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Brown Bag Films Recruiting Art Director, Toon Boom Compositor Supervisor, Storyboard Artist, Lead Animator, Background Designer & 2D Animator

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Art Director

Description

JOB TITLE: Art Director
REPORTING TO: Producer

SUMMARY OF THE ROLE:

Brown Bag Films has opened a 2D Animation Studio in Manchester and is recruiting for the position of Art Director.
Working in a busy creative environment, the successful candidate will work on a new, high profile, 52×11 minute episode pre-school series for a global children’s channel.
The series is being created in Toon Boom Harmony.

SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES:

· Art direction of the series through pre-production, production and post-production
· Character, location and overall look design, including lighting and color scripts
· Manage the series art department, including briefing and managing concept artists, character designers, background painters
· Give clear direction in the form of notes or Photoshop mark-ups
· Approval of final color correction in post
· Work closely with the Producer and Director to achieve highest quality for broadcast

PERSON SPECIFICATION :

· 5+ years of experience in an Animation production environment.
· 3+ years of experience as an Art Director for a TV Series or Feature Film
· Must be able to communicate in an articulate and positive manner
· Excellent team skills
· Must be able to work to tight deadlines
· Ability to make decisions under pressure

Contract type: Fixed Contract

All applications to: jobs_manchester@brownbagfilms.com
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Toon Boom Compositor Supervisor

Description

JOB TITLE: Compositor Supervisor
REPORTING TO: Director

SUMMARY OF THE ROLE:

Brown Bag Films 2D Animation Studio in Manchester is recruiting for the position of COMPOSITOR SUPERVISOR.
Working in a busy creative environment, the successful candidate will work on a new, high profile, 52×11 minute episode pre-school series for a global childrens’ channel.
The series is being created in Toon Boom Harmony.

SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES:

· Managing a team of compositors using both Toon Boom Harmony & After Effects
· Work closely with Director to ensure consistency throughout post effects & production
· Work closely with Toon Boom Technical Director to streamline scene transfer between Harmony & After Effects
· Communicate clearly and regularly with Series Producer, Director and Animation Director on the production status and attend meetings as required
· Partner with HR in the recruitment of the compositing team.
· Promote and Facilitate effective communication regarding the compositing assignments between Art directors, Production Management and Toon Boom Harmony / After Effects Compositors
· Partner with Director and Production management to facilitate the career growth of the key talent within the compositing department

PERSON SPECIFICATION :

· 5+ years of experience in compositing using After Effects
· An excellent artistic ‘eye’ with a solid understanding of composition, light and colour
· Experience in development and maintenance of post effects pipelines
· Must be able to communicate in an articulate and positive manner
· Excellent team skills
· Must be able to work to tight deadlines
· Ability to make decisions under pressure

Contract Type: Fixed Term

All applications to: jobs_manchester@brownbagfilms.com
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Storyboard Artist

Description

JOB TITLE: Storyboard Artist
REPORTING TO: Storyboard Supervisor

SUMMARY OF THE ROLE:

Brown Bag Films 2D Animation Studio in Manchester is recruiting for the position of STORYBOARD ARTIST
Working in a busy creative environment, the successful candidate will work on a new, high profile, 52×11 minute episode pre-school series for a global childrens’ channel.

The series is being created in Toon Boom Harmony.

SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITY:

· You will be storyboarding for a 2D pre-school TV series with best use of space and camera
· Respond well to notes and be able to translate revisions during storyboard review and animatic process
· Adhere to the quality and style of the show and make sure it is consistently achieved in your drawing
· Meet all deadlines as determined by the Producer or Production Manager

PERSON SPECIFICATION:

· Ideally you have experience in storyboarding for pre-school TV series
· Must have strong drawing and storytelling skills for action sequences

Storyboard Pro experience a plus

· Must be able to work digitally

Clear communication skills
Strong organizational, time management and multi-tasking skills
Must be very detailed oriented and organised
Must passionate about character animation and acting
Will be required to do hands-on digital revisions
Good eye for continuity

Contract type: Fixed Contract
All applications to: jobs_manchester@brownbagfilms.com
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Lead Animator

Description

JOB TITLE: Lead Animator
REPORTING TO: Animation Director

SUMMARY OF THE ROLE:

Brown Bag Films 2D Animation Studio in Manchester is recruiting for the position of LEAD ANIMATOR.
Working in a busy creative environment, the successful candidate will work on a new, high profile, 52×11 minute episode pre-school series for a global childrens’ channel.
The series is being created in Toon Boom Harmony.

Key Areas of responsibilities:

· Work closely with the animation lead/supervisor to create high standard of animation for broadcast
· Must communicate well and be willing to take notes and direction, under tight deadlines
· Will work closely with Rigging team to troubleshoot and problem solve

Person Specification/Requirements

· Must have at least 3 years’ experience working as a Lead Animator (or similar position) in either broadcast or feature film work.
· Ability to problem solve and predict problems with assigned tasks
· Must be comfortable without source management, with an emphasis on clear communication and follow through.
· Task-driven, self-motivated, and proactive
· Must be open to direction.
· Must demonstrate attention to detail in the finishing of assets and shots.
· Knowledge of Toon Boom Harmony and/or experience with Shotgun (or asset tracking systems) is considered a big plus

Contract type: Fixed Contract
All applications to: jobs_manchester@brownbagfilms.com
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Background Designer

Description

JOB TITLE: Background Designer
REPORTING TO: Art Director

SUMMARY OF THE ROLE:

Brown Bag Films has opened a 2D Animation Studio in Manchester and is recruiting for the position of BACKGROUND DESIGNER.
Working in a busy creative environment, the successful candidate will work on a new, high profile, 52×11 minute episode pre-school series for a global children’s channel.
The series is being created in Toon Boom Harmony.

SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES:

· The Background Designer will work within the Art Dept to develop background concepts and help refine the series colour palette
· Specifically, the BACKGROUND DESIGNER will create four key background location concepts, based on the Art Director’s brief and the series Pitch Bible

PERSON SPECIFICATION:

· Candidates will have credited experience of working as a Background Artist on a broadcast preschool series (please provide details)
· Experience in Toon Boom Animate Pro or Harmony preferable but not essential

Contract type: Fixed Contract

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All applications to: jobs_manchester@brownbagfilms.com
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2D Animator

Description

JOB TITLE: 2D Animator
REPORTING TO: Animation Director

SUMMARY OF THE ROLE:

Brown Bag Films 2D Animation Studio in Manchester is recruiting for the position of 2D ANIMATOR.
Working in a busy creative environment, the successful candidate will work on a new, high profile, 52×11 minute episode pre-school series for a global childrens’ channel.
The series is being created in Toon Boom Harmony.

SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES:

· Work closely with the animation lead/supervisor to create high standard of animation for broadcast
· Must communicate well and be willing to take notes and direction, under tight deadlines
· Will work closely with Rigging team to troubleshoot and problemsolve

PERSON SPECIFICATION:

· Must have at least 2 years’ experience working as an Animator (or similar position) in either broadcast or feature film work
· Ability to problem solve and predict problems with assigned tasks
· Must be comfortable with both working independently and as part of a team, with an emphasis on clear communication and follow through
· Task -driven, self-motivated, and proactive
· Must be open to direction
· Must demonstrate attention to detail in the finishing of assets and shots
· Knowledge of Toon Boom Harmony and/or experience with Shotgun (or asset tracking systems) is considered a big plus

Contract type: Fixed Contract
All applications to: jobs_manchester@brownbagfilms.com
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