or more of professional experience in VFX or the animation industry.
    • Understanding how tool use supports efficient cinematic storytelling. 
    • Knowledge of Maya, USD, Python, Mel, and overall CG workflow in a Windows environment. 
    • Knowledge of rigging, previs fx and camera refinement is a bonus.
    • High English level.
    • Must be responsive to deadlines and work well under pressure.  
    • Strong technical skills and ability to share them.  
    • Strong communication skills. 
    • Strong work ethic.   
    • Team player with a good attitude. 

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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Location: Madrid, Spain
Date found: 2022-11-06

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