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Brown Bag Films Recruiting Animation Director, Storyboard Artist, Post Production Supervisor, Art Director, Lead 2D Animator & Background Designer

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Animation Director

JOB TITLE: Animation Director
REPORTING TO: Producer and Director

Summary of the role:

Brown Bag Films is recruiting for the position of Animation Director for its 2D
Animation Studio in Manchester.
Working in a busy creative environment, the successful candidate will be working on a high profile
52 episode x 11 minute pre-school series for Nickelodeon.

Key Areas of responsibilities:

 Establish and approve key character animation and animation bible for the series with the
Director and animation team
 Ensure a high standard of animation is maintained throughout the production
 Write scene by scene animation notes for each episode
 Review animation passes from the internal and external teams and write notes and
responses to push animation to the desired standard
 Work closely with the Director to understand overall storytelling and humour of the show
 Work closely with the animation teams to improve each delivery and in turn reduce retakes
as production proceeds.

Person Specification/Requirements

 Minimum of 3 years’ experience in directing animation for series or long-form animation
productions
 Clear communication skills
 Must be very detailed oriented and organised
 Must be passionate about character animation and acting

The series will be animated in ToonBoom Harmony.
We will run training sessions for successful applicants not experienced in ToonBoom.
Please show broadcast and production credits and referees on your application letter / CV.

Contract Type: Fixed Term
All applications to: jobs_manchester@brownbagfilms.com

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Storyboard Artist

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 Nickelodeon.
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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Post Production Supervisor

JOB TITLE: Post Production Supervisor
REPORTING TO: Production Manager

SUMMARY OF THE ROLE:

Brown Bag Films 2D Animation Studio in Manchester is recruiting for the position of POST
PRODUCTION 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 Nickelodeon.
The series is being created in Toon Boom Harmony.

SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES:

 Daily prioritisation of tasks and briefing for post personnel on project.
 Delegating tasks to Assistant Coordinator if one is assigned to the project.
 Check that assistant is over the daily KPD Updates.
 Post Schedules Updates/Flags.
 Reports to Post Manager and Producer.
 Weekly Stats for Production Team.
 Contribute to weekly Post meetings & weekly Production-Post meetings.
 Attend Weekly Production Meetings.
 Oversee co-ordinator liaising with in-house departments for footage and files.
 Assist Post Coordinator team on projects when necessary.

PERSON SPECIFICATION:

 Minimum of 2 years’ experience supervising in a post production environment
 A very good working knowledge of 2D animation workflow
 Experience in episodic post production deliveries
 Experience working with international broadcasters and delivering to them
 Must be well organized
 Must have good scheduling skills and use to working under tight deadline
 Ability to work on own initiative, in a fast pace environment.
 Good communication skills and ability to work as part of a growing team

Contract type: Fixed Term

Closing date for applications

All applications to: jobs_manchester@brownbagfilms.com

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Art Director

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 Nickelodeon.
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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Lead 2D Animator

JOB TITLE: Lead 2D Animator
REPORTING TO: Animation Director

SUMMARY OF THE ROLE:

Brown Bag Films 2D Animation Studio in Manchester is recruiting for the position of LEAD 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 Nickelodeon.
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

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 Nickelodeon.
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
All applications to: jobs_manchester@brownbagfilms.com

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