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Brown Bag Films Recruiting Episodic Director, Lead Texture Artist, Lead FX Artist, Storyboard Supervisor, CG Generalist & Director Of Production

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Episodic Director (Contract)

Description

Job Title: Episodic Director
Reporting To: Production Manager

Summary Of The Role:

The Position Of Episodic Director Requires Someone With A Thorough Knowledge Of 2d Animation Pipeline, With 5+ Years Of Experience In A Similar Role Working On Broadcast Or Film Projects. Successful Applicants Will Have Excellent Communication Skills, Attention To Detail, And The Ability To Work Collaboratively With Multiple Tasks In A Fast Paced Production.

Key Areas Of Responsibilities:

Partnering With The Director, The Episodic Director Participates In All Creative Aspects And In All Phases Of The Production To Achieve The Overall Completion Of A 2d Episodic Tv Show.
Lead Animatics And Deliver Assigned Episodes Through Hd Delivery
Script: Consult With And Advise The Persons Responsible For The Writing The Material The Project Is Based And Carry Out Of All Customary Revisions;
Budget And Schedule: Work With The Company To Enable The Company To Prepare A Proper, Comprehensive And Detailed Budget And Schedule For The Production
Pre-production: Assist In All Necessary Preparations For The Production In Accordance With The Approved Budget And Schedule
Direct The Project; Direct The Photography And Recordings Of The Production As Efficiently And Economically As Possible And In Accordance With The Final Shooting Script, Budget And Schedule
Post-production: Both During And After Completion Of The Principal Photography And Recording Of The Production, Organise And Supervise The Cutting, Editing, Post-synchronizing, Scoring, Dubbing, Special And Optical Effects And Titling, And The Production Of Any Retakes, Added Or Substituted Scenes Of The Production Or Cover Shots

Person Specification/requirements

5+ Years Of Industry Experience, Preferably In Digital 2d Animation For, Tv, Or Film.
Prior Directorial Experience Preferred.
Strong, Proven Skills In Storyboarding, Animation Camera Composition, Storytelling And Animation Timing Required.
Working Knowledge Of Toon Boom Animation And Post Production Techniques And Terminology Required.
Bachelor’s Degree In Film, Art Or Related Field Preferred.
Strong Organizational And Leadership Skills. Strong Communication Skills (Written, Verbal And Interpersonal). Proven Ability To Work Effectively With All Levels Of Production Crew, Artistic Staff And Management.
Ability To Establish Priorities And Multi-task Efficiently Within A High Pressure Environment While Meeting Strict Tv Deadlines.
Traditional Portfolio And Reel Demonstrating Drawing Skills And Work Experience Required.

Contract Type: Fixed Contract

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Lead Texture Artist (Contract)

Description

Summary Of The Role:

The Position Of Lead Texture Artist Requires Someone With A Thorough Knowledge Of 3d Software, With Several Years Of Experience In A Similar Supervisory Role Working On Broadcast Or Film Projects.
Successful Applicants Will Have Excellent Communication Skills, Attention To Detail, And The Ability To Work Collaboratively With Multiple Tasks In A Fast Paced Production. They Will Have A Well-developed ‘eye’ And Excellent Working Knowledge Of Colour, Art And Design.

Key Areas Of Responsibilities:

Create Texture Maps For Locations And Characters Working Closely With Art Director To Set The Required Look.
Ability To Work On A Broad Variety Of Show Styles Creating Photo Real And Stylised Texture Maps As Required.
Work With The 3d Supervisor To Ensure The Project’s Texturing Pipeline Is Reliable And Economical And Is Adhered To Throughout Production.
Create Efficient/optimal Uv Layout For Texture Painting.
Approve Or Complete Retake Notes On Cg Asset’s Texturing Submissions Via Shotgun When Required.
Create Colour/texture Keys For Asset Development.
Provide Regular Progress Updates To Production Manager And 3d Supervisor On Any Technical/workflow Bottlenecks Within The Texturing Schedule.
Working With The Art Director – Supervise The Quality Control (Both Technically And Visually) Of The External Asset Assignments And Ensure The Outsource Partner Has Clear Direction From A Look/texturing Perspective.
Define, Document And Communicate Standards And Techniques For Texturing That Maximizes Efficiency And Ensures A Consistent Quality Under The Technical Specifications Of The Project.
Provide Leadership And Support For The In-house And External Texturing Teams, Both Creatively And Technically, To Facilitate The Completion Of Texturing Assignments On Schedule.
Collaborate With The 3d Supervisor To Make Requests For Studio Pipeline Tool Enhancements As They Relate To Look Development.
Train Junior Texture Artists On The Project

Person Specification/requirements

Must Have At Least 4 Years’ Experience Working As A Look Development Artist (Or Similar Position) In Either Broadcast Or Feature Film Work.
Must Be Comfortable With Outsource Management With An Emphasis On Clear Communication And Follow Through.
Must Have An Excellent Working Knowledge Of Texturing In Maya.
Must Have A Working Knowledge Of An Industry 3d Paint Program.
Solid Understanding Of Shading And Surfacing Of Materials Using Mental Ray Shaders (Preferably Bbf’s Shading Suite) Is Required.
Must Have A Good “eye” And A Thorough Understanding Of Light, Color, Contrast, Shading, And Texturing Design.
Task Driven, Self-motivated, And Proactive
Must Be Open To Direction.
Must Demonstrate Attention To Detail In Texture Work.
Experience With Shotgun (Or Asset Tracking Systems) Is Considered A Big Plus.
Experience In Texturing/look Pipeline Development A Big Plus.
Ability To Train Junior Artists On The Project

Please Include Your Showreel With Your Application

Salary
Doe

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Lead FX Artist (Contract)

Description

Job Title: Lead Fx Artist

Reporting To: Production Manager
Supervised By: Vfx Supervisor, 3d Supervisor

Summary Of The Role:

The Position Of Lead Fx Artist Requires Someone With A Thorough Knowledge Of 3d Software And Its Application Of 3d Effects Such As Particles, Fluids, Dynamic Collisions And Fracturing.
Successful Applicants Will Have Excellent Communication Skills, Attention To Detail, And The Ability To Work Collaboratively With Multiple Tasks In A Fast Paced Production.
They Will Have A Well-developed ‘eye’, A Good Working Knowledge Of Effects Design For Stylised Animation As Well As A Solid Technical Grounding In Maya. They Will Be Expected To Contribute To The Brownbag’s Fx Pipeline.

Key Areas Of Responsibilities:

Establish Key Fx Set-ups For Episodes Working Closely With The Art Director/ep Director/3d Supervisor To Set The Required Look.
Create Re-usable Fx Assets Ensuring They Adhere To Fx Pipeline And Meet The Show’s Visual Requirements Of The Both The Art Director And Ep Director.
Create Asset Launch Notes For External Fx Assets Via Shotgun.
Complete Retake Notes On Shot’s Fx Submissions Via Shotgun.
Work With The Vfx Supervisor To Ensure The Project’s Fx Pipeline Is Reliable And Economical And Is Adhered To Throughout Production.
Provide Regular Progress Updates To Production Manager And 3d Supervisor On Any Technical/workflow Bottlenecks Within The Fx Schedule.
Supervise The Quality Control (Both Technically And Visually) Of The External Asset Assignments And Ensure The Outsource Partner Has Clear Direction From A Fx And Shading Perspective.
Define, Document And Communicate Standards And Techniques For Fx That Maximizes Efficiency And Ensures A Consistent Quality Under The Technical Specifications Of The Project.
Provide Leadership And Support For The In-house And External Fx Teams, Both Creatively And Technically, To Facilitate The Completion Of Fx Assignments On Schedule.
Collaborate With The 3d & Vfx Supervisor To Make Requests For Studio Pipeline Tool Enhancements
Train Junior Fx Artists On The Project.

Person Specification/requirements

Must Have At Least 5 Years’ Experience Working As A Vfx Artist (Or Similar Position) In Either Broadcast Or Feature Film Work.
Must Be Comfortable With Outsource Management With An Emphasis On Clear Communication And Follow Through.
Must Have An Excellent Working Knowledge Of Fx In Maya And/or Houdini.
Must Have A Good Understanding Of Maya Dynamics And Particle Systems.
Knowledge Of Other Programs Such As Realflow, Nuke X Particles, Fume, After Fx, Naiad Will Be Considered
Must Have A Good “eye” And A Thorough Understanding Of Light, Color, Contrast, Shading, And Fx Design.
Task Driven, Self-motivated, And Proactive
Must Be Open To Direction.
Must Demonstrate Attention To Detail In The Finishing Of Fx In Shots.
Knowledge Of Python (And/or Mel) Is Considered A Big Plus.
Experience With Shotgun (Or Asset Tracking Systems) Is Considered A Big Plus.
Experience In Cg Effects Pipeline Development A Big Plus.
Ability To Train Junior Artists On The Project
Ability To Work Collaboratively With Multiple Tasks In A Fast Paced Production.

Please Provide Showreel

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Storyboard Supervisor (Contract)

Description

Job Title: Storyboard Supervisor
Reporting To: Senior Episodic Director

Summary Of The Role:

Brown Bag Films 2d Animation Studio In Manchester Is Recruiting For The Position Of Storyboard Supervisor.

Working In A Busy Creative Environment, The Successful Candidate Will Work On Nella The Princess Knight Season 2, 40×11 Minute Episode Pre-school Series For A Global Childrens’ Channel.
The Series Is Being Created In Toon Boom Harmony.

Summary Of Responsibilities:

Manage A Team Of Freelance Storyboard Artists
Work Closely With The Senior Episodic Director To Get The Style Of The Show Through To The Team.
Create Script Notes Detailing What Is Required Of The Storyboard For Each Episode.
Responsible For Handing Out The Launch Packages To The Storyboard Artists, And Through Launch Calls Communicating The Specific Requirements Of Each Episode.
Review And Make Detailed Notes On Each Storyboard Pass, And Make Revisions When Needed.

Person Specification:

Must Have At Least 2 Years’ Experience Working As A Storyboard Supervisor (Or Similar Position) In Either Broadcast Or Feature Film Work.
A Good Understanding Of Cinematography And Staging
Strong Drawing Skills
Excellent Communication Skills
Task Driven, Self-motivated, And Proactive
Must Be Open To Direction
Ability To Work Collaboratively With Multiple Tasks In A Fast Paced Production.

Contract Type: Fixed Contract

Salary
Doe

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CG Generalist (Contract)

Description

Summary Of The Role:

The Position Of The Cg Generalist Is A Diverse Role And Requires Someone With A General Knowledge Of 3d Software And Its Application To The Various Stages Of The Animation Pipeline Such As Modelling, Texturing, Look Development Etc. Successful Applicants Will Have A Solid Grounding In Maya And Should Be Comfortable With The Technical Aspects Of Cg Animation As Well As The Artistic Aspect.

Key Areas Of Responsibilities:

Responsible For A Range Of 3d Tasks Which May Include Texturing, Shading And Modelling Etc.
Create Set And Prop Assets Which Are Optimized And Economical, Meet Art Director’s Requirements And Adhere To Project’s Pipeline.
Works Under The 3d Supervisor To Trouble Shoot Various Areas Of The Project’s Pipeline When Required.
Complete Various Tasks On Assets As Assigned By Production Management.
Create Technical ‘asset Launch Notes’ For External Assets Via Shotgun If Required.

Requirements

Thorough Knowledge Of The Cg Animation Process
Comfortable With The More Technical Aspects Of Cg Asset Build.
Extensive Experience In Maya.
Must Have A Well-developed Artistic “eye”.

Personal Specification

Task Driven,
Self-motivated
Proactive
Must Be Open To Direction.

Ability To Work Collaboratively With Multiple Tasks In A Fast Paced Production.
Please Provide Show Reel

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Director Of Production (Full Time)

Description

Job Title: Director Of Production

Summary Of The Role:

Working In A Busy Creative Environment, The Director Of Production Is Responsible For Overseeing Multiple Long Form Animation Productions. The Role Involves Managing Key Production And Creative Teams And Will Play A Key Role In The Studio Management Team.

Key Areas Of Responsibilities:

· This Is A Senior Role And Will Oversee And Manage The Day To Day Operations Of A Busy Tv Production Department.
· Lead, Mentor And Develop Producers Including Managing Performance, One To One’s And Developing Talent.
· With The Producers, Ensure The Production Teams Are Resourced Correctly To Manage Multiple Productions.
· With The Producers And Technical Director, Manage And Maintain Knowledge Of Current And Upcoming Projects, Staff Skills Base, Historical Experience, Preferences And Development Needs To Ensure Appropriate Allocation Of Staff Resources To Specific Projects.
· With The Senior Leader On Site, Produces Sales Schedules And Budgets For Future Service And Ip Productions
· With The Producers, Collates And Produces Monthly Ep Dashboard Reports
· Manages And Oversee Production Cost Reporting, Collating And Delivering Overall Reports To The Senior Leader In Manchester.
· Responsible For Managing All Ip Client Relationships
· Deliver (In Collaboration With Finance) Appropriate Reporting To Ensure All Relevant Stakeholders Are Kept Updated On Progress.

Requirements

· Must Have Animation Series Producer Credit On 3 Or More Series With Experience In Managing Long Form Animation Productions Across All Departments
· Excellent Understanding Of A 2d Computer Animation Pipeline
· The Ideal Candidate Will Have Excellent Communication Skills And Will Be Skilled At Managing Upwards And Downwards.
· High Level Of Competence In Making Well Founded Decisions In A High Pressure Environment
· 3+ Years In A Management Position Ideally Managing Managers, Possessing Strong Leadership And People Management Skills

Salary

Doe

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