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Episodic Director (CG Animated Series)

Mid-City, Los Angeles Animation - LA
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.
 
If you’ve ever dreamt of what the early days of Hollywood must have been like, of what it takes to roll up your sleeves and break new ground, figure out a new process, and to one day say, “I was there when it all began,” then welcome aboard…
Skydance Animation is seeking Episodic Directors for its first animated series. Episodic Directors oversee in-house and freelance storyboard artists to ensure the quality and style of the show are maintained. Come be a part of this groundbreaking crew!

Responsibilities:

  • Prep materials for Storyboard Artist handouts. 
  • Regularly meet with Storyboard Artists and Storyboard Revisionists to thoroughly review and revise storyboards
  • Proficiency with Storyboard Pro tools including timeline, camera motion, and dialogue placement
  • Ensure desired quality and style of show is met
  • Oversee implementation of Executive Producer and Standards’ notes into storyboards
  • Communicate with Executive Producer and Producer about the status of work progress and any problems that may arise
  • Answer questions from Storyboard Artists and Revisionists during storyboarding and revision process
  • Answer questions from Animation Directors regarding storyboards
  • Answer questions from production staff regarding organization of designs from storyboards
  • Basic Qualifications:

  • Must be able to use a Cintiq and Storyboard Pro
  • Ability to manage the production schedule and resources
  • Must demonstrate proficiency in style of show
  • Strong staging and composition skills
  • Strong drawing and mechanical skills
  • Knowledge of or willingness to learn applicable design software and hardware
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong time-management skills
  • Desired Qualifications:

  • 3 -5 years of Storyboard Artist and/or Director experience preferred
  • 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.