Previs/Rough Layout Artist (DNEG Animation)

Shot Prep (Shoot, and Layout) London, United Kingdom


Position at DNEG

Previs/Rough Layout Artist (DNEG Animation)


Key Purpose of the Job:

Since 2014, DNEG Animation has been collaborating with filmmakers and IP owners to create high-end animated content. Currently in production on major animated projects we are looking for new talent to join our growing team. Thriving on collaboration and the creative energy it provides, we will craft together spectacular visuals and bring to life the vision of both major Hollywood studios and independent productions! Visit our website to find out more about Animation at DNEG:

We aim to compete with the best in the business and will rely on our Rough Layout Artists to create shots and sequences, telling the story through the application of both traditional and CG filmmaking principles. Working alongside our team of Rough Layout Artists, you’ll establish camera position, camera movement and character blocking.

Must Have 

  • Experience in a Rough Layout or Previsualisation role
  • Comprehensive knowledge of Maya
  • Familiarity with pipeline issues and debugging
  • Ability to demonstrate a strong emphasis on visual storytelling, including composition and staging.
  • Knowledge of cameras, lenses and Cinematography
  • Showreel featuring high level animated work


Nice to Have

  • Knowledge and experience in Editing
  • An understanding of Lighting techniques
  • An interest & experience in Photography
  • Experience of Unreal Engine or other real-time rendering softwares

About You

  • Good communication and organisational skills.
  • Technically adept.
  • Team oriented.
  • Flexibility and adaptability.
  • Able to take direction.

About Us


We are DNEG, one of the world's leading visual effects, animation and stereo conversion companies for feature film and television, with studios in London, Vancouver, Mumbai, Los Angeles, Chennai, Montreal, Chandigarh, Hyderabad and Goa. 



About Us
We are DNEG, one of the world’s leading visual effects and animation studios for the creation of feature film, television and multiplatform content. We employ nearly 7,000 people with worldwide offices and studios across North America (Los Angeles, Montréal, Toronto, Vancouver), Europe (London) and Asia (Bangalore, Chandigarh, Chennai, Mumbai).