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Storyboard Artist (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 Storyboard Artists for its first animated series. Storyboard Artists tell the story visually, in storyboard form. Come be a part of this groundbreaking crew!

Responsibilities:

  • Meet with creative supervisors to discuss objectives of storyboards including what is desired or what needs to be achieved
  • Create storyboards by implementing storytelling objectives
  • Proficiency with Storyboard Pro tools including timeline, camera motion, and dialogue placement
  • Follow instructions of creative supervisors
  • Address any problems with creative supervisors; ask necessary questions
  • Communicate progress of work to creative supervisors and appropriate production staff
  • Ensure quality and style of show is consistently achieved in storyboard work
  • Follow proper document management requirements (i.e., file naming and storage) according to the production’s guidelines
  • Meet all deadlines as determined by Producers or Production Manager
  • Attend and contribute to relevant meetings and pitches as needed
  • Might be required to pitch Storyboards
  • Ensure all storyboard notes are added
  • Assist with special projects
  • Basic Qualifications:

  • Must be able to use a Cintiq and Storyboard Pro
  • 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
  • Strong time-management skills
  • Works well under pressure
  • Ability to multitask is a plus
  • Desired Qualifications:

  • Relevant drawing experience necessary
  • Minimum of 1 year of storyboard experience and/or training on a similar show; or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • 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.