NBC Universal DreamWorks - Director (2D Series) in Glendale, California
Job Number 36382BR
Job Title DreamWorks - Director (2D Series)
Business Segment Filmed Entertainment Group
Sub-Business Film TV Production
Posting Category Artistic Animation Production
About Us From the award-winning storytellers, artist and innovators at DreamWorks Animation and DreamWorks Animation Television come the beloved characters and stories that come alive on the big and small screens. From films like Shrek, How to Train Your Dragon and Trolls to original TV series including Trollhunters, Voltron and Home: Adventures with Tip & Oh, DreamWorks Animation continues to bring home the laughter, fun and courage to dream.
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DreamWorks is a division of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, and world-renowned theme parks. NBCUniversal’s policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity or expression, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, membership in the uniformed services, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law. NBCUniversal will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with relevant legal requirements, including the City of Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative For Hiring Ordinance, where applicable.
Career Level Experienced
Country United States
At DreamWorks Animation Television, our Directors lead an episodic storyboard team to ensure that the style, vision, and creative ambitions for the storyboards are met for each of their assigned episodes. Working closely with the Storyboard Artists and Revisionists, our Directors are also providing guidance and mentorship to their team. Directors also collaborate with the Animatic Editors to deliver animatics that meet the style and pacing of the show.
DreamWorks Animation Television has exciting new opportunities for Directors to join its in-house team in Glendale, CA. We are seeking candidates who are familiar with the animation pipeline and experienced in drawing storyboards.
Collaborate with the Supervising Producer to discuss creative ambitions and producibility for each episode
Prepare for and lead storyboard handouts by communicating storytelling direction, design requirements, and expected level of polish to the Storyboard team
Participate in storyboard reviews and provide clear notes for revisions
Evaluate the continuity and quality of all storyboards and punch up the storyboards and/or animatics as needed
Review animatics with Animatic Editors to direct pacing
Provide status updates, troubleshoot, and review potential changes on a regular basis with production staff
Participate in the talent acquisition process with the Line Producer to review portfolios and tests, interview candidates, and provide detailed feedback
Mentor and support the Storyboard team and cultivate positive team morale
Strong drawing skills with a demonstrated sense of storytelling, staging, composition, and character acting
NOTE: Ideal candidates will be able to provide storyboard samples
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Proven ability to meet deadlines and keep a team on schedule
Working knowledge of tools and software such as Cintiq, Photoshop, Toonboom, Storyboard Pro, or other applicable storyboarding software
Experience working in a fast-paced environment
5 years of experience as a Storyboard Artist working in television animation
Prior Storyboard Directing experience
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