17. August 2023 Johannes Wolters

Ludwigsburg: Studio SOI sucht: The Amazing World of Gumball needs previz / layout artists

We are looking for previz artists, experienced in After Effects as well as Maya, to work with us on-site in Ludwigsburg, Germany.


On the Amazing World of Gumball, layout is the step that takes existing storyboards and translates them into After Effect and Maya scenes that Scene Build (2D and 3D) can work with.
The focus is on setting the scene e.g. positioning the camera, objects and characters as well as deciding timing, and animating the camera.

Layout artists are the link between direction, storyboarding, production and all subsequent departments like prop design, 2D animation, 3D animation, 3D build, and compositing. Layout artists need to know the specific requirements and constraints for each department. They also have to be aware of schedule, budget and pipeline. Flagging problems early on and developing solutions in consultation with other departments is key. Therefore, all candidates need strong communication skills and fluent English (both written and spoken).

Direction, timing, camera
The Amazing World of Gumball is a show that uses mise-en-scène and editing from various film genres. Hence, layout artists are required to have knowledge of cinematographic storytelling. An understanding and sense of timing, framing, camera angles and movement to convey tension and emotions is crucial.

We are looking for candidates who know how to use After Effects as well as Maya. Layout artists will work in sequences and should be able to set up scenes in both 2D and 3D.

General Conditions
We are offering a full-time job (Monday to Friday, 8 hours per day), for a fixed term of approx.13 months, starting in August / September 2023 in Ludwigsburg, Germany. In this role, remote work will not be possible.

Studio Soi
We are an animation studio working in various media, mainly for children’s and young adult shows. In the past 20 years, our productions have won worldwide acclaim and numerous international awards. We have been part of The Amazing World of Gumball from its beginning, and are looking forward to beginning the 7th season this year.

Our studio has a long tradition of working with international teams, so knowledge of the German language is not required for the job. We are looking forward to welcoming new artists to our studio in Ludwigsburg, a hub for animation in Germany and a great location for building a network in the industry.

Please apply by email (subject line: layout GB) with a link to your work samples and a short CV to:

All applicants must have existing and up-to-date permission to work within the European Union. If you are applying from outside the EU, please provide valid evidence of permission to work in the EU. Otherwise, your application won’t be considered.


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