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Lucasfilm Animation Company Recruiting Episodic Director

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Episodic Director

Company: Lucasfilm Animation
Location: Letterman Digital Arts Center
State: California
City: San Francisco
Benefited/Non-Benefited: Benefited
Salary/Hourly: Salary

Job Description

The Episodic Director’s professional function is unique, and requires his or her participation in all creative aspects in all phases of the production process. The director methodically breaks down the script into individual scenes and the technical reproduction of a written script into animation format. They need to be intuitive and imaginative, balancing fact and fiction creatively. As a focal person of a production, the director provides leadership for the team.
Interpret the script visually i.e. break it down into particular scenes determining locations and settings. Contributes to all the creative elements of a project and participates in molding and integrating them into one cohesive dramatic and aesthetic whole.
Work with story and editorial department to set direction for animation requirements for each sequence.
Direct 3D Story artists in animation blocking, camera, timing, etc. for each sequence.
Conduct production turnover meetings with all department heads and outline all visual and audio animation requirements.
Work with Editor to integrate shots and sequences throughout all phases outlines above.


Bachelor’s Degree in animation, film, art or related field.
10+ years of industry experience, preferably in animation; Prior directorial experience required.
Exceptional Working knowledge of animation and post-production techniques and terminology.
Strong organizational, project management 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 deadlines. Ability to work in a start-up environment that has a certain degree of ambiguity.
Being able to keep calm under the face of constant pressure and creating order in the midst of chaos are other desirable qualities.
Must be a demonstrated natural story-teller with strong visual ability.

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