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Manager of Post Production (Series Pipeline & Post)

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 looking for Manager, Series Pipeline & Post. This person will report into the SVP of Series Pipeline & Post-Production.

Responsibilities

  • Help ensure the SDA pipeline is effective and provides an efficient work environment from a studio workflow perspective – Shotgun, Dailies, etc.
  • Assist in establishing technical “road maps” for the productions including rendering approaches, editorial process, post process, department efficiencies and other upgrades
  • Identify, evaluate and manage workflow & pipeline between SDA and animation vendor studios
  • Track delivery of and post-production status for all series
  • Monitor color spaces throughout process from studio to partner to delivery identifying problems that are arising
  • Work against milestones for feedback, monitor progress against deadlines, and feedback across studio projects
  • Manage the day-to-day department functionality with regards to deliveries of shows, post supervisors, development and current series
  • Stay on top of key industry trends, emerging technology
  • Requirements

  • Minimum 6+ years of hands-on pipeline management of animated programming
  • Experience and knowledge of pre-production, production and post-production methods in CG mediums
  • Must have be organized and comfortable managing multiple productions and projects simultaneously.
  • Experience managing teams in a high-pressure environment
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills which will enable him/her to interact with a range of personalities and styles and establish effective relationships at all levels of the organization; be highly self-motivated, well-organized and have a strong work ethic
  • Familiarity with animation software, editorial systems, hardware, databases and asset management systems
  • Extensive knowledge of 2D, CG, VFX and/or video game production
  • Wide industry knowledge of process and various pipelines
  • A track record of delivering animated projects on-time and on-budget
  • Experience in a large, multifaceted studio
  • Bachelor’s degree with emphasis in media, or equivalent work 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.