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DHX Media Recruiting Supervising Storyboard Director

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Supervising Storyboard Director – 3D

About Us

DHX Media is recognized worldwide for our diverse original properties and our work on some of the top brands in children’s entertainment. But we create more than just animation. We build worlds and experiences across all platforms from TV and games to online and mobile. Our staff dig into a wide variety of projects, from action to comedy and preschool to tween, and they get to enjoy awesome benefits and company events while they’re at it. With some of Canada’s top artists, writers and producers on our team, our studios are bursting with creative energy. So what are you waiting for? Come join us!

About the Position

DHX Studios is seeking a driven Supervising Storyboard Director to lead a team of talented Storyboard Artists on one of our awesome 3D productions! As the Supervising Storyboard Director, you will be directly responsible for actualizing the vision of the project by transforming the script into images that best convey the story and characters presented by the writer, while following the guidelines of the production plan.

Responsibilities

Collaborate with Series Director on the shooting style of the series and create supporting materials/guides for storyboard team
Establish and define process and workflow for the board team, and make sure each board artist is properly prepared for each episode
Annotate scripts thoroughly in conjunction with the Series Director and direct the storyboarding team throughout the boarding of an episode
Communicate ideas effectively and recommend solutions to help interpret the script visually
Consult with Series Director as to the feasibility of action in the script and suggest creative solutions that will maintain the vision of the series
Approve the final storyboard panels and recommend revisions as needed
Be aware of the show continuity and ensure consistency across the show
Strategize revision plan with the Series Director and oversee revision process
Be aware of the progress of each board artist, inform production on problem areas before they negatively impact and always be looking for production-friendly solutions
Work closely with the storyboarding team to create balanced solutions to any related technical and aesthetic issues
Participate in storyboarding meetings and adjust/refine storyboards as indicated by Series Director
Ensure the storyboarding team is productive by answering questions that arise
Train, mentor, and motivate new storyboard artists who are placed on the team
Assist/guide storyboard artists in the organization of their assignments
Anticipate, communicate, and troubleshoot any creative or technical issues with assistance from key stakeholders
Actively participate in production-related meetings by offering thoughts and ideas
Assist with and complete production-related assignments
Keep current on storyboarding techniques and technology
Ensure the Series Director & Producer instructions are carried through in the storyboarding team
Carry out duties in a professional and positive manner
Be a positive and creative force on the team
Lead by example and set the bar for quality storyboarding while maintaining production timelines and milestones

Qualifications

3+ years of experience in industry
Experience leading a team
Excellent understanding of animation timing and posing
Experience with 3D animation and familiarity with the strengths and weaknesses of CGI animation
Experience in preschool animation an asset
Superior understanding of filmic storytelling principles and techniques
Must be deadline motivated
Strong critical thinking skills
Strong planning and management skills
Able to effectively communicate processes, plans and concepts
Able to effectively communicate in a professional and positive manner
Able to create entertaining and persuasive messages through storyboards
Able to take direction, collaborate, and be a team player
Able to multitask, prioritize and manage time efficiently
Able to adapt to multiple show styles
Must be open to direction and able to embrace change

THANK YOU to all those who express interest in being a part of the DHX Studios team. Unfortunately, due to the volume of applications we receive, we may be unable to reply to all applicants. If we feel that you may be a good match for one of our current openings you will be contacted.

Apply here:- https://jobs.jobvite.com/dhx-media/job/orjb5fwK
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